The route is described here from East Manchester to North Manchester but is signed in both directions. National Route 60 is fully open and signed between the northernmost edge of Houldsworth Golf Course in Reddish - from where it branches off from National Route 6 - and Harpurhey.
It is also open and signed for a shorter stretch continuing north through Harpurhey finishing close to North Manchester General Hospital.
The majority of the traffic-free path that makes up part of National Route 60 is the section it shares with the Fallowfield Loop between Reddish and Sportcity - where the City of Manchester Stadium is - via a disused railway path and the Ashton Canal. If heading south on the Fallowfield Loop from Reddish the path is numbered National Route 6.
Things to see and do
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.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.