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Best trails in Manchester

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Looking for a great trail near Manchester, Greater Manchester? AllTrails has 57 great trail running trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Dovedale National Nature Reserve or Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 45 easy trails in Manchester ranging from 0.6 to 11.8 miles and from 49 to 511 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Manchester
Top trails (57)
#1 - Philips Park Blue Route
Philips Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#2 - Roe Green Loop Line and Bridgewater Canal
Broadoak Park
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
This canal used to be used to transport coal. It is now a great walk in beautiful Broadoak Park.Show more
#3 - Fallowfield to Reddish via Stockport Circular
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 15.8 mi
Starting on cycle route 85 on Princess Rd, heading south to the river Mersey, then west to Stockport, through Reddish before joining the Fallowfield Loop (route 60) to return.Show more
#4 - Bridgewater Canal Towpath: Manchester to Stretford
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 4 h 25 m
#5 - Urmston and Stretford Circular via Stretford Meadows
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 3.1 mi
#6 - Chorlton to Dunham Massey
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 17.4 mi • Est. 8 h 12 m
Mostly off-road multi-user trail. Good for cyclists as it avoids busy roads. Entry to the grounds of Dunham Massey is free if you arrive by bike.Show more
#7 - Platt Fields Loop
Platt Fields
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 54 m
#8 - Monton and Astley Green Circular Walk
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 35 m
Set off along the Bridgewater canal towards Astley Green to see the old Colliery winding gear which is still there and came back along the railway line long closed that ran from Leigh, through Tyldesley to Eccles. This is old industrial landscape. The Bridgewater Canal is one of the oldest in the country. Built by the Duke of Bridgewater to transport coal from his mines in South Lancashire to the industrial towns of the North and midlands. The rail line similarly transported coal when its turn came. The mines have closed, the mill chimneys no longer belch black smoke. The canal is used by leisure craft and the rail line is a tree shaded footpath. But industry left many marks in the landscape. Nearby to the remaining pit head at Astley Green is a large area of pit waste. Much of such waste was used as ballast in the construction of the M61. It was a good way of reducing old slag heaps and economical as it didn’t need to be transported far. Some stretches of the old rail line are planned to be used as a guided bus way for express buses from Leigh into Manchester. Leigh is reckoned to be one of the largest towns in Lancashire without a railway so it needs better transport links.Show more
#9 - Boothstown Marina to Worsley Road
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
#10 - Fallowfield Loop and River Tame
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 20.2 mi
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