Shanks’s Pony is Festival mode of transport for May

GET READY to put your best feet forward and join thousands of participants for the annual Greater Manchester Walking Festival.

And you don’t have to travel far to take part in a number of walks with Mossley at their core.

If you missed the first Mossley Health Walk on May 3, there are three more strolls to enjoy on May 10, 17 and 24.

Each one is three miles in length and described as a “gentle walk round the historic Huddersfield Narrow Canal and Micklehurst Loop railway line.”

Walkers should meet at Roaches Lock at 2pm and for further details contact George Cope on 07855 984586.

For those more active residents why not try ‘Living on the Edge’ on May 10 hosted by Tameside Ramblers.

Starting at 10.30am the eight miles’ route is described as “challenging” and takes in the three ‘edges’ surrounding Mossley: Quickedge, Mooredge and Brown Edge. Meet at Mossley Train Station and for more details contact John Bewick on 07905 413718.

These are just two of more than 300 free guided walks taking part across Greater Manchester between May 1-31.

Carragh Teague, Walking Lead for Transport for Greater Manchester, says: “With walking considered to be one of the most effective exercises for improving your physical and mental health, as well as a great way to meet new people, now’s the time to put your best foot forward and see what walking can offer you.”

All the walks are published in a free guide published by Transport for Greater Manchester, available at most local libraries.

To download a copy of the guide go to:


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