GM Walking Festival 2020

Be part of the Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2020!

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The next Greater Manchester Walking Festival is planned for the 1- 31 May 2020.
Celebrating the joy of walking, the Festival will bring together neighbours, friends and communities to have fun and re-discover, or perhaps discover for the first time, the joy of the journey!

For the past five years the Walking Festival has encouraged people across our great city-region to get out and enjoy a walk, make new connections, discover new places and perhaps learn new things.

We heard from all quarters that you want another Festival. So we’re planning the next one 1-31 May 2020 and this year we want you to make the Festival more joyful and fun than ever before!

Could you or your organisation plan and host a walk for the festival (or two or three…) that will encourage people who don’t usually walk to get outdoors next May? See below on how to submit a walk. Submission deadline: 9th February 2020.

Submit a Walk

Use the form below to provide us with the details of your walk. Please submit this form by Sunday 9th February 2020.

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The Greater Manchester Festival is a programme of free led walks across the whole of Greater Manchester, with something for all ages and abilities. We are offering you the opportunity to plan and lead a walk for the people in your community.

  • We want to reach non walkers, the neighbours, colleagues and friends that think a Walking Festival is boring! It’s not all about muddy boots and long hikes. We want to tap into people’s interests – we call it walking by stealth – and provide a programme of fun walks that will remind people how joyful walking is.
  • How about organising a super hero fancy dress walk for children and families?
  • For the selfie takers, how about an alternative selfie tour of local landmarks?
  • A litter-picking walk for the community-minded?
  • Could you team up with a local dogs home and organise a dog walk connecting dogs with people who might not be able to have their own dog?
  • Could a treasure hunt or nature trail showcase the local points of interest or scenic spots?

What matters is that everyone has fun as they move and walk – realising the many health and wellbeing benefits of being more physically active.

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