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|The Wharf Manchester City Trail|
|Author: Pub Walker, Published: 29 Nov 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|Greater Manchester, Castlefields|
|A 2.5 mile circular pub walk from The Wharf in Castlefield, Manchester. The Wharf is a great city pub with lots of nooks and crannies, open buzzy areas and a really cracking menu. The walking route takes in some of the highlights of Manchester from the old canals and Gothic Revival town hall to the more recent additions such as the Civil Justice Centre. |
The walk follows the paved towpaths and street pavements in the city. There are no stiles or gates on route, just a few steps. The route is almost entirely flat. Approximate time 1 to 1.5 hours.
Castlefield is a district just to the south west of Manchester city centre, close to where the A56 Chester Road crosses the A57(M). The walk starts and finishes from The Wharf pub on Slate Wharf. Approximate post code M15 4SW. The pub has its own car park, but if this is full there is additional pay and display parking on the road too.
|Start to Tib Lock|
Start point: 53.4735 lat, -2.2571 long
Leave the pub car park back onto the road, Slate Wharf. Turn right passing the side of the pub and continue until you reach the water ahead. Take a moment to enjoy the wharf area here.
|Tib Lock to Town Hall|
Start point: 53.4743 lat, -2.2461 long
Keep straight ahead along the towpath, with the canal to the left. You will pass a number of old mills and warehouses each side.
|Town Hall to Deansgate|
Start point: 53.479 lat, -2.2432 long
Manchester Town Hall is Grade I listed and is regarded as one of the finest interpretations of Gothic Revival architecture in the world. The foundation stone was laid on 26 October 1868, construction took nine years and used 14 million bricks. The exterior is dominated by the clock tower which rises to 87 metres and houses Great Abel, the clock bell.
|Deansgate to End|
Start point: 53.4794 lat, -2.2487 long
Cross over Deansgate with care and take Harman Street directly opposite. Here you will have chance to enjoy the more modern architecture in this legal quarter of the city. You will emerge to Hardman Square.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author pubwalker and may not be reproduced without permission.
An interesting city walk with lots of industrial history to view. Minor (arguably) detail the canal walked along is the Rochdale Canal: The Bridgewater Canal ends, and has a junction with the Rochdale, at Castlefield. It's well worth lengthening the walk to include the north bank of the River Irwell.
|By rogerbrice on 30 Jan 2015|
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