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Event details

Walks and Water – Salford Quays to Barton Aqueduct cruise

Your journey will take you on a circular journey from The Quays, through Mode Wheel and Barton Locks and onto Barton Aqueduct, a grade II* listed building and the world’s first swing aqueduct.

Discover the city from the water and take in its rich heritage on one of our cruises. The perfect way to while-away a day in the city!

Tickets must be booked in advance by calling Salford Tourist Information Centre on 0161 848 8601. Places are limited and extremely popular so book early to avoid disappointment.

Date: Sunday 3 July 2011

Time: 14.00 to 16.30

Price: £5, children under two go free

Address: Cruise departs from the left of The Lowry footbridge on The Lowry side at Salford Quays, M50 3AZ

Phone number: 0161 848 8601

 

All events and details were correct at the time of publication, but please confirm with the venue or organisers before setting off.

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What to see and do

What to see and do in Salford? Where to start? Take a trip back in time to Salford past by visiting Ordsall Hall or following one of our heritage trails around the city. Culture vultures will be spoilt for choice with world class art and theatre at The Lowry and cutting edge grassroots music and events on Chapel Street at Islington Mill. Get stuck into our great range of restaurants and bars, then work it all off on a cycle ride or at one of our Fit City centres.

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Heritage

While Salford has all eyes on the future, one foot remains squarely in the past in celebration of our fascinating history. With 5 grade 1 listed and 14 grade II* buildings there’s a story lurking behind every ancient monument and sparkling new development.

Ordsall Hall has witnessed kings, queens, and possibly even Guy Fawkes over its 600 year history, while Wardley Hall is home to both the Bishop of Salford and an infamous ‘screaming skull’! Wardley Hall is also one of the few Northwest buildings mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The thriving local history scene offers you the chance to get involved with regular reminiscence sessions and talks programmes from the city’s 10 local history groups and societies, to trace your family tree at the Local History Library or to explore the stalls and displays at the annual Local History Day at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

Take a walk through the past yourself with one of the self-guided trails around Worsley (birthplace of the Bridgwater Canal), Salford Quays or Chapel Street, explore the remains of the Wet Earth Colliery at Clifton Country Park, or visit evocative Weaste Cemetery final resting place of Sir Charles Hallé, Busby Babe Eddie Colman and local hero Mark Addy.

Too much to discover in one day? Why not stay in one of our many hotels and you can take your time to explore Salford’s exciting heritage.

 

Ordsall Hall

 

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Walks and Water 2011

We are pleased to announce our popular walks and water programme for 2011.

Explore the city by foot on one of our fascinating walks and learn about a bygone era steeped in history. If you’d rather sit back and relax then join one of our cruises through Salford and beyond and watch the world go by.

Both the cruises and walks are extremely popular and must be booked in advance from Salford Tourist Information Centre on 0161 848 8601.

Please note a maximum of 6 tickets can be booked per cruise per person.  

Alternatively, download our Walks and Water brochure for more information.

  • Walks are £3 for adults, children under 15 £2 unless otherwise stated
  • Cruises are £5 for adults, children under two go free
  • Please wear appropriate shoes or boots
  • All distances given are approximate

Walks

Date Walk Time
1 May Salford Music Walk 1.30pm
22 May Ordsall Hall/Salford Quays circular 1.00pm
5 June Ordsall Hall: Faces and Places 1.00pm
11 June Roe Green 2.00pm
22 June Worsley to Barton Aqueduct 7.00pm
17 July Worsley Village 2.00pm
21 August Down by the Riverside 1.30pm
28 August Swinton and Worsley border 1.00pm
25 September Crescent and Chapel Street 2.00pm
6 December Festive Worsley 12.30pm
18 December Roe Green Amble 2.00pm

Sunday 1 May Salford Music Walk
Discover Salford’s musical heritage, taking in key places and faces from the past and present. The walk will move along Chapel St and the Crescent, taking in venues for the Sounds from the Other City festival, and ending at Salford Museum & Art Gallery.
Meet 1.30pm outside Sacred Trinity Church, Chapel St, Salford M3 5DW
Walk Leader: Naomi Lewis
Approx 1.5 miles, linear

Sunday 22 May Ordsall Hall and Salford Quays Circular
Starting at the newly-reopened Ordsall Hall, this walk takes in Salford’s old and new with the magnificent Tudor Hall and the ultra-modern Quays. Also featuring Pomona
Docks and the site of Haworth’s Mill.
Meet 1pm at Ordsall Hall, Ordsall Lane, Salford M5 3AN
Walk leader: Roy Bullock
Approx 3 miles, circular
Special price of £2 to celebrate the re-opening of Ordsall Hall! 

Sunday 5 June Ordsall Hall: Faces and Places
A stroll around Ordsall, looking at the famous Hall’s relationship with the area and community around it, and bringing to life some real characters! The walk will end at the newly reopened Ordsall Hall, with chance to enjoy the new exhibitions and spaces.
Meet 1pm at Ordsall Hall, Ordsall Lane, Salford M5 3AN
Walk leaders: Naomi Lewis and Hazel Fenton
Approx 1.5 miles, circular
Special price of £2 to celebrate the re-opening of Ordsall Hall!

Saturday 11 June Roe Green
This small village holds tales of ghosts, cricketing legends, coal mining and the Methodist movement.
Meet 2pm at Roe Green Methodist Church, M28 2RN, end at The Cock Hotel, M28 2RZ
Walk Leader: Suzanne Hindle
Approx 0.5 miles, linear

Wednesday 22 June Worsley to Barton Aqueduct
A stroll along the Bridgewater Canal tow-path, taking in boat yards, a lime kiln, several textile mills and the remains of Brindley’s original 1761 stone aqueduct.
Meet at 7pm outside Worsley Courthouse, Barton Rd, Worsley M28 2PB
Walk Leaders: Dr. Mike Nevell and David George
Approx 5 miles, circular

Sunday 26 June Worsley Camera Walk
Join our walks guide and a professional photographer on this special walk around Worsley village. Bring your camera with you and get expert advice on the best locations, great set-ups, how to get the best out of your camera and hints and tips, as well as discovering the heritage of this most photogenic of villages. This unique walk is perfect for amateur photographers of all abilities, and a great way to discover the hidden, quirky and often inaccessible areas of the village. There’s also the chance to have your images displayed at Salford Museum & Art Gallery as part of As seen IN Salford photography competition and the Bridgewater Canal 250th Anniversary exhibition.
Places are limited on this walk, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Meet at 1.00pm; meeting point, route and distance to be confirmed upon booking.
Cost £10.00

Sunday 17 July Worsley Village
A leisurely stroll around Worsley Village to mark the 250th anniversary of the opening of the Bridgewater Canal, taking in the major sites connected with this wonder of the industrial age.
Meet at 2pm outside Worsley Courthouse, Barton Rd, Worsley M28 2PB
Walk Leaders: John and Jill Aldred
Approx 1.5 miles, circular

Sunday 21 August Down by the riverside
This popular walk follows the bank of the River Irwell from Peel Park to the Mark Addy pub. Discover the history of this fascinating river, its bridges, industry, transport and people.
Meet at 1.30pm at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Walk Leader: Tony Frankland
Approx 2 miles, linear. There are regular buses back along Chapel St and The Crescent to the museum.

Sunday 28 August Swinton and Worsley Border
A walk into Worsley taking in Hazelhurst Hall, local celebrity homes and how the Duke of Bridgewater’s plans shaped the area.
Meet at 1pm at the White Horse pub rear car park, M27 OFH. Ends at Worsley Green.
Walk leader: Suzanne Hindle
Approx 1.5 miles, linear

Sunday 25 September Crescent and Chapel Street
Unearth the secrets of Salford’s most famous street, with a walk along the south side of Chapel Street to Victoria Bus Station. Discover Royalists, Rechabites, the first gas lit street and Vimto.
Meet at 2pm at Salford Museum & Art Gallery, Peel Park, Crescent, Salford M5 4WU
Walk Leader: Roy Bullock
Approx 2 miles, linear. There are regular buses back along Chapel St and The Crescent to the museum.

Sunday 6 December Festive Worsley
Wrap up warm as we wander around the winter wonderland of Worsley. Our walk begins with a warming hot chocolate and ends with a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.
Cost £9.00 includes hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pie
Meet at 12.30 at Novotel Worsley, M28 2YA.
Walk leader: Suzanne Hindle
Approx 1.5 miles, circular. Free parking available at the Novotel.

Sunday 18 December Roe Green Amble
Take an afternoon off Christmas shopping for a festive stroll around historic Roe Green, the Duke of Bridgewater’s ‘other village’.
Meet at 2pm at Beesley Green Community Centre, off Greenleach Lane, Worsley M28 2QW
Walk Leader: Naomi Lewis
Approx 1 mile, circular

Cruises

Date Cruise Time
2 May Worsley -Barton Aqueduct circular 2.00pm
21 May Quays – Mark Addy circular 2.00pm
30 May Worsley – Salford Quays 11.00am
5 June Salford Quays circular 2.00pm
12 June Worsley – Manchester city centre 11.00am
26 June Worsley – Astley Green Colliery 11.00am
3 July The Quays – Barton Aqueduct Circular 2.00pm
10 July Worsley – Boothstown 2.00pm
24 July Castlefield – Salford Quays 11.00am
31 July Salford Quays – Ordsall Hall 2.00pm
14 August Salford Quays circular 2.00pm
21 August Worsley – Manchester city centre 11.00am
29 August Worlsey – Salford Quays 2.00pm
11 September Worsley – Boothstown Circular 2.00pm
9 October Salford Quays Circular 7.00pm
30 October Salford Quays – Ordsall Hall 3.00pm
13 November Worsley – Trafford Centre 11.00am
4 December Worlsey – Boothstown 3.00pm

Monday 2 May Worsley – Barton Aqueduct circular
A leisurely bank holiday cruise taking in the Bridgewater Canal and over Barton Aqueduct. This engineering masterpiece was built in 1761 by James Brindley and takes the canal across the River Irwell and into Trafford.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 2 hours.

Saturday 21 May Salford Quays – Mark Addy circular
Journey along the River Irwell from the Quays to the Mark Addy with great views of Pomona Dock and Victoria Quays along the way. This is your chance to explore Salford’s famous river and its attractions.

Please note that some of the seats are on an open-air deck so please bring appropriate clothing in case of adverse weather conditions.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour.

Monday 30 May Worsley to Salford Quays
Sail from leafy Worsley on this one way cruise to Salford Quays. You will pass through Monton, Barton; crossing Barton Aqueduct, past Manchester United F.C through Pomona Lock onto the Manchester Ship Canal. The Quays are home to bars, restaurants and great shopping as well as internationally renowned venues such as The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North, making it the perfect place to explore after your cruise.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 3 hours.

Sunday 5 June Salford Quays circular
A sightseeing cruise taking in Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal. Spectacular views of The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North and MediaCityUK await you as you take in the heritage of the old docks alongside modern architecture.

Please note that some of the seats are on an open-air deck so please bring appropriate clothing in case of adverse weather conditions.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour. 

Sunday 12 June Worsley – Manchester City Centre – SOLD OUT
A gentle one way trip past the timber-clad buildings of Worsley and Monton’s lighthouse and over the aqueduct. The boat will dock in Manchester City Centre just in time for lunch or a spot of retail therapy.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 2 hours. 

Sunday 26 June Worsley – Astley Green Colliery circular – SOLD OUT 
Discover Astley Green colliery and museum site. On leaving Worsley you’ll travel west through Boothstown and into Astley where you can explore the historic colliery site for one hour before returning to Worsley.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 3 hours.

Sunday 3 July Salford Quays – Barton Aqueduct circular
Your journey will take you from The Quays, through Mode Wheel and Barton Locks and on to Barton Aqueduct, a grade II* listed building and the world’s first and only swing aqueduct.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts for around 2.5 hours.

Sunday 10 July Worsley – Boothstown circular
Learn about the history of picturesque Worsley village and Boothstown’s unique underground canal – The Chaddock level built in 1816.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour.

Sunday 24 July Castlefield – Salford Quays
A one way trip from Castlefield to Salford Quays. Relax as you discover the sights and sounds of Salford’s famous river sailing through Hulme and Pomona locks and onto the Quays via the River Irwell. Alight at Salford Quays and make a day of it in one of the many restaurants or take in an exhibition at The Lowry or Imperial War Museum.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 2 hours.

Sunday 31 July Salford Quays – Ordsall Hall
Sail from the bustling Quays and admire landmark buildings such as The Lowry and MediaCityUK. Alight at the newly renovated Ordsall Hall which has undergone a sensitive restoration programme. The hall includes family friendly exhibitions, formal gardens and even its own ghost!

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour. 

Sunday 14 August Salford Quays circular
Take in the old and the new as you sail around the Quays on this relaxing cruise which takes in Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal. Enjoy unique views from the water of The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North and MediaCity UK.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour.

Sunday 21 August Worsley – Manchester City centre – SOLD OUT
Wend your way along the canal on this relaxing one way cruise to Manchester City Centre which will take you through Worsley, Monton and onto Castlefield.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 2.5 hours. 

Monday 29 August Worsley to Salford Quays
Another chance to explore the vibrant Quays area. Set sail from picturesque Worsley village, the birthplace of the transport revolution in the 18th century.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 3 hours.

Sunday 11 September Worsley to Boothstown circular – SOLD OUT
Set sail and discover the heritage of Worsley Village and Boothstown marina, with fascinating on-board commentary on this leisurely cruise along the Bridgewater Canal.

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour

This cruise is FREE as part of Heritage Open Days

Sunday 9 October Salford Quays circular
Relax on this leisurely early afternoon cruise aboard the luxurious LS Lowry and watch the world go by. Admire the impressive architecture of the area, including The Lowry, MediaCityUK and Imperial War Museum North, as well as discovering the history of the Manchester Ship Canal.

Sunday lunch available on this cruise for just £12.00 per person. To book food, contact the cruise operator direct on 0161 902 0222.

Cruise departs at 12pm and lasts around 2 hours.

Sunday 30 October Salford Quays – Ordsall Hall Halloween cruise
Join us as we set sail from Salford Quays and take in spectacular views from the water. The cruise will end at Ordsall Hall, famous for its resident ghost, who knows what you might see on this night of ghouls and spooks!

Cruise departs at 2pm and lasts around 1 hour.

Sunday 13 November Worsley – Trafford Centre
Learn about engineering marvels of the industrial age as you journey through Worsley and under the hump-backed bridge to Monton and on to Barton Aqueduct. Alight at the Trafford Centre and indulge in some Christmas shopping, before returning to Worsley.

Cruise departs at 11am and lasts around 5 hours.

Sunday 4 December Worsley – Boothstown circular
The cruise programme comes to an end for another year so this is your last chance to be part of one of these fascinating and informative journeys. Sail through Worsley to historic Boothstown and back and view the beautiful village Christmas lights from the water as darkness falls.

Cruise departs at 3pm and lasts around 1 hour.

 

 

 

 

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