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Saturday 4 July 2015
Staged in the vibrant Salford Quays, this unique 'dock to dock' course is an unforgettable experience in the open water.
The course begins in Dock 9 near The Lowry and MediaCityUK, traverses Mariners Canal and finishes one mile away at Dock 8 beside Helly Hansen Watersports Centre. Friends and family can cheer you on throughout your challenge, with waterside spectator access throughout the course.
The Great Manchester Swim course map is shown below
Salford Quays is Greater Manchester's unique waterfront destination, situated just 15 minutes by tram from Manchester city centre.Salford Quays, with its host of unique attractions, is rapidly becoming one of Britain's hottest short-break destinations – with everything (shopping, sport, art, drama, history and world-class architecture) packed into one spectacular square mile.Salford Quays features an array of first-class cultural and sporting attractions, including live theatre at The Lowry and one of the country's finest museums at Imperial War Museum North, while Manchester united are based at the world-famous Old Trafford stadium and the Old Trafford cricket ground stages top-flight internationals.The area also offers something to appeal to the whole family with a multiplex cinema and numerous restaurants and bars, together with an outlet shopping mall. Nearby Worsley Village with its half-timbered building and village green offers visitors the opportunity to step back in time to the early Victorian age – and also take in the village’s dramatic setting on the banks of the inspiring Bridgewater Canal.The ancient heart of Salford around Chapel and Crescent streets is still beating strong with historic buildings, Victorian parks and local history archives sitting alongside modern developments.Salford also boasts a huge amount of green space with five nature reserves and 20 parks. Clifton and Blackleach country parks are especially good for escaping the buzz of the city.The Trafford Centre – one of UK’s biggest shopping malls – is also right on the doorstep.
The Great Manchester Swim will take place in the Salford Quays. The Start Area is near The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ. The Finish Area is outside Salford Watersports Centre, 15 The Quays Salford, Lancashire M50 3SQ. (Please note the finish is approximately a 7 minute walk from the start)How to get there:
There are plenty of accommodation choices to suit all budgets, both at Salford Quays itself and the wider Greater Manchester area.For accommodation to suit all budgets take a look at Visit Salford or call 0161 848 8601.