Irlam Linear Park

Irlam Linear Park is a hidden gem where nature meets history.

The woodland trail runs for around one kilometre through the centre of our industrial heritage, from Preston Avenue in Irlam to Cadishead Bypass .

Built in 1873 as a railway line, the site became derelict towards the end of the 20th Century. Its fortunes changed, though, in 1986 when Salford and Trafford Groundwork Trust launched a transformation programme to create Irlam Linear Park.

It was reopened as a nature trail and cycle route in 1987 by Sir Richard Branson.

More recently Hamilton Davies Trust (HDT), in partnership with several local businesses and volunteers, have introduced a range of new initiatives to continue to improve the area for all to enjoy.

In 2018 HDT initiated the formation of a Friends of Irlam Linear Park group engaging with local volunteers who are interested in helping to sustain, improve and maintain the local gem on their doorstep. Several local businesses are also keen to help the Friends group. To find out more about the group contact Tony Prescott or Mandy Eccles on 0161 222 4003 or

Take a walk, cycle or run the length of linear park – a true place of nature in the heart of Irlam.

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