GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Worsley Canal Walk

8 miles (13 km)

A walk along the Bridgewater Canal from Worsley to Leigh, where you can finish the walk with a visit to Pennington Flash Country Park. The walk starts at the canal basin near to the south western end of Worsley Woods. Around here you can see the 18th century Worsley Packet House which sits next to the canal in a picturesque location.
The route runs for about 8 miles, passing Boothstown, Astley Green and Bedford before coming into Leigh. Along the way you'll see lots of little bridges, old mills and barges making their way along the canal. You finish at Pennington Flash where there's a 170 acre lake and a number of bird hides.
You can extend the walk by continuing west along the Leeds Liverpool canal to the Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve.
At the start of the route there's nice trails to follow around Worsley Woods. There's also streams, a lake, sculpturesand a wild flowertrail to enjoy.

Worsley Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worsley Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Worsley Packet House - geograph.org.uk - 532992

Worsley Packet House

Bridgewater Canal at Boothstown - geograph.org.uk - 1753805

Bridgewater Canal at Boothstown

Bridgewater Canal, Astley Green - geograph.org.uk - 924709

Bridgewater Canal, Astley Green

Bridgewater Canal, Marsland Green - geograph.org.uk - 921766

Bridgewater Canal, Marsland Green

New development by the Bridgewater Canal at Butts Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1462506

New development by the Bridgewater Canal at Butts Bridge

The way into Leigh by canal - geograph.org.uk - 1500533

The way into Leigh by canal

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

Leigh

Kidney Pond, Pennington Flash - geograph.org.uk - 280193

Kidney Pond, Pennington Flash

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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