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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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Question Outdoor trails in Greater Manchester

I'm a first timer.
I've been skating for over a year and have discovered the fun of oudoor skating this summer.
I've flirted with derby in the past, but have converted recently to artistic and outdoor. I digress...

I'm looking for trails in the Greater Manchester area. I live near Media City and Salford Quays so have been skating round there, which is ok, but I can't cover much distance.
The problem in the UK is finding a trail long and flat enough.
Away from Manchester I've skated on Llandudno promenade, which is rather bumpy. I'm considering Millhouse park in Sheffield next time I'm there.

There is a trail I might try in Cadishead on the A57 which is a cycle path by the Manchester ship canal. Also there are paths by Kenworthy woods in Chorlton/Didsbury/Northenden.

Can anyone recommend somewhere I can skate outdoor in Manchester and Salford?
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Old May 22nd, 2016, 08:55 AM   #2
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Default Similar problem!

Necrothread ressurect! Just in case you're still skating...was just searching for Manchester skating trails myself & I see you received no replies - hardly surprising unfortunately, as it seems outdoor skating in the UK is a mysterious, arcane art to all those outside London (or Nottingham, who also have excellent organised street skates).

I go to the cycle track at UCLAN in Preston - it's just under a mile and closed to the public (supposedly), when I want to train (Skatemania [google it] also run marathon events there and at Rhyl). 4 a pass, unlimited time. You have to check it is available first as it can be booked privately or other events mean it's often closed. Apart from the random dog walkers who somehow get onto the 'closed' track, it's my favourite skate training location - the track is smooth enough to use indoor quad skate wheels (there was a couple skating on Belair Hockey wheels, 101a hardness, at last weekend's marathon/dual marathon event!).

As I live in Wigan, other than that it's the park in the centre - which isn't ideal for distance training but OK for a potter about - or Victoria Park or the promenade in Southport.

Other than that, Wigan Roller Rink is one of the largest in the UK and is a great indoor venue (but can get busy with kids etc).
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Old October 27th, 2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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Thought I would resurrect this thread too after finding it looking for outdoor skate routes.

Looking for places to skate outdoors in and around Manchester and the closest place I've found is the Chester Millennium Greenway.

Me and my friend regularly get 15-20km skate in by either following the path to Chester or following along the River Dee (starting at flint end)

I've never tried the Fallowfield loop as we tend to skate at night and read a few horror stories about people being robbed

The cycle paths starting at Manchester airport just off terminal 2 roundabout and following the road past the runway where the new bypass is looks pretty good too - will try this at some point.

If anyone knows of any nice, lengthy paths (10k+) please share

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