GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bridgewater Canal

4 miles (6.5 km)

This easy cycle ride takes you along a section of the Bridgewater Canal from Pennington Flash to Marshland Bridge, via Leigh. The route runs for just under 4 miles along the flat towpath. There's locks, a swing bridge and lots of barges to see along the way.
The ride starts at the Plank Lane Marina in Pennington Flash. You then head east through Leigh and Bedford to Marshland Bridge, where the route finishes.
You can extend your exercise by enjoying a cycle or walk around Pennington Flash. There's lots of nice trails here and a 170 acre lake which is now a nature reserve with a number of bird hides.
For a longer walking route along the canal see the Bridgewater Way page.

Bridgewater Canal OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bridgewater Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Plank Lane swing bridge - - 534377

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - Canal at the end of the street..

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - CANALSIDE SIGNPOST.

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE.

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - The Old Mill by the Canal.

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - Sitting on a bench watching the world go by..

Flickr - ronsaunders47 - How to spend a lazy Sunday.


GPS Files

GPX File

Bridgewater Canal.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Bridgewater Canal.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)