Manchester and Salford Ramblers

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. Read about previous weekends to whet your appetite for joining in.

We do try to be as welcoming as possible - if you are worried about coming to a walk or social by yourself, why not contact a member of the committee first so there is someone to welcome you?

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:

There are also more details, pictures and reports on our Facebook page. Just type in Manchester and Salford Ramblers on the top of your Facebook page (under search for) or go straight there!

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.

Local walkers - we need you

Are you looking to apply or learn new skills in high-level political lobbying? Do you care about local policies and plans that affect walkers? Would you like to take getting involved with the Ramblers to the next level?

The election of the new Metro Mayor is a great opportunity for us to make Greater Manchester even better for walking. We’ve been campaigning and lobbying on walking issues for many years, but now we want to step up the pace. We’re looking for new volunteers to join us to help build relationships with decision-makers, research and scrutinise local policies and promote Ramblers’ messages and campaigns.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, then please join us as a Local Organiser.

This new volunteer role is supported by staff in the Ramblers central office, in conjunction with Greater Manchester & High Peak Area. Training will be provided and expenses will be paid. Find out more info at: or get in touch with