Let’s Walk Manchester: wellbeing and volunteering by water

Now more than ever the Rochdale Canal and Ashton Canal are great places to go for a walk in Manchester.

Autumn leaves on the towpath Walking route on the Rochdale Canal

The towpath is a traffic free walking route that is fantastic for exercise, getting to work or school, or taking time out to relax.

We want to encourage people to try new ways to enjoy a walk on the towpath. We are launching our ‘Let’s walk: finding wellbeing in nature’ programme in 2021. This online programme is a great way to make the most of time outdoors and enjoy our urban waterways.

Walking groups in May

As part of our Let’s Walk Manchester programme we are running a series of wellbeing in nature walks along the Rochdale Canal with a  trained Mindfulness Teacher throughout May 2021.  Each walk will be an opportunity to get active on the canal in your area and try new ways to connect to nature and boost your wellbeing.

Our walks will take place on:

  • Saturday 1st May 10.30-12pm
  • Wednesday May 19th 10.30-12.00pm
  • Saturday 22nd May 10.30-12.00pm
  • Wednesday 26th May 10.30-12.00pm

If you are interested in joining our programme please register your interest by completing our online form.

Active Volunteering

Our Active Volunteering sessions are also starting January 2021.  These will be opportunities to active and improve the environment by helping us to care for the canals in our communities. 

We have also created this resource pack full of ideas and activities help you get walking on the canals around Manchester.

This project is supported by funding from Greater Manchester Walking.

Greater Manchester walking logo

Last date edited: 13 April 2021