GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Manchester Cycleway

11 miles (17 km)

The Manchester or Chorlton Cycleway runs along National Cycle Route 60 from Chorlton to the Velodrome and Sportcity in east Manchester.
You will pass along the railway line on the Fallowfield Loop, the old Stockport Branch Canal and the Ashton Canal. Starting near Chorlton Park the route takes you through the districts of Fallowfield, Levenshulme and Gorton. It's a nice safe cycle path which also provides access to other local highlights including Highfield Country Park, Debdale Park, the Gorton and Audenshaw Reservoirs and Chorlton Water Park at the start of the route.
The ride finishes very close to Boggart Hole Clough where there are some good off road trails to try.

Manchester Cycleway OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Manchester Cycleway Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Fallowfield Loop - - 3489556

Fallowfield Loop near Chorlton

Highfield country park - south path

Highfield country park

Dean Road Bridge - - 1504953

Dean Road Bridge. The bridge carrying the former Fairfield to Fallowfield railway over Dean Road. The former line is now a footpath. Access is via steps on the left.

Footpath to Fairfield - - 1504907

Footpath to Fairfield

Canoes on Gorton Lower Reservoir - - 1504256

Canoes on Gorton Lower Reservoir

Big house and barn, Debdale Park - - 1716882

Big house and barn, Debdale Park. View from the lodge gate entrance. Big house now used as an activity centre, barn used by gardening staff.

Clayton Junction and Junction Lock - - 3226821

Clayton Junction and Junction Lock on the Ashton Canal

Sport City - Gate 7 - - 1398732

Sport City and velodrome. Manchester Velodrome is the United Kingdom's leading indoor Olympic-standard cycle track and was used to host the track cycling events in the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The track has a reputation for quick times; with several cycling world records set at the Velodrome, including Chris Boardman's World Hour Record and the 4000 m pursuit record set by the Australian men's team.


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