Where does the audio walk begin and end?
The walk begins and ends on Northmoor Road in Longsight. The starting point is Northmoor Hub – the old community laundrette at 103 Northmoor Road. View on Google Maps, here.
How do I get to Northmoor Road?
The starting point of the walk at Northmoor Hub on Northmoor Road, is just 2 miles from Manchester City Centre. It’s easily accessible by public transport, bike or car/taxi.
Bus routes in the local area: 150 / 191 / 192 / 197 / 742 / 749
Train stations: Ryder Brow / Belle Vue / Levenshulme
If you’re coming by car, there is free on-street parking available on Northmoor Road and on the side streets nearby.
What's the route? How will I know where to go?
The people of is accessed via a bespoke app that will guide you along the route. This app will show you the way and it will use geo-location software to trigger the audio as you walk.
How long is the walk? Will there be a chance to sit down?
The audio walk takes approximately 60 minutes and takes you on a route just under a mile long. There will be one or two chances to sit down along the way and you can pause at any time you wish.
Is the route suitable for wheelchair or mobility scooter users?
The route takes you along main roads and side streets in Longsight. The majority of the route is accessible but wheelchair and mobility scooter users may face challenges common to any suburban residential streets.
Is this event COVID safe?
The walk takes place outdoors and we encourage you to maintain social distancing from other audience members and members of the public outside of your party.
There will be the option to enter some of the shops and businesses along the route, and we ask that you respect their rules on face masks, hand cleaning and capacity.
Hand sanitiser will be available from Northmoor Hub until 12 September, 1-5pm (except Fridays).
How do I access the audio walk?
The audio walk is accessed via a bespoke app, which will be available from Thursday 26 August via the Apple Appstore and the Android Play store.
We recommend downloading the app and the audio files over WiFi before beginning your walk.
Do I need a ticket?
No, you don’t need a ticket. The walk is free to access for anyone. Booking is only required if you would like to borrow a smartphone and/or headphones in order to access the audio walk. You can do this for free via Eventbrite.
When can I do the audio walk?
The people of will be available from 26 August 2021. It is a self-guided walk and can be experienced at any time, but we recommend setting off between the hours of 1pm and 7pm – while it’s light and the shops are open.
What kind of phone do I need to run the app?
The people of app is available to download on iPhones and Android phones. To run the app on your smartphone, your operating system will need to be at least iOS version 10 or Android version 8. And we recommend you have at least 350MB of space available on your phone.
What if my phone can’t run the app or I don’t have enough space?
We have a limited number of smartphones and headphones available to borrow, if you need them to access the walk.
These are available from Northmoor Hub from 1pm to 5pm everyday except Fridays until Sunday 12 September 2021. Urdu-language support is available on Thursdays & Saturdays.
To ensure a device is available for the time you want to borrow it, please book a free ticket via Eventbrite.
What language is the audio walk in?
The audio walk features both spoken English and Urdu. Written translations in these languages are available via the app.
Help! I'm having trouble accessing the audio walk
If you need any help accessing the app or playing the audio walk, someone will be available to assist you at Northmoor Hub every day (except Fridays) between the hours of 1pm to 5pm up until Sunday 12 September 2021. Urdu-language support is available on Thursdays & Saturdays.