Walking

Ramble the length of the canal or take a leisurely waterside stroll - there's something for everyone.

The Bridgewater Canal towpath is a 65km (39 miles) route which is all one level and you can walk all the way from one of the Canal to the other if you like!

The towpath provides a very pleasant walking route with plenty to see along the way such as many architectural features dating back to when the Canal was first built including the packet boat steps at Worsley and Stockton Heath which were the canal bus stops in those days when travelling by road was difficult if not impossible at times, to original hump back canal bridges and turnover bridges where the towpath changes sides necessary to transfer the tow horse from one bank to the other safely.

Walking is a great way to stay healthy and active as well as being completely free of charge along the towpath of the Bridgewater Canal. We do ask that you use the facility safely, take your litter home and if you are a dog walker, please clean up after your pet.

Towpath Closures and Restrictions

From time to time we may need to close certain sections to maintain the towpath. Please check this page for the latest information >


Public Transport Information

Visit these websites for the latest bus, train and tram information and timetables.

Transport for Greater Manchester

Network Warrington

Halton Transport

Cheshire East Transport

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