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Walking Activities in Greater Manchester

Approach to the Cage, Lyme Park

Approach to the Cage, Lyme Park © Dr Andrew Read

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Looking for something to do or somewhere to explore this weekend? We have lots of suggestions for kids and adults to enjoy while taking a walk!

National Trust – Active Outdoors

The National Trust have lots of places for you to visit over the holidays with activities to take part in.

Find out more here

Forestry England – Active Forests

Find a forest to explore in the Greater Manchester area: Click here

Outdoor activities from Forestry England

Mindfulness ‘forest bathing’ activity sheets

GM Daily Mile Toolkit

The GM Daily Mile Toolkit has lots of fun activities for families to download and enjoy.

You can find the toolit here

Go Jauntly – GM Short Walks

There are 30 GM Short Walks available for you to try on the Go Jauntly app; the step by step photos and route descriptions make these routes fun and easy to follow.

Find out more here

Love Exploring

The Love Exploring app provides games and guided trails designed for families to enjoy. There are fairies and dinosaurs to find in some of Greater Manchester’s parks!

Find out more here

Orienteering is for everyone – Permanent courses to try in Greater Manchester parks

The joy of orienteering is getting from A to B by whichever route you choose. Orienteering is inclusive:  anyone aged from 8 to 80 can give it  go. Orienteering is usually an outdoor activity, but it can be done indoors too. Parks are good because in addition to the parkland they often have paths and facilities.

There is no reason why anyone, including someone with a disability, who wants to get from A to B their way shouldn’t take to orienteering.

Did you know that you can walk the permanent orienteering courses that are available in lots of Greater Manchester parks?

Find out more about the parks with the easiest and most accessible permanent courses here

Watch the short video

University of Manchester’s Interactive Tree Trail

The Tree Trail has been designed as a web-based app which can be used by anyone with a smartphone or handheld device. There are three distinct trails with more than 50 trees to discover spread across the University’s Oxford Road Campus and North Campus as well as Whitworth Park.

Find out more here

Stockport's Frog-tastic Art Trail

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Stockport’s Gigantic Leap, an art trail of giant-sized frogs, celebrates all the great changes that are taking place in Stockport.

Explore the trail and discover the giant frogs, which one is your favourite?

Find out more

Check out the list of events coming up along the Kingfisher trail in Bolton and Moses Gate Country Park.

Scan the QR code on the download, or book via the facebook page:

Download the leaflet

Discover even more ideas, activities and downloads in our Guides Maps & Toolkits section

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