The Navigation Canal Rail Trail

The Navigation Road Canal Trail is about 5 kilometres long and takes you to Sale where you can return either on the bus or the Metro.

You can also extend the walk from Sale to Cornbrook (another 9 kilometres) or to Manchester Piccadilly (a further 4 kilometres)

The walk is mostly on paths with good drainage, but walking boots are recommended as parts of the Bridgewater Canal tow path can be very muddy

The walk should take you about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

The extension to Cornbrook will take a further 2 hours and to Manchester Piccadilly a further hour.

You can find full details including a map of the route which shows the places you will pass on page 14 of  our Rail Walks in Greater Manchester booklet .

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

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