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Monthly Walking Challenge Calendars

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Top Tips for making the most of your Walking Calendar

  • Create a monthly walking challenge and send the calendar to your workplace, family or friends to join in
  • Print out the calendar, or you can save it to your computer and type in the boxes, or use the tick box!
  • You can record your mileage, steps or time for an accumulator challenge (20 minutes is about a mile)
  • Use the vast amount of ideas, suggestions and downloads in the GM Daily Mile Toolkit
  • Use some of our resources and activities to give purpose to your walks
  • Find new Walking Routes in your area, (or even add your own to our site!)
  • Check out the 30 GM Short walks on the Go Jauntly app
  • Make time to meet friends, family or colleagues out for a walk
  • Do a walk commute, even if it is back to the home desk!
  • Share your walks and photos on social media to inspire others. tagging us @GMWalks on twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #GMWalking

December Walking Tips and Challenges

Read our tips and challenges below to help you make the most of walking this month

  • Walking Advent Challenge – why not try walking every day in the run up to Christmas. Walking is a great way to connect with nature, explore your communities and get your steps in! Make it even more of a challenge by choosing a different route everyday – find lots of walking routes on our website.
  • Thursday 7th December is Christmas Jumper Day. Go on a walk with family or friends in your Christmas Jumpers to get in the festive spirit!
  • November the 25th – December 10th is the 16 Days of Activism against gendered-based violence. As part of Right to the Streets, our campaign to make parks and public spaces safer for women and girls, we co-developed maps for walking and wheeling in North Trafford highlighting routes that are safe and accessible for all. Find the maps for Old Trafford and Gorse Hill on our website and explore the routes during the 16 Days of Activism.
  • As always check out walking routes and walking groups near you to get outside, connect with others, and discover the joy of the journey. Find them on our main website home page
  • Each month there’s a calendar you can download and use to plan your walks and keep track of your activities. Find the calendar below.
  • Sign up to our newsletter to hear more opportunities and updates relating to walking, wheeling and cycling in Greater Manchester. Scroll down to ‘Stay in the Loop’ to subscribe today.

Let us know what goals you’re setting yourself this month by tagging @GMWalks in your pictures or using the hashtag #GMWalking! We’d love to know how you get on.

Download your Walking Calendar for this month below!

Download the calendar here

We will be updating this page each month with new calendars, ideas, and challenges to encourage more walking across Greater Manchester!

You can also find information on the calendars in our monthly GM Walking Newsletters. Sign up by completing the ‘Stay in the loop’ form below.

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