A Virtual Stroll Along the Mickle Trafford-Shotton Railway
On the left, you can see the attractively weathered sandstone bedrock through which the trackbed was cut at this point. Observe also how green and attractive the environment is here- despite its proximity to the city centre; the works of man and nature blending perfectly.
To our left, on the far side of Brook Lane, a large new housing development, Duke's Manor, has risen on the site of the old Finalex aluminium factory. With recreational open spaces disappearing rapidly in this area, one would imagine that these new residents would benefit greatly from a peaceful greenway so close to their homes.