Friday, 3 April 2009

Urban Earth: an urban adventure comes to manchester

URBAN EARTH is a project to (re)present some of the world’s largest urban areas by walking across them. The length of the walk is decidedby the size of the urban footprint while the route reflects the city’sdistribution and levels of deprivation. Adventurers capture the city in anyway they choose, talking, sharing and creating as they experiencethe city from the perspective of a pedestrian.

URBAN EARTH walks have taken place across Mexico City, Mumbai, Theis,Guadalajara, London, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bristol and now Greater Manchester.


Start: On Saturday 18 April at Mark Lane, Shaw 17:30 or meet on the 16:54 train from Manchester Victoria to Shaw.

Finish: On Sunday 19 April at Heald Green to meet the 06:12train to Manchester Piccadilly.

Alternative: The main walk is 34km overnight and will take 12 hours. For anyone who is unsure they want to walk this far you are more than welcome to walk half of the city with us. Deansgate station is around half way and we will be having a decent break here until 23:30. Join or leave us at this point if you fancy a 17km alternative.

For more information, to say your coming or ask any questions visit or

1 comment:

Mary Ruthrina said...

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