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Greater Manchester Short Walks – Now on the Go Jauntly App!

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Greater Manchester Short Walks for wellbeing

Nature is the key to better mental wellbeing:

New “wellbeing walks” launched across Greater Manchester

Together with Go Jauntly, Walking Projects CIC, and local community organisations across Salford, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale and Bolton, we’ve created a series of new wellbeing walks across Greater Manchester.

It is recognised that walking in and around nature for at least 20 minutes a day is vital for both physical health and mental wellbeing.  Walking is fun, free and easy. It’s one of the easiest ways to be a little more active and it can boost your overall well-being. At least 50% of these walks are step-free and so will appeal to wheelchair users and to families with pushchairs.

These brand new Greater Manchester walking routes are available for FREE on the Go Jauntly walking app and you can even download them in advance so that they are available in offline mode (saving your mobile data costs). Hurrah!

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Here’s the full list of Greater Manchester Short Walks:

SALFORD

Buile Hill Park

A step-free stroll around Buile Hill Park. There are accessible parking bays near the start.

Can be walked in 30 mins (1.6km)

Kersal Wetlands

A level stroll through the new Kersal Wetlands, a haven for wildlife in Salford. Mixed surfaces.

Can be walked in 1hr (2.7km)

Peel Park longer route

A longer step-free walk around Salford’s Peel Park. Some fairly steep slopes & gravel surfaces.

Can be walked in 50 mins (2.3km)

Peel Park accessible route

A wheelchair-friendly wander around Salford’s beautiful and historic Peel Park

Can be walked in 45 mins (2km)

Ashton’s Fields

An accessible walk from Blackleach Country Park around a landscaped former mining area.

Can be walked in 1hr (3.1km)

MANCHESTER

Newton Heath paths & parks

A level stroll around Newton Heath, featuring the canal, two parks and traffic-free paths.

Can be walked in 50 mins (2.2km)

Brookdale Park

An easy trail through Newton Heath’s Brookdale Park, accessible for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Can be walked in 25 mins (1.1km)

Crumpsall Park & secret paths

A jaunt around Crumpsall, Manchester, including the lovely park and some lesser-known paths.

Can be walked in 40 mins (1.7km)

Crumpsall step-free walk

A walk around Crumpsall including two parks and a pretty church. Some gradients & awkward gates.

Can be walked in 55 mins (2.6km)

Collyhurst Parks & Valley walk

Well made paths and greenery with some steps and slopes. Lovely river and city views.

Can be walked in 1 hr 10 mins (3km).

OLDHAM

Alexandra Park, Oldham

A step-free walk around the beautiful Alexandra Park, with its lakes, trees and monuments.

Can be walked in 30 mins (1.3km)

Northern Roots explorer

An exploration of the 160-acre Northern Roots eco-park site. Slopes, steps & mud but great scenery!

Can be walked in 1hr 40 mins (3.7km)

BOLTON

Moss Bank accessible walk

A walk around Moss Bank Park to the north of Bolton. Well-made paths. One section shared with cars.

Can be walked in 40 mins (1.4km)

Queen’s Park step-free walk

A circular exploration of Bolton’s lovely Queen’s Park. No steps & hard-surfaced paths but some slopes.

Can be walked in 45 mins (2km)

Moses Gate Country Park

A circular walk full of scenic interest with lakeside, river and woodland views. A few steps and rougher paths.

Can be walked in 40 mins (1.8km)

Farnworth Central Park

A surprisingly varied step-free walk around Farnworth’s Central Park. Good paths but a few slopes.

Can be walked in 35 mins (1.3km)

Seven Acres Country Park

An exploration of a picturesque country park. Moderate slopes but some muddy, uneven & narrow paths.

Can be walked in 55 mins (2.7km)

Queen’s Park Heywood step-free

A step-free exploraiton of a gorgeous park. Lovely lakes, play areas & a cafe. A few short slopes.

Can be walked in 35 mins (1.1 km)

ROCHDALE

Alkrington Woods

A moderate walk around Middleton’s beautiful Alkrington Woods. Some ups & downs and rough surfaces.

Can be walked in 1hr (3km)

Hollingworth Lake step-free walk 

A circuit of lovely Hollingworth Lake. Fully paved to the halfway point then a well-made dirt track

Can be walked in 1hr 30 mins (3.7km)

Rochdale Canal & Stanney Brook

A lovely walk from kingsway Metrolink. A few steps & barriers but should be OK for pushchair users.

Can be walked in 45 mins (2.3km)

Falinge Park accessible walk

A step-free wander around the lovely Falinge Park & neighbouring Cronkeyshaw Common. Some slopes.

Can be walked in 45 min (2.1km)

Do you have any more walks you think would be good to add? You can easily create your own walk on the app for others to enjoy. Find out more about creating the ultimate walk or get in touch if you need any help.

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