Bridgewater Canal Corridor
£5.5 million facelift for the Bridgewater Canal
The Bridgewater Canal is about to be transformed. In early February 2014, we announced funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Salford City Council, Peel Holdings and other partner organisations to revitalise the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.
A walk along the banks of the canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world. This is a place of global importance, inspired by the vision of three men and the toil of hundreds of nameless heroes.
The canal is at the beginning of a real transformation into a canal that is once again a genuine focus for local, regional and national communities.
The canal will be transformed with new towpaths, information panels, rejuvenated parks, events and celebrations. Worsley Delph and Barton Aqueduct will be reopened and unveiled to the public for the first time in years.
There are lots of events and activities happening right now on the Bridgewater Canal.
Find out more about the improvement plans
In early February, we held two drop-in events in Patricroft and Worsley where we updated people on where the plans are up to, when the construction works are likely to be on site and to obtain feedback and comments on the plans.
If you missed the events but would like to view the plans, you can download them from the downloadable documents section at the bottom of this page.
Bridgewater Canal heritage volunteers
The Bridgewater Canal project works with local residents and community groups to rediscover the history of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford. We are particularly interested in supporting local people who would be interested in becoming volunteers to help uncover the canal's rich heritage and share its stories with others in new and exciting ways.
The volunteers meet every two weeks and will be starting 2015 by researching stories to create trails. The trails will focus on the stories and rich heritage of the canal and volunteers will be trained to deliver guided walks for families, residents and visitors.
Guidance and training will be provided by the Heritage Officer and the group will work together to make sure trails produce tell the story of the canal through the eyes of local people.
To discuss becoming a Bridgewater Canal heritage volunteer and receive further information on the programme of activities please contact Daniel Jessop, Bridgewater officer (heritage) on 0161 925 1177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy working in the great outdoors, learning new skills and meeting new people? Join the Bridgewater volunteers to maintain and improve the green spaces that border the canal. For more information contact Jill Tyson on 07872 808003 or email email@example.com.
You can find out about our upcoming volunteering activities by downloading a copy of our events leaflet below.
Bridgewater Canal iPhone app
A free Bridgewater Canal iPhone app written by Salford residents can be downloaded by anybody interested in the historic waterway.
Canal visitors making their way from Boothstown to Barton can use the app to look out for landmarks, buildings and animals. Features also include historic images of the canal, interesting facts and memories from local people.
As part of the Bridgewater Canal 250th anniversary, The Friends of Salford Museum and Art Gallery have written the app with help from Salford City Council and Salford Community Leisure. It's been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- Bridgewater Canal events leaflet May to September 2015 (Adobe PDF format, 1.4mb)
- Boothstown Towpath (Adobe PDF format, 2.3mb)
- Bridgewater Park (Adobe PDF format, 2.4mb)
- Worsley Delph main site (Adobe PDF format, 970kb)
- Worsley Delph car park (Adobe PDF format, 1.1mb)
- Worsley Green (Adobe PDF format, 1.3mb)
- Dukes Drive (Adobe PDF format, 990kb)
- Patricroft Canalside (Adobe PDF format, 1.5mb)
- Barton Towpath (Adobe PDF format, 1.7mb)
- Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park (Adobe PDF format, 1.9mb)
- Interpretation (Adobe PDF format, 1.7mb)
- Timetable (Adobe PDF format, 1.9mb)
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 30 April 2015