Bolton’s wonderful industrial heritage lives on through its canals, coal, cotton, railways and of course its people, famous names include The Duke of Bridgewater, Gilbert Brindley, Richard Arkwright, Samuel Crompton, William Hesketh Lever and others whose inventions helped to forge and shape the industrial revolution.
Bolton’s Industrial Heritage Town Centre Walking Trail has twelve sites of interest including historic buildings, statues and more unusual stopping points like Samuel Crompton’s tomb. We hope you enjoy the trail and finding out something new about Bolton Town Centre’s fantastic industrial heritage.
A shorter route, including points 1 to 11 in the guide, is about 1 mile / 1.6 km long. Alternatively, If point 12 (Queen’s Park) is included, the overall distance will increase to approximately 2 miles / 3.2 km.
Accessibility and facilties
As this is a town centre walk, it should be fully accessible to wheelchair-users and families with pushchairs. Note that we have not been able to verify conditions on the ground, however. The Bolton Council website has details of public toilets and there are several cafes and pubs in Bolton town centre.
How to get there
To work out how to get to and from the walk start point (and end point, if it’s a linear walk), simply click the Google Maps link on this page. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click the train icon.