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Scheme Bridgewater Canal Towpath Improvements

Bridgewater Canal (Muddy Mile), Astley.

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  • Active neighbourhood
  • Bridge, ramp or other structure
  • Crossing
  • Cycle Hire Station
  • Cycle Hub
  • Cyclops Junction
  • Football
  • Gym
  • Hospital
  • Junction Improvement
  • Library
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  • Open Cycle Parking
  • Park or Playground
  • Parklet
  • School
  • Tennis
  • Train Station
  • Tram Station

Scheme description

The first of the Bee Network schemes to be completed was a number of improvements to the Bridgewater Canal towpath in Astley, formerly known as the 'Muddy Mile'. The improvements included complete resurfacing of the towpath, better signage and improved access points. This route is now part of the Bridgewater Way which encourages people to walk and cycle on the canal and tow path from Wigan Pier through Leigh and across the Salford boundary to Worsley, Monton and Patricroft.

See for yourself

Muddy Mile launch
Muddy Mile launch
Bridgewater Canal towpath in Wigan before any improvements were made
Bridgewater Canal towpath in Wigan before any improvements were made
Bridgewater Canal towpath in Wigan after cycling and walking improvements were made
Bridgewater Canal towpath in Wigan after cycling and walking improvements were made
Muddy Mile launch
Muddy Mile launch

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