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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.

Come, Walk with Us! Beautiful Autumn colours!!

Next Saturday Walk: Saturday, October 29th, Alderley Edge, through woods, along Sandstone Edge

Next Tuesday Walk: Tuesday, November 8th Two Tips Trip, Brindleheath to Lumns Lane and back Salford

Next Monday Walk: Monday, November 21st Buile Hill Park and area, Short walk

More details of all walks/events
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Read Exciting News about the Big Pathwatch

Read about Manchester Green Corridor

Read about Hebden Bridge loop on the Pennine way

Next Newsletter

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!

Other News

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!

Other News

  • 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.

  • Get Involved

    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.
    We now have footpath officers for both Salford and Manchester. The work can be really interesting: read the report from Chris about her work in Salford here.
    We have a new Manchester Footpath Officer, Richard Cleverley, who will be taking over the task of surveying, checking and maintaining all the footpaths in the Manchester area. We have already checked many of these footpaths and found many of them to be in good condition, well signposted and easily accessible. However, there is still more work to be done.

    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?
    If so, please contact Richard directly

  • 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.

  • Manchester and Salford Ramblers, Kinder 2010

    The Ramblers' Association