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Bridgewater Canal in Salford

A walk along the banks of the Bridgewater Canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped Salford and the world. The canal is a place of global importance, inspired by the vision of three men and the toil of hundreds more.

Today the Bridgewater Canal in Salford is buzzing with walkers, cyclists, anglers, volunteers, school groups, families and the local community. Come along and enjoy what the canal, and its surroundings, has to offer.

What's On

Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:30 Canal, Coal & Cake - Bridgewater Canal Guided Tour

A professionally guided tour exploring the rich history of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford and the hidden clues of its link to the coal deep in seams underground. The walk will finish with cake and refreshments. This is the only official tour approved by RHS Bridgewater.

Trails

I Spy the Bridgewater Canal in Salford

Get your explorer’s hat on and set off on a journey of discovery along this intriguing waterway to spot as much as you can. 

The Bridgewater Canal in Salford

The Bridgewater Canal in Salford