Walking along the countryside can be great addition for the body and mind and it will be easy on the wallet. Here are the top 5 walks in the Great Manchester that offers a stunning view.
Historic Houses, Highest Hill
Enjoy seeing the views over Bolton, Wigan and the West Pennine Moors as this walk can take you on a round trip from the historic Smithills Hall up to Winter Hill through the pretty mill village of Barrow Bridge.
The South Pennine Water Trail
Explore the Hollingworth Lake and Littleborough with this enjoyable 5 miles walk. With the scenic views over the Pennines, this circular route will take you to some of the best countryside area. The initial section of the walk includes an easy walk through the Ealees Valley, Littleborough and along the Rochdale Canal towpath.
While the final stretch is a little more testing which are well worth with the breathtaking views over Littleborough, Rochdale and beyond. Whether you want to walk through the entire route or split the walk into smaller sections, then you will find no better way to explore the beauty of Littleborough and the South Pennines.
Hollingworth Lake in Littleborough is the starting and ending point of your walk. With the stunning views over the lake, you will also take in the Rochdale Canal which is well-known as the ‘Everest’ of canals rising through the 55 locks on the above 600ft sea level.
Worsley Village Circular
Enjoy the chocolate box black and white timbered houses, peaceful woodlands and the birthplace of the transportation evolution, i.e. The Bridgewater Canal. This includes a 3 mile circular walk around Worsley which will take you along the breathtaking village. The Bridgewater Canal is no doubt a fascinating heritage which let you a chance to explore the rich woodland area of Worsley woods.
Etherow Country Park Woodlands and Waterways
It’s a stunning and tranquil woodland walk around the mill ponds, rivers and streams with colourful views of the Goyt Valley. It begins with Ethrow Country Park, Stockport and look out for the giant kingfisher sculpture.
Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor and Ramsbottom
This is a circular walk, which offers spectacular views of woodlands, riverside rambles and heritage. When you will reach at the Peel Tower, take a moment to admire the views over Manchester and the rest of the North West.