About the trail

Join John Robb and over thirty special guests, ranging from city councillors to body-poppers, psychogeographers to popstars as they explore the Rochdale Canal and Petersfield areas of Manchester.

Ten waymarkers placed by the canalside link to ten brief audio programmes for your iPod or mobile, each introducing a different, unexpected theme in the heritage of the city, and each accompanied by a map suggesting related destinations to discover around town.

trail map

You can follow the trail from end to end or pick and choose your favorite episodes - it's an atmospheric experience at home or your hotel, but for the full picture, there's no substitute for getting out and exploring in person!

⇒ Download printable trail map

Interested in finding out more about the North West's Industrious past? Click here for more trails and downloads
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