Stroll your Way into May and Join the GM Walking Festival

May is National Walking Month, and the Greater Manchester Walking Festival is a celebration that anyone can join.

Stroll your Way into May and Join the GM Walking Festival

With over 250 free group walks across the region and 25 taking place across Stockport. The walks are fun, friendly and with something to suit all abilities and ages. Use the festival walk finder to find a walk that suits you. The walk finder can filter by area, distance, day, date and difficulty at

If you can't make an organised walk, why not venture out on your own or with a family member or friend? For local walking inspiration, visit

Ben Fryer, Interim Director of Public Health, said: “Walking is a great way to socialise and meet new people, improve your mood, and connect to nature, all while helping you to stay healthy. So, we want to encourage people across the borough to join the festival and get moving together in May.”

We would love to see your walking photographs during the festival. You can be creative - fantastic views and landmarks, group shots or walking selfies. Just post on one of the Stockport Council’s GM Walking Festival social media posts or tag to our Instagram account @stockportcouncil and be in with the chance of winning a £25 Love2shop voucher. There are two up for grabs, so get involved and post your best photos.

The competition starts on 1 May and closes at midnight on 5 June. The winners will be contacted from the w/c 5 June 2023. There will be two winners each will receive a £25 Love2Shop voucher.