GM Moving in Action: Launch week walks

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As part of the GM Moving in Action launch, we wanted to celebrate walking as part of the events, and also showcase some of the walking work across Greater Manchester.

We have some walk suggestions below, for the week of 13-17th September for our conference attendees to join in with.

So, let’s walk the talk, and teach what we preach! Make a commitment to yourself to get out in the fresh air. Maybe arrange to meet up with a colleague, family member or friend, and check out one of these walks, or indeed any of the many walking groups or self-led routes, plus the Go Jauntly 30 wellbeing walks, which are all available on our website!

Booking may apply for some of the walks listed.

If you are not already booked onto the GM Moving in Action: Launch and Conference on Monday 13th September, you can book on here

Happy walking!

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Bury walks

Bury walk with me have supplied a leaflet with 10 short led weekly walks currently on offer.

  • The walks are on 6 days of the week, Monday to Saturday
  • They range from just 30 minutes to 1.5hrs.

To find out more, download the leaflet below, or go to:

Download the leaflet


Thrive Manchester have a short Wellbeing Walk on Wednesdays at 11am outside the Northern Den in Wythenshawe.

Check out the leaflet, or for more information contact:


Or call: 07859832533

Download leaflet

Oldham Pharmacy walks

The successful Pharmacy short walks in Oldham’s Glodwick and Failsworth are part of the National Diabetes prevention program, and are run by UProjects and BAME Connect.

The Glodwick walks are on Tuesdays
Meet at 10:15am At the car park on Cranbrook Street, behind Lees Road Pharmacy, Glodwick
For more information call Saima at BAME Connect
on 07462836926 or  Download the Glodwick leaftet here

The Failsworth walks are on Wednesdays at 10:15. See opposite and download the leaflet below, or contact Alan Keane:

Download the Failsworth leaflet here

The details of the walks suggested for the Rochdale area are listed below:

Rochdale Health Alliance – Kirkholt Health Walk

Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale circle – Canal / Wildhouse Lane loop walk

  • Friday 17th September at 12 noon.
  • For further details contact Mark Wyn: 0800 112 3440

Your Trust – Hollingworth Lake Walk

  • Friday 17th September from 1:30-2:30pm
  • Meeting point: Front of visitors centre at Hollingworth Lake. Just outside the café window
  • Gentle, easy paced walk and talk down by the meadow and pond that is part of the country park, benches are available to sit upon as required, slightly longer loop if required around back of pond beside the culvert.
  • Distance: Approximately 1/2 mile for longest circuit, and can be made shorter or longer dependant on loops, rest can be taken at any point as required.
  • Terrain: even terrain, road and paths, if taking longer route some grassy areas but all fairly level, slight incline on way back to café and car parks. Car Park: Car parking available, cost of £1 payable at machines on site.
  • Booking contact: Elaine Stott – / 01706 926205


A new walking map has been developed as part of Age Friendly Tameside. displaying seven routes around central Stalybridge and Ridge Hill connected by five ‘social talking’ benches.

There are also regular guided walks listed on the map, such as the BigLocal Guided Walks (4 Ambleside, Stalybridge, SK15 1EB) – every Tuesday at 10:30am

You can download the full leaflet below

Download the leaflet and map


The details of the walks suggested for the Trafford area are listed below:

Manor Court, Sale

  • A short walk and a longer walk available (90 minutes) – vicinity of Carrington Moss – meet 9.45 a.m. leaves at 10.00 a.m.
  • Meet at: Manor Court Community Centre, Sale, Greater Manchester, M33 5LX

Stretford Walk

  • A short and longer (90 minutes) walk available – vicinity of Stretford Heights, Bridgewater Canal and Sale/Stretford/Chorlton Water Parks
  • Meet at 9.45 a.m. leaves 10.00 a.m.
  • St. Matthews Community Hall, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M32 9A

Sale Sports Club Walk

  • A walk of about 90 minutes in the vicinity of Priory Woods and Sale Water Park – meet 9.45 a.m. leaves 10 a.m.
  • Sale Sports Club M33 2DE

Bookings for all 3 walks on

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