Type of walk
Hilly, Flat, Forest
Free Parking, Off Lead Areas, Animals On Route, Water On Route
About this walk
Park at Woodend Lane then walk down the muddy stony path to the canal. Turn left onto the canal. There are multiple entry points to the woods (Haughton Dale Nature Reserve) all paths lead to the river at the bottom.
When you get to the river head over the bridge then turn left and follow the path to the buttercup field, this has easy access to the river for a swim and a drink.
It's likely that you'll see cyclists on the canal path as the canal is the peak forest from Marple to Ashton.
There will almost certainly be horses on the route through the nature reserve as it is frequently used by riders.
You can take the canal path all the way to marple, we did last summer and it was lovely. This walk can be extended as long as you like because it joins the trans pennine trail.
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