Access from Bank Quay Station
Please use extreme caution if using this route as giant hogweed is growing in the area again. We strongly advise only using the route through the works
at the current time.
As you come out of Bank Quay station, look to your right for the steps by the two bins. Walk up the steps and onto the bridge.
Walk across the bridge and down the steps on the other side.
There are a lot of steps to go down to reach the path at the bottom - the path can be a little muddy in wet weather conditions. Follow the path and you will come to a 'cage' section.
At the end of the 'cage' section are lots more steps up... and down again.
Follow the path to the barrier at the end, then turn right out of the barrier and follow the road straight on running alongside the railway until you come to a small bridge that crosses underneath the railway.
Take care at this bridge as all road traffic, travelling in both directions, uses the right-hand arch! (The middle arch is constantly flooded so is never used, and the left-hand arch is for pedestrians only,
although due to the water, they also have to use the right-hand arch!) Once under the bridge, you will see TeamSport Indoor Karting
(formerly Speed Karting) in front of you. Please park your car in their car park and continue on foot from this point, taking the road to the left shown in the picture below, following the
Warrington Animal Welfare and green RSPCA signs.
As you walk up the road from the TeamSport car park towards the RSPCA, you will come to some old railway lines running across the road - these are the tracks that took trains to and from the Transporter Bridge
before it was converted to carry road vehicles in 1940. You can see the Transporter Bridge if you look through the gates.
Follow the road past the RSPCA on the right and round a tight right-hand bend until you come to the Warrington Animal Welfare car park where
you can enjoy a great view of the Transporter Bridge! The path to the Bridge is in the corner of the car park. (Please do not park your car here as this car park is very small - your car should be left in the
TeamSport Indoor Karting car park.)
Follow the path through the trees and across the field, passing the roadbridge on the right.
In the corner of the field is the path leading down to the riverbank - take care on this path as there are no steps, it is just a slope down to the riverbank and can be slippy in wet weather conditions.
At the bottom of the path, turn right at the signpost and head back towards the road bridge.
Walk under the roadbridge and carry on following the path - you will see the Transporter Bridge in front of you.