Group name: Manchester and Salford Ramblers
This group is a part of Greater Manchester & High Peak Area.
Our activities include:
Short and easy walks, Path maintenance
Our group helps local people enjoy walking and protect the places we all love to walk. We offer a varied programme of regular walks taking advantage of the excellent walking country in and around Manchester and Salford. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
Walks are mainly held on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. They are typically 5- 6 miles, but we also have some longer walks. We have also added short walks that start at 11am on some Mondays and some evening walks in the summer. Walks are normally near public transport so we can include as many people as possible.
As well as walks, we offer regular social activities and we also have a couple of weekends away each year in a Youth Hostel.
Details of our upcoming walks are on the right and for an outline of the full walks programme and details of our other activities please visit our web site: http://www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk/
There are also more details, pictures and reports on our Facebook page.
Paving the Way
Imagine if all of Britainʼs town and cities truly put pedestrians first. If every residentʼs natural impulse was to walk whenever they left their front door to make a short journey. If you were more connected to the place where you live and the other people who live there. Itʼs a bold vision, but an inspiring one.
We want to make walking in towns and cities the easy option. The way you get to the shops, take the kids to school, go to work. Walking is great for your mental health and wellbeing, the best way to get more exercise every day and itʼs good for the environment too. And you discover so much more from your doorstep when youʼre on foot.
Weʼre calling on local authorities to improve walking infrastructure, and to make walking in towns and cities the easy option.
Find out how we can make towns and cities better for walking here :
Made to Move
In Greater Manchester last year, the Mayor Andy Burnham appointed Chris Boardman as the Cycling and Walking Commissioner and he published a plan - “Made to Move”, that contained 15 steps to transform Greater Manchester by changing the way we get around. One of the key objectives of the plan is to make walking the natural choice for as many short trips as possible.
The Ramblers nationally and at Area level have been working with Chris Boardman’s team to support these plans because they are linked closely with the main aims of the Ramblers - to protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking. We also believe that there are important new opportunities for the Ramblers at Area and district level to influence the development of these and future polices. This is the link to download a copy of "Made to Move"
Please also look at the seperate page we have, for more information and resources.