Olympic Torch Route
The Olympic Torch Relay will help shine a light on the whole of the UK – from dynamic urban areas to places of outstanding natural beauty.
Torchbearers will carry the Flame through more than 1,000 cities, towns and villages across the Nation.
The Olympic Torch Relay
Lit in Greece, the Olympic Flame arrived in the UK on 18 May 2012 before setting out the next day on a 70-day Olympic Torch Relay, bringing the excitement of the Games to everyone.
The Olympic Flame stands for peace, unity and friendship. It is being carried by 8,000 truly inspirational Torchbearers....and, in Taunton, Black Eyed Peas singer, Will.i.am.
Where is the Olympic Flame going?
It will travel to within an hour of 95 per cent of people in the UK, the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey during the 70-day Torch Relay. It will enable local communities to shine a light on the best their area has to offer.
All of the communities on route - including those in The Revolution area - are displayed on our Olympic Torch Relay map.
The Olympic Flame in Greater Manchester:
Thursday 31 May: Lowton, Abram, Wigan, Scholes, Ince, Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton
Friday 1 June: Horwich
Saturday 23 June: Rochdale, Heywood, Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, Higher Broughton, Cheetham Hill, Manchester
Sunday 24 June: Salford, Trafford, Moss Side, Rusholme, Longsight, Levenshulme, Stockport, Ashton-under-Lyne, Oldham
Please click on the links below for details of where you can get to see the spectacle and take part in the celebrations: