Manchester’s Green Corridor was launched on Monday 29 October. For the week of the launch, people were invited to join one of the led walks that were completed relay style. On each walk, a Green Corridor baton was passed on to the next walking group doing the next leg of the circuit.
The final day of celebrations was held at Fletcher Moss Park on Saturday 3 November. It was a great success, as families joined in the activities including: tree planting, nature trail for the children, boot camp fitness training for 16 year olds and over, face painting, and making their own smoothie drinks as they pedalled on a smoothie bike.
As the last relay of walkers arrived from Northenden Riverside Park to Fletcher Moss Park they were greeted by a Jazz band playing a well know song ‘When the saints go marching in’. People shared how they enjoyed the stunning views of Manchester as they walked across the city. One walker said:
“It’s great to get out and walk. You don’t realise how beautiful the city is until you go walking; I’ve often taken where I live for granted. I enjoy walking and it’s a great way for me to exercise too!”
Manchester’s Green Corridor is a walking circuit made up of 14 routes which connect many of the beautiful green spaces and tree-lined streets around the city. Each route averages 4 miles and all routes have been carefully selected for quality, accessibility, facilities, local interest points and have been assessed for risks.
The Green Corridor initiative is a partnership between Manchester City Council, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Red Rose Forest and the Ramblers.
All routes are clearly signposted and detailed information about each route is available on www.getwalking.org/manchester or www.gettingmanchestermoving.com