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Greater Manchester and High Peak Area


  Bolton      Bury      Coach Rambles Group      MAD (20s-30s)      Manchester and Salford      Manchester Weekend Walkers

     New Mills and District      Oldham      Rochdale      Stockport      Tameside      Trafford      Wigan and District   

The Greater Manchester and High Peak Area and its Groups

The Greater Manchester and High Peak Area is one of a number of umbrella organisations within the Ramblers which co-ordinate the needs of Ramblers Groups.

Members are automatically sent the programme of the group covering the district in which they live, but all members may participate in the events of any group.

The Area also organises its own programme of walks. These all use public transport and take place on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Each of the groups has its own web site, which you can visit by clicking on the links in the webpage header above. Details of the Area walks can be found by clicking the links on the left.

Below is a summary of the walks that the Area and Groups have to offer:

  • Saturday Walks: Bolton, MAD, Manchester & Salford, Manchester Weekend Walkers, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan & District.
  • Sunday Walks: Area walks, Bolton, Bury, Manchester Coach Rambles, MAD, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside.
  • Mid-Week Walks: Area walks (Wed), Bury (Wed), Manchester & Salford, Oldham (Wed), Rochdale (Thu), Stockport, Tameside (Wed and Thu).
  • Walks using Public Transport: Area walks, MAD, Manchester Weekend Walkers.
  • Walks using Coaches: Manchester Coach Rambles, Wigan & District.
  • Urban Walks: Manchester & Salford.

Bolton Group Leading the Way

The Bolton group's pioneering work for the Ramblers' Don't Lose Your Way campaign has been recognised by the Bolton News. To read the article, click here.


An update on the petition to Protect the Lake District's World Heritage status

Over 300,000 people have now signed this petition (there's a link on our Links page under Campaigning). In addition, the National Trust has stated its support for a Traffic Regulation Order, see here.


National Parks 70th Anniversay

Ramblers were at Castleton to celebrate 70 years of the National Parks. The BBC were also there to record the event, which can be seen as part of the Countryfile programme scheduled to be shown on Sunday 7th April. Photos from the event can be found on our Events page.


Walk Ride GM

The Walk Ride GM Campaign was launched at the end of last year with the aim of making walking and cycling the natural choice for everyday journeys across Greater Manchester.

The Area expressed support for the initiative and we have been well represented at each of the two public meetings that have so far been held. A number of local groups have been established. A link to their web site can be found on our Links page under Campaigning.


Greater Manchester Spatial Framework - Ramblers Submission

Ramblers in the Greater Manchester and High Peak Area have responded to the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework – the GM plan for jobs, homes and the environment. To read our Submission, go to the Publications page.


Area Spring/Summer 2019 Programme

A PDF copy of the new area walks programme is available under the Publications page.

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