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Plogging & Pints on the Rochdale Canal Path (Bi-Weekly)
I'm trying a new idea -- a regularly-scheduled P&P meetup. The plan is to pick-up litter on the Rochdale Canal path -- 60-75 minutes at a time -- from Manchester to Oldham (or beyond). I'll choose a pub to start from each week. The pub we end at will be determined by how far we get in 60-75 minutes -- and that ending point will be the starting point for the next Rochdale Canal Path P&P two weeks later. The starting point will be Lock 91. Currently, I've plotted out pubs all the way to the Boat & Horses just past the Outer Ring Road in Oldham. (I'll adjust based on actual results.)

Lock 91

9 Century Street · Manchester

Respond by: 12/12/2018

What we're about

To quote the BBC article (, Plogging is "a new pastime taking off in Sweden that sees people going for a jog, and at the same time picking up litter. You pick and you jog – hence the term ‘plog.’" I recently became tired of complaining about all the trash on the streets of Manchester and decided to do something about it, and plogging seemed a good (partial) solution.

Since I hate jogging, however, the plan for this Meetup group is to "pick up litter while walking" (Plalking?") -- or perhaps more accurately "picking up litter and drinking (Plinking?"). We'll choose an area in need of litter-picking (there are so many), select a nearby pub, and have a pint before and/or after cleaning up the target area.

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