Hello and welcome to our first e-newsletter as the official GM Ringway team!

As you are aware, 2022 has been an exciting year for the project. We gained Heritage Lottery Funding with the valued support of CPRE Lancashire, Liverpool City Region and Greater Manchester, and Greater Manchester and High Peak Ramblers. This means that we have been able to recruit a small but dedicated staff team to get the project off the ground.

So while we settle into our roles and get things organised in the background, we want to thank you for your ongoing support. We wouldn’t be where we are today without you.

Hitting the trail and visiting some local attractions

While many of us have some free time over the festive period (if you’re working through, thank you!), it is a great time to check out our routes and head out to see what they are all about. From the slow and steady walk from East Didsbury to Bramhall, a wander around the waterside and woodland paths at Etherow Country Park on the Marple to Broadbottom route. Or hitting the hills of Oldham on the Greenfield to Newhey route, there are plenty of things to see and do along the way.

Out and about along the GM Ringway? Share your photos on Instagram and tag us @GMRingwayWe’d love to share your adventures to inspire others!

What to expect in 2023

If your resolution for 2023 is to enjoy a bit more of Greater Manchester, or to help out a local project, then we can help! 

With so many big plans, we are looking forward to some exciting things next year. This does mean that we need your help. There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved over the next few weeks, and we would love to have you on board. There are opportunities for everyone, from testing the trail to feedback and developing community events to joining us on the trail and some behind-the-scenes things like data input and being part of the Community Representation Group.

Keep your eyes on your inbox for the opportunity to help out in the new year.

Here’s to great things in 2023

However you enjoy the GM Ringway, and the many points of interest along the way, we hope you get a chance for an outing during the festive period.

See you in 2023!

The GM Ringway Team