Irwell Sculpture Trail

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Start: Salford Quays
Distance: 30 miles (48 km)
Grid Ref: SJ833976
Climbing: 793 metres
Walk time: 11-14 hours
Days: 1-2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Irwell Sculpture Trail is the largest public art scheme in England, commissioning regional, national and international artists. The Trail includes 28 art pieces and follows a well established 30-mile footpath stretching from Salford Quays through Bury into Rossendale and up to the Pennines above Bacup. The trail makes makes use of a former railway line and follows the former Bolton - Bury Canal and through Bury, Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall to the finish, near Irwell Spring. Artworks include pieces by local and international artists.

Useful Links:
Irwell Sculpture Trail Site
Rossendale Borough Council
Long Distance Walkers Association

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