GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Worsley Woods

2 miles (3.2 km)

This circular walk around Worsley uses a series of public footpaths to explore these pretty woods in Salford. There's shady trails, streams, a lake, sculpturesand a wild flowertrail to enjoy.
You can start the walk from the car park off Greenleach Lane at the northern end of the woods. From here you can pick up the trails heading south along the KempnoughBrook to the Old Warke Dam. Then follow paths along the lake to the Worsley Canal Basin before picking up other footpaths to take you back to the car park.
The Bridgewater Canal runs past the southern and western end of the woods so you can easily pick up the towpath to extend your walk. Heading west will take you toward Astley while heading south will take you toward Patricroft and Trafford Park. See our Worsley Canal Walk for more details.
Just to the north east you will find Clifton Country Park abd Prestwich Forest Park where there are more good walking and cycling trails to try.

Postcode

M28 2GD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Worsley Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Worsley Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Delph Restaurant and Bar is located just to the south of the woods. The pub overlooks the Worsley Delph, an historic site which became the start of the first industrial canal in the country. They have a good food and drinks menu including a fine Sunday Roast. You can find them at Worsley Rd, M28 2NL.

Dog Walking

The woods are ideal for a dog walk with miles of trails to explore. It's a popular place so expect to see other owners on your visit.

Photos

Worsley Woods - geograph.org.uk - 1759396

Worsley Woods

Path behind the dam, Worsley - geograph.org.uk - 1759403

Path behind the dam, Worsley

Worsley junction - geograph.org.uk - 1500528

Worsley junction. To the right is the branch up into the Delph for the mine workings which were the main reason for the building of the Bridgewater Canal. The line to Leigh continues to the left. The red colour of the water is due to the minerals leaching out of the old mine workings. Straight ahead is Worsley Packet House. The helmsman of the narrowboat has to make a hard left turn and hope that there is nothing coming the other way through the bridge.

Worsley Delph with nesting swans - geograph.org.uk - 1343995

Worsley Delph with nesting swans. An iconic industrial archaeology site, now pleasantly sylvan. Worsley Delph is the start of 46 miles of tunnels that lead to a network of underground mines. Nestling up against the openings to these tunnels are the outlines of mining boats that would have gone in and out, first empty and then full of the coal they collected. They give a hint at what it would have looked like over a quarter of a century ago as day to day life was carried out in the Delph.

Worsley Green - geograph.org.uk - 2285017

Worsley Green in the village.

Bridgewater Canal, Worsley - geograph.org.uk - 2284512

Bridgewater Canal, Worsley

Pier at the Old Warke Dam - Worsley Woods - geograph.org.uk - 4533530

Pier at the Old Warke Dam

GPS Files

GPX File

Worsley Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Worsley Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)