Greater Manchester Olympic Torch Route revealed

19 March 2012, 09:55

The route the Olympic torch will take when it comes to Greater Manchester has been revealed.

The Olympic flame will be in the area for 3 days on the 18th June, 23rd June and 24th June

The torch will come across from Yorkshire and visit Warrington, Wigan and Bolton on the 18th. It then heads back to Yorkshire and will be back in the are for the 23rd to 24th June when it will visit Blackburn, Rochdale, Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Oldham.

You can see the Olympic torch map HERE


Thursday 31 May

Widnes, Warrington, Lowton, Abram, Wigan, Scholes, Ince, Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton (Evening celebration)

Saturday 23 June

Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Crawshawbooth, Reedsholme, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Heywood, Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, Higher Broughton, Cheetham Hill, Manchester (Evening celebration)

Sunday 24 June

Salford, Trafford, Moss Side, Rusholme, Longsight, Levenshulme, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham

The Olympic flame arrives in the UK on 18 May and begins its 70-day journey at Land's End on the morning of 19 May.

During the 10-week relay the torch will be carried by 8,000 torchbearers and will travel about 8,000 miles.

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