Out on Sunday logo

Hello everyone – here’s a brief update to keep everyone informed about what’s going on and what’s coming up this summer:

We ended 2022 with our customary festive meal at the Cosy Club in Manchester – we’ve visited here several times and we always get a great welcome form the team there. This time there were 38 Out on Sunday revellers including several who were attending for the first time.  Some great photos from this memorable afternoon here – have a look! 

In January we held our second Annual General Meeting, 18 members attended and we were able to agree the walks programme for the year and the location of this year’s weekend away aswell as dealing with the usual AGM  business – The (draft) minutes of the meeting together with the Annual report and Treasurer’s Report are available on the website here.  After the meeting there was an opportunity to socialise with some food and a couple of drinks. Once again we are very grateful to The Holiday Inn, Manchester City Centre for providing the meeting room for us.

Walks programme : We have made a good start to 2023 having completed 11 walks to date (end of April), with walks taking place every two weeks from January until the end of March.  From April we have a walk scheduled almost every Sunday except Easter Sunday and Pride weekend Sunday in August.   Many thanks to all our walk leaders for coming forward to lead walks, your contribution to Out on Sunday is much appreciated.  We still have a couple of gaps in the calendar, so if you have never led a walk before and would Iike to, we can offer support in choosing a walk, reccing the walk and writing up the details. And, we will, of course, support you on the day. If you would like to support Out on Sunday by leading a walk, please speak to Colin either in person or via the WhatsApp group (or email general@outonsunday.co.uk).  Please be aware that the walks calendar changes from time to time, so it’s always a good idea to check the calendar on the website here for the most up to date version.  Looking forward to seeing you on a walk soon.

Membership : Welcome to all our lovely new members – We have had 8 new walkers with the group so far this year and we are delighted that at least 4 of them have decided to join – We hope that they will all enjoy many years of walking and friendship with Out on Sunday!  

compass with background 25 1 removebg previewJubilee event :  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!  2023 is Out onSunday’s 25th birthday – the group’s first walk was held in Heaton Park on the 28th of June 1998 and to celebrate the anniversary we hope to return to Heaton Park this summer for a walk followed by afternoon tea at the Hidden Gem Café in the park’s garden centre.  The date for your diaries is Sunday 25 June and we will have more information nearer the time, the cost of the afternoon tea is likely to be somewhere between £16 and £20, partly depending on numbers, so if you could let us know whether you hope to attend it would be very helpful – here’s a short Jotform questionnaire


Kendal save the datesOut on Sunday weekend away : 15–17 September 2023

Over 30 of us got together last year for a great weekend at Llangollen , this year we’re heading up the M6 to Kendal in the beautiful South Lakes.  Dave H, Patrick and Alan have recently visited to do a recce and warn the locals – there is some preliminary information here and there will be more detailed information nearer the time. For now though, it would be very helpful if the organisers could have some idea of numbers (particularly for the group meal on Saturday evening) so if you could spare a minute to let us know (using the same Jotform as above) whether you hope to be joining in the group meal on Saturday 16 September it would be greatly appreciated. This isn’t final – no commitment at this stage! The Jotform is here

png transparent gay flag hand homosexual pride symbol lgbt thumbnailPride events 2023 –  Here is a list of all upcoming Pride events in the Greater Manchester area – we took part in the Levenshulme event last year and although it was an enjoyable day it was felt that it wasn’t very beneficial to the group so we won’t be taking part (formally) in any of this year’s Pride events. 


Greater Manchester Pride Events Taking Place
Pride in Trafford                             Wed 17 – Sat  May
Pride on the Range                       Sat 27 May
Salford Pink Picnic                        Sat 17 June
Pride in Wythenshawe                 Sat 24 June
Rochdale in Rainbows                  Sun 16 July
Sparkle                                            Fri 7 – Sun 9 July
Tameside Pride                              Sat 15 July
Oldham Pride                                 Fri 21 – Sun 23 July
Pride in Bolton                                Fri 28 – Sun 30 July
Stockport Pride                              Sun 30 July
Levenshulme Pride                       Fri 11 – Sun 13 Aug
Wigan Pride                                    Sat 12 Aug
Prestwich Pride                              Sat 12 – Mon 14 Aug
Manchester Pride                          Fri 25 – Mon 28 Aug
Didsbury Pride                               Sat 2 Sept
Chorlton Pride                               Sat 16 Sept

Don’t forget when deciding which event to attend that we have walks planned for every Sunday throughout the summer, except Manchester Pride weekend!

Just outside Greater Manchester but only a short distance away: Happy Valley Pride, (Hebden Bridge), will be held over the week from 24 July to 30 July 202

More GM Pride Events may be announced in the near future: to keep up to date, Twitter: @GM_PrideNetwork

Thanks to Carl Austin-Behan for the dates of the Pride events.

WhatsApp logo WhatsApp : Just a reminder that we have an active WhatsApp group for all walkers – if you’re not in it you’re missing out!  There’s more information on the website here – please read before you join the group.

 May 4 2023