Walking in Wigan and Leigh

Weekend Walks

We’re providing a range of new walks in March and April to get you exploring the amazing green spaces, paths and traffic free routes the borough has to offer. All the sessions are FREE and you can choose from Nordic walks, Waggy Tails dog walks plus more...

Find a session near you here> Walks & Rides with Active Outdoors (choose Agenda view)

Guided walks across Wigan and Leigh

We're delighted to share with you our calendar of guided walks. Everyone's welcome - come along, get active - and get some fresh air!

Download our walks guide for April to September 2018  (PDF)


Health benefits of walking

Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.

Transport for Greater Manchester, organisers of an annual walking festival across the county, put together an amazing infographic explaining four ways walking changes lives.

Walking routes

Inspiring healthy lifestyles publishes a regular Health Walks guide showcasing the finest walking routes across Wigan and Leigh.

Other walking dates for your diary

  • GM Walking Festival - May 2018


Walking resources