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Walks are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated.

Walks are normally 5- 6 miles, but we have added some longer walks into our programme- so please check details carefully. We have also added some short walks on Mondays

There is always a warm welcome for new walkers on our walks, However if you haven't been on walks with us before and want to meet up with someone to travel to the walk, please contact Maggie Smith Walks Co-ordinator – see details on the committee page.

The walks template for walk leaders may be found here

Date Walk Description Meeting Place and time. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. Walk leader and contact details
2018 2018 2018 2018
Monday, February 19th
TfGM
Littlemoss and Hollinwood Canal
TfGM walk week 11am start
Ashton West Metro stop. More Details here Steve Saxton,
tel: 0161 860 7857
Thursday, February 22nd
TfGM
The Salford Trail Walk 2
TfGM walk week 10.30am start
Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Crescent, Salford. More Details here Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Saturday, February 24th
TfGM
East Didsbury to Sale Water Park
TfGM walk week 10.30am start.
East Didsbury Metro stop
Return from SWP Linear. More Details here
Phil Featherstone,
tel: 07753 682 575
Tuesday, March 13th Mossley circular Victoria Station for 10.57 train to Mossley Rob Dean
tel: 07521 976 455
Monday, March 19th Short walk Stretford to Urmston
Linear 11am start
Stretford Metro
Return Urmston Town Centre on bus
Steve Saxton,
tel: 0161 860 7857
Saturday March 24th
AREA AGM
Manchester Centre 11.30 for walk Manchester Cathedral for walk
AGM Central Methodist Hall, Oldham Street
Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Easter Saturday,
March 31st
Healey Dell, Rochdale Rochdale Railway Station, then bus 464 (Accrington)
to junction A671 and B6377, Shawclough Road
Martin Riley,
tel: 07908 081 959
Tuesday, April 10th Marple Ridge, Goyt Valley Ridge Quarry car park near Romper Inn. SK6 7ES.
Car share available. Phone Barry or Maggie Smith
Barry Windle,
tel: 07952 860 747
Weekend, April 14/15th Ingleton YH See website
Monday, April 16th
Short walk
Debdale, Fallowfield Loop,
Moravian settlement 11am start
Debdale Park, Hyde Rd entrance
Bus 201,203 from Piccadilly Debdale car park, Wall Way
Maggie Walker,
tel: 07947 195 875
Saturday April 21st
for info
Kinder celebration meeting
Speakers and stalls
Friends Meeting House, Mount Street,
Manchester. 1 to 4pm
Salle Dare,
tel: 07523 871475
Saturday April 28th
Longer walk
Stoodley Pike, near Todmorden
8 miles Steep ascent to Pike
Victoria Station 10am for 10.16 train
or Todmorden Station at 10.40
Kate Wilson,
tel: 07792 936 217
Tuesday, May 8th
TfGM May Festival
Meandering in Moston Boggart Hole Clough, Blackley, Moston Miners Club, Broadhurst Park Main entrance to Clough on Rochdale Road Bus 17 from Shudehill
Car parking on Charlestown Road
Maggie Smith,
tel: 07879 465 047
Saturday May 12th
TfGM May Festival
Barton Moss, Eccles, Irlam ferry crossing, Davyhulme Millennium Park Corner Schofield Rd and Liverpool Rd (A57) just before M60 flyover at Peel Green, Eccles Bus 100, 67,10 Maggie Smith,
tel: 07879 465 047
Monday, May 21st
TfGM May Festival
Heaton Park to Queens Park.
4/5 miles 11am start Linear
Heaton Park Metro, Prestwich
Including Manchester Green Corridor, Walk 4
Geoff Jones,
tel: 07801 261571
Saturday May 26th
TfGM May Festival
Fletcher Moss Gardens, Didsbury to Chapel St Park Levenshulme Linear
Manchester Green Corridor, Walk 14
Gate of Fletcher Moss Gardens, Wilmslow Rd, Didsbury 42,44,142 bus from Piccadilly or East Didsbury Metro
Return from Levenshulme
Salle Dare,
tel: 07523 871475
Wednesday, May 30th
TfGM May Festival
1st Anniversary Walk of the Salford Trail
from Salford Quays
Linear
Salford Quays Metro by Salford Trail commemorative plaque.
Finishes at Peel Park, Salford.
All buses go back to Manchester
Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Monday, June 4th Short walk Football ground area, canals and parks
11am start
Etihad Campus Metro Steve Saxton,
tel: 0161 860 7857
Saturday June 9th Central Manchester and canals. Outside Central Library David Yates,
tel: 0161 789 5209
Sunday June 10th
For Info
Stalls at Histories Festival Manchester Histories Festival at Central Library Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Tuesday, June 12th Prestwich Clough Prestwich Metro Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Monday, June 18th Short walk Canals and Philips Park
11am start
Etihad Campus Metro Steve Saxton,
tel: 0161 860 7857
Tuesday, June 26th
Evening walk
Oldham centre and Oldham Edge
6.30pm start
Oldham King St Metro
Return from Oldham Central Metro
Martin Riley,
tel: 07908 081 959
Saturday, June 30th
Longer Walk
Ramsbottom circular
via Holcombe Moor
7 miles 1300ft ascent
East Lancashire Railway, Bolton St, Bury BL9 0EY.
Meet 10.45 on platform for 11.05 steam train.
Bring Ramblers Membership card for discount
Margaret Manning,
tel: 07786 786 811
Monday, July 2nd Short walk Parks in Salford, Buille Hill
11am start
Main entrance to Buille Hill Park
opposite Manor Road on Eccles Old Road.
Buses 67, 100
Pat Williamson,
tel: 07596 446 838
Tuesday, July 10th Bollington area. White Nancy, Kerridge Hill
Sharp incline at start of walk
Car park at top of Bollington High Street,
SK10 5PF Grid Ref. 937775
Car share contact Barry or Maggie Smith
Barry Windle,
tel: 07952 860 747
07879 465 047
Saturday, July 14th
Longer Walk
Piethorne and Ogden Reservoirs
near Littleborough
7/8 miles
Meet car park on left by Ogdne Reservoir
or park at Bulls Head pub
Car share contact Maggie Smith
Dave Lees,
tel: 0164 643 6558
07879 465 047
Monday, July 16th Short walk Parks in Salford, Light Oaks
11am start
Main entrance to Buille Hill Park
opposite Manor Road on Eccles Old Road.
Buses 67, 100
Pat Williamson,
tel: 07596 446 838
Saturday, July 28th Bramhall Area
including Bramhall Hall after end of walk
10.30 Piccadilly for 10.46 train
Arrives Bramhall 11.02
Richard Cleverley,
tel: 07593 077 422
Tuesday, July 31st
Evening walk
Manchester Centre Peace & Justice sites
6.30pm start
Tiles map at Victoria Station Mags Metcalf,
tel: 07947 864 534
Monday, August 6th Short walk Sale Water Park and Chorlton Ees
11am start
Sale Water Park metro Maggie Walker,
tel: 07947 195875
Saturday,
August 11th
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Walk and Social Event
11am start
Car park at Sculpture Park
Car share available
Contact Chris Quinn or Maggie Smith
Chris Quinn,
tel: 07791 452 798
07879 465 047
Tuesday,
August 14th
Longer walk
Section of the Oldham way back to
Velodrome via Daisy Nook CP & Park Bridge
8 miles Linear
Victoria Station Metro for 10.33 tram to Oldham King Street. Lunch stop at Daisy Nook (food & drink available) Return from Velopark Metro Liz Jones,
tel: 07503 214 355
Vera Curtin
Monday, August 20th Short walk Fairy Land, Kenworthy Lane
& Chorlton Water Park 11am start
Sale Water Park metro Maggie Walker,
tel: 07947 195875
Saturday,
August 25th
Salford Trail
Roe Green to Blackleach CP
East Lancs Road (A580) and Old Clough Lane, Roe Green
V1 or V2 bus from Manchester
Rob Dean,
tel: 07521 976 455
Tuesday,
August 28th
Evening walk
Cheadle Hulme area
6.30pm start
Piccadilly Station for 18.08 train to Cheadle Hulme (Crewe train)
Arrive Cheadle Hulme 18.25
Phil Featherstone,
tel: 07753 682 575
Saturday,
September 3rd
Portland Basin Marina
Ashton Under Lyne canals
Ashton Under Lyne Metro Salle Dare,
tel: 07523 871475
Tuesday,
September 11th
Turton Tower, Bromley Cross Victoria Station for 10.29 train to Bromley Cross
Arrive Bromley Cross 10.58
Peter Matthews,
tel: 07914 640 293
Monday, September 17th Short walk Eccles Green Spaces 11am start Eccles metro Veronica Yates,
tel: 0161 789 5209
Tuesday,
September 25th
Evening walk
Twilight Walk in Manchester City
Centre (Pub afterwards)
6.30pm start
Manchester Cathedral
Opposite the river
Pat Williamson,
tel: 07596 446 838
Saturday,
September 29th
Haigh Hall Country Park, Wigan Car park (£3) at Haigh Country Park
M61 to J6, A6 towards Blackrod then Aspull and Haigh
Car share available Contact Maggie Smith
Geoff Jones,
tel: 07801 261 571
07879 465 047
Monday, October 1st Short walk Didsbury area and the River Mersey 11am start East Didsbury metro Phil Featherstone,
tel: 07753 682 575
Weekend Away,
October 5/6/7
Possibly Anglesey To be confirmed Check website
Tuesday,
October 9th
Stalybridge via Wild Bank Hill
6 miles 1000ft ascent
Victoria Station for 10.29 train to Stalybridge Margaret Manning,
tel: 07786 786 811
Monday, October 15th Short walk Heaton Mersey, with the accent on Mersey 11am start East Didsbury metro Brian Candeland,
tel: 07814 786 826
Saturday,
October 27th
Drinkwater Park,
Prestwich Forest Park, Philips Park,
River Irwell, Salford side
Corner of Butterstile Lane and Rainsough Brow, Agecroft, Prestwich
93 bus from stand L, Shudehill
Maggie Smith,
tel: 07879 465 047

Other walking groups in GM and High Peak
Full details of the Greater Manchester and High Peak area and all other local groups are available here.

If in your 20s and 30s longer walks also run by the Manchester and District walkers (MAD walkers) a local group of the Ramblers for people who live in and around the Greater Manchester area MADWalkers.

Busy during the week and can only walk at the weekends? A new group has been established called The Manchester Weekend Walkers. Full details at Weekend Walkers.

Greater Manchester & High Peak Area Ramblers have a programme of Coach Excursions from Manchester including three or four organised walks on alternate Sundays. Full details at Coach Rambles Group

Manchester Area also has an extensive programme of public transport walks using train/bus/tram from Central Manchester offering Wednesday Long Walks, Wednesday Short Walks and also a moderate walk on alternate Sundays, full details at Public Transport Walks