Across Greater Manchester, there is a clear recognition of the importance of walking to population scale change in physical activity and there is widespread understanding of the critical role of walking - for leisure, for travel and for everyday activity.

Tameside is developing a three pronged approach to grow walking in the borough; walking for utility, for health and for leisure.  They aim to connect passionate individuals, communities and public and private sector organisations to explore green and urban walking spaces.  Their ambition is to encourage self-led activities within families, communities and local organisations, and to support the development of formal walking groups by linking experts to the network, and signposting groups to opportunities.

Find out more about Tameside's focus on walking and cycling

Glossop Milestones

Glossop Milestones, is a series of family friendly walking routes around the area of Glossopdale. The routes are varying in ability from completely accessible short park loops to more strenuous routes up into the Peak National Park. The routes are all self-lead, by use of an O.S map app link and a downloadable map and description. The maps will also be available as a booklet for people to use. All the routes have been signposted using rocks that have been decorated by children. The shorter walks are also accompanied by a story, which leads you around the route.

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Walking routes   Walking groups

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Community Investment Fund grants

GM Walking has given grants to nearly 90 local voluntary and community groups with the aim of getting Greater Manchester walking. They offered the grants to support a huge range of activities that encourage people who are usually less active to start or to increase the amount they regularly walk. Almost half of the successful applications were from organisations based in the most deprived 20% of the region.

They gave a total of £5,170 to three organisations across Tameside, including to:

  • The Incredible Plastic Street Band to create and share videos, pictures, audio and activities to keep families active through walking and music
  • Lindley Educational Trust to run walks for young people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • The Bureau to identify five accessible self-led local walking routes and to create a wide range of accompanying creative resources for children and their families