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This was a shorter adaptation of the original route.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 days ago

Can take a buggy so is good for little ones. Good path the whole way round. great walk

hiking
muddy
off trail
7 days ago

walking
8 days ago

Recommended for walking with athletic dogs, even enjoyable on a rainy day - as long as you have the correct boots/waterproofs, weekdays I find the best to walk here as it is a lot less busy!

The path is mostly gravel and relatively flat but there are some slightly rocky sections about halfway through. The rocky sections had small streams running through but these could be easily stepped over.

good route, has all to offer. Nice route to walk highly recommended.

hiking
muddy
off trail
15 days ago

really lovely walk around jumbles, done this route many times and it's great for dogs as they can swim in the reservoir at points too. highly recommend

our walk was cut short due to a turn in the weather. 1 thing to note is the trail starts down a small path behind the pub which isn't obvious from the map. A nice easy walk and once we found the track it was easy to follow.

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
scramble
17 days ago

Contains some stunning moments. And relatively easy. A couple of climbs. The start of walk is a bit unclear as at present it’s been recorded from some way down a field path. The start is on corner next to a pub.

Fantastic walk hard to follow at first as seems to take you on the cycle path nice mix of forest and you are also able to get down to the Irwell easy trail through Philips Park and surrounding parks

closed
private property
22 days ago

This could have been a great walk, however so many passageways were closed off, resulting in taking rather dull alternate routes. Seeing these forgotten pockets of Salford was both lovely and interesting, yet also there was moments where the areas were unsettling. Pamona Wharf was private property. The new tram lines around the Quays blocks off a lot of the trail. However would definitely recommend if you're not familiar with the area, some great structures: Imperial War Museum, Soap Works, Lowry Centre, Castlefield, Peel Park.

hiking
22 days ago

Fantastic walk nice easy pleasant loop around Burrs would recommend the trail to anyone

hiking
22 days ago

Lovely views from the top, A good trecj

Nice trail

hiking
off trail
private property
rocky
25 days ago

It's nice enough for the view however if you're gonna take your dogs, put them on the lead. The reservoir has a problem with blue green algae which can make your dog poorly. Also, there's an excessive amount of midgets and other annoying flying insects.

Great place for walking! Stunning views!

we went right around this path. I would recommend turning left as coming down the stones was difficult in parts especially if wet. really enjoyable hike!!

trail running
1 month ago

Great place for a trail run!

fantastic walk. very hard

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Grate views would say more of a moderate trail if you have younger children will definitely be doing it again

hiking
1 month ago

Brilliant trail, highly enjoyable

Nice walk, with good views of Rivington Pike and Pennine Moors, whilst on the south side of the Flash.

Good walk would recommend!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Good easy trail. There's no clear path when you get to the top of winter hill so you just have to cross the land, the path must have been destroyed in the fires

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