Salford Trail 9 – Brookhouse to Irlam


5 miles long

Chat Moss #Salford

Peat Field, Chat Moss cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - – Cropped from original

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This walk follows on from Stage 7 (Route B) to cross the wide-open spaces of Chat Moss, with an option to visit a fishermen’s cafe, ending on the main road and bus route in Irlam. It can be combined with walk 10 to reach Cadishead.

This is one of the 10 routes of the Salford Trail – a new, long distance walk of about 50 miles/80 km, entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford. It was devised by members of Manchester and Salford Ramblers in conjunction with Salford City Council 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 public toilets, these are available at virtually all public libraries in Salford during opening hours (not, therefore, on Sundays). Similarly, the council’s Gateway Centres offer public toilet facilities during opening hours. In addition, Salford Council has compiled this list of accessible toilets. Finally, cafes and pubs along the route are likely to offer toilet facilities for customers.

How to get there

All of the walks on the Salford 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 link(s) 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

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