Dainewell Park and Carrington Moss


3.7 miles long

Firs Wood #Sale #Trafford

Entrance to Firs Plantation (Firs Wood) cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/2861761 – cropped from original

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This walk is one of ten exciting routes designed to help you explore some of Trafford’s most beautiful countryside and parks on foot.

This circular route explores Carrington Moss and the Trans Pennine Trail. Enjoy walking through Trafford’s Millennium Woodland and onto one of the nation’s most renowned long-distance trails. Take a moment to gaze over rich open fields before continuing along the Trans Pennine Trail (west), past mature silver birch trees and grazing horses. The return loop guides people along Woodhouse Lane and Firsway towards The Brigadier pub. Walkers are encouraged to enter the woodland opposite and rejoin the Trans Pennine Trail (east) to complete the walk at Dainewell Park.


Paths are surfaced in areas but soft underfoot elsewhere. Some may become muddy after heavy rainfall. This walk is therefore not graded as suitable for wheelchair and pushchair-users.

How to get there

We list two start points: Dainewell Park and Firs Wood.

To work out how to get to and from either of the walk start points, simply click the Google Maps links below. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcodes below into the TFGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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