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Waterside Trail

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Discover the fascinating heritage of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford with this free waterside trail. Packed with old and new images, facts, and sound, it will give you an insight into the canal's rich heritage. From Dukes and engineers to underground canals and floating waterways, it will take you on a historic trip along the canal, also pointing out natural and wildlife features.

The Bridgewater Canal was the world's first commercial canal, and paved the way for the Industrial Revolution when it opened 250 years ago in 1761. This trail is split into five sections, each focusing on one village along the canal corridor in Salford, Greater Manchester. Ideal for families, friends or individuals, use the app to spot key sights, and compete against each other with the brain-teasing challenges at each stop.