Walking in Wigan and Leigh

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 2017 (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

  • Memory Walks in Wigan and Leigh: 'walk for a world without dementia'. For more information contact Tracy Morris on 07943 840259

Saturday 9th September 12pm at Mesnes Park, Wigan (registration at the children's hut 11.45am)

  • October - new Health Walks brochure
  • GM Walking Weekends - Autumn: Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th October 2017, Winter: Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th February 2018


Walking resources