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.
Come, Walk with Us! Beautiful Autumn colours!!
Next Saturday Walk: Saturday, September 24th, Mersey Valley
Next Tuesday Walk: Tuesday 27th September Evening Walk Around Manchester City Centre
Next Monday Walk: Monday, October 17th Short walk
More details of all walks/events
Also, take part in Transport for Greater Manchester Walking Weekends, start on Friday 16th September. Details here
Read Exciting News about the Big Pathwatch
Read about Manchester Green Corridor
Read about Hebden Bridge loop on the Pennine way
The latest Newsletter 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 of next year's walks plus information on local campaign activities, so get reading!
Read important information about regular footpath clearing
Information on other groups walking in the area, using public transport or taking coaches to go further afield may be found here
Information on Wildlife Recording in Greater Manchester may be found here.
And Be Our Friend!
The Manchester and Salford Ramblers are now on 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 there!
This is a great opportunity to post your pictures, favourite walks, events and any other stuff you want to share. Like!
If you notice a problem with a footpath In Manchester such as an obstruction and if it is a serious blockage please report to Kevin Gillham , or tel: 0161 234 5148. Please remember, if you are reporting a problem to the council in this way, please also copy in our footpath officer, Richard Cleverley
April 2012 was the 80th Anniversary of the mass trespass of Kinder Scout (1932) by ramblers and there was a programme of events to mark the occasion that several Manchester and Salford Ramblers took part in. Read a report of the anniversary activities.
You may also be interested in attending a committeee meeting, so you can meet committee members, listen to a guest speaker and generally feel more connected to the group. If you would like a lift or are concerned that you won’t know anyone, give our secretary Mags Metcalf a ring. Contact details are available on the Committee page.
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.
The Ramblers campaign to keep footpaths open and to generally improve the environment for walkers.
Richard would like volunteers from the Manchester and Salford Ramblers to form a team to help with this work.
Are you interested, can you help?
One of the Ramblers’ key missions is to “protect rights of way, campaign for access to open country and defend the countryside.” And some of these basic principles were under threat with the proposed "sell off" of English forestry lands. Members of the Manchester and Salford Ramblers played their part in the protests.