We’re so glad to see that this ‘Summer’ weather hasn’t dampened all your walking spirits! It was wonderful to see so many of you on our guided walks from Manchester to Sale Water Park, and Altrincham to Dunham Massey or Stretford the other weekend, keep tagging us in your pictures on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we love to see them.
In this month’s update, we’ve an exciting announcement about our collaboration with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity, and information on upcoming walks that you won’t want to miss.
And if you’re looking for something to keep the little ones happy this summer holiday, don’t forget to download our Nature Bingo card, take them on a wander, and see how many things you can spot along the GM Ringway. It’s a great way to get them some fresh air and keep them occupied.
Pilot weekend a success, despite the rain!
Our guided walks on the 15-16 July were an absolute blast and we can’t thank you enough for joining us in your droves! What a fantastic weekend filled with laughter, joy, and breathtaking sights it was. And to all of our volunteers, you deserve a big round of applause and thank you for your excellent leadership.
We’ve had some amazing feedback already and if you joined us, we’d love to hear from you too. Tell us your thoughts.
Here’s what one person told us: “Andrew was a great walk leader, giving good, clear information at the start and during the walk. He told us about bail-out points and other key information. The walk was also led at a good pace, meaning it wasn’t too fast for me even though health issues now limit how fast I can walk whilst talking.”
Upcoming walks you don’t want to miss
Monthly mindfulness walks with Lilasuri
We’re thrilled to announce our next monthly mindfulness walk with the lovely Lilasuri. These walks are not only about discovering the beauty of nature but also about clearing your head, finding inner peace and rejuvenation.
When: 15 August 2023, 18:00-19:00
Where: This walk will include the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and if time permits, a brief trip into the golf course/ edge of Pennington Flash.
Don’t miss out—secure your tickets now.
Circle Home – Every step counts
Our biggest event is just around the corner! From the 8-11 September, join us for Circle Home where every step we take counts towards creating a healthier and happier Greater Manchester. Together, we can make a difference in our community and inspire positive change.
Watery Social Walk on the GM Ringway with the YHA Festival of Walking
As part of the festival celebrations, we’ll be exploring scenic waterways and amazing landscapes of the Rochdale, Bridgewater and Manchester Ship Canals. The route also includes historic Castlefield, the dramatic waterfront of Salford’s Media City and beautiful Ordsall Hall, which dates back to the 14th Century.
When: 23 September 2023, 10:15-14:15
So lace up your walking shoes, grab your friends, and let’s make memories together on the path less travelled. See you soon!
Circle Home special announcement
It’s true and we can’t believe we’ve been able to keep it a secret for so long!
The Salford Red Devils RLFC are our champion partners for Circle Home, alongside the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.
Get ready to kick-off our biggest event yet with a special launch Salford Red Devils stadium, on 8 September.
Want to be there? Get signed up to find out when and how to register for the event. Places will be limited.
Sign up to walk, skip or run one (or more) of the 20 stages of the GM Ringway, all whilst fundraising for Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity. Together, we can end homelessness. In Greater Manchester, #WeDontWalkOnBy.