GM Walking Festival

Be part of the Greater Manchester Walking Festival every May

GM Walking Festival 2024 is here!

Our webpage for the GM Walking Festival 2024 is live.

You’re invited to join as many of our 300 free, group walks as you’d like throughout National Walking Month.

Celebrate the joy of walking and wheeling this May, check out the full programme of events below.

View the GM Walking Festival programme here

GM Walking Festival

Aligning with May’s National Walking Month, The GM Walking Festival is a celebration of walking and an opportunity for everyone to join in with a programme of free, organised group walks across Greater Manchester.

The month-long programme of activities is organised and shaped by local people and organisations to spread the joy of walking and connect people to each other and local places.

Anyone can join in or host a walk. In 2023, we had over 300 walks submitted by organisations, groups, and individuals, collectively providing a major boost to people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Walking has many benefits include meeting new people, getting outdoors, discovering new places, and moving a little more, which is proven to improve long-term health conditions and reduce social isolation.

Watch the below video to see what the GM Walking Festival is all about:

Who organises The GM Walking Festival?

The GM Walking Festival is built and shaped by local people, and is overseen by a Festival Steering Group which is convened by GM Moving.

The steering group includes previous festival walk organisers, members of GM Walking Voice, and representatives involved in coordinating local walking schemes, programs, and services. All of them bring their expertise and knowledge to support less active people in walking and wheeling more often as part of everyday life.

Be part of GM Walking Festival 2024