Haughton Dale

Canal towpath and riverside walking in a wildlife-rich rural oasis, including a local nature reserve.

Technical sheet
No. 18778573
A Manchester walk posted on 25/01/22 by Walks from the Door. Update : 26/01/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h40[?]
Distance Distance : 5.21km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 70m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 70m
Highest point Highest point : 135m
Lowest point Lowest point : 72m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Manchester
Starting point Starting point : N 53.433732° / W 2.08468°
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Description

(D/A) From The Joshua Bradley
 front entrance, cross the main road at the traffic island and turn left on Hyde Road. Pass the entrance to Longacre Farm, then turn right into Poleacre Lane.

(1) At the bottom of the road bear right at the no-entry sign, over a railway bridge. Turn immediately right onto a footpath, with the derelict Unity Mill on your left.

Beyond the mill, turn left (away from the railway) and walk down the field to a canal bridge. Cross the canal and turn left along the towpath. Follow the towpath for 400 yards until you are opposite a house on the far side; take an inconspicuous footpath on the right that leads down steps through the woodland.

On emerging by a kennels, swing left along a fenced path and then follow the driveway beyond, with the River Tame on your right. At a junction of paths, turn right past a wooden barrier.

(2) At the next junction, turn right again and cross the bridge over the river. Turn right and follow a broad track along the edge of the wood, with paddocks on your right. On emerging at Ivy Cottages, turn right. Walk through a small car park and turn left into Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve.

(3) Follow the broad gravelled path alongside the river, passing a weir. At a fork, turn right and then right again, always keeping as close to the river as possible. Beyond a fence, the path runs alongside a meadow to a bench, then swings left to a gate where another path rejoins from the left.

(4) Keep on until you reach a bridge below a second weir, where you turn right to cross the river. Take the right-hand path and follow it up through the wood to the canal. Turn right along the towpath.

(5) Pass under bridge number 9, then at bridge 10 cross the canal again. Walk up the field as before, and swing right on meeting the railway to reach the drive to Unity Mill again. Turn left. Retrace your steps up Poleacre Lane, turning left at the main road to return to the Joshua Bradley. (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 135m - The Joshua Bradley

1 : km 0.44 - alt. 119m - Railway bridge - Unity Mill
2 : km 1.75 - alt. 79m - Ivy Cottages
3 : km 2.69 - alt. 78m - Haughton Dale Local Nature Reserve
4 : km 3.58 - alt. 81m - River
5 : km 4.31 - alt. 96m - Railway bridge - Unity Mill
D/A : km 5.21 - alt. 135m - The Joshua Bradley


Useful Information

Occasional muddy/boggy sections after rain.

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The Joshua Bradley

Stockport Road, Gee Cross,
Stockport SK14 5EZ
Tel: 0161 406 6776
Website: www.thejoshuabradley.co.uk
Email: joshuabradley@hydesbrewery.com

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During the walk or to do/see around

The Joshua Bradley recognise good beer matters so we have a full range of quality cask ales from Hydes Brewery and rotating guest ales from across the UK, complemented by a fine selection of lagers from around the world. You will not fail to be impressed with our extensive wine selection, brand leading spirits, exceptional malt and freshly brewed coffees.
An exciting blend of top-quality ingredients, many locally sourced, coupled with our Chef’s flair and originality prom- ises a menu selection for all tastes, whether it is a light lunch or an evening dining out with family and friends. Enjoy fresh fish, great steaks or our homemade traditional favourites. You’ll find our range of dishes tremendously tempting.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Thu 19 May 2022 19:13:25 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 13/05/22
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

A very enjoyable walk with lots of interest. The location is an oasis in a built up area. Can also recommend the pub used as the start and finishing point.

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