Bridgewater Way

The Bridgewater Way project is managed by the Bridgewater Canal Company and is a regeneration project creating a continuous 65 kilometres (39 mile) leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal.

The improvement works include:

  • upgrading and widening the towpath surface to enable cyclists, walkers, wheelchair users and those with pushchairs to access and use the route
  • new seating, signage, information boards and interpretation to orientate and allow people to learn about the fascinating history of the Bridgewater Canal.

The final two sections of towpath in need of improvement were in Barton and Boothstown. These were improved in 2016 and all five miles of towpath within Salford is now open for both walking and cycling.

The improvements in Salford have been funded via a combination of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Salford City Council, Peel Holdings and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

The Bridgewater Way brochure can be downloaded below.

TfGM have produced comprehensive cycle maps of the city, available on the TfGM website.

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This page was last updated on 13 May 2019

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