Eccles
92 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 12 miles
Bike suitability - All bike types
Route rating
4.5 stars
(18 reviews)
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Starting point

Monton Unitarian Church - on the village green at Monton
Monton Green, Monton
Eccles
Greater Manchester
M30 8AP

Eccles

This 12 mile mainly traffic-free route provides an insight into the leafy trail that takes you through the Salford suburbs to the peaceful tranquillity of Blackleach Country Park. Once a bleak industrial site, known locally as Stink Bomb Hill, Blackleach is now a key part of the Red Rose Forest and is an ideal spot to cycle, walk, have a picnic and enjoy the varied wildlife. Sections of the trail are very loose shale so wider tyres are a sensible choice.