Fallowfield Loop

This urban route in Manchester takes you from Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Fairfield. Along the former railway line, the route passes close by several parks, which make great stopping-off points. 130-acre Debdale Park, near the northern end of the ride, is particularly worth a visit.

The Fallowfield Loop is an attractive, largely traffic-free walking and cycling route which follows a former railway line.

The route is a classic urban railway path, ideal for families and new cyclists who need to build up their confidence away from road traffic.

It forms a green corridor running about four kilometres south of the city centre, linking parks and open spaces.

The Loop connects Chorlton-cum-Hardy to Fairfield station and includes many reminders of its past as a railway line.

The route begins at St Werburgh’s Metrolink Stop in fashionable Chorlton-cum-Hardy before travelling through the thriving suburb of Levenshulme, past Debdale Park and Gorton reservoirs before ending up to Fairfield station.

The Loop is part of National Cycle Network Route 60, which uses the in-filled Stockport Branch Canal and sections of towpath along the Ashton Canal to take you up to the Velodrome and the Manchester City football ground.

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Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

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The Fallowfield Loop is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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