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GM Ringway Stage 8: Broadbottom to Greenfield

Out of quaint villages, and up onto the moorland, as the GM Ringway carries on its journey round Greater Manchester.

The Walks

Walking is what it's all about. Well this site anyway.

So delve on in and read the journeys I've taken on various long distance routes in the United Kingdom, by selecting a walk below:

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Army surplus underwear – the long distance walker’s dream?

They’re designed to help repel bullets and protect against shrapnel. But should a pair of army surplus shorts be in every walker’s rucksack?


Dodd. The perfect wet weather fell.


Perhaps the only fell to extensively feature characters from children’s picture books.

GM Ringway Stage 7: Marple to Broadbottom

Industrial history, yet another corker of a viewpoint, and a secret nuclear bunker.

GM Ringway Stage 6: Strines to Marple

One of the least direct sections of the GM Ringway provides a giant cross, a stunning view at a bus terminus, archaeology, the recording of a podcast, and somewhere the Romans never went.

Wham Lane

In which we talk about 80s pop bands, loud noises and a manufacturer of wastepaper bins, all under the notion of long distance walking.

Planning a Trip

Fancy walking one of Britain's long distance routes? Check out our guides for helpful advice and information

My Books

Don't want to read on the website? Well fear not dear reader, for you can buy books covering the tales of several of my walks.

About Rambling Man

Across Britain are a network of long distance footpaths and trails. Rambling Man is a website dedicated to telling the tales of one Andrew Bowden as he walks some of those paths.

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One of the best things about walking is all the great views you get to see. So why not head off on a photographic tour of the walks I've been on?


Waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and all sorts of other stuff that you may want to equip yourself with when you head out.

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