Today I went for a run along the Trans Pennine Trail. There’s a nice route I like to do from Sale Water Park (just off J6 of the M60). I do a loop around the park, then I take the path to follow the Trans Pennine Trail and go up to Chorlton Water Park, do a loop around there and then come back.
I decided to have a little detour today alongside Chorlton Brook, which is a lovely and quiet area, not far from Broad Ees Dole. It’s a nice diversion away from the Trail, which on a Sunday can be quite busy with walkers, runners and cyclists, but it is easy to get back to the Trail and continue onward when you are ready.
This is just one small segment of the Trans Pennine Trail – it runs from coast to coast across Northern England, from Southport on the west coast, to Hornsea on the east coast and going through places such as Liverpool, Warrington, Stockport and the Peak District. This segment is 207 miles long – and the bit I ran is merely a tiny fraction!
There is also a segment that runs north to south from Leeds to Chesterfield, which is 70 miles, and another little ‘spur’ that runs from Selby to York, which is 15 miles. It’s a great place to get out, see nature and enjoy the countryside in a relatively car-free manner!
I hope to bring more photos from other segments of this Trail in the future.
Unnamed cobbled road just past Chorlton Brook.
Trail path leading from Chorlton Brook back toward the Trans Pennine Trail (I’m looking backward at where I have been).
Part of the River Mersey along the Trail from Sale to Chorlton Water Parks.
Ahead is the bridge to Jackson’s Boat (a riverside Pub). There is also a Bike Hire Shop if people wish to ride and experience the Trail.
There has been construction work going on to improve the Metrolink tram system and allow it to run to more parts of Manchester.
Heading toward Chorlton Water Park.
This part of the Trail goes on to Didsbury.
Chorlton Water Park.
The water covers a large area and there were plenty of people fishing this morning.
Chorlton Water Park from the other side.
The River Mersey can run quite quickly.
Heading back toward Sale Water Park.
View of the trail from the bridge to Jackson’s Boat.
Running alongside Barrow Brook (which runs off Sale Water Park).
The path alongside Barrow Brook.
Sale Water Park – there are often various sailing and water activities going on here.
Newly rebuilt bridge at Sale Water Park – the Trans Pennine Trail is over by the tall trees.
Have a great day!