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PRIVATE MANCHESTER INDUSTRIAL TOUR – 10K

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This incredible tour will transport you back in time to discover some of Manchester’s industrial highlights of the city. We will explore the city streets, waterways and buildings which were once at the heart of the world’s first Industrial Revolution. We will combine the well trodden city centre pavements with the banks of the Castlefield Basin, Bridgewater Canal and The River Irwell which will provide our stomping ground for the Manchester Industrial Tour.
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TOUR DETAILS

  • Tour Type

    private tour
  • Tour Distance

    10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Tour Duration

    1h30min
  • Level of Difficulty

    easy
  • Tour pace

    individual
  • Tour days

    Mon - Sun
  • Start times

    Individual tour start times. Please select a preferred tour start time during the booking process.
  • Tour Language

    English

TOUR DESCRIPTION

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Our journey will begin at the city’s Gothic Town Hall and will weave past an array of towering statues of celebrated Mancunian figures to reach The Manchester Central Convention Complex. Formally the city’s original railway terminus, this Grade ll listed building provided invaluable links with London and the rest of the UK from the 1880’s until its closure in 1969.

Edging away from the city centre streets, we will enter the walkways of the UK’s first ever canal; Bridgewater. From here, you will have the opportunity to admire the city’s sensational home of the Halle Orchestra, The Bridgewater Hall, before following our running route through the urbanised Deansgate Locks and emerging at the historic site of Castlefield Basin. Here, our run will meander along the serene banks of the canal system to explore what the waterways have to offer. From old industry architecture, an ancient fort to the picture perfect narrow boats, viaducts and listed bridges, Manchester’s waterways really do have it all!

We then head alongside the River Irwell, taking in the incredible sights of Manchester’s urban regeneration region and one of the city’s most vibrant destinations, Spinningfields. What was famously the slums of industry, Leftbank, is now a thriving hub for work, rest and play. Nestled between cutting edge architecture lie an abundance of unmissable cuisines, bars and attractions. A feast for the eyes and the mouth! As we continue to make our way through the bright lights of the city centre, you will experience some of the ‘hidden gems’ which Manchester has to offer.

Our final destination will bring us along the west side of the Rochdale Canal to Manchester’s world famous Canal Street. Canal Street is the UK’s capital for gay pride; a street brimming with a colourful celebration for Manchester’s love of diversity. The final leg on your journey will take you through the spectacular ethnic enclave of Manchester’s Chinatown, an area which is home to a plethora of Asian culinary art, before returning to our journey’s starting point of the Manchester Town Hall.

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MORE TOUR INFO

  • Pick-up service:
    Pick-up service from your hotel/apartment or another meeting point is possible and will be checked by the tour provider individually.
    If your hotel/apartment should be too far away from the city centre or not close to the tour route, then we will meet you at our standard meeting point.

    Standard meeting point:
    We meet you at: Meeting point at the main entrance to Manchester Town Hall în Albert square. Underneath the clock tower, facing 3 memorials of Gladstone, Albert and Bright.
    Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, M60 2LA
    Google Maps link: Manchester Town Hall

    Meeting details:
    The tour provider will get in contact with you to provide you with more detailed information after the tour was booked.
    Please, bring along your mobile phone in case we need to contact each other.

    • Private guide/tour
    • Individual pace
    • Digital photos
    • Pick-up service
    • Water supply
  • DO YOU CANCEL IF IT RAINS?
    No we do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We consider only a cancellation if we expect a heavy thunderstorm or it is very icy. If this happens we will let participants know in advance either via email or by phone. It is however, very rare that conditions are so bad, that we have to cancel, so if you are in doubt…pack some wet weather gear and expect to run.

    WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Road running shoes are recommended and whatever you are comfortable running in. It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before travelling to Manchester, so that you know what temperatures to expect.
    The weather in summer varies so it's worth bringing layers for every eventuality. If it is forecast to be warm, It is very important to remember sunscreen, so that sun burn is avoided. A hat and sunglasses can also be very handy if you happen to run on a really hot day.
    During the colder months we always recommend people to wear an extra layer in addition to what they would normally wear as we have short stops along the run, in order to take photos.

    IS THERE WATER ON THE TOUR?
    Water is not included so we always recommend our guests to bring their own water on a warm day. On most tours there are shops along the way where water can be purchased. If you are in need of a sip of water, simply ask the guide to point out a the nearest available stopping point.

    HOW FAST DO YOU RUN ON THE TOURS, DO I HAVE TO BE AN ELITE RUNNER TO PARTICIPATE?
    Not at all! Our private tours are customised to suit your running pace and we take all the time you need.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO STORE BAGS AND CLOTHES AT THE PLACE WE START?
    Unfortunately there is no storage for bags. Please, travel light.

    IS IT POSSIBLE TO TAKE PICTURES ALONG THE WAY?
    Yes, you can bring your camera and snap away. The running guide will also take pictures along the route, and if there is a certain place you would like your picture taken, then simply ask your guide. The pictures will be sent to you after the tour by email.

    HOW DO I BOOK AND PAY FOR A TOUR?
    All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website.

    HOW LONG DO THE TOURS TAKE?
    This depends on the length of the tour (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.

    IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT/RESTRICTION FOR THE TOURS?
    This is at your discretion. It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are healthy and able to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.

    IN WHAT LANGUAGES WILL THE TOUR BE?
    The tours will be given in English.

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to email Go! Running Tours by respondng on the booking confirmation email or via our contact form: Get in contact with us.

    You are entitled to cancel your booking up to 4 workdays before the booked tour date, free of charge. There will be in this case be a full refund of the tour and service fees.

    If you cancel a booking between 3 and 0 days before the booked tour date, or if you do not attend the tour, there will be no refund.

    If the tour provider is not able to accept the tour, or if the tour provider was not able to carry out the booked tour, Go! Running Tours guarantess a full refund of the tour and service fees.
tip  BOOKING TIP:
BOOK EARLY - GIVE US SOME TIME
We recommend to book your running tour minimum 2-3 days before your preferred tour date. Especially during the different high seasons, when many guests like to join our runs.
That will give the guide/city manager enough time to arrange together with you the last tour details like the meeting point, start time and to organize a personal tour guide for your unique and fun running experience.
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  • 2. Select date/start time, # of runners
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  • 8. Tour guides reach out to you within 24h
  • 9. Guides will arrange tour details with you
  • 10. Tour is confirmed and set

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  • We guarantee your money until you have done the tour! In case of that the tour can't be arranged or any other not self-inflicted circumstance, we will provide a full refund within 24h.

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