14 April 2016
As part of Nation Walking Month in May, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is holding the 2nd Greater Manchester walking festival, with over 200 free, guided walks taking place across all ten districts, including Tameside.
TfGM is leading the festival, supported by over 30 walking groups and charities who will manage and deliver the walks and without whom this event would not exist.
The festival runs from 1st to 31st May and features a dozen walks delivered by City of Trees over the month.
The festival aims to attract a wide audience, from the experienced rambler, to families with young children, to those new to walking or considering it as an exercise to improve health or recuperate from an illness.
Most walks are accessible via public transport and walks take place midweek and weekends, mainly in the daytime but with the odd evening walk too.
All details of the walks can be found in the festival brochure on the walking festival webpage.
Festival organisers at TfGM are hoping to see even more people take part than last year. The walking festival is about improving peoples’ health, providing uplifting and stimulating experiences - great for mental wellbeing - and generally encouraging everyone to notice and appreciate the beauty on their doorsteps and experience walks of historical or specialist interest around Manchester.
There are walks in Manchester City Centre and near business parks, as well as suburban and rural areas, so there’s an opportunity there for people to get ideas for future ‘lunchtime walking’ routes from the office.