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Join us on October 20th to explore Greater Manchester's Green Belt

Friday, 16 August 2019 13:14

Greater Manchester Ringway Greater Manchester Ringway Dr. Andrew Read

Join us on our Autumn Green Belt walk to experience the green spaces on your doorstep in South Manchester, and to find out more about the vital role that the Green Belt plays.

Millions of people who live in the urban conurbation use the Green Belt. It provides a place for nature and everyone benefits from natural space remaining permanently open and free from built intrusion. CPRE promotes access to and use of the Green Belt. 

To highlight the value of Greater Manchester’s Green Belt, we will be running a number of walks along sections of the Greater Manchester Ringway – the brand-new long-distance walking trail for Greater Manchester devised by Dr Andrew Read in conjunction with the Ramblers. The first such walk will take place on 20th October, starting in Sale and finishing up in East Didsbury. This is an easy but varied route that takes in part of the Trans Pennine Trail, Chorlton Water Park, community woodland, the River Mersey and old country pathways and lanes.

This leisurely walk, led by Dr Read himself, will be an opportunity to talk to CPRE staff and volunteers about the Green Belt and plans that will impact on it. It also represents a great chance to enjoy being outdoors and meeting new people!

Please bring a drink, snack or packed lunch. There are also pubs at each end of the walk for walkers who fancy a drink or something to eat.

Walk details:

Date: 20th October, approx. 11am to 4pm (full details and exact timings will be sent out with booking confirmations)

Length: 6.2 miles / 10.3 km

Difficulty: Leisurely – mainly good paths with one or two muddy sections; mainly fine for pushchairs, though these will need to be lifted in a few places up steps. Unfortunately, this walk is not suitable for wheelchair users, but we are working on identifying wheelchair-friendly and accessible routes and plan to run an accessible walk in the near future. 

Access: Public transport (Metrolink) to each end; very easy to take tram back to end. While dogs can't be taken on the tram, those with dogs can easily take the direct bus back to Chorlton or Stretford.

Further information including final timings will be released nearer the time. 

Bookings is essential via Eventbrite:

Questions: Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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