Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays, Irwell Sculpture Trail features over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Extending over 33 miles through Salford, Bury and Rossendale, the trail is the largest sculpture route in the UK and makes a great free day out for all the family, connecting local heritage, the landscape and communities. The trail also links a host of cultural attractions from art galleries and museums to the East Lancashire Railway.

Whether you are on foot, on a bike or simply walking the dog, the trail provides a fascinating backdrop to the local landscape. You don’t have to do all 33 miles of the trail in one go, we’ve split the trail into bite size clusters allowing you to take a short walk or spend all day exploring the area.

Please click the visitor guide below for more details

You can also listen to an introduction to the trail by Tony Trehy by clicking here

Vistor Guide

Important information about the trail

We are always adding to the trail as part of the redevelopment, so don't be surprised if you see a little ongoing work. Users with limited mobility may find parts of the trail a challenge. Anyone using the trail does so at their own risk.

Please visit the Ramblers website for good advice about walking

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