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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

UPDATED 22nd September. While there are now no legal restrictions on our activities, we need to follow the Ramblers guidance as part of our insurance conditions. The following rules therefore apply to group walks:

The risk assessment form can be found here (PDF) or here (MS Office). Further Ramblers guidance is available here.

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

Saturday 30 OctoberWIN HILL & LADYBOWER FROM HOPE STATIONLeader: Barbara
9 miles and 1700ft of ascent. Ethel count: 1 (Win Hill). Park and meet at Hope station, 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Nearest post code: S33 6RU. Grid Ref: SK180832. W3W: alongside.warns.purses.
Saturday 6 NovemberEYAM AND FROGGATT EDGELeader: John & Michelle
Meet Grindleford Station GR 251787 at 9:15 for a 9:30am start. 11-12 miles.
Saturday 13 NovemberHEBDEN BRIDGELeader: Hamida
A route taking in the autumn colours. Details tbc.
Saturday 20 NovemberLONGNOR AND THE DRAGON'S BACKLeader: Julian
Meet 10:00 for a prompt 10:15 start at the square in Longnor. The walk goes via Hollinsclough, Moorside and then climbs up Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill and returns to Longnor via Underside. Note, the climbs up & down the top hills are quite steep, poles may be useful. Approx. 12 miles, moderate.
Saturday 27 NovemberSOUGH TOP AND CHELMORTON LOWLeader: Barbara
9 miles and 1450ft of ascent. Meet at Millers Dale station car park (pay and display - cash and card) at 9:45 for a prompt 10am start. Grid Ref: SK138732. What 3 Words: thighs.suddenly.tabs.
Saturday 4 DecemberASHBOURNE AND OSMASTONLeader: John & Michelle
Meet at Shawcroft car park, Ashbourne, by the ‘Turn Up’ steps (these are the steps where they start the Shove Tuesday football match; you can’t miss them). 9:45 for a 10am start. 11 miles.
Sunday 5 DecemberMANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETLeader: Yoshie
New event. If you missed it last year, join us to enjoy the Xmas atmosphere. We will meet in front of the Big Santa at Piccadilly Garden at 12:00, possibly followed by a meal (around 4:00, the venue TBC).
Easy to Strenuous (depending on how much gluhwein and how many pigs you are having)
Saturday 11 DecemberALPORT CASTLESLeader: Paul
A 10 mile moderate walk to Alport Castles. Going via Rowlee Pasture to the impressive landslip of Alport Castles. Returning via Alport Dale and Upper Ashop. 2000ft (610m) of ascent. Meet at Fairholmes visitor centre P & D car park, 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 18 DecemberLYME PARKLeader: Sonia
Meet at Nelson's Pit p&d car park, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH (GR 945834). Route covers the Macclesfield Canal, Goyt Way and Lyme Park, including a visit to the NT tearooms. Meet 10:15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 8 miles moderate.
Tuesday 28 DecemberWHALEY BRIDGE CIRCULARLeader: Andreas
Details tbc.
Saturday 8 January 2022LEEKLeader: John & Michelle
Meet at Brough Park Leisure Centre 9:45 for a 10am start. 10-11 miles.
Saturday 15 January 2022DELAMERELeader: Dave & Elaine
Meeting at Barnsbridge car park (Ashton Road, Norley WA6 6NY). Free car park or parking at roadside. There will be a tea-shop part way round! Meet at 9:45 for a 10am start. About 8-10 miles easy-ish.
Saturday 29 January 2022HOPELeader: Marie
9-10 miles moderate. 9:45 for a 10am start. Details tbc.
Saturday 12 February 2022DARK PEAK - BLACK HILL Leader: Julian
Meet 10:00 for a 10:15 prompt start at Crowden car park off the A628 Woodhead Road, grid ref SK 072993 or W3W themes.geese.unscrew. An 11 mile moderate walk up Black Hill along the Pennine Way and returning via White Low. Some of the Pennine Way section has now been paved, but other parts could be boggy!
Saturday 26 February 2022HAYFIELDLeader: Marie
Title corrected. 9-10 miles moderate. 9:45 for a 10am start. Details tbc.
Saturday 12 March 2022DURHAM EDGE AND SHATTON MOORLeader: Barbara
Details tbc.
Saturday 19 March 2022ERWOOD VALLEY AND SHINING TORLeader: Julian
A 10 mile moderate walk alongside Fernilee and Erwood reservoirs then climbing the ridge to Cats Tor and Shining Tor, the highest point in Cheshire. Tea shop at the end. Meet 10:00 for a 10:15 prompt start in the lay-by opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on the A537 between Buxton & Macclesfield. W3W skirting.rules.wires
Saturday 26 March 2022BIDDULPH CIRCULARLeader: Sonia
Meet at the Old Station car park (free parking) Smokies Way, Biddulph ST8 6TZ. Route covers Cheshire's Close, Biddulph Grange Country Park, Biddulph Moor, Greenway Bank Country Park (possible teashop), Knypersley and back on the Biddulph Valley Way. Meet 10:15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 10-11 miles moderate.
Saturday 2 April 2022MONSAL DALELeader: Paul
A 12 mile walk going via Upper Brushfield and Tideswell Dale. Returning via Wardlow and Longstone Edge. 2000ft (610m) of ascent. Meet at Monsal Head (P & D Car Park and road parking), 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 23 April 2022CHINLEY TO EDALE LINEARLeader: Barbara
Walk details changed. 10 miles, 1800 ft of ascent. Ethel count: 5 (Chinley Churn, Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll & Lord’s Seat). The plan is to meet at Edale station, catch the train to Chinley and walk back. Currently the train leaves Edale at 09.47 and gets to Chinley at 09.55. Single fare is £4.50 or £2.95 with railcard. Walk will start promptly at 10am. If meeting at Chinley better suits, trains returning to Chinley from Edale after the walk leave hourly at 47 mins past the hour. Please check here nearer the time for updated train times/fares.