The Trafford & Hulme branch has grown from it's original roots and today covers a large area stretching from the A57 Mancunian Way just south of Manchester City centre in the north to northern Cheshire in the south. The branch includes the entire Borough of Trafford, the western side of the Manchester City Council area plus a small section of North East Cheshire.
The major commercial & leisure centres within the branch include Altrincham, Sale, Chorlton, Urmston, Stretford & Trafford (including the Trafford centre). The branch also covers Carrimgton, Flixton, Hale, Hale Barns, Hulme, Partington, Timperley, West Wythenshawe & Whalley Range plus the areas around Little Bollington & Ashley in North East Cheshire. Click on the map to view an interactive map where you can explore our boundary & areas in more detail.
The T&H Boundary in detail
The northern most point of the branch is close to Manchester City centre where Trinity Way crosses the River Irwell. Travelling south east, the boundary runs follows Trinity Way to the A57. It then turns east, and follows the A57 Mancunian Way to Oxford Road. It then runs south along the centre of Oxford Road for approximately 1.0 miles, through the Universities to Whitworth Park.
After Whitworth Park, the boundary runs west along Moss Lane East to the junction with Princess Road. It then follows Princess Road for 9 miles, becoming the M56 along the way. A small southward extension gathers in the Cheshire town of Ashley (administratively in Cheshire but much easier reached by public transport from Altrincham). The boundary then returns to the M56 route and follows it to the boundary with Cheshire West & Chester council.
The boundary then follows the Cheshire West / East Cheshire council boundary until it meets the River Mersey north west of Little Bollington. Following the Mersey down river, the CAMRA boundary mirrors the administrative boundary between Cheshire West & Chester council and Trafford MBC. At the Manchester Ship Canal, the boundary turns north following the Ship Canal to it's end at Salford Quays near the Lowry Centre & Old Trafford. At Salford Quays, the boundary follows the Ship Canal as it becomes the River Irwell and returns to the bridge at Trinity Way.
The Trafford and Hulme Branch borders five other CAMRA Branches - Central Manchester, Stockport & South Manchester (SSM), Macclesfield & East Cheshire (MEC), North Cheshire and Salford branch.
- To the north is the Central Manchester Branch, the boundary following the Mancunian Way
- To the east is Stockport and South Manchester branch, our border running from where the Mancunian Way crosses Oxford Road in Manchester City Centre to the M56 near Manchester Airport in the south.
- To the south and south east is Macclesfield and East Cheshire Branch (MEC, SSM & Trafford and Hulme meet at this point).
- To the south west is North Cheshire branch, T&H bordering North Cheshire along the River Mersey and a short stretch of the Manchester Ship Canal.
- To the north-west is Salford branch, bordered by the Manchester Ship Canal and River Irwell.