Manchester Music Tour

Manchester Music – It’s all about the love!

A musical whizz through Manchester’s great music heritage from rambling on Sundays, via the Showbiz Hotel, down a hole in the neighbourhood, falling in love, not being in love, reaching for love, love tearing you apart, one love, tainted love, to who knows where… who knows when.

We’ll meet (at 12.30pm) on the front steps of Manchester Art Gallery before taking a 45 minute walking tour around the city centre on the theme of Manchester Music.

12:30 - 14:00
Atlas Bar

Styal Country Park

A perfect entry-level walk.

We’ll enjoy a glorious riverside walk as we network along the Bollin Valley and the historic estate around Quarry Bank Mill. Discovering the woodland landscape we plan to loop out close to the runway at Manchester Airport and back again towards Styal Country Park.

10:30 - 13:00
Difficulty - Very Easy
The Ship Inn

Glossop to Hayfield

Glossop – Harry Hut – Mill Hill – Kinder Downfall – Kinder Low – Hayfield

We’re walking from Glossop station up to Kinder Scout via Harry Hut and Mill Hill before dropping into Hayfield via Kinder Low.

We intend to take the 09.03 train from Manchester Piccadilly to arrive in Glossop – feel free to join us there for a prompt start at 9.30. After this classic, winter route, we expect to be back in Hayfield around 15.30 where we’ll head to the excellent Pack Horse for drinks and food. Please note there is no train station in Hayfield but we’ll look to organise group taxis back to either the start or to New Mills if people prefer.

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Hard
The Pack Horse

Freshwalks City Express - Manchester

Join us for a brand new 5km urban netwalking experience to stretch your legs and expand your network in Manchester.

Designed to fit around the busiest working schedule, Freshwalks is launching a series of City Express walks: before work, after work and across your lunch hour.

For the inaugural walk, we’ll meet on Liverpool Rd, cutting through the heart of Castlefield to walk along the Bridgewater canal before returning via Pomona Island. Here the juxtaposition between urban development and wilderness couldn’t be any greater.


Entwistle Circular

Entwistle – Wayoh Reservoir – Jumbles Reservoir – Cheetham Close – Turton & Entwistle Reservoir

This brand new circular walking route, starting in Entwistle, Lancashire, is perfectly located for the business communities of both Manchester and Bolton to join us for some fantastic networking on the move. It is our latest collaboration with the largest business development organisation in the North West, Pro Manchester.

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Moderate
The Strawbury Duck

International Women of Manchester

International Women of Manchester.

For International Women’s Day, we remember the achievements of women from all over the world who have made Manchester their home. These women have made great contributions in many areas of our lives including science, literature, music and business.

12:30 - 14:00

GM Ringway: Stage 6 (Strines to Marple)

Strines station – Brookbottom – Mellor Moor – Mellor village – Roman Lakes – Peak Forest Canal – Marple station

For Stage 6 of the GM Ringway, we will be taking our first ramble into the “Exhilarating East” section of the trail. This constitutes an exceptionally varied route with spectacular views and gorgeous waterside sections with highlights that include Mellor Cross, a stunning panorama of Kinder Scout and the Dark Peak and an easy stroll along the Peak Forest Canal.

9:45 - 14:30
Difficulty - Moderate
Devonshire Arms

Kinder Sunrise

Edale – Grindslow Knoll – Grindsbrook Clough – Ringing Roger – Edale

We invite you to join us for some uphill, early morning walking in the Peak District – a great way to set yourself up for the day ahead.

The plan is to head through the village and quickly pick up the steep paths of Grindslow Knoll – aiming to arrive at the top by 07:30. We’ll miss sunrise but, with some luck, will still be able to enjoy glorious early morning views of the rising sun above the ridge across the valley before heading back into Edale.

6:30 - 10:00
Difficulty - Medium
National Trust Cafe

Dovestones to Marsden

Greenfield – Dovestones – Chew Reservoir – Laddow Rocks – Black Hill – Marsden.

This time, we’re repeating a route from June 2017 as we walk from Greenfield to Marsden via Dovestones, Chew Reservoir and Black Hill. A fantastic route taking in classic Dark Peak scenery which includes the highest point in Greater Manchester (Black Chew Head, 542m).

9:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Hard
Riverhead Brewery Tap

West Kirby to Hilbre Island

West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island

We are returning to West Kirby and the stunning Hilbre Island. We will head along the coast to Red Rocks before walking two miles across the Dee Estuary to discover this archipelago, consisting of three islands, straddling the England and Wales border.

10:30 - 15:00
Difficulty - Easy
Wro Bar