Route 60 of the National Cycle Network runs between North and East Manchester, with its furthest south stretch forming part of the fantastic Fallowfield Loopline.

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 route passes through the southern and eastern parts of the city, and is mainly traffic-free. 

The route takes in most of the Fallowfield Loop between Chorlton-cum-Hardy and Gorton before heading north along the filled-in Stockport Branch Canal and sections of towpath along the Ashton Canal.

This takes you up to the Velodrome and the Manchester City football ground. The route then heads north along Alan Turing Way, crossing the Rochdale Canal before heading along a mix of traffic-free paths and residential streets to North Manchester General Hospital.

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.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.

Please help us protect this route

Route 60 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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