Walking Week is back, giving you a choice of over 100 walks across all ten districts of Greater Manchester this winter.
Taking place from 17-25 February 2018, there will be a huge variety of walks. Whether it’s a lunchtime stroll in the city or a hike in the hills, get your colleagues together for some team-building time.
The full schedule is now available on tfgm.com/walking and you’ll see printed brochures cropping up throughout the region in libraries, leisure centres, GP surgeries and tourist information centres. The organisations and walking groups which have kindly volunteered to deliver the walks will be sharing the details too.
The walks will also be featured on Facebook—facebook.com/TfGMWalking—so like our page to be in the know.
Some of the highlights for families include:
- The Pig Trail Family Walk where you can learn all about the pigs living in the grounds of Haigh Woodland Park
- I Spy the Bridgewater Canal, a family walk with a spotter sheet to see what you can 'I Spy' along the Bridgewater Canal in Salford
- Modern History of the Northern Quarter to learn about the creation of the Northern Quarter as we know it today. Looking at its art trail from the 1990s, the walk will piece together its modern history. A walk looking not only at art but public space, active community groups, and gentrification.
- Pokemon and Potatoes in the Park. Download the Pokémon Go app to your mobile device and come along to Oldham's award winning Alexandra Park where we will search for the virtual creatures before returning to the Hub for jacket potatoes cooked in the outside oven.
Looking to improve your fitness? Take on our shorter, easier walks it and could be the first step to a new, more active you!
And the more experienced walker will find a few trails to pique their interest, be it getting out and about in the valleys and hills of the West Pennine Way to the scenery of Rivington Pyke.
And if you’re concerned about wintry weather conditions, not even Storm Brian could deter some of our hardy Greater Manchester residents during our autumn event, as one participant declared:
“It was foggy, windy and rained so much we all got soaked…but I absolutely loved it!”
So although we will be hoping for crisp, dry days, be prepared to have a blast whatever the weather!