Manchester City Council

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Walking in Manchester

Introducing more exercise into your daily life can help you to feel happier and improve your health.

Manchester boasts a range of public parks and open spaces along with other opportunities for walking, sporting activities and sports development.

Walking groups 

If you prefer to walk with others why not join a local walking group

  • The Manchester and District Walkers (MAD)  is a 20s and 30s group which is part of the Ramblers and organise a wide range of walks in and around Manchester and beyond.
  • The Manchester Weekend Walkers is also part of the Ramblers walking group, with a programme of regular walks, socials and weekends away. They organise a number of walks usually at weekends or summer evenings
  • The Manchester and Salford Ramblers is for those who enjoy walking and rambling and also organise a variety of regular walks around Manchester and Salford

Useful websites

  • MCRactive lists a lot of regular walks and walking activities in Manchester.
  • Transport for Greater Manchester provide useful information to promote and encourage people to walk around Manchester.
  • Sustrans is a national charity who aim to make it easier for people to walk and cycle
  • Walkit helps you to plan a route, specifically designed with walking in mind it makes use of footpaths and quieter traffic free routes
  • Getting Manchester Moving is a great website to help provide you with all the information you need to become more physically active.
  • Living Streets is a national charity, they aim to create safe, attractive and enjoyable streets, where people want to walk.

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