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.
Next Saturday Walk:January 28th, Part of the "Oldham Way"
Next Tuesday Walk: February 14th Todmorden Circular
Next Monday Walk: February 20th Pendlebury fields. More details
More details of all walks/events
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
This is a great opportunity to post your pictures, favourite walks, events
and any other stuff you want to share. Like!
latest Newsletter (December 2016) 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!
The start of our Debdale Park walk January 15th 2017
You can see more photos here
You may also be interested in attending a committeee meeting,
so you can meet the 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 would not know anyone, give our secretary Mags Metcalf a ring.
Contact details are available on the Committee
Read important information about regular footpath clearing and how YOU can help
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 on 14 November 2016, did release the results of the Big Pathwatch, the nation’s biggest ever footpath survey.
The results revealed that although more than half (56%) of paths are well-kept and signposted, more than a
third (35%) are in need of improvement and nearly a tenth (9%) are difficult or impossible to use.
Just over half of reported features were negative (55%), with muddy, ploughed or potholed paths, unsafe stiles, gates
or bridges, heavy undergrowth or overhanging vegetation. Many of these made paths difficult or impossible to use.
However, 45% of features identified were positive, with attractive views topping the charts
So when you’re out walking, pick up rubbish, carry a pair of secateurs and snip away overhanging vegetation. Or join one of our
path maintenance teams and help keep paths clear.
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