Tameside Water Walk – River Tame & Peak Forest Canal
This Tameside water walk takes in the River Tame in Denton and the Peak Forest Canal in Hyde. Starting at the Dunkirk Lane car park in Hyde join the Peak Forest Canal towpath and head left past the boatyard. In ¼ mile take the signposted direction for Jet Amber Fields. This path leads through fields to the River Tame. Cross the bridge and turn immediately right to follow the river. Steps going up to the left lead back to the river.
Follow the path along the river and then uphill which eventually leads to a housing estate. Turn left on a wider track and left again at the signpost for Newton Hall/Dunkirk Lane. Cross the bridge over the River Tame and follow the path by the river to go under the M67 motorway at Broomstair. Cross the road, turn right and first left into Watson Street to follow the dirt lane and the track back to the river. The Tameside water walk crosses Mill Lane and then continues by the river to Gibraltar Bridge.
Cross Gibraltar Bridge near the weir over the River Tame and head up the path opposite taking the enclosed cobbled walkway up to the Peak Forest Canal. Turn left on this Tameside water walk and continue by the Peak Forest Canal. This is part of the Cheshire Ring Canal Walk. Follow the canal which goes past a boat mooring area and under the A57 Manchester Road at Hyde. The route continues along the canal towpath, goes under the M67 motorway and reaches the car parking area at Dunkirk Lane.
This Tameside water walk is 5.4 miles in length and takes 1 hour 55 minutes. The full mapping and route finding text is available in Walks In Tameside – Volume 2 Southern Tameside.