Best Walks in Manchester

Walks, England, Greater Manchester

Explore some of the most beautiful parts of Manchester with these walking routes.

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  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 1

    GM Ringway Stage 1

    Manchester - Sale Water Park

    by gmringway

    by gmringway

    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 Two Park Loop

    Two Park Loop

    Withington, Manchester

    by wewalk

    by wewalk

    51 minutes / 5km
    A stroll through Ladybarn and Fog Lane Park, South Manchester
    Picnic spot Refreshments Dog friendly Wheel friendly Child friendly Wildlife
  • Preview of Northern's Manchester Music Walk

    Northern's Manchester Music Walk

    Central, Greater Manchester

    by northernrailway

    by northernrailway

    1hr 20m / 4.5km
    Rail operator Northern presents a walking tour of Manchester's musical heritage curated by author & radio presenter Stuart Maconie
    Refreshments Public transport History Paid-for attraction
  • Preview of Ancoats accessible walk

    Ancoats accessible walk

    Ancoats, Manchester

    by gmwalking

    by gmwalking

    40 minutes / 1.6km
    A step-free stroll around Ancoats & New Islington. Mill buildings & water-side paths, bars & cafes.
    History Water feature Refreshments Picnic spot Wheel friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Books & Boots, Bowls & Balls

    Books & Boots, Bowls & Balls

    Withington Wellbeing Walk

    by nightingaleandsage

    by nightingaleandsage

    45 minutes / 2.9km
    A circular amble to explore local green spaces, connect with nature and enjoy being outdoors
    Public transport Public toilets Wildlife Picnic spot Child friendly Refreshments
  • Preview of GM Ringway Stage 3

    GM Ringway Stage 3

    Didsbury Village - Bramhall

    by gmringway

    by gmringway

    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 A Home for Grief Manchester

    A Home for Grief Manchester

    Contact Theatre, Manchester

    by fsantana

    by fsantana

    1 hour / 1.4km
    Go with artist Fabiola Santana on this quiet, carefully crafted audio walk. Experience a gentle conversation on loss, grief and tenderness.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Parking Botanics
  • Preview of Canal trail to the Trafford Centre

    Canal trail to the Trafford Centre

    Castlefield, Greater Manchester

    by theurbanwanderer

    by theurbanwanderer

    2hr 25m / 9km
    Ever wondered whether you can walk to the Trafford Centre? Well, you can! Take a canals side wander from Castlefield via some city icons!
    Dog friendly Child friendly Water feature
  • Preview of New Islington & the Medlock

    New Islington & the Medlock

    Ancoats, Manchester

    by gmwalking

    by gmwalking

    1hr 10m / 3.1km
    A walk from Ancoats along the green Medlock Valley with an (almost) step-free option. Some slopes.
    Botanics Water feature Wheel friendly Child friendly Dog friendly Great views
  • Preview of Collyhurst Parks & Valley walk

    Collyhurst Parks & Valley walk

    Collyhurst, Manchester

    by gmwalking

    by gmwalking

    1hr 10m / 3km
    Well-made paths & greenery but some steps & slopes. Lovely river and city views.
    Botanics Water feature Child friendly Dog friendly Great views Picnic spot
  • Preview of City Centre highlights

    City Centre highlights

    Manchester city centre

    by gmringway

    by gmringway

    2hr 30m / 7.6km
    A walk full of interest sampling the Manchester and Salford city centre sections of the GM Ringway.
    Public toilets Refreshments Public transport History Water feature Botanics
  • Preview of Discover Mcr: City Statue Trail

    Discover Mcr: City Statue Trail

    North Central Manchester, Greater Manchester

    by theurbanwanderer

    by theurbanwanderer

    1 hour / 3.9km
    From bikes to American Presidents, metal trees & stones. Manchester has a wealth of history & heritage hidden in the city’s public statues.
    Wheel friendly Child friendly Public transport
  • Preview of Moments of Joy in Manchester

    Moments of Joy in Manchester

    City Centre, Greater Manchester

    by radleylondon

    by radleylondon

    1hr 45m / 5.4km
    A circular walk around Castlefield & Spinningfields in Greater Manchester with Radley London. Soak up gorgeous views, enjoy moments of joy.
    Wildlife Water feature Public transport Picnic spot Dog friendly
  • Preview of Park to park through the Curry Mile

    Park to park through the Curry Mile

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

    by theurbanwanderer

    by theurbanwanderer

    35 minutes / 1.9km
    Two city parks & a wander through the bright lights, delicious smells & vibrant atmosphere of the famous Curry Mile.
    Picnic spot Refreshments Dog friendly Wheel friendly Child friendly Public transport
  • Preview of The Humanist Manchester Tour

    The Humanist Manchester Tour

    NOMA, Greater Manchester

    by humanistheritage

    by humanistheritage

    1hr 30m / 4.4km
    A circular route introducing some key humanist figures & locations around Manchester City Centre.
    Wheel friendly Public toilets Refreshments Public transport Picnic spot History
  • Preview of Portland Basin Museum by towpath

    Portland Basin Museum by towpath

    Sportcity, Greater Manchester

    by theurbanwanderer

    by theurbanwanderer

    3hr 35m / 14.9km
    Take to the towpath & meander your way up the Ashton Canal from the Man City ground to the Portland Basin Museum.
    Picnic spot Dog friendly Child friendly Water feature
  • Preview of Northern's Manchester Fashion Walk

    Northern's Manchester Fashion Walk

    Picadilly Basin, Greater Manchester

    by northernrailway

    by northernrailway

    45 minutes / 1.3km
    Rail operator Northern presents a walking tour of Manchester's top fashion destinations curated by fashion blogger Sophia Rosemary
    Refreshments Public transport History
  • Preview of Walk to Mcr Conference Centre

    Walk to Mcr Conference Centre

    Central, Greater Manchester

    by tranquilcity

    by tranquilcity

    20 minutes / 1.2km
    Take a tranquil walk from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Conference Centre.
    Wildlife Wheel friendly Water feature Public transport History Botanics

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