River Mersey and Kickety Brook


2.2 miles long

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Rapids on the River Mersey cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Ian Greig - geograph.org.uk/p/4073818 – 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 takes in quieter sections of the River Mersey and Trans Pennine Trail. The route starts on Bradley Lane and follows the river westwards from Crossford Bridge (A56). Once here walkers can enjoy views of the river as it meanders through the valley and take a moment to appreciate the birdlife. The route then passes eastwards onto the Trans Pennine Trail and alongside Kickety Brook. Walkers are encouraged to take a sharp right where the path divides and follow the woodland track to rejoin Bradley Lane.

Those looking for a longer walk or wishing to explore Stretford Meadows should continue on the Trans Pennine Trail.


As only the Trans Pennine Trail section of this route is surfaced and other paths may become muddy, we are not currently rating this route as suitable for wheelchair or pushchair users.

How to get there

Dane Road Metrolink station is the closest tram station to the start.

To work out precisely how to get to and from the walk start point, simply click the Google Maps link below. Then click ‘Directions’ and enter your postcode or location in the relevant field. For public transport options, click on the train icon. Dane Road Metrolink station is the closest tram station to the start.

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

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