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COMMUNITY WALK STORIES
Walking to improve your health in East Manchester
On October the 22nd Manchester Settlement and Age UK Manchester ran our second community walk. Half a dozen local residents walked and talked their way round 2 miles of the local area, improving their health in the process. This took us down the Yellow Brick Road past Debdale Park and the Manchester Donkey Sanctuary; seeing some of the unsung beauty of East Manchester.
Walking as part of a group is a great way to improve both your physical and mental health, giving you an opportunity to get away from the strains of everyday life meet new people and do some exercise. During Greater Manchester Walking Weeks numerous organisations across Greater Manchester put on walks of differing lengths and difficulties check out the link for details of other walks.
The next Greater Manchester Walking Week is the 17th till the 25th of February and we are putting on a walk on Monday the 19th for the local community here in Openshaw this time we are heading north along the Yellow Brick Road and then along the Manchester-Ashton canal going up a beautiful series of locks (see picture above). To join us meet at the New Roundhouse at 11.00 am on Monday 19th of February. The walk is only 2.7 miles and suitable for all ages. Please dress for cold weather and we will provide hot drinks on our arrival back at the New Roundhouse.