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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

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

Saturday 29 JuneBROADBOTTOM WALK FOLLOWED BY CRICKET CLUB BEER FESTIVALLeader: Helen
Broadbottom to Etherow Park, Compstall, taking in Werneth Low and views of Greater Manchester. 8 miles approx, followed by visit to Broadbottom Cricket club annual beer festival. Meet Broadbottom station, SK14 6AX, for 10.30am start. For beer festivallers the 9.59 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives 10.20.
Saturday 6 JulyHONLEY & CASTLE HILL, HUDDERSFIELDLeader: Malcolm
A 10 mile moderate walk in the Holme Valley near Huddersfield. From Honley we climb to Castle Hill where there are scenic views. The walk follows the Holme Valley Circular through Farnley Tyas and Thurstonland before dropping down to New Mill. A valley route is taken back to the start point. Meet 10.30am at Honley Railway Station, HD9 6LR.
Wednesday 10 JulyHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
A 3.5 mile walk taking in Offerton Hall, High Low and Leadmill Bridge. Meet at the main car park opposite the Poolside Cafe at 19.30.
Saturday 13 JulyDANEBRIDGELeader: Sonia
A figure-of-eight walk starting by the Winkle Brewery. Park by the side of the road near the bridge (SK11 0QE, GR965651). Route goes onto Bosley Minn via the Gritstone Trail, then Winkle, Danebridge and Gradbach Wood, with an opportunity to visit the brewery at lunchtime. Pub (The Ship Inn) afterwards: they do tea and a limited amount of cake! Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 12 miles moderate.
Wednesday 17 JulyCASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet at Castleton village car park for a 19:30 start. A 5 mile easy walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 20 JulyMINNINGLOW - WHITE PEAKLeader: Paul
New event. A 14 mile moderate walk going via the high pastures of the White Peak to the ancient burial ground and viewpoint of Minninglow Hill. Returning along the High Peak Trail, and Limestone Way. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at Winster Village car park, SK246606.
Saturday 27 JulyLOW BRADFIELDLeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy to moderate walk via reservoirs and moorland, calling in at the ‘Our Cow Molly’ ice cream parlour by popular demand. Tea shop at the end. Starting point will be in Low Bradfield next to the cricket ground, across the road from the Postcard Cafe. On road parking, or in small car park behind the cricket ground. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 3 AugustDUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
New event. A walk through Dunham Massey park to Lymm Dam. Approx. 12 miles, fairly flat. Meet in Dunham Massey NT P&D car park for a 10:30 prompt start.
Saturday 10 AugustCOMBS MOSS - BUXTONLeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk. A circuit of Combs Moss going via White Hill and Combs Edge, returning via Black Edge and Corbar Hill. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the Goyts Valley car park off Goyts Lane SK024752.
Wednesday 14 AugustCASTLETONLeader: Gerry
Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start in the main car park Castleton. Walk via Hollins Cross, Mam Tor, Treak cliff, Speedwell cavern and back into Castleton. 4-5 miles. Pub at the end.
Saturday 17 AugustGAWSWORTH & MACCLESFIELD CANALLeader: Dave
New event. Meet for a 10:30 prompt start on the road just past Gawsworth Church. The walk is approx. 10 miles through the Cheshire countryside and along Macclesfield Canal.
Saturday 31 AugustWHITE TO DARK PEAK WAY PART 2Leader: Barbara
Date changed - was 15th June. A linear walk from Grindleford to Hope Station via Grindleford. 13.2 miles 1800ft of ascent. Meet outside Grindleford station at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
There are a couple of transport options for this stage of the walk. If you would prefer to have your car at the end of the walk: Park at Hope station car park to catch the 09.38 train, which arrives in Grindleford at 09.49, leaving plenty of time for a coffee and/or bacon butty at the cafe. If you would prefer a later start and use the train at the end of the walk: Park at Grindleford station in the morning and catch the train back from Hope at the end of the walk. Trains leave Hope station hourly at 38 mins past the hour. Last train leaves Hope around 11pm. The ticket price is £4.20 (or £2.80 if you have a railcard).
Saturday 7 SeptemberMYSTERY HIKELeader: Dave & Elaine
Details TBD.
Saturday 14 SeptemberTEGG'S NOSELeader: Sonia
Walking from Tegg's Nose pay & display car park (SK11 0AP, GR950735). Route covers Macclesfield Forest, Wildboarclough and Langley. Tegg's Nose Tearoom afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 10-12 miles moderate.
Saturday 21 SeptemberMYSTERY WALKLeader: Catriona
Details TBC.
Saturday 28 SeptemberBOLLINGTON, KETTLESHULME AND LYME PARKLeader: Julian
A Footprints walk as part of the Bollington Walking Festival. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at the Pool Bank car park in Bollington (free) SJ938779. The walk goes via White Nancy, Lamaload Reservoir, into Lyme Park and return along the Macclesfield Canal. 15 miles strenuous.
Saturday 5 OctoberBAKEWELL, CHATSWORTH PARK AND THE RIVER WYELeader: Barbara
10 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at the free car park, Old Station Close, Rowsley. GR: SK 25835 65876. What3Words: apple.positive.strumming. See  www.what3words.com
Saturday 19 OctoberHOPELeader: Alison
A 10 mile moderate walk via Lose Hill, Hollins Cross, Edale, Nether Booth, Jaggers Clough. Tea shop at the end. Starting point – car park in Hope, Start time 10.30.