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Best Walking Routes near Manchester

Manchester is one of the UK’s best cities for walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with city strolls, hills, moors, lakes, mountains and National Parks all within easy reach.

Manchester is located on the north-western edge of the Peak District, which is full of great hillwalking and hiking trails. The most popular peaks include Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Bleaklow, Lose Hill and Win Hill; while the National Park’s iconic gritstone edges are ever-popular with climbers and mountain bikers.

With a population of more than 500,000 it’s easy to forget Manchester is based right in the heart of some of the north of England’s finest countryside, with the Pennines, the Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales, Snowdonia and even the Lake District all within easy reach by car or public transport.

There are great walks to be found close to the city too, along the many canals and river valleys that characterise the local landscape. Manchester is a vibrant city with a rich industrial and cultural past, which is best discovered on foot.

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