Walks by gmringway

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The GM Ringway is Greater Manchester’s walking trail. Covering all ten boroughs of the city-region, the 200-mile trail explores an astonishing variety of natural and historical sites. Easily accessed by public transport, each of the trail’s 20 stages offers a unique walking experience.

Walks by gmringway

  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 1

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 2

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 3

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 7

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 6

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 5

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 4

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 12

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 11

    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
  • Preview of Dove Stone Reservoir link

    Dove Stone Reservoir link

    Greenfield, Oldham

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    3hr 10m / 9km
    A circular walk, with great views, from Greenfield station to the Dove Stone Reservoir RSPB reserve.
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Public transport Hilly & steep Public toilets
  • Preview of Jumbles Reservoir circular

    Jumbles Reservoir circular

    Bromley Cross, Bolton

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    1hr 35m / 4.7km
    A picturesque reservoir and valley walk. Some steeper and slippery sections near the start.
    Public toilets Picnic spot Child friendly Great views Public transport Water feature
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 15

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 10

    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
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 8

    GM Ringway Stage 8

    Broadbottom - Greenfield

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    7hr 10m / 18.8km
    This challenging route ventures high into the Dark Peak via spectacular and remote landscapes.
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Public transport Hilly & steep Botanics
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 9

    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
  • Preview of Bury to Burrs step-free jaunt

    Bury to Burrs step-free jaunt

    Bury, Greater Manchester

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    2hr 20m / 7.1km
    A step-free there-and-back route from Bury town centre with an exploration of Burrs Country Park.
    Wheel friendly Water feature Refreshments Public transport Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 13

    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
  • Preview of Bramhall step-free saunter

    Bramhall step-free saunter

    Bramhall, Stockport

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    1hr 45m / 5.3km
    A lovely step-free walk visiting Bramhall Park, Bramall Hall and two nature reserves.
    Wheel friendly Refreshments Public toilets History Child friendly Public transport

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