Manchester Canal Rail Trail

The Manchester to Cornbrook Canal Trail is about 4 kilometres long and takes you to Cornbrook where you can return either on the bus or the Metro.

The ground conditions are generally good, but care should be exercised crossing some of the paved areas as these can be slippery.

The walk should take you about 1 hour.

You can also extend the walk to Sale, Navigation Road or Altrincham – details can be found in the booklet below.

You can find full details including a map of the route which shows the places you will pass on page 22 of  our Rail Walks in Greater Manchester booklet .

Note the walk in the booklet shows directions from Cornbrook to Manchester Piccadilly.

Simply use the link below to download the Rail Walk booklet to read or print.

Download Booklet