Step on for Forever Manchester with the GM Ringway Adventure

We’re thrilled to introduce the GM Ringway Challenge, a remarkable long-distance walking trail that weaves through the heart of Greater Manchester, connecting all ten boroughs along the way.

🚶‍♂️ What’s the Challenge?

The GM Ringway spans an impressive 200 miles in total, divided into 20 stages, allowing you to tailor your experience. Whether you’re up for a stroll or a true endurance test, there’s something for everyone.

Plus, it’s all designed to be accessible via public transport, making it a green and sustainable way to explore the diverse landscapes within our ten boroughs. It’s your chance to explore the stunning landscapes of Greater Manchester, boost your fitness, and contribute to a great cause.

Choose to conquer just a stage or two, or challenge yourself to complete the entire 200 miles throughout the summer.

Donate or get sponsored for your walk and help us raise funds for Forever Manchester

Explore the shorter/step free routes by clicking here

🌆 Discover Greater Manchester:

Our guided walk covers all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester. Traverse urban streets, green spaces, and hidden gems. From historic Grade I and II-listed buildings to accredited museums, ancient monuments, and conservation areas, the trail promises an enriching journey for all
Find out more about the routes here.

Whether you explore a single borough or conquer them all, you’ll be part of a memorable journey.

👣 Who Can Join?

Individuals: Go solo and enjoy the walk at your own pace

Families and Friends: Bond over shared steps and create lasting memories

Workplace Teams: Rally your colleagues for a fun team event or some friendly competition over the summer

👟 What to Wear?

Dress comfortably in your walking gear or unleash your creativity with fancy dress.

Every step you take will help fund community events across Greater Manchester.

🎁 Enter for free and you’ll receive:

Free Challenge Pack: upon registration, receive an exclusive pack containing:

  • Event merchandise
  • Your personalized bib number
  • Essential walking information from GM Ringway

Invitations to Guided Walks & Events: the project team will be running a series of guided walks as part of the challenge, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The challenge will culminate with a final celebration event in Manchester on Bank Holiday Monday, 26th August in Manchester City Centre. Everyone who has taken part in the challenge will be invited!

Free Route App: individuals and groups can walk the trail independently using the free-of-charge Go Jauntly walking and wellbeing app. The app also includes 10 shorter GM Ringway walks – including five step free ones – that can be walked or ‘wheeled’ to raise funds.