The Ramblers

An association of people and groups who come together to both enjoy walking and other outdoor pursuits and ensure that we protect and expand the infrastructure and places people go walking

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The Ramblers is a charity whose goal is to protect the ability of people to enjoy the sense of freedom and benefits that come from being outdoors on foot. Here you can find out about the opportunities and work in Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers

If you live in or around Manchester or are visiting and enjoy walking, whether it be gentle or strenuous, the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers and its associated groups organise hundreds of walks throughout the year, so there is sure to be something for you.

You can find details of the groups in our walking groups section or visit the Ramblers website. This link takes you to lists of all walks that will be taking place for up to three months ahead, you can also search for walks by group or even on specific days of the week.

All local groups organise led walks, weekends away, social activities and have also active Footpath Teams who monitor and help maintain local footpaths and rights of way across their areas.

Ramblers Routes

Ramblers Routes is an online library of 3,000 inspiring routes for walkers to follow. Their growing online collection includes everything from short urban strolls through to challenging hillside walks for more experienced walkers. Each route features a choice of digital maps, including Ordnance Survey Landranger and Explorer maps, with the option to print the route and download GPX data.

Routes include detailed directions so you won’t get lost, plus points of interest and advice on how to get to the starting point. The elevation profile on each route also tells you if there are any hills or steep inclines on your walk. Register for free. All Ramblers Routes less than 3 miles are free to access – simply register online and you can search all of our short walks immediately.