The Bridgewater Canal in Salford

In early February 2014, Salford City Council secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Peel Holdings and other partner organisations to revitalise the Bridgewater Canal in Salford.

A walk along the banks of the canal is a journey to the past and a glimpse into the future. Every stretch of the waterway has a story to tell us about human ingenuity, endurance and events that shaped both Salford and the world. This is a place of global importance, inspired by the vision of three men and the toil of hundreds of nameless heroes.

Est.1761 project contributed towards the ongoing transformation of the Bridgewater Canal in Salford. Developing it into a waterway that is once again a genuine focus for local, regional and national communities. The canal now has improved towpaths, information panels and rejuvenated parks. The foundations of Brindley’s original stone aqueduct from 1761 have been uncovered for all to see.

The canal’s historic starting point at Worsley Delph is now a visitor attraction with interpretation boards and sculpture befitting of its significance in the industrial revolution.