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October Green Belt Walk on the Greater Manchester Ringway (Stage 2)

Saturday, 26 October 2019 12:28

In fine autumnal weather 35 people of all ages gathered at Sale Water Park to walk stage two of the GM Ringway. The route took us through Chorlton Water Park, Kenworthy Woods and on to Didsbury – passing through significant areas of Green Belt land.

The purpose of the walk was to highlight the beauty and importance of the countryside. CPRE Lancashire volunteers and staff were on-hand to talk about our work to protect the Green Belt and to highlight alternative sites where houses could be more sustainably located.

It was great to see people new to CPRE events, some of who booked through our recently created site on Meetup. With 35 members so far we hope the group will be an important way to reach people, with a shared passion for protecting and improving our beautiful and living countryside.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who put in so much time to ensure the day was a success, especially Graham Allanson, who led the organisation behind the scenes for CPRE Lancashire, and Dr. Andrew Read, who came up with the concept of the Greater Manchester Ringway long distance trail and came along to lead the walk for us.

More events are planned; watch out for details here on the website, or join us on Meetup -

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Booking is now open for our next walk, to take place in Wigan on 24th November: more details and book via Eventbrite:

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