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Circular walks on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal

John C. Fletcher

Circular walks on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal

by John C. Fletcher

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Published by Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Society in Bolton .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John and Margaret Fletcher.
ContributionsFletcher, Margaret, 1949-, Manchester Boltonand Bury Canal Society.
The Physical Object
Pagination90p. :
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16438848M
ISBN 100951905708
OCLC/WorldCa28148399

  You can follow the three-mile circular walk, which takes in the village, Bridgewater Canal, Kempnough Brook, St Mark's Church, Delph, Worsley Green and Old Warke Dam. Distance: 3 miles Time hours. A LOCAL historian who helped uncover the "secret" canal system deep beneath parts of Bolton has brought out a revised version of his book. Glenn Atkinson, of Walkden Road, Walkden, studied maps.

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The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal ran from Salford to Prestolee, near Little Lever, from where one arm ran to Bolton and another to Bury. The 15 miles of canal had 17 locks, including 4 staircases of two or three locks together. Two of its major aqueducts are still standing. It connected to the River Irwell in Manchester. The then and now photos are taken from Paul Hindle's book Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Through Time, published by Amberley in ; it is available at a reduced price from the Society sales. Lock 1 and the Margaret Fletcher Tunnel The left picture, taken in , shows a full Lock 1 with Bloody Bridge and Princes Bridge beyond.


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Circular walks on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal by John C. Fletcher Download PDF EPUB FB2

A circular walk around Bury, taking in the River Irwell, two reservoirs and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. There's nice, easy waterside paths and some great views of the surrounding Pennine Hills to enjoy on the way. The walk starts in the town centre just to the west of the train station.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John Fletcher, Margaret Fletcher. The Society has published books relating to the canal, including: Hindle, B.

() Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Towpath Guide Tomlinson, V. () The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Fletcher, J. & M. () Circular Walks on the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal Chester-Browne, R. () The Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal. The Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal originally ran north from Salford, on the River Irwell near Manchester, to Prestolee, near the village of Little Lever.

Here it split into two: the main line continued to Bury, while a branch headed north-west to Bolton. Now derelict, the canal is under active restoration. The Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal is a disused canal in Greater Manchester, England, built to link Bolton and Bury with canal, when fully opened, was 15 miles 1 furlong ( km) long.

It was accessed via a junction with the River Irwell in een locks were required to climb to the summit as it passed through Pendleton, heading northwest to Prestolee before it split Maximum boat beam: 14 ft 2 in ( m), (originally 7 ft 0 in or m), (Widened from ).

The Manchester Bury & Bolton Reservoir, commonly called Elton Reservoir, is located near the A58 Bolton Road in Greater Manchester, about 3 km ( mi) south west of the town of ucted in at the height of the canal era, it remains today as legacy of the industrial era and a major leisure facility for residents of Bury, Bolton and North Manchester.

With each walk having its own colour map and a detailed route description, this self-led walks booklet supports independent walking and invites the wider communities of Bury to step outside and enjoy exploring their local green encourage you to invite friends, family or neighbours to join with you time and time again and in doing so, to make walking outdoors part of a healthier.

Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal History. The original plan for the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal was to create a link on which goods from both Bolton and Bury could be carried to the growing city of Manchester.

It was planned to be a narrow canal which would run from the centre of Manchester to a point between both Bolton and Bury. 20 outstanding Manchester walking routes to enjoy the outdoors any day of the week. Pick from one of the best and most beautiful walks in Manchester for all the family to enjoy.

If you need more inspiration on outdoor activities then read our guide to the things to see and do in Manchester's countryside. A circular walk starting from the entrance to Burrs Country Park which lies on the River Irwell, one mile from Bury town centre in Lancashire.

You will pass a wide variety of different wildlife habitats, woodlands, ponds and waterways. Towards the end of the walk you will be alongside the East Lancashire Railway and may well see a steam train passing.

This is an easy and pleasant walk with. The Bolton and Bury Arms are all on one level – the summit (highest) level and the water supply comes from the River Irwell and feeds this summit, via Elton Reservoir.

Most of the canal can still be walked from Nob End to Darcy Lever (2 miles), Bury (4½ miles) and Agecroft (5 miles). The Society published a revised Towpath Guide 2 in Bury: 4 miles ( km) A circular walk around Bury, taking in the River Irwell, two reservoirs and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal.

There's nice, easy waterside paths and some great views of the surrounding Pennine Hills to enjoy on the way. The walk starts. From the car park we walk through part of Clifton Park along one of the many paths around this very pleasant area.

We then leave the park and cross over the motorway bridge and walk along "The Outward Trail", where we cross the River leads us to "The Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal" which suffered a major breach back inflooding into The River Irwell. On a clear day, it’s even possible to see as far as Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales.

Download our walking trail which takes in the sights of Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor and Ramsbottom. Nearest postcode: BL8 4NR. Burrs Country Park. Located just a mile outside of Bury Town Centre, this walk is easily accessible and a great option for.

Buy Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Through Time UK ed. by Paul Hindle (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 6. A Bike Ride from Bury to Bolton along the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. There is a good picture of the old basin at Bury in book called "Lost Canals of England and Wales" by Ronald Russell, which is documented in our bibliography page.

but it was very over grown, better to walk this. Here is where the canal passed under the Burnden. The Lovers’ Alley Trail is a leisurely two-mile circular walk on mainly level surfaced paths that explores a section of the Tame Valley and the Peak Forest Canal. The route starts at Affetside on the old Roman Road of Watling Street with an ancient stone cross and following it clockwise you head southward, passing Little Lever, skirting Moses Gate Country Park, and following the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal to the imaginatively named Nob End.

Arguably one of the most jam-packed walks you could try, opt for the 4 mile or 8 mile to take in the views and scenery of Bolton, Wigan and the West Pennines Moors. Highest Hill walk takes you around the medieval manor house Smithills Hall, Winter Hill and through Barrow Bridge – an old, quaint mill village.

7 miles from Bolton. Great House Barn attracts walkers, cyclists, bikers and motorists all year round, set off from here to explore the features of Leverhulme Park, before heading up to enjoy the views from Rivington Pike.

Click here to view the details of the Rivington Pike walk. Or walk along the banks of the River Mersey and stop off at traditional English pub Jackson’s Boat for an al fresco pint. Its close proximity to Manchester’s city centre makes Chorlton Ees perfect for lazy weekend outings, frosty winter walks or even a post-work jog.By river and towpath, along the Rivers Croal and Irwell, and the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal Walk Length: approximately 5 ½ miles or 2 ½ miles** Grade: mostly easy on towpath and tracks; may be muddy.

Not suitable for mobility-impaired. Start: Moses Gate Country Park, Hall Lane, Farnworth, Bolton, BL4 7QN (free car parking). Grid Reference: 3 degrees. ABANDONED canal THE MANCHESTER BURY BOLTON canal.

Walking the Nottingham Canal Trowell to Bramcote - Duration: Trekking & Towpaths views. Manchester.