"There are some lovely walks round here", said the couple we met walking their little white dog on the Peak Forest Canal at Hyde. "And the people are so friendly too", they added. Well of course, this is Manchester! This unexpected bit of countryside, sandwiched between the Peak Forest Canal and the River Tame, has stretches of dense woodland while the Haughton Dale Nature Reserve is full of wildlife.
LOCATION: Between Hyde & Dukinfield
START: Turn off A627, down Dunkirk Lane. Go straight on, signed Jet Amber Fields, keeping right to car park.
Grid ref: SJ939961 Postcode: SK144QF
DISTANCE: 4 miles
TIME: 2 hours
MAP: Explorer - Manchester & Salford Landranger 109
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Tame Valley, Haughton Dale, River Tame
This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News