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.
Thursday, February 22nd Walk 2 of the Salford Trail. More Details
Next Saturday Walk: February 24th, East Didsbury to Sale Water Park. More Details
Next Tuesday Walk: March 13th Mossley circular.More Details
Next Monday Walk: March 19th Short walk, Stretford to Urmston Linear.
Next Social Tuesday March 20th the Scuttlers Tour with Emma Fox. More Details here
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!
The latest Newsletter (February 2018) 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!
In the RHS magazine there is an article about the launch of an oral history project to gather memories of those who lived, worked and played in the grounds of Worsley New Hall.
If so you can email : firstname.lastname@example.org
TfGMʼs Winter Walks 17 - 25 February 2018
We have put 3 walks in this years TfGM Winter Walks
Monday, February 19th, Littlemoss and Hollinwood Canal, 11am start
Thursday, February 22nd, The Salford Trail Walk 2, 10.30am start
Saturday, February 24th, East Didsbury to Chorlton Water Park, 10.30am start
You can find all of the TfGM Winter walking week walks here
Feedback from the 2017 Autumn walking week
No. of groups involved 33
No. of led walks delivered 104
No. of participants 1228
39% of respondents reported that they haven't been on a led walk in the last 12 months
79% reported that attending the walk has encouraged them to walk more
93% claim that they're likely to attend another led walk in Greater Manchester
39% attended a walk in a different district to their home
99% report to have been satisfied with the led walk
The Carbon Landscape is changing the way in which we approach landscapes and communities in Wigan, Salford and Warrington. The new Outdoor Champion programme will engage with natural and
cultural heritage through structured health walks within the flashes, moss lands and wetlands corridor of the carbon landscape.
To take part, or if you'd like more information, please contact email@example.com
or have a look at the website Carbon Landscape
Building better places for walkers
Think about the places you walk everyday - to work, to shops or to the park. Do you alter your route to avoid streets with narrow pavements?
Are there particular roads you fear because the crossing points are in the wrong place or non-existent?
At some point, most of us will have been put off walking because of the design of the built environment. Walking is a popular form of transport in urban areas,
but there are still too many short journeys being made by car which could be made on foot. For example, research from Transport for London revealed that Londoners
make 2.4 million daily journeys by motorised transport (mostly car or bus) that could be walked, increasing pollution, congestion and danger to people who do walk or cycle.
So how can we persuade more people to walk for short journeys? We think the answer, in large part, is to shape the built environment to make it easier to do so.
To better understand how we can achieve this, weʼve partnered with the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) to investigate how local authorities -
who have significant influence over built environments in towns and cities - work with developers to make new developments more "walkable".
This research found that the vast majority of local authorities are keen to create better walking infrastructure in new developments, and sometimes manage to do this by having
clear policies and targets for walking; good relationships and early discussions with developers; and having confidence to use the planning tools at their disposal.
Local authorities also cited barriers to creating better places for walking, including lack of resources in council planning departments and the need to clearly establish
the economic value that connectivity can bring to a development, to challenge developer claims that improving the walkability of a development is too costly to undertake.
Over the next few years, we can expect our towns and cities to change rapidly in response to the Governmentʼs plans to deliver more housing. The changes that are coming
present both a threat and an opportunity for the walking environment.
We need to have a public conversation about the type of places we should build not just the numbers of homes delivered. The Ramblers wants to work with councils and developers to make sure
that new commercial and residential developments deliver benefits for walkers, enhancing peopleʼs connectivity with the area they live in and giving more back to communities.
Have you come across any newly developed urban areas that you think are particularly walkable? Weʼd love to hear from you.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or share your thoughts with us on social media.