Life in the slow lane on Salford’s Bridgewater Canal

For the first time you can explore Salford  by boat, thanks to Salford City Council’s new Walks and Water programme along different parts of Salford’s famous Bridgewater Canal

Cruise along the canals of Salford
Above: Cruise along the canals of Salford

There are five return trips available, each starting from Worsley and along different parts of Salford’s famous Bridgewater Canal.

One of the trips travels over the world famous Barton Aqueduct which was built in 1761 to take the canal across the River Irwell.Other cruises travel to Monton under the hump-back bridge and to the Astley Green Colliery where guests can disembark to get a closer look around the site.

The Walks and Water programme also includes five guided heritage walks. Among these are walks through Roe Green, industrial Patricroft, Irwell Riverside, Chapel Street and a Salford Music Walk for people to discover the city’s musical heritage on foot. To book,

Tel: (0161) 848 8601 or visit


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