Greater Manchester Walking Festival returns for its fifth year this May

  • Festival will run from May 1st-31st
  • Guided walks will explore towns, countryside and significant sites in Greater Manchester
  • There will be themed walks honouring women of Greater Manchester

Back for its fifth year, Greater Manchester Walking Festival offers over 400 free guided walks this May.

The walks take part in every part of the county for all levels of ability, and are both the perfect opportunity for people to reconnect with their local area as much as for people new to the area to discover its history.

A lot of walks take place in the Manchester city region, through parks and outskirts as well as in the city centre and along the canals. A full list of walks can be found here.

As part of this year’s event, there are three themed walks honouring inspiring women of Manchester, including Emmeline Pankhurst, Dame Gracie Fields and Annie Kenney.

Louise Robbins, GM Moving Walking Programme Lead, said: “Our ambition is to make Greater Manchester the first ‘Walking Region’ in the UK. The Festival is a fantastic chance to showcase and publicise the great walking opportunities and groups there are in Greater Manchester and to encourage people to walk more and get reacquainted with their local area.”

Guided walks run from May 1st to May 31st.

Greater Manchester Walking Festival
Greater Manchester Walking Festival poster