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.
The Ramblers nationwide re-consenting exercise commenced in the middle of May as planned. Please ensure you respond to the re-consent email as soon as possible, if you have not already done so.
It is very important that you respond and that you encourage others to do so too, as we are using consent as the legal basis for sending newsletters, walk programmes and other marketing communications by email to members. More information on how consent will be used can be found as part of the GDPR toolkit, within the frequently asked questions document (FAQs) at http://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/support-and-development/volunteer-toolkits-alphabetically-sorted/gdpr-toolkit.aspx
Next Tuesday Walk: June 26th Evening walk Oldham Edge. More Details here
Next Saturday June 30th Ramsbottom circular. here
Next Monday Walk: July 2nd Short walk, Buile Hill. More Details here
Next Social Sunday July 22nd SUMMER GARDEN PARTY.
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 (June 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!
Manchester Histories Festival - Sunday 10th June at Manchester Central Library.
Making sure we can all take a walk in the park
The Ramblers and the Town & Country Planning Association have today released a new report on Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces.
We know that walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and our new report explores the ways
we can make it easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park.
In the face of local authority budget cuts affecting the money available to maintain urban green spaces, the report looks at how
we can focus investment to encourage everyone to use their local parks. It also highlights some wonderful urban green spaces that
have been created by local authorities with innovative partnerships and creative funding sources.
We also surveyed people about attitudes to urban green spaces and we found that 67% of people walk in parks at least once a week.
However, certain groups were put off visiting their local parks for various reasons
One third of 16-24 year olds (33%) said they would be discouraged from using local green spaces because of safety concerns
67% of people said they would walk more if their parks were better maintained
35% of people over 75 said they would walk more often if there were more benches in their park
Our senior policy officer Kate Conto said: “We know that great parks and green spaces in urban areas make a big difference both to
individuals and communities. But with the reality of budget cuts, it’s vital to ensure funding is used as effectively as possible.
Considering the needs of a wide range of users will help ensure the creation of safe, accessible green spaces that the whole community can enjoy.
"Collaborative work on transforming parks with many different sources of funding can take a lot of time and effort to coordinate,
but the results can be really worth it, as we can see with some fantastic green space projects that have totally transformed urban communities."
Read the full report on Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces Here
Taken from "The Ramblers website"
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.