Manchester Green Trail 2 – Clayton Park to Boggart Hole Clough


8 miles long

Bridge over Moat at Clayton Hall #Manchester

Bridge over the Moat at Clayton Hall cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - – cropped from original

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This route takes in a mix of suburban areas and green space including the River Medlock, Brookdale Park, Rochdale Canal, Broadhurst Park and finishes in Boggart Hole Clough.

It is one of the 14 routes of Manchester’s Green Trail, which connects many of the beautiful green spaces and tree lined streets around the city. The Green Trail is a partnership project between Manchester City Council, The Ramblers and Transport for Greater Manchester. Leaflets describing the other stages of the trail can also be downloaded from this site.

Accessibility and facilities

While many sections of the route are likely to be suitable for wheelchair-users and for families with pushchairs, we have not been able to verify conditions on the ground. For this reason, we are not currently classifying this walk as wheelchair or pushchair-friendly.

Regarding toilets, the overview of each park on the Manchester City Council website indicates whether these are available. Note, however, that these details may change and opening hours may vary significantly. Otherwise, toilets are generally available in libraries (check here for your nearest library and its opening times). In addition, cafes and pubs along the route are likely to have facilities for customers.

How to get there

All of the walks on Manchester’s Green Trail are designed to be – and are most easily – accessed by public transport.

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

Alternatively, input the postcode(s) shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at

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