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"Caked in History" walking tour

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Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park

Pocket Park, Eccles, Manchester M30 7AE

Eccles

M30 7AE

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Join local expert guide and award-winning home baker Elizabeth Charnley on this very special walking tour to celebrate the 258th Anniversary of the opening of the Bridgewater Canal and the influence that it had on industry, travel and the lives of people locally & not so local in the home of the Eccles cake.


Come and 'gongoozle' at the 'castle in the air,' walk in the footsteps of great inventors, engineers, nobilty & royalty, visit the cradle of the industrial revolution and the world's oldest railway pub for an Eccles Cake.

The route takes in the Bridgewater Canal, Worsley village & woods and the walkway created from the Manchester to Wigan branch of the world's oldest mainline passenger railway, the Liverpool & Manchester, all brought to life through the stories of the people who helped shape the area and also left it - just how far could you travel with your ticket bought in Worsley?
This extended tour has steps and a couple of short, steep sections but it is all on well-made paths and the canal towpath. Allow up to four hours but we have plenty of stops and you will have earned your drink and a complementary home-made, award winning Eccles Cake in the unspoilt, traditional pub Queen's Arms (note: drink not included.)

The tour 'officially' ends at the pub but we will be very close to Patricroft railway station for trains to Eccles, Manchester & Liverpool and a short walk to the main A57 for bus services back to Eccles for Metrolink trams etc or other services that will take you back to the start at Barton Pocket Park.

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Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park is reached by bus services 68 & 100, for other options see https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Limited on-street parking in the area of the start at Barton, Queens Arms at the end has a car park, but we recommend public transport. Contact organiser for more information about local parking.

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Barton Aqueduct Pocket Park

Pocket Park, Eccles, Manchester M30 7AE

Eccles

M30 7AE

United Kingdom

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