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Village Link

Gtr Manchester

31 km / 19 miles
Village Link is a unique trail around and between six of Bury’s most historic villages. The trail consist of seven quite distinct separate sections each varying in length and scenery between 2 to 5 miles long and ideal for everyone from the seasoned walker to the weekend strollers.

See the route website below for details and downloadable route descriptions. In addition to the overall route map, each section comes with its own colour coded, user friendly, individual map. These show not only the route, but all the places of interest along it including picnic sites, viewpoints and even places to rest tired legs and aching feet, should one be required. The written route descriptions that accompany and compliment the maps provide an interesting narrative on the local history and points of interest along the trail. They include public transport connections at either end of the section, a guide to the degree of difficulty of each walk and an estimate of the time to complete each walk (in a leisurely manner) and the family run cafes and 18th and 19th century inns and crucially the availability or otherwise of public toilets on each section!


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start and Finish: SD758150 - Hawkshaw, Gtr Manchester View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2014
Web Sites: Village Link Bury


You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 109
OS Landranger Active 109
OS Explorer 21, 277, 287
OS Explorer Active 21, 277, 287

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Route Profile:

31.0 km (19.3 miles)
681 m (2,234 ft) ascent
330 m (1,083 ft)  maximum height

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