Stroll, roam, mooch or march - the GM Walking Festival is back!

No matter whether you're a stroller, roamer, shuffler, moocher or a marcher the Greater Manchester Walking Festival (GM Walking Festival ) has something for you. Back bigger and better for the fifth year, it runs throughout May, and offers 400 free guided walks exploring towns, cities, the countryside, canals, riversides and parks across Greater Manchester.

It is easy to get active during the walking festival

  • All routes are graded from easy to challenging, so you can pick the level best suited to your abilities
  • Many walks are buggy friendly, wheelchair friendly and welcome dogs
  • Using the online guide you can search for walks near you, or find a walk outside of your neighbourhood

Walking has many great benefits

Walking is a great way to get around Greater Manchester. It's free, kind to the environment and good for your physical health and mental wellbeing. A brisk 25 minute walk every day can add up to seven years to your life!

Find out more about the GM Walking Festival

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