This is the second in the trilogy of walks that pay tribute to the the three main rivers that belong to my Manchester.
The River Medlock rises in the hills above Oldham and empties into the River Irwell in central Manchester. The name ‘Medlock’ means ‘Meadow Stream’ and is the only river that actually flows through the city centre on Oxford Road next to the iconic Refuge Building.
Throughout its history, the Medlock has been famous for bursting its banks and
flooding parts of the city. During one event, 13th July 1872