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Best trails in Salford

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Looking for a great trail near Salford, Greater Manchester? AllTrails has 9 great trail running trails, walking trails, kid friendly 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 7 easy trails in Salford ranging from 0.9 to 8 miles and from 62 to 269 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 Salford
Top trails (9)
#1 - Salford Canals
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 3 h 51 m
A walk of contrasts that took in some of Salford's industrial heritage and its modern day version of the industrial revolution. First, set off in Trafford Park, the long established industrial zone alongside Manchester Ship Canal, and continue through the old Manchester Docks now grandly revived as Salford Quays and back along a stretch of the Bridgewater Canal (one of the earliest industrial canals in Britain.) You will pass the Trafford Ecology Park, so look forward to seeing this odd green oasis surrounded by roads, traffic and industry. Note: There is a notice displaying opening hours with the catch-all proviso that it could be locked at any time due to staffing difficulties. A little further along you will come to the Imperial War Museum of the North which sits grandly on the South side of the old docks looking across at the Lowry and the ever expanding MediaCity home to the BBC in the North. A few Oxford and Cambridge style rowing boats were practising in the choppy water. A great contrast from the time when Manchester was the third biggest port in Britain and the place was full of freighters bringing cargo from all over the world. But it is said that Salford Quays now provides employment for more people than ever worked in the old docks. Then hop across the road and onto the towpath of the canal. It goes in the shadow of Old Trafford home to Manchester United. On match days it's possible to get a boat from the city centre to the ground. The path is narrow and overshadowed by industrial buildings both old and new. Every couple of hundred yards there were Canada Geese grazing on the grass. Some plopped into the canal as bolder ones stood their ground and hissed. The canal provides a quiet, peaceful route away from traffic direct from the city centre out to the western suburbs of Salford.Show more
#2 - Peel Park and The Meadow
Peel Park
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 41 m
#3 - Ashton Canal and Rochdale Canal
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 9.7 mi • Est. 3 h 55 m
#4 - Kersal Wetlands Nature Walk
Kersal Wetlands
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 51 m
This new wetlands space includes excellent views of the Manchester skyline, woodlands of Kersal Dale and the River Irwell. There are cycle paths, dog walks and ten hectares of wildflower habitat to explore. Perfect for runners, cyclists, walkers and anybody who enjoys the outdoors. Some paths are accessible for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please keep designated footpaths around the wetlands section and keep dogs under control in the wetlands area. This is especially important during the bird nesting season from mid March to June where ground nesting birds are most at risk. It is also an offense to disturb any bird or its nest and eggs under the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981. For more information visit: https://www.salford.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/kersal-wetlands/Show more
#5 - Ordsall Park
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 21 m
#6 - Littleton Road/Kersal Vale to The Meadow
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 8 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
#7 - Buile Hill Park Loop
Buile Hill Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
#8 - Irwell Track via The Glen
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
#9 - River Irwell City Loop
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 59 m