Mid Cheshire Rail Walks – Altrincham to Sale


3.5 miles long

Timperley Flood Basin #Trafford

Footpath at Timperley Flood Storage Basin cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/2765039 – cropped from original

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The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership and the Mid Cheshire Rail Users’ Association (MCRUA) have created a booklet of walks from stations along the Greater Manchester part of the Mid Cheshire Line.

The walks in the booklet – which can be downloaded from the Mid Cheshire Rail website – consist of a series of fairly short walks, over generally easy terrain. What’s more, they are either circular walks from stations or between stations so that walkers can return to their starting point by tram or train.

This is a linear walk from Altrincham to Sale with an option to explore Timperley Flood Basin. It can be made in to a longer walk by completing the Altrincham circular walk first and staying on the canal. It is described on pages 14-17 of the downloadable booklet.

Accessibility and facilities

The canal sections of these walks these often feature steps and uneven, narrow towpaths. These walks are therefore not rated as accessible for wheelchair users or families with pushchairs.

Public toilets are available in Altrincham and Sale. In addition, the route provides opportunities to access local cafes, restaurants and pubs.

How to get there

The walk starts at Altrincham Interchange and finishes at Sale Metrolink, making this walk ideal for access 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 the train icon.

Alternatively, input the postcode(s) shown on this page into the TfGM journey planner at https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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