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Route 55 Off Road and More Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRoute 55 Off Road and More
Distance : miles (km)16.31  (26.25)
Posted Byr hebden
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationHigher Green Lane (off A580)
End LocationHigher Green Lane (off A580)
Cycle Steps
Starting and finishing at the Boat House Pub, this is a quiet, relatively flat, 95% off road route, with lots to see along the canal and down the old railway lines. I do this most Sunday mornings, heading round by Worsley, Tyldesley and Lilford Park.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Lots. There is a lighthouse on the canal and an old disused station.

Your comments?
posted by:Graham PottsRating : difficult :
Excellent route, many thanks.

posted by:cyclemancRating : difficult :
Many thanks for this route r hebden. Really enjoyed it and certainly wouldn't have found it if it hadn't been for this post.

Worth mentioning that you stop following the signs for route 55 around Newhearth road, and instead cross the road up an unlikely hill.

Nice to know there is so much traffic-free cycling so close to the city. The canal easily links up with the city and trafford / chorlton / sale etc.

posted by:jackinaboxRating : difficult :
Great along the canal and the Roe Green - Monton railway line.

Found it a bit tricky around Higher Folds, there are no signs - maybe I have a poor sense of direction but I got a bit off track.

posted by:hobgoblinRating : difficult :
A nice quiet route.

Strictly speaking cycling isn't allowed on much of the canal towpath.

posted by:32824Rating : difficult :
Most of the towpath is now surfaced with the exception of about half a mile between The Old Boathose and Marsland Green where it''s rather boggy and muddy and hard going.

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