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Welcome to the homepage of the Manchester and Salford Ramblers,

a local group of the Ramblers Association.

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.

Next Saturday Walk: March 4th, TfGM Spring Walk. Clifton Country Park More details here
Next Sunday Walk: March 5th, TfGM Spring Walk. Fletcher Moss to Chapel Street park. More details here
Next Tuesday Walk: March 14th Bury to Prestwich.
Next Monday Walk: March 20th Former Stockport Canal, Clayton area.

More details of all walks/events Check Here!

NaturalOur Spring Summer Walks programme is now available on our walks page

And Be Our Friend!

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!

Next Newsletter

The latest Newsletter (February 2017) 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!

Other News

4 Bears found on our Worsley Old Hall Hunt. You can see more photos here

Get Involved

The Ramblers are interested on your views on Improving support from Ramblers groups and areas. If you want to plan your answers before completing the survey there is also a downloadable copy of the survey on the volunteer news story on their website. To have your say, please complete the survey here. Your answers will make a big difference in helping improve support in the future. The survey is open until March 31st.

Read important information about regular footpath clearing & inspection and how YOU can help 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.

8 reasons why walking is great for your health

Taken from "Tescoliving.com"
Gentle, low-impact exercise thatʼs easy, free and available to everyone ‐ hereʼs why walking rocks.
1. Walking strengthens your heart. Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. Itʼs great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a brisk 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk by up to 27 percent.
2. Walking lowers disease risk. A regular walking habit slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60 percent, and youʼre 20 percent less likely to develop cancer of the colon, breast or womb with an active hobby such as walking.
. 3. Walking helps you lose weight, Youʼll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3mph and itʼs 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories (equivalent to three Jaffa cakes and a jam doughnut!). Work that short walk into your daily routine and youʼll shed the pounds in no time.
4. Walking prevents dementia. Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory as the years pass. Since dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80, we reckon thatʼs a pretty great idea.
5. Walking tones up legs, bums and tums. Give definition to calves, quads and hamstrings while lifting your glutes (bum muscles) with a good, regular walk. Add hill walking into the mix and itʼs even more effective. Pay attention to your posture and youʼll also tone your abs and waist.
6. Walking boosts vitamin D. We all need to get outside more. Many people in the UK are vitamin D deficient, affecting important things like bone health and our immune systems. Walking is the perfect way to enjoy the enjoy the outdoors while getting your vitamin D fix.
7. Walking gives you energy. Youʼll get more done with more energy, and a brisk walk is one of the best natural energisers around. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body, helping you to feel more alert and alive. Try walking on your lunch break to achieve more in the afternoon.
8. Walking makes you happy. Itʼs true ‐ exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel‐good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety.
So for positive mental health, walking is an absolute must.

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