The “GM Ringway” (GMR) is a new, 300-km public transport-friendly walking trail for Greater Manchester that explores the green spaces, countryside and heritage of all ten GM boroughs. The project team is eager to work with local social enterprises, charities and community groups on extending the benefits of walking, nature and heritage to more people across GM, especially:
- younger people;
- BAME communities;
- people with disabilities or long-term health conditions; and
- those living in areas of deprivation.
GM Ringway would be interested in organising guided walks; nature or heritage-focused activities; short and/or ‘accessible’ walks; wellbeing and/or ‘mindfulness’ walks; charity or fundraising walks; walks for particular communities or faith groups; inter-community walks; or any other relevant ideas suggested by the partner organisation or community group.
As GMR will do most of the work on the activities if their Heritage Lottery bid is successful, it could be a great opportunity for any groups or organisations looking for new activities for their members or communities over the next few years.
Please contact project lead Dr Andrew Read by email at info@GMRingway.org if you would like to become involved or require further information.
In addition, GMR are carrying out a community survey in order to gain the views of different communities across the city-region about the creation of GM Ringway walking trail as a permanent resource for Greater Manchester’s 2.8 million residents. They would therefore be grateful if GM VCSE organisations, especially those working with marginalised communities, could circulate their project survey to their local contacts, users and clients.
Click here to complete the survey, the deadline for completion is 30th April.