6 great walks in and around Altrincham

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 September 2020 | UPDATED: 16:01 18 September 2020

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A selection of walks from our archive that all begin within a few miles from the market town.

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Linotype Works in Altrincham by Paul TaylorLinotype Works in Altrincham by Paul Taylor

Altrincham and Dunham Town

0 miles from Altrincham

Start from the centre on Altrincham, strolling out of town through some desirable postcodes and then crossing Dunham Forest Golf and Country Club’s course to Dunham Town.

Click here for the details of the Altrincham walk

 

The Bridgewater Canal near Dunham Massey by Paul TaylorThe Bridgewater Canal near Dunham Massey by Paul Taylor

Dunham Massey

5 miles from Altrincham

Start from Dunham Park on a little waterside ramblem along the Bridgewater Canal, onto Little Bollington which brings us back to the estate, where we can enjoy the many historical buildings such as the Slaughterhouse.

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A golden field near Morley Green by Paul TaylorA golden field near Morley Green by Paul Taylor

Morley Green

5 miles from Altrincham

One of the many reasons that make Altrincham a desirable property location is its proximity to Manchester Airport, and it’s here where we head to for a walk around Morley Green.

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St Peter’s, Oughtrington by Paul TaylorSt Peter’s, Oughtrington by Paul Taylor

Oughtrington

6 miles from Altrincham

On the other side of the Dunham estate, you will find the Borough of Warrington. It’s from here you can take another walk along the Brigewater Canal as it makes its journey west.

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Styal Woods by Paul TaylorStyal Woods by Paul Taylor

Styal

7 miles from Altrincham

Another walk in the vicinity of Manchester Airport and another exploration of one of the county’s historic areas. This time we skirt around the area near Quarry Bank Mill in Styal.

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Thelwall Ferry and a view across the Manchester Ship Canal by Paul TaylorThelwall Ferry and a view across the Manchester Ship Canal by Paul Taylor

Lymm

7 miles from Altrincham

Another canalside walk, this time we explore the area around the Manchester Ship Canal as we start off from Lymm to Thelwall and back again.

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The Brereton Monument (c) James Balme, Tvpresenter4historyThe Brereton Monument (c) James Balme, Tvpresenter4history

HISTORY BONUS

St Mary & the Saxons

The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Bowdon, Cheshire has its roots way back in the mists of time and has much evidence of Saxon history. The church is only a mile from the centre of Altrincham.

Click here for the details of the tour of the Church of St Mary in Bowdon

 

The sunflower field at Dunham Massey by Anthony MarshThe sunflower field at Dunham Massey by Anthony Marsh

SEASONAL BONUS

Dunham Massey Sunflowers

We included this location as a bonus for you to try for a brief period of time in the summer. Little Heath Farm Shop have created a sunflower field that they hope to expand over the next few years. It will be ideal to twin this with an exploration of the Dunham Massey estate. Little Heath Farm and the field is around two miles from Altrincham.

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All the routes were correct at the time of publication, over time access to certain parts of the walk may be subject to change. We advise you acquire a recent OS map of the area you plan to visit and assure there are no major changes.

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