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The Kirklees Trail is a 4.5km shared use path for walkers, cyclists and horseriders along a former railway line from Greenmount to Bury town centre. It is the main route through the Kirklees Valley Local Nature Reserve as well as a pleasant way to commute to or shop in Bury. It also forms part of National Cycle Route 6 between Manchester and Preston. A circular walk around the valley using part of the trail can be downloaded on the right.
At the southern end of a new viaduct carrying the trail over the Kirklees Brook at Woolfold there are silhouette sculptures of three local people. A leaflet describing them can be downloaded on the right.
How to get there
From Bury town centre via Bolton Street and Castlecroft Road. From the B6215 at Greenmount, adjacent to the Bull's Head Toby Carvery. A 560 bus from Bury will take you there. Or you could start from Burrs Country Park and pick up the Kirklees Trail where it crosses Woodhill Road.