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Bolton

Let’s Keep Bolton Moving

Bolton Council

Volunteer led health walks for people of all abilities, especially those who are inactive or do little physical activity. Walks are friendly, welcoming and offer a great opportunity to explore the outdoors, discover new places and meet new people. With a variety of routes to choose from, ranging in duration from 30 – 90 minutes across varied and different terrains, there’s no better time to get active! For more details, please visit their website.

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Bolton

Age UK Bolton

An independent local charity, working within the community to help older people live independently for as long as possible, keep active but above all enjoy later life! They offer a variety of support services, ongoing social activities and events as well as organise an extensive list of Physical Activities Classes to help older people remain physically, mentally and socially active. To find out more about activities and events taking place near you, visit the Age UK Bolton homepage and select Activities and Events and/or Our Services for more details.

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Bury

Bury: Walk with Me

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Started by Bury Sport & Physical Activity Service to provide a variety of led walking opportunities throughout the Townships of Bury, Bury Walk with Me has now established weekly walks in Summerseat, Greenmount, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Chesham Woods, Burrs Country Park, Ainsworth and Birtle. These provide 10 weekly walk options to the communities of Bury and cater for a variety of fitness levels, ranging from shorter 30-minute walks to longer walks lasting up to 90-minutes in duration. So, whether you’re a complete beginner wanting to get more active, or simply feel that you would benefit from walking in a group environment with like-minded individuals, weekly wellbeing walks maybe just what you’ve been looking for. A full timetable of walks can be viewed on the website or direct contact can be made with the Wellbeing Walks Coordinator for further details.

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Bury

Age UK Bury

A local charity working in the borough of Bury to support older people, their families and carers to love later life. They are passionate about making a difference and offer a variety of support services, activities and events to help older people stay independent for longer, stay sociable and active. Activities and events offered include, Walkers Group, Dance Fit Fun as well as a Yoga and Mindfullness classes to name but a few. To find out more about these activities or others happening near you, visit the Age UK Bury homepage and select Activities and Events and/or Our Services for more details.

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Manchester

Age UK Manchester

An independent charity working with and for older people across Manchester. Offering an array of support services, ongoing social activities and events, they aim to make later life, fun and enjoyable for everyone. Exercise related activities include Crossacres Shaker, (mixture of dancing, aerobics and keep fit to music styles including Mambo, Dance and Jazz), a Walk and Talk Group to help with physical health and mental wellbeing, whilst making new friends and a Chair Based exercise group in Harpurhey to maintain strength and balance whilst having a laugh. To find out more about these activities or others happening near you, please visit their website for more details.

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Rochdale

Walk & Talk Boroughwide Health Walks

Walking for Health

Short weekly walks designed for people who wish to gain the benefits of regular low impact, gentle exercise whilst having the opportunity to meet new people. Organised and delivered by the Rochdale Living Well Service (part of Big Life Centres, Rochdale) all walks are free, friendly and fun! A full Walks Programme can be downloaded and/or viewed via the website. Direct contact can also be made with the Volunteer and Network Co-ordinator for further details.

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Salford

Salford Wellbeing Walks

Walking for Health

Salford Wellbeing Walks are designed to help people become more physically active as well as improve overall health and wellbeing. All walks are local, free and up to an hour in length with some walks offering a 30 minute shorter walk. They offer a safe, relaxed and sociable environment and are aimed to help people meet the 150 minutes of moderate intensity exercise each week. Co-ordinated by Salford Community Leisure, they form part of the Ramblers Walking for Health national programme and are all led by trained volunteers.

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Salford

Age UK Salford

An independent local charity, working actively in the local community for over 40 years. They offer many services, activities and events to help older people live independently, be active and stay sociable in later life. To find out more about these activities or others happening near you, visit the Age UK Salford homepage and select Activities and Events and/or Our Services for more details.

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Stockport

Walk Stockport

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Walk your way to health and feel fitter, healthier and happier by coming along to one of the many Walk Stockport health walks. Free, Volunteer led and ranging from 30 – 90 minutes in duration this is a great way to get active, meet new people as well as stay fit and healthy. A full programme of walks can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Trafford

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Trafford

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks

Organised and run by local Volunteers, in partnership with Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, Trafford CCG, Public Health Trafford and Sale Sports Club, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Trafford offer free, organised walks across Trafford, designed for everyone of any age to join in. Walks range from 45 – 90 minutes and are suitable for beginners, those wanting to start walking or others keen to improve fitness. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, discover open spaces in the local area and above all keep active. All walks are led by a trained Volunteer Walk Leaders, who make everyone feel welcome and will discuss any individual needs at the start of a walk and plan support as required. Almost all the walks have a comfortable social base to enjoy refreshments once a route has been completed. There is no booking required, just turn up on the day (with comfortable shoes) and enjoy yourself.

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Trafford

Age UK Trafford

An independent local charity, offering help and support to older people, their families and carers living in Trafford. Encouraging everyone to love later life, they deliver a variety of services as well as ongoing social activities and events to keep older people independent, healthy and happy. Some of the physical activities include, Exercise Classes including Postural Stability classes for those who are at risk of falls. We have also just started a walking football project for men and women over 50. To find out more about these activities or others happening near you, visit the Age UK Trafford homepage and select Activities and Events and/or Our Services for more details.

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Wigan

Be Well Active Health

Wigan Council

Part of the Be Well team at Wigan Council, Active Health is for people of all abilities and those who have been inactive for some time to get active and increase physical activity levels. Offering varied and accessible programmes ranging from weight management, activities for people with disabilities to activities for long-term health conditions all programmes encouarge people to get active in their local area, explore the outdoors in some cases as well as meet new people. There is even an online activity referral form which forms part of the long term conditions scheme. For more information and details of how to get involved, please visit the website.

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Wigan

Age UK Wigan Borough

An independent charity that supports older people living in Wigan Borough. They offer a variety of support services, helping older people to stay safe and independent at home as well as an activity programme called Bright Days, which includes Walking Football and is hosted across different venues throughout Wigan Borough. Bright Days also offers a programme of activities via Zoom, the telephone or postal packs. To find out more, visit the Age UK Wigan Borough homepage and select Our Services for more details.

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