The face behind the lockdown walks Instagram page, Jessica Walters, has shared the best places to walk in Salford.

The 27-year-old from Worsley originally started the account because she wanted to add some excitement and purpose to lockdown.

“I was really cooped up all day, just sitting in the living room – nothing of purpose or worthwhile,” she said.

“When I was furloughed, uploading to the account gave structure to my day and really helped my mental health.

“I’ve discovered so many places in Salford that I have never been before, I’d definitely recommend it to local people.

Jessica from @lockdownwalks speaking about furlough, mental health, and the best places in Salford.

Here are the top 5 places in Salford that @lockdownwalks recommends:

1. Bridgewater Canal

The Bridgewater Canal is a “journey into the past and a glimpse into the future”, says the landmark’s website. This canal is normally buzzing with school trips, dog walkers, and visitors, but it has been quite peaceful since lockdown.

Perhaps, consider taking your next morning stroll down the canal. It might be a bit nippy at the moment, but winter is the perfect time to take in the unique charms and scenery by the water.

2. Monton

During normal times (pre-covid), Monton is a lively place filled with cafes and bars where local musicians come to perform.

A glimpse of Monton’s street art can offer some of that lively and colorful goodness we have been missing throughout both lockdowns.

3. Worsley Village

If you take a wander down Bridgewater Canal, this beautiful Tudor village is not too far off. The canal links Duke of Bridgewater’s mine in Worsley village to Manchester.

It transported enough coal back in the day to kick start the industrial revolution, and is one of the oldest dry-docks in the country!

4. Salford Quays

Salford Quays, home to MediaCityUK, is beautiful to take a walk around.

On the Manchester Ship Canal banks are the BBC, ITV, Dock 10, and many other interesting buildings to view. Wrap up warm, grab yourself a coffee at Pret and relax by the water.

5. Worsley Woods and Worsley Delph

Tied at number one comes Worsley Woods and Delph, so close together you could walk these right after the other.

The Delph is the start of 46 miles of tunnels that leads to an underground network of mines. With a history so rich, it is definitely worth a visit.



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