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Visitor information

Visitor information

Some practical information to help you plan your visit to the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.

How to get here

By Bus 

The areas beside the canal are served by regular bus services including the 33 & 68 (Monton and Worsley) 22 & 52 (Barton) and 25 & 26 (Worsley and Boothstown). You can find information on all the bus services to the area and the nearest bus stops using Transport for Greater Manchester's Route Explorer.

By train 

The nearest train station is Patricroft. The station is served by an hourly service (Monday to Saturday) from both Manchester and Liverpool. Journeys from Manchester take approximately 12 minutes, while it is less than an hour from Liverpool. The station is located on Green Lane, Eccles (M30 0GX) between Liverpool Road and Monton and the Bridgewater Canal is approximately 150 yards (130 metres) from the station via steps and a bridge. Information on the station and train times is available from National Rail Enquiries.   

By car

A good point of access for the canal is to leave the M60 at Junction 13 for Worsley.  From here you can take the A572 to Boothstown.

From Worsley you can also carry on to Duke’s Drive, Monton following the B5211 signposted Eccles.

Boothstown can also be reached from the East Lancashire Road A580.  

Patricroft and Barton are off either Junction 10 (exit for the Trafford Centre) or Junction 11 of the M60.

Accessibility

Towpaths 

The Bridgewater Canal towpath in Salford is level and surfaced. The towpath is between 1.8 - 2 metres wide and the surface is tarmac with a stone finish.

We would recommend accessing the towpath at Monton, Worsley or Patricroft where there is level access and parking nearby. Access to the towpath at Boothstown is via a sloped path from Boothsbank Bridge.  

Duke's Drive

The paths within Duke's Drive are level and surfaced (rolled stone) .  

There are 6 car park spaces at Dukes Drive dedicated for visitors with disabilities. 

Assistance Dogs 

Assistance dogs are welcome on the towpath and the green spaces beside the canal (including Duke's Drive and Worsley Woods).

Toilets

There are no public toilets on the canal.

Car parking

Duke's Drive Car Park off Parrin Lane has over 50 free parking spaces including 6 dedicated disabled spaces.

Worsley Court House Car Park off Barton Road is a pay and display car park. Charges apply between 8.00am and 6.00pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays).

Details of both car parks can be found on our map of the local area.    

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