Longford Park Walks
Did you Know?There are around 40 groups and organisations that meet in the park including many that offer opportunities for improved fitness and fun. This includes sports as varied as Tai Chi and Disc Golf, Orienteering and Crown Green Bowls.
Benefits of Walking
Burn those caloriesIt is free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.
Be good to your heartIt helps keep your heart strong and reduces the risk of developing a range of illnesses including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and strokes.
Strengthen your jointsRegular walking strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance, co-ordination and blood circulation.
Bolster your mental healthIt can also improve your mood and mental wellbeing. Walking in green surroundings can reduce feelings of stress and help alleviate depression. If done in a group or with friends, it can also help to tackle feelings of isolation or loneliness.
So why not lace up and get active today?
A GUIDE TO THREE SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS
IN TRAFFORD’S LARGEST PARK
The walks are just over a mile long and are on footpaths accessible to all including wheelchair users and pushchairs. They can be accessed from the Park Information Maps located near the Edge Lane (Yellow Route), Firswood Quadrant (Blue Route) and Ryebank Road (Purple Route) entrances. Start from the Maps and follow the coloured route markers.
The walks can be done at any time. Alternatively if you would like the opportunity to meet others there are Walking and Friendship Meeting Points at the Maps. These list 3 times each day when walks start 10.30am, 1pm and 3pm. People who would like company should arrive at the meeting points at the specified times and may then meet up with others on the same path. Friends of Longford Park volunteers will be accompanying walkers on the 10:30am walk starting from the Edge Lane gate on the last Sunday of every month. Additionally, if you would like to be accompanied by a walk buddy, please contact us by clicking on the button below to discuss this.
Walk a mile a day -
The Longford Park Way
THREE SHORT CIRCULAR WALKS
The circular walks map is also available at the Longford Park Café.
Download the Guide Map
The Circular Walks Map - PRINT VERSION.
To Download a print version of the map (PDF format) please click on the link below.
This project has been made possible with grant support from Trafford Council Inclusive Neighbourhood Fund, plus donations from Jamie Barry and the Longford and Firswood Strollers.
For information about our other projects, volunteering opportunities and all the groups in the park see our park facilities page here.
For information about longer wellbeing walks in Trafford and beyond, see ramblers-trafford.co.uk