Route 60

Route Description
Open sections
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.
Proposed sections
National Network Route 60 is mooted to continue north west around Crumpsall following the River Irk, heading west through Heaton Park and Prestwich and crossing the A56 to join up with National Route 6 close to Prestwich Hospital.
Traffic-free sections
Reddish to Sportcity: The majority of traffic-free path that comprises 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.
Harpurhey: The section through Harpurhey is also traffic-free.
Route Details
Distance: 6 miles
Type: Majority of open route is traffic free cycling.
Maps and Books
Reddish to Debdale is covered by the Fallowfield Loopline featured route in RAA07 Cycling in the North of England

Things to see and do

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Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.

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