Over the Irwell!
Aha! A river crossing - A bold move, Adventurers!
Stride forth across the bridge, brave Adventurers, taking care not to lose anything over its sides as you do so - It's a long way down to the riverbed, isn't it?
On the other side, you must follow the path as it curves to the left underneath the trees, whereupon you will be met with junction. There is another bridge here, to the left, and a path by the Old Cottages to the right.
Which will you choose?