This easy trail follows Glaze Brook from Pennington to Cadishead.
The trail starts in the lovely Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh. This nature reserve has a 173 acre lake and is home to a variety of birdlife. You then follow Glaze Brook and Pennington Brook south to Glazebury and then onto Cadishead on the Manchester Ship Canal.
The waymarked walk runs for just under 9 miles, along a flat, easy path so it's suitable for most abilities.
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Glazebrook Trail Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Further Information and Other Local Ideas
From north of Pennington Flash you can pick up the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and follow it north west to Wigan Flashes Nature reserve where there are more birdwatching opportunities. You could also pick up the Wigan Canal Walk and further explore the area around the town.
At the other end of the route near the Manchester Ship Canal you can pay a visit to Lymm Dam.
The waymarked Salford Trail can be picked up nearby. The circular trail visits some of the highlights of the area including the picturesque Salford Quays with its shops, museums and theatres.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Greater Manchester Walks page.