Sale Walking & Activity Group (SWAG)

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'But the beauty is in the walking; we are betrayed by destinations.' Gwynn Thomas



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Website last updated 24/10/2021.



Chairman  Tel: 0161 905 2452



Anthony P


Jane B

Programme Secretary

Sue P.

Social Media & Wednesday Walks Co-ordinator


Weekends & Sunday Walks Co-ordinator


Social Events Co-ordinator

Cecilia W

Webmaster/Email Co-ordinator


Membership Secretary / New Member Contact

Paul L.






We are a mixed social walking group of all ages and abilities based in South Manchester and North Cheshire. Our Winter / Spring programme includes weekends away youth hostelling, Sunday walks, and a variety of social events such as meals out, theatre trips and pub nights.  New members are always offered a warm welcome.




Programme of Events

The Group relies on its regular members to organise weekends, walks and social events.  Please help the committee by giving details of any event you would like to volunteer to organise to either Eva (Weekends Away & Sunday walks), Eric (Wednesday Walks) or Cecilia (Social Events) or Paul (Mid Week Walks) at any reasonable time for inclusion in the next programme.  See our website for details of local map reading courses. The closing date for including items in the next programme is 07 Jan 2022.  Copies of this programme are available from Sue P. (the Programme Secretary) or other committee members.



Attendance at Events

·        Attendance at all events is at the individual’s own risk. The group will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any group event or in connection with travel to such an event, however caused.

·        The normal meeting point for walks is Brooklands Metrolink station car park.  This is at the foot of  Brooklands Station Approach which is accessed from Brooklands Road close to the junction with  Marsland Road. However, because of Covid this arrangement is suspended and members are making their own arrangements to the start of walks.

·        Information on the grading of the various walks is contained in the “Sunday Walks” section.

·        When transport is shared for weekends away, walks and other events, please remember to offer the driver a contribution towards petrol expenses.

·        The membership fee for 2022 is £7.50 (Jan-Dec).

·        Group members do not have to be YHA members.  Membership is not necessary to participate in hostelling weekends but is encouraged. The YHA currently offers discounted membership costing £10 per annum to affiliated group members. Please contact YHA customer service for further details.

·        Occasionally programme changes are required after printing. Please check the website for latest details or confirm with the event organiser.


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