Welcome to the homepage of the Manchester and Salford Ramblers,
a local group of the Ramblers Association.
If you live in or around Greater Manchester and
Salford, and enjoy hiking/walking, then this is YOUR group.
We offer a varied programme of weekly walks and hikes taking advantage of
the excellent walking country surrounding Greater Manchester and Salford.
April 21st, Spirit of Kinder, Friends Meeting House.
Next Saturday Walk: April 28th, Stoodley Pike. More Details here
Next Tuesday Walk: May 8th Meandering in Moston.
Next Social Tuesday May 15th Wardley Hall, Worsley, Manchester 11.00am. More Details here
Next Monday Walk: May 21st Linear walk, Heaton Park to Queens Park. More Details here
Next Wednesday Walk: May 30th 1st Anniversary Walk of the Salford Trail. More Details here
Facebook! Just type in Manchester and Salford Ramblers on the top of your
facebook page (under search for) and join the group. Or go straight
This is a great opportunity to post your pictures, favourite walks, events
and any other stuff you want to share. Like!
The latest Newsletter (February 2018) is out and is well worth reading so you can keep up with what members of the group
have been doing There's some interesting round-ups of walks with lovely pictures, a list up-coming walks
plus information on local campaign activities, so get reading!
Spirit of Kinder
April 21st Friends Meeting House, Manchester 1.15 - 4 pm
COME AND JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF KINDER
Hear speakers tell us about walking in the past and what the future holds: Jim Perrin: one of Britainʼs finest outdoor essayist according to Robert Macfarlane.
He is Manchester-born, radically left-wing, a prolific author,
the Guardian country diarist for Wales, and a TGO columnist.
In earlier years he was one of Britainʼs leading rock-climbers.
A close friend of Benny Rothman, he has had a passion for the Peakland moors since his early teens. Keith Warrender: a leading expert on the Trespass and has been giving talks on the Kinder Trespass for nearly forty years.
He writes and publishes books about the local history of Manchester, Cheshire and the Peak District,
and published Benny Rothmanʼs account of the Trespass.
Kate Ashbrook is a vice-president of the Ramblers, general secretary of the Open Spaces Society,
vice-chair of the Campaign for National Parks and patron of the Walkers Are Welcome Towns Network.
She was in the vanguard of the campaign for greater access to open country in England and Wales,
and she continues to champion peopleʼs rights to enjoy paths and open spaces in town and country. Maxwell Ayamba. Is a journalist, academic, and activist who has over 18 years of practical experience working
directly with people from minority ethnic communities to promote access to and participation in the natural environment.
The play Black Men Walking is based on his work in Sheffield.
Watch a short film MASS TRESSPASS which gives a flavour of the event and trialJoin us in a rendition of - THE MANCHESTER RAMBLER and hear the MANCHESTER COMMUNITY CHOIRCome and see some displays about the history of the trespass and what local groups are doing now about the problems of accessHave some refreshments and meet other walkers and campaigners and learn how you could get involvedTell you friends and colleagues and get them to come along
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayfield Kinder Trespass Group are organising 4 walks for Sunday April 29th
Details can be found here
Keep up with Ramblers' Campaigns
It's also really important that we remember that the Ramblers
is NOT just about going on lovely walks (great as that is!); the Ramblers is also a campaigning organisation on
a range of issues.
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.
Urban policy and Walking Charter
Find out how we can make towns and cities better for walking here