North Manchester residents are invited to join a leisurely walk next weekend to find out more about plans for the future of Moston Vale.
The Irk Valley Walk will take place on Saturday, July 11th at 12noon from Moston Brook to Queen's Park.
Blue Badge Tour Guide, Kate Dibble, will lead the walk which is just over three miles, and will reveal the ambitious plans to rejuvenate and regenerate Moston Vale.
Along the way, walkers will get an insight into the plans shared by Manchester City Council and Oldham Borough Council that will result in major environmental improvements to the area as well as providing long term benefits for both residents and wildlife.
As well as rambling through some of North Manchester's most beautiful countryside, including Lightbowne Country Park, there will also be the opportunity to see the site of the new Manchester Communication Academy in Harpurhey and the site of Greater Manchester Police's new HQ at One Central Park.
Councillor Mike Amesbury, Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure, says: "There is a tremendous amount of work taking place throughout the Irk Valley to ensure it provides safe, comfortable countryside links for everyone. This walk will give people a taste of what is planned for the valley in the future."
The walk will begin at Failsworth Canal Basin off Ashton Road West opposite the Tesco car park at 12noon, before finishing in Queen's Park at about 2pm in time to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment and activities at the North City Festival.
There will be a free bus transporting walkers back to Failsworth at 4pm.