Walk the GM Ringway

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Explore green spaces, waterways and countryside around Greater Manchester.

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    GM Ringway Stage 1

    Manchester - Sale Water Park

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    3hr 45m / 12.1km
    Stage 1 is a tranquil, largely traffic-free route from the city centre to Sale Water Park tram stop.
    Public toilets Refreshments Public transport History Water feature Botanics
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    GM Ringway Stage 2

    Sale Water Park - Didsbury

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    3hr 20m / 10.5km
    Stage 2 links Sale Water Park and Didsbury Village tram stations via the verdant Mersey Valley.
    Great views Child friendly Water feature Public transport Picnic spot Botanics
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    GM Ringway Stage 3

    Didsbury Village - Bramhall

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    3hr 45m / 11.6km
    This walk follows the pretty Ladybrook Valley via parks, riverside paths and beautiful Bramall Hall.
    History Public transport Water feature Refreshments Great views Picnic spot
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    GM Ringway Stage 4

    Bramhall - Middlewood

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    4hr 15m / 12.7km
    This stage takes you from the leafy suburbs into open countryside, with lovely riverside scenery.
    Great views Water feature Botanics Public transport Wildlife Dog friendly
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    GM Ringway Stage 5

    Middlewood - Strines

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    4hr 40m / 13.2km
    This scenic route takes you the edge of the Peak District via canals, woods and historic Lyme Park.
    Public toilets Picnic spot Refreshments Great views History Public transport
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    GM Ringway Stage 6

    Strines - Marple

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    4hr 50m / 13.4km
    This stage explores Mellor Moor and the Goyt Valley with some stunning Peak District views.
    Water feature Great views Public transport Refreshments Dog friendly History
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    GM Ringway Stage 7

    Marple - Broadbottom

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    5hr 20m / 14.3km
    This stage includes canals, valleys and Etherow and Werneth Low country parks, with views galore!
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Refreshments Public transport Public toilets
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    GM Ringway Stage 8

    Broadbottom - Greenfield

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    7hr 10m / 18.5km
    This challenging route ventures high into the Dark Peak via spectacular and remote landscapes.
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Public transport Hilly & steep Botanics
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    GM Ringway Stage 8 Alternative

    Broadbottom - Greenfield

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    6hr 40m / 18km
    This easier alternative should be used when the main Stage 8 route is closed (summer 2024).
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Public transport Botanics Hilly & steep
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    GM Ringway Stage 9

    Greenfield - Newhey

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    7hr 25m / 20.1km
    This hilly stage visits pretty villages and explores the stunning moorland scenery of Saddleworth.
    Dog friendly Great views Hilly & steep Public transport History Wildlife
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    GM Ringway Stage 10

    Newhey - Littleborough

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    6hr 45m / 18.2km
    This adventurous stage includes parts of the Pennine Way, scenic reservoirs and a 'Roman Road'!
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Refreshments Public transport Hilly & steep
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    GM Ringway Stage 11

    Littleborough - Norden

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    7hr 5m / 20km
    This adventurous stage offers wide moorland views and includes the spectacular gorge of Healey Dell.
    Water feature Great views Public transport Hilly & steep Refreshments Child friendly
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    GM Ringway Stage 12

    Norden - Bury

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    7hr 30m / 21.1km
    This long but scenic stage includes Knowl Hill, peaceful valleys and a pretty village.
    Great views Refreshments Picnic spot Public transport Hilly & steep Water feature
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    GM Ringway Stage 13

    Bury - Bromley Cross

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    6hr 40m / 18km
    This varied route includes the Irwell Valley, views from the Peel Tower, and a hilltop village.
    Hilly & steep Great views Public transport Refreshments Water feature Picnic spot
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    GM Ringway Stage 14

    Bromley Cross - Blackrod

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    7hr 40m / 21.6km
    This tough but rewarding stage includes historic Smithills Hall and an ascent of iconic Winter Hill.
    Great views Hilly & steep Public transport History Refreshments Botanics
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    GM Ringway Stage 15

    Blackrod - Wigan

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    5hr 20m / 16.3km
    This varied route includes a lovely mix of pastureland, waterways and Haigh Woodland Park.
    Picnic spot Refreshments Water feature Great views Public transport Botanics
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    GM Ringway Stage 16

    Wigan - Leigh

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    5hr 15m / 16.3km
    This watery walk explores England's newest National Nature Reserve: the Flashes of Wigan and Leigh.
    Water feature Great views Public transport Botanics Wildlife Dog friendly
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    GM Ringway Stage 17

    Leigh - Irlam

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    5hr 15m / 16.6km
    This walk visits the peaceful mosslands between Leigh and Irlam – a haven for rare flora and fauna.
    Public transport Wildlife Botanics Picnic spot Great views Water feature
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    GM Ringway Stage 18

    Irlam

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    5hr 35m / 17.4km
    This leisurely walk explores the tranquil Bollin Valley & the National Trust's Dunham Massey estate.
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Refreshments Public transport History
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    GM Ringway Stage 19

    Altrincham - Stretford

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    4hr 45m / 15.1km
    On this varied route, you explore the waterways, nature reserves and parks of Altrincham and Sale.
    Wildlife Water feature Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot
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    GM Ringway Stage 20

    Stretford - Manchester

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    4hr 20m / 13.7km
    The final stage includes waterside paths, vibrant Salford Quays and historical sites and museums.
    Water feature Great views Public toilets Refreshments Public transport History

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