Health Walks Township List

Heywood

Thursdays

Queen’s Park, Heywood

Walk around the beautiful Queen’s Park in excellent company. The routes used incorporate the park’s wonderful winding paths and lakes, so you can enjoy the landscape, abundant wildlife and historic mills.

  • Grade 1-2: 2-4 miles, 30-60 minutes
  • Start at: 10am from Queen’s Park Café, Queen’s Park Rd, Heywood, OL10 4UY
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby
Tranquillity Walk, Heywood

This mindfulness, nature and tranquillity walk promotes calm and wellbeing. You’ll also learn more about the wonderful wildlife and plant life the park sustains.

  • Grade 1-2: 1 mile, 60 minutes
  • Start at: 1pm from Queen’s Park Café, Queen’s Park Rd, Heywood, OL10 4UY
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Toilets – Café nearby – Buggy friendly

Middleton

Mondays

Hollin and Hopwood Woods Walk, Middleton

A walk through the stunning Hopwood Woods, along canals and commons that will have you feeling great.

  • Grade 2: 2-4 miles, 60 minutes
  • Start at: 10.30am from Hollin Estate Management Board Office, Nowell Road, Manchester, M24 6FL
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Car parking – Café nearby – Buggy friendly

Fridays

Alkrington Woods, Middleton

This walk allows you to take in views of Alkrington Hall and experience the wildlife inhabiting the lodges that surround the many walk ways through the woods. Why not return to the café with the group for refreshments?

  • Grade 2-3: 60 minutes
  • Start at: 10am from Comple@t Internet Café, Middleton, M24 1AF
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby – Buggy friendly
Lighthouse Project, Middleton

We have teamed up with the Lighthouse Project to bring you a walk that focuses on Alkrington Wood, Wince Brook and Middleton heritage walks. Join us afterwards for refreshments.

  • Grade 2: 2-4 miles, 60-90 minutes
  • Start at: 12noon from the Lighthouse Project, Unit S6b/c, Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton, M24 4EL
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby – Buggy friendly

Pennines

Mondays

Milnrow Library

Walks from Milnrow Library in a variety of walking areas from Tunshill to Ogden and even up to Hollingworth Lake.

  • Grade 2: Two walks available for different levels of ability, 2-4 miles or 4-6 miles, 60-90 minutes
  • Start at: 10am from Milnrow Library, Newhey Road, Milnrow OL16 3PS
  • Public transport: Bus and metrolink stops nearby
  • Extra details: Toilets – Café nearby

Tuesdays

Littleborough Library Walk

This amazing walk takes in the canals, railway lines and beautiful countryside that Littleborough has to offer, then heads back to the library for a well deserved cuppa.

  • Grade 2-3: 3-5 miles, 60 minutes (Progression walks available)
  • Start at: 10am from Littleborough Library, Harehill Park, Littleborough OL15 9HE
  • Public transport: Bus stops and train station nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby

Wednesdays

Hollingworth Lake

This walk follows local tracks and trails, footpaths and hillsides. Enjoy the stunning views and good company.

  • Grade 3: 3-5 miles, 6-7 miles, 90 minutes (progression walks available)
  • Start time: 2pm from Hollingworth Lake Visitors Centre, Rakewood Road, Littleborough, OL15 0AQ
  • Public transport: Bus stops and train station nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby

Sundays

Littleborough Sunday Walk

What better way to spend a Sunday than to soak up the stunning views around the Littleborough countryside.

  • Grade 2-3: 3-5 miles, 60-90 minutes
  • Start at: 11am from Littleborough Coach House, The Heritage Centre, Lodge St, Littleborough OL15 9AE
  • Public transport: Bus stops and train station nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby – Buggy friendly

Rochdale

Mondays

Syke Circular

Walks from Syke Chapel around the Syke area of Rochdale.

  • Grade 2 or Grade 3: Two walks available for different levels of ability; distance 2-4 miles or 4-6 miles; 60-90 minutes (progression walks available)
  • Start at: 1pm from Syke Methodist Church, Syke Road, Rochdale, OL12 9TF
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby

Tuesdays

Cutgate, Bamford and Norden Walk

Come for a walk in the beautiful countryside on your doorstep.

  • Grade 2 or Grade 3: Two walks available for different levels of ability; distance 3-5 miles; 60-90 minutes
  • Start at: 10am from Edenfield Road GP Surgery, Cutgate Shopping Precinct, Rochdale, OL11 5AQ
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby

Wednesdays

Castleton Community Centre

This walk takes in countryside, canals and even a golf course and makes for some very scenic exercise.

  • Grade 2: 2-4 miles, 60 minutes
  • Start at: 10am from Castleton Community Centre, Manchester Road, Rochdale, OL11 3AF
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets
Falinge Park Best Foot Forward

A gentle stroll through Falinge with the emphasis on socialising. It’s a short walk that’s perfect for walkers with health conditions followed by lots of chat, back at Vintage Worx tea rooms.

  • Grade 1-2: 0.5-1 mile, 15-30 minutes
  • Start at: 11am from Falinge Park Gates, off the corner of Falinge Road and Sheriff Street
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby – Buggy friendly – Wheelchair Accessible

Thursdays

Spotland Library Walk

The pace of this walk is ever so slightly elevated and is great for improving fitness. The group use the stunning Rochdale countryside to host this walk. Then it’s back to the library for refreshments.

Grade 2: 3-5 miles, 60-90 minutes

Start at: 10am from Spotland Library, Ings Lane, Rochdale, OL12 7AL

Public transport: Bus stops nearby

Extra details: Parking – Toilets – Café nearby

Fridays

Syke Circular

Walks from Syke Chapel around the Syke area of Rochdale.

  • Grade 2-3: Two walks for different levels of ability, 2-4 miles or 4-6 miles, 60 or 90 minutes (progression walks available)
  • Start at: 10am from Syke Methodist Church, Syke Road, Rochdale, OL12 9TF
  • Public transport: Bus stops nearby
  • Extra details: Toilets – Café nearby

For more information:

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