Since the Industrial Revolution, Tonge and the surrounding
area has played an important part in the textile industry’s advancement. Inventions like Crompton’s Spinning Mule -brought to life nearby - made mass production possible and mills in the area produced large amounts of cotton, wool and silk fabric.
This walk will lead you through places that are highly significant in Bolton’s local history, as well as the history of the national cotton trade. The heritage you’ll explore along the way is complemented by the beautiful scenery of Tonge, or ‘Tum Fowt’, and an abundance of plants and wildlife
MAPS & TRAILS
The Kingfisher Trail is a 14 mile recreational route which connects the rural West Pennine Moors to the urban communities of Bolton, Bury and Salford. The route provides a recreation resource which has the potential to be regionally important for people, wildlife and heritage.