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, March 10th||Crompton and Newhey area. Full details here.||Shaw & Crompton Metro station||Martin Riley, Tel: 07908 081959|
|Saturday, March 21st||Gtr Manchester & High Peak Area AGM Walk to Ancoats Peeps, Rochdale & Ashton Canals to Mechanics for AGM then lunch break. Reconvene for meeting 2.30. Full details here.||Meet 11.00 Band on the Wall, Swan St, Northern Quarter.||Mags Metcalf, Tel: 07947 864 534|
|Saturday, March 28th||Pendlebury area||Car park near Isis restaurant/St Augustine's Church, Bolton Rd., Pendlebury Bus no. 8 from Shudehill||Maggie Smith, Tel: 07879 465 047|
|Tuesday, April 14th||Marple, Peak Forest Canal, Chadkirk Chapel, River Goyt||Piccadilly Station for 10.14 train or Marple Station at 10.40||Margaret Manning, Tel: 0161 861 8390; mobile: 0778 678 6811|
|Weekend Away April 18/19th Long walks and short walks Ambleside YHA, Lake DistrictWeekend Away||Weekend Away||Weekend Away||Weekend Away|
|NEW! Monday Short walk, April 20th||LINEAR 2.5 miles Hough End Clough, Fallowfield Loop, Chorlton Park||Meet 11am. Whalley Range Girls School Wilbraham Rd/Princess Rd 101, 105, 85 bus from Piccadilly Return metro or bus||Salle Dare Tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Saturday, April 25th||New Pennine Way/ Hebden Bridge loop. Joint walk celebrating 50 years of Pennine Way Can join and leave at various points, Various lengths 5km to 10.5km||Hebden Bridge Railway Station at 10.35. Train from Victoria 9.47 arrives 10.19 but check times later. Visits Swillington, Horsehold, Heptonstall, Hebble Hole. Info on www.hebdenbridgeloop.org.uk||Hebden Bridge Walkers Association|
|Tuesday, May 12th||LINEAR Newton Heath, canal, Rochdale Rd||Newton Heath and Moston Metro Return by bus from Rochdale Rd||Salle Dare, Tel: Salle Dare 0161 861 8491|
|Saturday,May 16th||River Roch, Crimble||Car park at Queens Park, Queens Park Rd, Heywood 163 bus from Piccadilly/Oldham St to Heywood Centre then walk up Queens Park Rd to Park||Dave Lees, Tel: 0161 643 6558|
|Monday, May 18th Short Walk||11am, Chorlton Water Park and area||Chorlton Water Park Visitor Centre Maitland Ave||Steve Saxton, Tel: 0161 860 7857|
|Tuesday, May 26th Evening Walk||Clifton, Irwell, Outwood||7pm, Clifton Country Park Visitor Centre M27. Bus no. 8 from Shudehill||Wendy Olsen, Tel: 07796 998 293|
|Saturday, May 30th||Hadfield area. Valehouse and Rhodeswood Reservoirs Mostly flat||Piccadilly Train Station for 9.46 train to Hadfield or Hadfield Station 10.30 Check train times for changes||Kate Wilson, Tel: 0161 860 7779|
|Tuesday, June 9th||LINEAR Marple, Peak Forest Canal, River Tame, Denton||Piccadilly Railway Station 10.30 for 10.49 train to Marple Return by bus from Denton||Salle Dare, Tel: 0161 861 8491|
|Saturday, June 13th||Bollington, Kerridge Ridge, Gritstone Trail, Rainow, River Dean||Middlewood Way car park, Bollington, Cheshire Bus to Bollington from Stockport or car share available If travelling by car or need a lift please inform Maggie Smith so car share can be arranged.||Barry Windle, Tel: 0161 881 8313; Maggie Smith, Tel: 07879 465 047|
|Monday, June 15th. Short Walk||Irlam, Port Salford area, Ship Canal, Hulme Bridge ferry crossing to Davyhulme if in service to Millennium Park||11am Boysnope Wharf layby, A57, Liverpool Rd, Irlam just past Golf Club. Bus 100 from Trafford Centre or 67 from Shudehill||Maggie Smith, Tel: 07879 465 047|
|Tuesday, June 23rd Evening Walk||Reddish Vale Country Park River Tame east from VC||Reddish Vale Visitor Centre. Half mile walk frorn bus stop at junction of Reddish Lane/Reddish Vale Rd. If travelling by car or need a lift please inform Maggie Smith so car share can be arranged||Maggie Walker, Tel: 07947 195875; Maggie Smith, Tel: 07879 465 047|
|Saturday, June 27th Longer Walk Note 11am start||Macclesfield Forest, Shutlingsloe GR SJ 961711||11.00 meeting Meet Trentabank car park, Macclesfield Forest via Langley If travelling by car or need a lift please inform Maggie Smith so car share can be arranged||Margaret Manning, Tel: 0161 861 8390; Tel: 0778 678 6811 Maggie Smith 07879 465 047|
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 email@example.com.
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