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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 21 AprilMIDDLETON BY YOULGRAVELeader: Jonathan
10-12 mile circular walk around the moors surrounding the village. Meet 10.30AM village centre of Middleton-by-Youlgreave (GR 196 632). Packed lunch, possible pub stop en-route. Possible tea shop stop in Youlgreave at the end of the walk.
Saturday 28 AprilOAKAMOOR - CHURNETT VALLEYLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
New event. Meet at the car park by the cricket club in Oakamoor (just past the Admiral Jarvis pub) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walk goes from Oakamoor via Cotton Dell and the Churnett Valley. 10-12 miles moderate.
Wednesday 9 MayHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet at Hathersage car park opposite the swimming pool for a 19:30 start. The walk goes via Offerton Hall, Highlow, and Leadmill Bridge. Pub stop at the end. 4 miles.
Saturday 12 MayBLEAKLOWLeader: Julian
A 14 mile moderate walk going up Bleaklow from the north side via Near Black Clough to Bleaklow Head and then along the Pennine Way to Clough Edge and Bramah Edge before returning along the Longdendale Trail.
Meet 10:15 at Torside car park on the B6105 just south of Crowden for a 10:30 prompt start.
Saturday 19 MayMANIFOLD VALLEYLeader: Paul
A 12 mile undulating walk around the Manifold Valley going via Wettonmill and the Manifold valley, visiting Thor’s Cave, Wetton, Alstonefield and returning over Ecton Hill. 12 miles moderate.
Meet 10:15 at Hulme End car park off the B5054 (SK103593) for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 23 MayLONGSHAWLeader: Debbie
A walk around the Longshaw estate. Meet at Fox House for a 7pm start.
Saturday 26 MayWINSTERLeader: Marie
Meet at Winster car park at the eastern edge of the village at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. The walk goes via Stanton Moor, Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride, Elton and back to Winster. 9.5 miles moderate.
Wednesday 30 MayEYAMLeader: Alison B
Meet at 7pm in Eyam village car park off Hawkhill Road for a 4.5 mile walk including Foolow and Bretton.
Friday 1 JuneSTOCKPORT BEER & CIDER FESTIVALLeader: Andreas
Join me for our annual visit to Stockport Beer and Cider festival held at Edgeley Park Football stadium. 10 minute walk from Stockport Railway station. Meet from 7pm. Free entry for CAMRA members before 7pm.
Saturday 2 JuneBOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 mile walk via Salter Hills, Broomhead Park, Wigtwizzle, Broomhead Reservoir and Morehall Reservoir. Pub at the end. Meet in Bolsterstone village square at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 6 JuneMONSAL DALELeader: Paul
A 5 mile easy evening stroll around Monsal Dale. Meet for a 19:30 start at Monsal Head. Parking on the road towards Little Longstone.
Saturday 9 JuneEARL STERNDALELeader: Paul & Vanda
Meeting at Sparklow car park on the High Peak trail, GR 129 658 at 9:30 for a prompt start. Taking in the High Peak Trail, High Wheedon, Earl Sterndale, Flagg then returning to Sparklow. 15 miles, moderate.
Saturday 16 JuneHATHERSAGE MOORLeader: Barbara
An 11 mile walk with 1300 feet of ascent. Going via Hathersage, Padley, Carl Walk and Higger Tor, Stanage Edge.
Meet at Hathersage station approach (GR SK232812) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 23 JuneBROADBOTTOM WALK FOLLOWED BY BEER FESTIVALLeader: Helen
A 7 mile moderate walk from Broadbottom Station taking in Coombs rocks. Aim to finish early afternoon and visit Broadbottom cricket club beer festival. Meet Broadbottom station for 1045 start - Manchester Piccadilly train arrives 1038. Tea shop alternatives at end.
Sunday 24 JuneBARBEQUE AND FOOTBALL AT JOHN'SLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
Come for a barbeque at John's (Cheddleton) and watch the England vs Panama match (kick-off 1pm) followed by Japan vs Senegal (kick off 4pm). Barbeque starts from 11 but feel free to turn up any time. A contribution to the food and/or drink would be great, Panama hats are optional! Gilbert will be on hand to help with the sausages!!
Saturday 30 JuneMANIFOLD VALLEYLeader: Alison
An 8.5 mile walk through the Manifold Valley with (hopefully) a tea shop part way round and at the end. Meet at Hulme End car park at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
Wednesday 4 JulyCASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet for a 19:30 start at Castleton village car park for an easy 5 mile walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 7 JulyFOREST OF BOWLANDLeader: Andreas
Dunsop bridge - details to follow.
Wednesday 11 JulyHOPELeader: Alison
Meet at Hope main car park for a 19:30 start. Walking via Aston and Brough with a pub stop at the end. 4 miles.
Saturday 14 JulyPENISTONE BOUNDARY WALKLeader: Malcolm
A 16 mile moderate walk around Penistone including Gunthwaite, Royd Moor Reservoir and Hartcliffe. Meet at 10.15 in the car park outside Cubley Hall near Penistone, post code S36 9DF, for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 28 JulyALPORT CASTLES FROM FAIRHOLMESLeader: Barbara
Meet outside the visitor centre at Fairholmes in the Upper Derwent Valley (grid ref: SK173893) pay and display car park at Fairholmes or free parking in last lay-by if space. 9 miles, 2000 ft. of ascent. The walk visits Alport Castles & the Alport Valley before returning to Fairholmes.
Saturday 4 AugustKINDER SCOUTLeader: Paul
A 13 mile walk around Kinder Scout going via Grindsbrook Clough and over the plateau to Kinder Downfall then following the northern edge before recrossing the plateau to return via The Nab. 13 miles moderate. Meet 10:15 at Edale p&d car park SK124853 for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 8 AugustHATHERSAGELeader: Debbie
Meet at Hathersage swimming pool for a 7pm start. Walking from Hathersage to Grindleford & back. 5 miles.
Saturday 11 AugustWINSTERLeader: Cathy and Mike
A circular walk including Winster, Leys Farm, Slayley, Bonsall & Wensley. Possible café stop en-route. Phone nearer the time to confirm exact meeting point. 11 miles moderate.
Saturday 25 AugustHARTINGTONLeader: Alison
Meet at 10:15 by the duck pond for a 10:30 start. The walk will go via Sheen, Brund, Longnor, Crowdecote and Pilsbury Castle. Teashop at Longnor and tea shops in Hartington. 10 miles and 1100 feet of ascent.
Saturday 1 SeptemberMARKET DRAYTONLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 15 SeptemberDUNHAM PARKLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 29 SeptemberPRESTWICH - BURYLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 13 OctoberOVER HADDONLeader: Alison
Meet in the main car park in Over Haddon at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk will go via the Magpie Mine, Monyash, Lathkill Dale and Conksbury Bridge. Possible café on route and pub stop at the end. 10 miles and 1220 feet of ascent.