Tram based walk: 7.5 miles, 36 metres ascent
Walk Leader - Patra
Description: This is an easy walk along the Bridgewater Canal with a loop of Sale Water Park before getting back on to the canal for a nice easy stroll back into Manchester.
Meet Point: Manchester Piccadilly – Dane Road departures platform
at 10.15 for the tram leaving at 10.34
Suggested tickets: Single to Dane Road (£3.60) – 1-day tram ticket (£5.00) – a weekend tram ticket (£5.80)
Walk Start: 11.10 Dane Road tram stop
Waypoints: Bridgewater Canal, Sale Water Park, Old Trafford and Deansgate Locks.
Extra: The towpath is either tarmac or cobbles. Please ensure your footwear is suitable for a 7.5 mile walk and check the weather forecast. It may be necessary to bring waterproof clothing depending on the forecast but warm layers will be needed. There won’t be a lunch-stop but you may wish to bring sandwiches/snacks due to the timing of the walk. At the end we will try to find a pub that is open and everybody is welcome to join us for a festive drink.
There are toilets at Sale Water Park.