Manchester Coach Rambles

Walking using Coach and Public Transport

Coach Walks Information

All what you need to know about our walks

On every excursion on the coach-

  • With your ticket you will be given a leaflet with details of the led walks on offer - the distance, the route, the name of the walk leader and the destination of the next fortnightly Sunday coach excursion.  All you have to do is to choose which walk you are interested in joining   

Walks are graded as follows:-         

  1. A Walk, 13-15 miles.
  2. B Walk, 11-13 miles.
  3. C Walk, 9-11 miles.
  4. D Walk, 6-8 miles.
  • During the initial part of the journey you will be able to buy tickets for the next fortnight Sunday coach excursion
  • After one hour into the journey there is a brief toilet stop at a service station 
  • The Coach will pull up at each walk's starting point and the Walk Leader will call out when the walk's party needs to get off
  • On the walk you are in the hands of the Walk Leader who will take you on the walk and make sure you enjoy the walk and get you back to the coach 
  • After the walk there is usually about one hour for you to enjoy the destination town or village's facilities, ie cafe, pubs, restaurants, shops, places of interest
  • Make sure you are back on the coach at the stated departure time. (5.30pm Winter Excursions and 6.00pm Summer Excursions)
  • On the journey back the coach will stop at the morning pick up points and the final stop at Chorlton Street, opposite Coach Station, Britannia Hotel Side, Manchester M1 3JF
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What you need so to enjoy our walks

Below is a guide to what you need to bring with you on the trip. It is not a definitive list but gives you an idea of what to expect.

  • Good footwear. Most of our walks will involve various combinations of footpaths, bridleways, tracks, roads, rocks and lumpy boggy moorland. You need to have the right footwear to protect your feet
  • Food for lunch.    In all probability you'll be in the middle of nowhere at lunch time so you'll need a packed-lunch
  • Water or non alcoholic drinks 
  • Water-proof clothing 
  • Warm clothing. All our destinations have the potential to be a bit chilly; especially if the wind gets up. It's wise to always have a fleece, hat and gloves in your ruck-sack
  • Torch for Winter excursions.  It can get dark very early at 4-5.00pm.

Please note that - 

  • Footpath issues can be reported direct to the Ramblers via the Pathwatch webpage or app;
  • Be nice to your leader! They are trying to make your day enjoyable!
  • You should be reasonably fit to join the guided walks 



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We receive funding every time you take a holiday with  Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Remember when you book to quote Manchester Coach Rambles Group.  For more details visit the Walking Partnership  website. 


Call for Walk Leaders

If you are interested to lead a walk on the Manchester Coach Rambles coach excursions, please contact Brenda Parkinson, 0161 736 8710

If you are interested to lead a Public Transport Walk, please contact Jeff Lewis, 0161 766 4683

If you are interested to lead a walk on the Manchester Associates Rambling Club coach excursion and public transport walk, please contact Simon, 0161 860 0350

Next Manchester Associates Coach Excursions - Advance Booking Only - Ring Simon 0161 860 0350

Sun, 10 February, Ruthin via Altrincham  - £11.00

Sun, 10 March, Kettlewell via Prestwich  - £12.00

Sun, 07 April, Ambleside via Prestwich - £13.00

 Manchester Associates Coach leaves Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3JF, opposite the Coach Station at 8.50am

Advance Booking ONLY - For ticket and more information on the Manchester Associates Coach Excursions and Membership, please ring Simon, 0161 860 0350

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Friday, January 18, 2019