Leeds-Liverpool Canal


Section of long canal taps Wigan, nowadays pleasant


The Leeds–Liverpool is a long canal, deliberately kinked to reach Wigan and it’s profitable coalfields, so this path covers Gathurst–Adlington, both slightly outside Greater Manchester. The kink enters Wigan from the north‐west, then exits north, so covers much the same ground twice. Well surfaced, heavily used by bicycles. Easy to follow. Low level of urban noise throughout but avoids Wigan to the south, so remains good. Mostly overgrowth and urban fields, with some building repurpose near Wigan. Good walk throughout, passes a few interesting places though most would not use the canal for access; no scenery except at distance, becomes summer‐lawnish towards Adlington.


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