Lunchtime Strollers - University of Manchester Walking Programme

About Us

This walking group is led by volunteers and is open to staff and students at the University of Manchester, and to the general public. 

We incorporate local green spaces into our walks, and also interesting local buildings and events (such as Victoria Baths, Manchester Museum, and Whitworth Art Gallery).  We also have tailored walks in Prestwich, which take in sites of Incredible Edible Prestwich and District (IEPAD).

Anyone can join in, and walking with the group is the perfect way to get out of the office, get active and meet new people!  

News

We have a number of Volunteer Walk Leaders that means there are weekly walks on north and south campus featuring walks that also reflect our Volunteer Walk Leaders' interests, such as History (look out for our Blue Plaque walk), and the environment (such as our Tree Identification walk)!  

In May 2016 and 2017 we took part in the Greater Manchester Walking Festival and in both years we also took part in Maggie's Manchester's Culture Crawl and helped raise nearly £1300 for their centre.

List of walks

To register for our mailing list please email lunchtime-strollers@manchester.ac.uk.  You will then receive an email on a Monday highlighting our actual walks for the week and will hear about any cancellations.  

The walks listed below reflect examples of our walks. 

Facebook and Twitter

Please do feel free to share your thoughts and photos with us (photos with permission of those included to be requested in advance). @LunchStrollWfH. See other tweets using #LunchtimeStrollers. Visit us on Facebook at Lunchtime Strollers.

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Campus Tree Trail
Walk Option 1
1:00
Foot-it Fridays
Foot-it Fridays, from the Quad
0:45
Incredible Edible Prestwich & District (IEPAD)
IEPAD Walk, including Forest Garden
1:30
Miracle Walk from Zochonis
Miracle walk from Zochonis building (30 mins)
Miracle Walk from Zochonis building (40 mins)
Miracle Walk from Zochonis building (45 mins)
Miracle Walk from Zochonis building (50 mins)
0:30
0:40
0:45
0:50
Monday Meander
Monday Meander, meeting at John Owen's Quad
Monday Meander North campus
Monday Meander, meeting at Zochonis Building
0:45
0:30
0:45
North Campus Walks
North Campus Walks (1 hour)
North Campus Walks (45 mins)
North Campus Walks (30 mins)
North Campus Walks (40 mins)
North Campus Walks (50 mins)
1:00
0:45
0:30
0:40
0:50
Thursday Amble
Thursday Amble, from the Quad
Thursday Amble, from Zochonis
Thursday Amble from the Dover Street Building
0:45
0:50
0:45
Tuesday from the Quad
Walk Option 1
0:50
Wander-ful Wednesday (main)
Wander-ful Wednesday from John Owens (45 mins)
Wander-ful Wednesday from John Owens (30 mins)
Wander-ful Wednesday from Zochonis (45 mins)
Wander-ful Wednesday from Zochonis (30 mins)
0:45
0:30
0:45
0:30
Whitworth Park Tree Trail
Walk Option 1
1:00

Our Events

Many Walking for Health schemes are taking part in Greater Manchester Walking Festival.

Find out more and download the programme by clicking on the banner.

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Campus Tree Trail
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Contacts

Vanessa Cowan
Volunteer Scheme Co-ordinator
0161-306-1994
lunchtime-strollers@manchester.ac.uk
  

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