About Us

Welcome to Failsworth Walking Group

We are a local group of walkers/hikers who live in and around the Failsworth and surrounding areas

We’ve been around as a group since 2019 and now have a large group of members, we offer a variety of walks to suit you and many other like-minded people  whatever your level of fitness.

New members are always more than welcome!

Our walks and other activities

We enjoy walking  during the week and also at weekends, all through the year. Our walks are aimed at all types of walkers and all types of fitness levels, covering street walking, off the beaten track local walks, reservoir walks and also the peaks and fells and we also hit the mountains,  in the winter months we do torch walks, we also love a good sunrise and sunset, and not forgetting a good Sunday Pub Lunch!

We use both car and public transport to access the many excellent walking areas around Manchester and beyond, we also explore the lakes, the peak district and surrounding areas and where possible we are happy to car share.

We also do overnight camping events which are very popular as they give our members a cost-effective and social way to explore other areas of the country not so easily accessible with a day trip

We have a few in the group that enjoy wild swimming and love finding a tarn along the way.

We also do events for the children, bat walks, we often feed the reindeers.

Our walks suit all abilities – we are very welcoming! We have walkers who just enjoy the occasional short and easy stroll to those who regularly hike at weekends. Join our walks if you enjoy meeting people, love the outdoors, and local history.

You will find all our walks in the events tab.

Our walks are open to anyone and you don’t even need to book you just turn up. Our events tab lets you know all the information you need for a particular walk, from the length, grade and approximate duration, as well as where we are going to meet.

We recommend that you wear a good pair of walking boots, and comfy clothing and always have waterproofs in your rucksack

Did you know that walking:

– Uses 90% of your muscles
– Burns up to 46% more calories than regular walking
– Takes pressure off your lower joints
– Great for anyone with back, neck or shoulder problems
– Fun, sociable, safe outdoor exercise

It combines exercise with nature which has been proven to boost mood

Our social events

We have regular social events these will also be posted in the events tab . These are a great opportunity to meet both existing and other new members.

A lot of our walkers have now become good friends , so please come, and join our friendly group

Contact details

Fancy joining us but not sure where to start? Failsworth Walking Group welcomes all new members, and you are more than welcome on any walk or social event . please feel free to contact us via email hello@failsworthwalkinggroup.org