Near to MediaCityUK, Manchester, The Pathways Studio has the benefit of free parking and is just a short distance from the M602 Motorway. It also has excellent public transport links being on major bus and Metrolink routes. It is also 1.3 miles away from Salford Crescent rail station.
The venue is designed to be inclusive and accessible. We welcome people of all gender expressions, sexual orientations, disabilities, body types, creeds, ethnic and racial backgrounds, class/socio-economic backgrounds and ages over 18 unless otherwise stated.
The Pathways Studio, Lord Byron Square, M50 2XH
Directions By Car
If you are coming into Manchester via the M602 exit left at the junction and take the 4th exit onto Eccles New Road. Then follow the directions in the last paragraph in this section.
If you are coming from Central Manchester then come along Regent Road (A57) and take the exit left at the traffic lights just before the start of the M602 and then the 2nd turning left on the roundabout. This will take you into Eccles New Road and then follow the instructions in the paragraph below in this section.
Continue past two parades of shops (the last shop is Bobby the Barbers), and then turn left onto West Ashton Street. Go down West Ashton Street and take the first left into Lord Byron Square through a couple of large open gates. Carry on and then turn right after IDC. Take the first left turn at the building with the large number 7 on it. The Pathways Studio is next door to it and is painted in a maroon/burgundy colour.
Parking is available on the estate and in designated areas on West Ashton Street.(
Directions By Tram/Metrolink
The nearest tram stop is Langworthy which is on the Eccles line (this line runs from Manchester Piccadilly). When you get to Langworthy, walk up Eccles New Road past the nearby traffic lights at the junction of Langworthy Road and Eccles New Road (away from Eccles and in the direction of Manchester).
Then past a parade of shops (including Harveys, LS Newsagents, Crystal Lounge and Broadway Garden Hydroponics on your right) until just before you get to a second set of shops and turn right just before them onto West Ashton Street. Go down West Ashton Street and take the first left into Lord Byron Square through a couple of large open gates. Carry on and then turn right after IDC.
Take the first left turn at the building with the large number 7 on it. The Pathways Studio is next door to it and is painted in a maroon/burgundy colour.
Plan your journey by tram: http://www.metrolink.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx
Directions By Bus
Buses no 27, 33, 50 and 63 stop around an 8 minute walk away from the venue.
No 27 – Swinton – Manchester City Centre
No 33 – Wigan – Manchester City Centre – No 33 stops at Piccadilly Gardens (10 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station) to Wigan.
No 50 – East Didsbury – Salford Quays – Leave the bus at Langworthy Stop B. See directions for Metrolink.
No 63 – Brookhouse – Manchester City Centre
If coming from the direction of Manchester city centre, alight at the Thurlow Street stop (just before Thurlow Street) in front of the Army Reserve Centre on Eccles New Road. Continue in the same direction as the bus keeping the Army Reserve Centre on your left. Follow the directions below.
If coming towards the direction to Manchester city centre, alight at the Thurlow Street stop just opposite Thurlow Street on Eccles New Road. Cross the road so the Army Reserve Centre is on your left and then follow the below directions:
Cross Thurlow Street, going past the building surrounded by scaffolding and the full parade of shops which include Mario Pizza, Miami Pizza and Bobby the Barber. Continue past ADI Global Distribution, the red building and then immediately turn left on its corner to West Ashton Street. Go down West Ashton Street and take the first left onto Lord Byron Square through a couple of large open gates. Carry on walking and then turn right after IDC. Take the first left turn at the building with the large number 7 on it. The Pathways Studio is next door to it and is painted in a maroon/burgundy colour.
Plan your journey by bus: http://www.tfgm.com/route-explorer/Pages/rx/index.html33
Directions By Foot
You may choose to walk to the Studio.
If so you could use the interactive Manchester Walking Routes Planner www.www.walkit.com/cities/manchester/ or use a walking route app such as mapmywalk.
Directions By Bike
We welcome cyclists to the Studio. We are waiting the installation of our bike racks and in the meantime we can facilitate the storage of your bike at the rear of our premises.
Directions By Train
The nearest train station is Salford Crescent which is 1.3 miles from the venue.
You could either walk to the Studio (you may choose to use a walking planner – eg http://www.www.walkit.com/cities/manchester/) or travel by bus. Bus route 50 (in the direction of MediaCityUK ) will take you to Langworthy Metrolink stop (Stop B) in about 10 minutes. Then follow the walking directions under By Tram For further information on the bus routes see: http://www.tfgm.com/route-explorer/Pages/rx/index.html. Taking a taxi should cost around £5 depending on shopping around.
Other Train Stations – Manchester Piccadilly (3.4 miles), Manchester Victoria (2.9 miles) and Manchester Oxford Road (2.6 miles) train stations are also within proximity of the venue. If you use one of those stations, then please alight at the station and go to the nearest Metrolink stop.
Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria both have Metrolink stops at the station of the same name.
Manchester Oxford Road is about a 5 minute walk to St Peters Square Metrolink stop. You come out of Oxford Road, head towards the Sainsburys and then turn left onto Oxford Road going up the hill to the Metrolink stop.
Directions By Air
Manchester Airport is approximately 25 minutes drive from The Pathways Studio by car.
By Taxi – Taking a taxi should cost around £20-25 as of May 2018 depending on shopping around. If you want us to assist you by booking a taxi on your behalf then please let us know.
By Tram – The best alternative way to get from Manchester Airport is by the tram which you can get from Manchester Airport. The tram goes from Manchester Airport to Manchester City Centre. The most direct route is to change at Cornbrook and get the next tram going to Eccles. Once you are on the tram, please follow the DIRECTIONS BY TRAM section. The current cost of this option in May 2018 is one-way £4.40, day return £4.60 and weekend return £6.20. Please ensure that you check current prices before you travel. You should allow a minimum of one and a half hours for the journey from the airport to the centre.
Check your journey here before you travel to ensure that trams are running and on time or whether they are subject to bus replacement services at the time of our travel which may require additional travel time: https://my.tfgm.com/#/planner/
Other methods of travel from the airport – There are alternatives to travel from the airport and a good resource to explore these is: http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/getting-to-and-from/