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Source of the Irk

Maps depict the source of the Irk as arising in Royton. As these small tributaries join the Irk, it... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
cazwebb
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Drive from Royton to Chadderton and used to play around river

This confuses me as small river joins in Royton from discharge from sewage works and main drain... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
tellitasitiz
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 Aug 2016
“Source of the Irk”
26 Jan 2016
“Drive from Royton to Chadderton and used to play around river”
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Royton, Oldham, England
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Maps depict the source of the Irk as arising in Royton. As these small tributaries join the Irk, it gains momentum before flowing into the Irwell the big river of Manchester via a culvert outside the centre of Manchester.

4  Thank cazwebb
Reviewed 27 January 2016

This confuses me as small river joins in Royton from discharge from sewage works and main drain from under Broadway, but it doesn't become an attraction till Chadderton Park, unless I have missed something. If anyone knows better I will have a walk myself.

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Reviewed 14 January 2016

The name Irk means swift. This river gathers water from the basin from Royton to the Centre of Manchester. Length of walk is approximately 22 kilometres, toilets are in Royton Centre, Middleton Bus Station, a large supermarkets near the M60 and finally Manchester Victoria, So...More

2  Thank Rte0008
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