Longford Park Walks

One of the Friends of Longford Park Group's aims is to promote the benefits of using our local green space to keep fit and healthy to all sections of society.


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

The benefits of walking for your body and mind are numerous. Walking can be a great way to catch up with friends and family. It can also provide connection with nature which is why we’ve also created a fun family tree trail activity found here. Walking is free to do and easy to fit into your daily routine. So why not lace up, get active and try one of our suggested three short circular walks in the guide below.

Burn those calories

It is free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

Be good to your heart

It 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 joints

Regular walking strengthens bones and muscles, improves balance, co-ordination and blood circulation.

Bolster your mental health

It 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?



Longford Park Walks

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.

For more information and map, you can pick up a free copy of the Longford Park Walks brochure at the Longford Park Cafe (if in stock).

Walk a mile a day -
The Longford Park Way


The circular walks map is also available at the Longford Park Café.



Longford Park Walks

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.


Download Circular Walk MapClick here to download a print version of the Map

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