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Northern Area Walks

From North Wales to the Peak District, Pennines, Dales and the Lakes, we have a selection of walks to suit all abilities. You’ll find details of our future walking programme on this page as well as a link to the programme for the last 12 months so you can see what you've missed!

Non-members are welcome to ’try us out’ on a couple of day walks before deciding to join, but we ask you to check with the leader first. Click on the leader’s name to send an email. Where no email address is given use the contact form and we will put you in touch. You will need to bring a packed lunch with you unless otherwise stated.

You can see the Northern programme for the last 12 months by clicking on the link below:

Current Northern Walk Programme

Walk leaders must carry out a written risk assessment and return it to the Secretary. This is required as part of the conditions of our insurance. The risk assessment form can be found here (PDF) or here (MS Office).

You can download this programme in iCalendar format (compatible with most PC and smartphone calendar applications) by clicking here.

Saturday 21 MayHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk going via North Lees, Stanage Edge, Bamford and Thorpe Farm, where ice creams and drinks will be available. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, Pay and Display Car park opposite the swimming baths. Start time 10:30. Level - Moderate.
A 14 mile moderate walk going via Long Dale and Roystone Grange. Returning by Parwich village and the High Peak Trail. 1500ft ascent. Meet at Friden car park High Peak Trail SK172607 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 4 JuneHOPE VALLEY LINELeader: Barbara
New Walk. A linear walk from Hathersage station to Dore and Totley station, via Stanage Edge, Redmires reservoirs and the Limb Valley. 10 miles and 1370ft of ascent. Walk will start promptly at 10.35 from Hathersage station.
Travel Options:
  • Park at Dore and Totley station to catch the 10.21 train which arrives in Hathersage at 10.32. Parking is currently free for rail travellers.
  • Park at Hathersage station, walk to Dore and Totley station and catch the train back at the end of the walk. P&D parking in the station car park (RingGo).
There is a tea shop/restaurant very close to Dore & Totley station for those waiting for the return train (at 21 mins past the hour all day). Single train fare: £3.80 or £2.50 with railcard. Trains from Manchester Piccadilly arrive at Hathersage at 43 mins past the hour. If you will be catching the train that arrives at 10.43 let me know and we will wait for you.
Wednesday 8 JuneWORTLEY, NORTH OF SHEFFIELDLeader: Alison
A 4 to 5 mile evening stroll through the fields and woods of the countryside north of Sheffield. Meet 19.30 in Wortley village centre. Wortley is on the A629 north of Sheffield. Possible drink at the Wortley Arms afterwards. Level - Easy.
A walk exploring the moors and valleys south of Bleaklow Head. We walk via Lady Clough, Doctor’s Gate to Hern Clough and Grains in the Water and follow Alport Dale to Alport Castles and back across Cowms Moor. 13 miles mod/hard with 1900’ of climbing.
Meet 10:00 for a prompt 10:15 start at Birchen Clough Car Park on the A57 Snake Pass grid ref SK109914 or W3W gently.wonderful.slanting Note, parking can get busy here in good weather!
Saturday 18 JuneCUCKOO WALK, MARSDENLeader: Malcolm
A 19 mile moderate walk. Meet at 9.45 for a 10.00 prompt start at the National Trust car park, which is along a cobbled road to the right of Marsden railway station. Post code HD7 6AX. The walk passes Tunnel End and climbs to Buckstones. From here, we follow the Pennine Way to Millstone Edge, Standedge and Black Moss reservoir. On reaching the A635, the hike crosses the moors to Black Hill. We return to Marsden via West Nab and the Wessenden Valley.
Saturday 2 JulyLEIGH AND BRIDGEWATER CANALLeader: Mike & Cath
Meet at Leigh Bus Station V1 stop for 10:30 start. Easy walk of approx. 8 miles via Gin Pit mining community to Astley Village and a visit to Lancashire Mining Museum (last surviving pit head in Lancashire). Return to Leigh via the Bridgewater canal. Can catch the V1 from St Peters Square - will provide latest bus information nearer the time. Option to get an early bus and have breakfast in Leigh. Will be a drink in Leigh at the end.
Wednesday 6 JulyHOPELeader: Debbie
Meet at Hope station car park for a 7pm start. 4-5 miles.
Wednesday 20 JulyHOPELeader: Alison
A 5 mile walk taking in Hope Brink and Wooler Knoll. Meet 19.30 in main car park in Hope Village. Level - Moderate.
Saturday 23 JulyHARTINGTONLeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk via the Wolfscote Dale, Shining Tor, Milldale, Alstonefield, Narrowdale and Beresford Dale, with 1,652 feet of ascent. Tea shop at the end. Starting point by the duck pond. On road parking, or in the pay and display carpark. Start time 10.30. Level – Moderate.
Saturday 30 JulyELDON HOLE AND SOUTH HEADLeader: Paul
A 14 mile moderate walk going via Eldon Hole and Peak Forest. Returning by South Head and Brown Knoll. 2000ft ascent. Meet at NT car park Mam Nick SK123832 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 6 AugustBAMFORD EDGELeader: Debbie
10 mile walk from Bamford station. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. An easy/moderate walk on Bamford Edge, over Cutthroat Bridge to the Ladybower pub and down the old railway line back to Bamford.
Wednesday 10 AugustCASTLETONLeader: Debbie
Meet at Castleton main car park for a 7pm start. 4-5 miles.
Saturday 13 AugustCARRBROOKLeader: Helen
Meet 10.15am for 10.30am start from Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook, SK15 3PJ near Stalybridge. 8-9 miles approx. Further details to follow.
Saturday 20 AugustHOWDEN EDGE AND MARGERY HILLLeader: Julian
A walk up Langsett Moor to Howden Edge, Outer Edge and on to Margery Hill and High Stones, the highest point in South Yorkshire with lovely views into the upper Derwent Valley. Return across Midhope Moor. 15 miles moderate/strenuous with some climbing. Meet 10:15 for a prompt 10:30 start at Langsett Barn car park (off the A616 near Stocksbridge).
Saturday 3 SeptemberCIRCULAR WALK, DENBY DALELeader: Malcolm
An 11 mile moderate walk. Meet at 10:15 for a 10.30 start at Denby Dale railway station. Post code HD8 8QE. The walk climbs to Skelmanthorpe and Emley, before descending to Clayton West. From here, we pass Denby Dale to climb to Upper Denby. The hike proceeds to High Flatts, Upper Cumberworth and back to our start point.
Saturday 10 SeptemberHOPELeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk going via Casteton, Cave Dale, Windy Knoll, Mam Tor and Lose Hill with 1,890 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, the pay and display car park. Start time 10.30. Level - Moderate.
Saturday 1 OctoberASHOVER SKYLINELeader: Barbara
New walk. A circuit of the high ground around Ashover with views over to the magnesian limestone ridge and its fabulous buildings. 9 miles and 1280ft of ascent. Meet at Ashover Parish Hall (free parking) at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Grid Ref: SK350632. W3W: unstable.baths.excel. Post Code: S45 0AD.
Saturday 15 OctoberWINSTERLeader: Alison
A 9.5 mile walk via Cowley Knowl, Stanton Moor, Birchover, Robin Hood’s Stride and Elton with 1,100 feet of ascent. Possible refreshments on-route. Starting point at the car park (GR: SK 246606). Start time 10.30. Level - Moderate.