A Grand Tour of Manchester
This a substantial circular walk around Manchester with optional circular walks and a detour into the centre. It's based on three walks totaling 5.5km that take you between the main stations of Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly and Deansgate Castlefield. You can start anywhere on the circuit. Time your day to be in the restaurant areas of Spinningfields, Canal Street or the Corn Exchange when you're hungry.
Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station includes the Corn Exchange and Medieval Quarter 1.5km
add on the circular leg around the Northern Quarter at Piccadilly Gardens 2km
Piccadilly Rail Station to Deansgate Castlefield Metrolink includes Canal Street Gay Village 2km
add on the circular leg to New Islington at Piccadilly Metrolink 2km
add on the circular leg around Castlefield at Deansgate 1.5km
Deansgate to Manchester Victoria includes Spinningfields 2km
add on Manchester Victoria to the People's History Museum 1.5km. This part of the walk isn't circular.
then add on Emmeline Pankhurst Trail 4km. From the People's History Museum, this takes you to St Peter's Square where you can get back on the tram system or walk south to the University area and catch a bus back into the centre
If you lose your way on any of the walks or take a diversion use Google Maps to get you back on track. Its augmented reality feature makes it easy to get to a location and pick up the walk again