Join the Ramblers and become a member of MAD Walkers

About Us

The last few years have seen a revolution in the world of walking in the UK, with the launch of walking groups specifically tailored to people in their 20s and 30s.

The Ramblers' Association now has more than 50 younger persons groups. With the establishment of the Manchester and District 20s-30s Walking Group, in the city that was home to many of the famous Kinder Trespassers, the concept has, in a way, come home.

Launching on 19th May 2004, the group now has over 300 members.

Our group belongs to the Manchester and High Peak Area of the Ramblers Association, and our membership area covers Greater Manchester - Bury, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan and the High Peak District of Derbyshire.

Contact Us

For walks programming:

For information about socials:

For information about weekends away:

For information about membership:

For publicity and communications:

For website issues/feedback:

A full contact list is on the Committee page.

Or why not come and see us at a New Members Night at the Knott Bar, 374 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4LY, from 8.00pm on the first Wednesday of every month?


All MAD activities are organised and led by volunteers, and to make the group even more of a success, we need YOUR help! 

From leading a walk to organising a social, from writing an article or review for the website to distributing posters to outdoor shops, there are plenty of ways in which you can help your group.

If you have any ideas for walks or socials, or would like to volunteer in any way, or have any suggestions for the group and the direction in which it should be going, or even comments and suggestions about the website, please have a word with one of the MAD committee.

To find out more about volunteering visit the Ramblers Volunteering Page.


More information on the Committee is here.

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