Manchester and Salford Ramblers
Walks are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated.
Walks are normally 5- 6 miles, but we have added some longer walks into this years's programme- so please check details carefully. We have also added some short walks on Mondays
There’s always a warm welcome for new walkers on our walks However if you haven’t been on walks with us before and want to meet up with someone to travel to the walk, please contact Maggie Smith Walks Co-ordinator – see details on the committee page.
|Date||Walk Description||Meeting Place and time. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated.||Walk leader and contact details|
|Tuesday, September 22nd. Note: Evening walk||Manchester city centre, music and architecture then pub. More details here||7pm. Main entrance Chethams School of Music near Urbis||Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534|
|Saturday, September 26th||Radcliffe, canals, Bury area. More details here||Radcliffe Metro Station||Kevin Murphy, tel: 07852 113 971|
|Weekend 9 - 11 October: Weekend away||Coalbrookdale YH Shropshire||More details here||Kevin Murphy, tel: 07852 113 971|
|Tuesday, October 13th||Architecture, Canals and Parks||Timperley Metro||Pia Feig, tel: 07745 242 012|
|Saturday, October 17th||Win Hill and round Ladybower reservoir. Note: long walk||Piccadilly Train Station. 9.49 train to Bamford||Salle Dare, tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Monday, October 19th||Pendlebury, fields and reclaimed mining land||Car park near Isis restaurant and St Augustine's Church, Pendlebury No. 8 bus from Shudehill Note: 11am start||Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047|
|Saturday, October 31st||New Mills, Millennium Walkway and Torrs||Piccadilly Train Station. 9.49 train to Buxton or 10.22 at New Mills, Newtown Station||Kate Wilson, tel: 07792 936 217|
|Saturday, November 7th||AGM: Kersal Moor and Dale, Salford - short walk before lunch and AGM||10.30 walk 12.30 lunch 2.00 AGM. Garden Needs Garden Centre, Radford St, off Bury New Rd., Kersal, Salford M7, bus 97,98 from Shudehill to Park St., Bury New Rd||Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534|
|Tuesday, November 10th||Smithy Bridge to Littleborough via Wardle. Note: LINEAR 6 - 7 miles||Smithy Bridge railway station return from Littleborough station. Victoria Train station for 9.56 train to Smithy Bridge (Blackburn train||Martin Riley, tel: 07908 081 959|
|Monday, November 16th||Media City, Manchester Ship Canal. Note: short walk||Media City Metro, 11am start||Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534|
|Saturday, November 28th||Buxton to Whaley Bridge. Note: LINEAR 9 miles||Piccadilly Train Station 10.30 for 10.50 Buxton train. Return from Whaley Bridge||Salle Dare, tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Tuesday, December 8th||Tandle Hill and canal and maybe more!||Mills Hill Train Station or 10.26 train to Leeds from Victoria Station. arrives 10.36||Chris Quinn, tel: 07791 452 798|
|Monday, December 21st||Sale Water Park, River Mersey. Note: easy walk 3 miles||Sale Water Park Metro Note: 11.00am start||Maggie Walker, tel: 07947 195875|
|Saturday, December 26th||Boxing Day Walk: Heaton Park and area 12.00 start||Heaton Park Metro||Andy Barclay, tel: 07796 400 332|
|Tuesday, January 12th||Chinley Head||Piccadilly Train station 10.30 for 10.49 train to Chinley||Salle Dare, tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Monday, January 18th||Chorlton Water Park, Note: short walk||Meet visitors centre, Maitland Road, Chorlton, Chorlton Water Park Note: 11.00 start||Steve Saxton, tel: 0161 860 7857|
|Saturday, January 30th||Walk links several parks Whitworth, Alexandra, Platt Fields and Birchfields using parts of the Green Corridor||Front of Whitworth Art Gallery Buses 15, 41-43, 141-143, 147||Margaret Manning, tel: 077867 86811|
|Tuesday, February 9th||Mersey Valley and area||Fletcher Moss Gardens Cafe, Didsbury. East Didsbury metro or buses 42,44,142 from Piccadilly||Dave Barcroft, tel: 0161 860 4564|
|Monday, February 15th||River Irwell, Blackfriars to Peel Park and Salford Art Gallery, Note: LINEAR walk||People's History Museum, Bridge Street, Manchester Note: 11am start||Peter Matthews, tel: 0161 737 9703|
|Saturday, February 27th||River Bollin and Quarry Bank||Quarry Bank Car Park, Styal Country Park. (Car share available, contact Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047)||Rob Dean, tel: 0161 07773 199 950|
|Tuesday, March 8th||Butterley Reservoir and Black Moss||Victoria Station 10.57 Train to Marsden||Salle Dare, tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Saturday, March 19th||GM &HP AREA AGM Canal and city centre walk||12.00 start, AGM at 2.00 Friends Meeting House, Mount St Meet Manchester Cathedral 12 noon||Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534|
|Monday, March 21st||Blackley Forest||Bowker Vale Metro, note: 11.00 start||Richard Cleverley, tel: 07593 077 422|
|Saturday, March 26th||Marple Ridge and canal||Car Park on The Ridge in Marple. Take Church Lane through Marple, this becomes The Ridge and the car park is on the left just before the Romper pub. (Car share available. Phone Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047)||Barry Windle, tel: 07952 860 747|
|Tuesday, April 12th||Old halls of Middleton||Hopwood Hall Drive, Hopwood Hall College. NB Middleton not Rochdale No 17 bus from Shudehill bus station||Dave Lees, tel: 0161 643 6558|
|Monday, April 18th||Barton swing bridges, pocket park and canals||Barton Bridge over the Ship canal near the Trafford Centre Note: 11am start||Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047|
|Saturday, April 30th||Manchester Ship Canal, Pomona Dock||Cornbrook metro||Wendy Olsen, tel: 07796 998 293|
Interested in going on other longer walks? Manchester Associates Rambling Club offers members walks of around 8 - 10 miles in Greater Manchester and the surrounding counties on 3 Sundays a month, and runs a coach trip to areas like Cumbria, North Yorkshire, North Wales or Derbyshire once a month.Membership is only £3.00 per year; if you want to know more ring Simon Cleverley on 0161 860 0350 or email Simon on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If in your 20s and 30s longer walks also run by the Manchester and District walkers (MAD walkers) a local group of the Ramblers for people who live in and around the Greater Manchester area MADWalkers.
Busy during the week and can only walk at the weekends? A new group has been established called The Manchester Weekend Walkers. Full details at Weekend Walkers.
Greater Manchester & High Peak Area Ramblers have a programme of Coach Excursions from Manchester including three or four organised walks on alternate Sundays. Full details at Coach Rambles Group
Manchester Area also has an extensive programme of public transport walks using train/bus/tram from Central Manchester offering Wednesday Long Walks, Wednesday Short Walks and also a moderate walk on alternate Sundays, full details at Public Transport Walks