There's something going on with the old railway line that went through Timperley - the Warrington and Altrincham Junction Railway. We used to be able to climb up the bank and walk along the old track towards Lymm, but in recent years the path has been blocked where it crosses above the A56 road. The steps shown above are removable - only there for the purpose of the CML works, whatever they are. They are next to the bridge pictured below, where further progress in the Stockport direction has been blocked as it is close to the working railway lines to Manchester and Stockport.
On Thursday I enjoyed a 26km bike ride on what I describe as the 'Ship Canal Lolipop Route'. It follows the canal to the Throstles Nest Bridge, then joins the Ship Canal, crossing that at the BBC, then heading through Eccles to the Barton swing bridge and return home via the canal, past the Trafford Centre.
The route beside the football pitches was fine apart from a dusting of dew. Above, I'm looking ahead, and below, I'm looking behind me, where there don't seem to be that many people.