Enjoy a Marvellous Day Out at Navigation Road on the Mid Cheshire Line
Harry Arnold MBE, a National Vice President of the Inland Waterways Association says:
“Our waterways provide some of the best urban walks in the country.
Sometimes visiting places you have never seen before”.
In our Marvellous Days Out booklet, John Hulme says:
Navigation Road Station serves not only the Mid Cheshire Line but also the Manchester Metrolink.
The station opened in 1931 on the Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway when 3 car electric multiple unit trains started to run between Altrincham and Manchester.
Today, the station may seem like a suburban halt but it is a popular place to alight and discover the joys of walking.
Just like classic railway posters were used to promote rail travel, you will see the Cheshire Lines Committee used Walking Tours to promote their Lines.
Today, the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership has three very successful Rail Walks booklets. These are all available on our website.
The March 1928 booklet has no fewer than 300 different tours and quite a lot are on the Mid Cheshire Line.
Tour 122 suggests you take the train from Stockport to Northwich and return from Crewe.
That’s a 12-mile hike from Northwich to Crewe!
Most of our walks are less strenuous, although if you pick up our Walks in Greater Manchester booklet, you will find you can link all the walks together to make a 15-mile trek into Manchester.
This walk takes you down the linear and flat towpaths of the Bridgewater Canal and can be easily picked up from Navigation Road Station.
The canal is ten minutes away from the station.
There is nothing better than a good walk along a canal because not only are you getting the perfect exercise but you will take in lots of history and scenery. Perhaps even see a kingfisher!
All along the Mid Cheshire Line we have walks for you to enjoy with refreshment stops built in to help you along the way.
From Navigation Road, you will enjoy your walk into Manchester, whether it is 3 miles to Sale, 7 miles to Cornbrook or over 9 miles to Manchester Piccadilly.
All these options are in our booklet.
Walking. A healthy way of using the Mid Cheshire Line.