Flora & fauna

The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna.

The Bridgewater Canal is surrounded by a beautiful environment rich with flora and fauna. Some of the species of birds you will find along the towpath include the grey heron, the song thrush, reed bunting and kingfishers. White throats and mute swans have also been seen along the Canal.

A number of butterfly species have also been spotted along the towpath including the orange tip butterfly and the painted lady butterfly.

Plants you will find along the route include the autumn crocus which flowers in September, the red campion and hedge bindweed along the Canal towpath.

To maintain the environment, we do ask that you take your litter home and if you are a dog walker, please clean up after your pet.

There are a number of volunteer groups along the Bridgewater Canal who help keep the canal towpath litter free. If you are interested in becoming a member of a volunteer group, please contact the company for further fetails. One of the most active groups on the Bridgewater Canal operating in the Sale area is the Friends of Bridgewater Canal (Sale)


Friends of Bridgewater Canal (Sale)

The Friends of Bridgewater Canal concerns itself with a four kilometre stretch of the Canal which runs north to south through Sale from the bridge carrying the M60 in the north to Timperley Bridge (Park Road) in the south. The Canal more or less bisects Sale east from west. It is Sale`s most significant feature, historically fascinating and very attractive in places. It is not so much a "hidden" gem as one which is taken for granted. Our aim is to remedy this.

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