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! Spring is Here! Birds are Singing!!
Next Saturday walk: Saturday April 25th, New Pennine Way/ Hebden Bridge loop with Hebden Bridge Walkers Association
Next Tuesday Walk: Tuesday, May 12th, Newton Heath, canal, Rochdale Rd
More details of all walks/events
Greater Manchester Walking Festival. With over 100 free guided walks throughout May, the Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2015 has something to suit everyone.
Join in themed walks of varying lengths and terrains, and discover the best of the outdoors in and around Greater Manchester’s cities, towns, countryside and waterside.
Read about Manchester Green Corridor
The latest February 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 and other 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, 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
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.