Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall

A stroll along two famous canals


Route outline for walk ch261:

Thelwall  -  Manchester Ship Canal  -  Thelwall Viaduct  -  Statham  -  The Bridgewater Canal  -  The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk  -  Thelwall



National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk, a 158km (98 miles) circular footpath starting and finishing in Marple in Greater Manchester, England.

The canals that form the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk are (anticlockwise from Marple): The Peak Forest Canal, The Ashton and Rochdale Canals to Castlefield, Manchester, The Bridgewater Canal to Preston Brook, The Trent and Mersey Canal to Hardings Wood Junction near Kidsgrove and The Macclesfield Canal back to Marple.

The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk is waymarked by a bridge & barge motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Cheshire Ring Canal Walk.


You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

276 Bolton, Wigan & Warrington


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

109 Manchester, Bolton & Warrington


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall

In no particular order . . .

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Bridgewater Canal near Statham

The Bridgewater Canal near Statham

Photo: Peter Ellis (44)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Walking beneath the Thelwall Viaduct & the M6 (and much traffic) along The Manchester Ship Canal

Walking beneath the Thelwall Viaduct & the M6 (and much traffic) along The Manchester Ship Canal

Photo: Richard Llewellyn (4)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Footpath near Thelwall

Footpath near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (33)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The south bound lane of the M6 t the Thelwall Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal

The south bound lane of the M6 t the Thelwall Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal

Photo: Peter Ellis (39)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Manchester Ship Canal near Thelwall Viaduct

The Manchester Ship Canal near Thelwall Viaduct

Photo: Peter Ellis (37)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Bridgewater Canal where it passes under the M6 Motorway between Statham and Thelwall

The Bridgewater Canal where it passes under the M6 Motorway between Statham and Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (45)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Pickerings Bridge over The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

Pickerings Bridge over The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (48)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (47)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Manchester Ship Canal near Thelwall

The Manchester Ship Canal near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (35)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Checking the go4awalk route directions near Statham

Checking the go4awalk route directions near Statham

Photo: Richard Llewellyn (6)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The village of Thelwall

The village of Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (43)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Thelwall Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal

The Thelwall Viaduct over the Manchester Ship Canal

Photo: Peter Ellis (40)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Cheshire Countryside near Statham

The Cheshire Countryside near Statham

Photo: Richard Llewellyn (5)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Old Post Office, Thelwall

The Old Post Office, Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (32)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Bridgewater Canal near Dunham Massey

Bridgewater Canal near Dunham Massey

Photo: Jane Herbert (9)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Pickerings Bridge from The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

Pickerings Bridge from The Bridgewater Canal near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (49)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Manchester Ship Canal at Thelwall

The Manchester Ship Canal at Thelwall

Photo: Richard Llewellyn (3)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Pickering Arms, Thelwall

The Pickering Arms, Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (30)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - Footpath steps near Thelwall

Footpath steps near Thelwall

Photo: Peter Ellis (34)

Walk ch261 Statham from Thelwall - The Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal

Photo: Dave Hambleton (3)


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