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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! Welcome 2016!!

Breaking News: Something to look forward to: New details of next weekend away here.

Next Tuesday Walk: Tuesday, February 9th: Mersey Valley

Next Monday Walk: Monday, February 15th: River Irwell area (linear walk)

Next Saturday Walk: Saturday, February 27th: Quarry Bank

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 December 2015 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, you can contact the neighbourhood officers below and ask them to clear it. Please remember, if you are reporting a problem to the council officers in this way, please also copy in our footpath officer, Richard Cleverley

    For those who want to know how to report a footpath problem; here are some useful contacts for Manchester:

    Wards: Ardwick, Longsight, Rusholme; E-mail Manager: Samantha Stabler or Maria Boylan
    Wards: Baguley, Brooklands, Northenden, Sharston, Woodhouse Park; E-mail Manager: Emma White
    Wards: Burnage, Fallowfield, Old Moat, Levenshulme, Withington;E-mail Manager: Ingrid Daly
    Wards: Chorlton, Chorlton Park, Didsbury East, Didsbury West, Whalley Range; E-mail Manager: Phil Appleby
    Wards: City Centre; E-mail Manager: Angela Whitehead
    Wards: Crumpsall, Cheetham Hill, Higher Blackley; E-mail Manager: Helen Coates
    Wards: Gorton North, Gorton South; E-mail Manager: David Hughes
    Wards: Miles Platting, Newton Heath, Bradford, Ancoats, Clayton; E-mail Manager: Keith Garner
    Wards: Moss Side Hulme; E-mail Manager: Erle Gardner
    Wards: Moston, Harpurhey, Charlestown; E-mail Manager: Mark Warmisham

    If it is a serious blockage please report to Kevin Gillham , or tel: 0161 234 5148.

  • 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