About GM Walking

Hello. Welcome to Greater Manchester Walking - a hub of information to help you walk, stroll, amble, mooch and connect

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What is GM Walking?

Whether you are looking for a walking route to explore your local area or somewhere new or want to help someone you know join a local walking group we hope this website will help you.

We also have lots of tips and resources to help you make walking part of your everyday life and ways in which you can contribute to creating places that are more attractive, safe and supportive of walking.

Greater Manchester has the ambition to be the first walking region to help get Greater Manchester Moving.  We have fantastic, diverse greenspace and places across Greater Manchester and we want to support you to explore and enjoy them as well as make walking part of everyone’s daily routine.

Walking Region Ambition

By investing in walking and complementing wider investment into infrastructure and localities, ‘GM Walking’ aims to create a social movement for walking that will help to reduce health care costs caused by physical inactivity and improve overall health and wellbeing of our residents.

How will we realise our ambition?

  • £2 million investment has come from the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to support our aim to become the country’s first walking city-region.
  • We’ve committed to become the world’s first Daily Mile city-region, encouraging everyone regardless of age, ability or personal circumstance to get moving and run, jog or walk for 15 minutes every day.
  • Greater Manchester is investing in infrastructure too with Greater Manchester’s Cycling and Walking Commissioner Chris Boardman leading the introduction of more than 1,000 miles of new cycling and walking routes across our city-region through the Bee Network. The funding matches levels seen in cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and will create the UK’s largest joined-up walking and cycling route network.

The journey so far...

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