GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Boggart Hole Clough Walks and Cycling

2 miles (2.6 km)

This route visits the attractive Boggart Hole Clough park in Manchester.
In the park there's some nice footpaths to follow along the Boggart Hole Clough Brook and around a pretty lake. There's good facilites too with a car park, visitor centre, sports facilities, boating lake and cafe.
The park covers around 190 acres and includes ancient woodland, with picturesquecloughsvarying from steepravinesto slopinggullies. It's good for wildlife too with birds including heron, ducks and moorhen to look out for on the walk.
Cyclists can enjoy the area with good surfaced paths and bike hire available from the on site Simply Cycling.
The site is located just north of Manchester city centre in Blackley.
It's easy to extend your exercise in the area by heading a couple of miles north to visit Alkrington Woods where you can pick up the Rochdale Way. The expansive Heaton Park is also located nearby.


M9 7DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Boggart Hole Clough OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Boggart Hole Clough Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just a couple of miles to the south there's Clayton Vale to visit. Here you'll find some excellent mountain bike trails and the Medlock Valley Way walk.
The Manchester Cycleway can be picked up just to the west of the park. The popular cycle trail will take you to some of the local highlights, starting in Chorlton and finishing at the nearby velodrome.


Boggart Hole Clough Brook - - 4333

Boggart Hole Clough Brook. This park, just north of Manchester city centre, contains some dramatic ravines. Local legend associates a boggart with this area. A boggart is a mischievous spirit mainly found in Lancashire and Yorkshire, they were thought to be responsible for poltergeist activity.

The boating lake, Boggart Hole Clough - - 1902087

The boating lake

The athletics track, Boggart Hole Clough - - 1902074

The athletics track

Boggart Hole Clough Visitor Centre - - 1902065

Visitor Centre and car park

Boggart Hole Clough Lake - - 1092277

Geese on the lake

A deep clough in Boggart Hole Clough - - 1902097

One of the deep cloughs that give the park its name


GPS Files

GPX File

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