Walking and rambling in Manchester
Stride out on foot to discover this beautiful, vibrant city. Whether it be designated routes or exploring hidden corners and fantastic architecture, you’re sure to enjoy wandering around and taking in the sights.
What makes it special
- Explore Manchester on foot
Other things to do nearby
Try indoor skydiving - perfect for group bookings, first time flyers, skydivers and pro flyers.
A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre.
Try your hand at mountain climbing in a safe and secure environment, taster sessions and full courses are available at Chill Factore.
Prefer tarmac? You’ll find well-known hill climbs on our local roads. And there are family-friendly routes around Derwent Reservoir and the marvellous Monsal Trail.
One of Lancashire’s favourite sons, LS Lowry’s work is on permanent display at The Lowry, a state-of-the-art gallery and theatre complex in Salford Quays.
One of Manchester’s standout buildings, The John Rylands Library is, well, not particularly library-like.
Manchester’s vast and varied history is celebrated across a number of excellent museums which span the city.
A hotbed of sporting activity, Manchester is proud to boast three magnificent sporting venues.
Large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex with regular events, cinema and a range of places to eat. Visit the website
Visit the home of Manchester United and see the stadium through the eyes of the legends themselves.
Salford Water Sports Centre is a state of the art facility. Learn how to sail, canoe, windsurf, kayak, and drive a power boat in a safe and secure environment.
There's a range of walks for all ages and abilities. From a gentle walk along the canal to Hebden Bridge or a serious hike along the Pennine Way.
There is a whole network of paths and tracks that are suitable for mountain biking.
A range of water sports and activities are available at the Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, all with tuition and courses available.
Experience the steam and the deafening sounds of real working looms at Lancashire’s last 19th century steam powered mill.
Learn to ski and snowboard on an incredible 180 metre long, real snow slope. Little ones will love the magic of the snowplay area.