A reminder that there’s another wildlife walk this Sunday, 26th March, as part of the Woodland Trust’s Nature’s Calendar! Meet at the Sherwood Street entrance to the Loop at 10.30 a.m. More details of this and other wildlife walks are here.
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The Friends have recently undertaken a major revamp of our map and guide to the Loop. This is now complete, and has gone to the printers for an initial print-run of 10,000 copies.
The map A3 page contains much more detail on how to reach other cycle routes from the Loop (e.g., the Trans-Pennine Trail in both directions, the Ashton and Bridgewater canals, the route to Salford Quays and the different routes to the city centre), as well as showing more parks and green spaces. It also distinguishes which of the entrances are accessible for non-standard bikes.
The guide page is now divided into eight panels (instead of six) and can fit easily into the pocket. The front and back panels explain what the Fallowfield Loop consists of; inside the first fold are panels headed THEN and NOW, with the former giving a brief history of the old railway line, and the latter showing its present transformation into a Greenway and wildlife corridor. The remaining panels deal with volunteering, cycling and walking contacts, use by the disabled and basic rules of the Loop (‘share with care’) respectively.
The PDF versions of the new map and guide are available on our Maps page.