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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 15th OCTOBER. Organised walks are covered under Government 'outdoor physical activity events' and are exempt from the 'rule of 6' restrictions as long as we comply with the 'return to play' protocols and the 3-tier alert legislation. The following rules will therefore apply for group walks:
  • Group size is at the leader's discretion up to a maximum of 15 (including the leader)
  • For group sizes over 6, the group leader must carry out a written risk assessment beforehand
  • Walks should be booked with the leader by text or phone call on a first come first served basis
  • The group leader must keep a list of names and contact details of who is on the walk for 21 days in case any contact tracing is needed
  • Walks should ideally be planned to avoid public transport. Members may travel to walks by public transport if necessary. Please follow latest Government advice on measures required
  • Car sharing is currently not recommended for non-essential travel (please check latest Government advice)
  • People on the walks should follow social distancing i.e. it is still recommended to keep 2 metres apart if at all possible
  • The 'rule of 6' still applies if visiting tea-shops, pubs etc and on any public transport.
  • Those living in areas designated as 'very-high alert' (Tier 3) must not attend our walks. We will not organise walks in any Tier 3 area.
  • People who are, or are living with vulnerable people should check latest Government guidance before coming on group walks
  • Anyone feeling unwell or with any of the symptoms of the virus should not come on walks

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

Saturday 24 OctoberTHREE SHIRES HEADLeader: Sonia
Walking from the layby opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on A537 Macclesfield to Buxton road, GR 001719. Route covers Cumberland Brook, Wildboarclough, Three Shires Head and Danebower Hollow. Peak View Tearoom afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 9 miles moderate.
Saturday 31 OctoberBAMFORDLeader: Debbie
New walk. A 10 mile moderate walk starting at 10.30 from Bamford railway station. Via Bamford Edge to Cutthroat bridge, Ladybower pub and then on the Thornhill trail back to Bamford station.
Saturday 7 NovemberCHATSWORTHLeader: Alison
A 9 mile moderate walk via Chatworth House, Baslow, Wellington Monument, the Robin Hood Inn and back past the lakes. Possible pub stop at the Robin Hood and definite tea shop at the end. Starting point will be Calton Lees car park. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 14 NovemberHASSOPLeader: Marie
An 8-9 mile walk starting from Hassop café 10:30. Route details tbd.
Saturday 21 NovemberTISSINGTON FIGURE OF 8Leader: Barbara
Park and meet at the Tissington trail car park in Tissington. P&D, card & cash. Toilets. Grid ref: SK177 520 Nearest Post Code: DE6 1RA What 3 Words:speared.bins.panels An 8 mile walk going via Tissington, Parwich & Fenny Bentley.
Saturday 5 DecemberHOPELeader: Debbie
A 9.5 mile walk from Hope Station for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 12 DecemberALPORT CASTLESLeader: Paul
Meet at Fairholmes car park for a 10:30 start. A 10 mile walk to Alport Castles going via Rowlee Pasture to see the impressive landslip of Alport castles. Returning via Howden and Derwent dams.
Sunday 13 DecemberCHRISTMAS MEALLeader: Sonia
Columbine Restaurant, 7 Hall Bank, Buxton SK17 6EW. After last year's success I have made a provisional booking with the Columbine for Sunday lunchtime. At the moment, it’s not certain we will be able to go ahead, and they have not yet produced their Christmas menu, but it is likely to be similar to last years: a 4-course meal for £21.50, with many choices for the first 3 courses (plus coffee/mince pie). I'm hoping to eat at a similar time to last year, 1:15pm for 1:30pm, to give people the chance to look around Buxton first. As things stand currently, we would have the room to ourselves, but it would have to be done up as 2 tables of 6, with perhaps the possibility of a separate table for another 2/3. More details will follow by email in due course.
Saturday 19 DecemberLYME PARKLeader: Sonia
Meet at Disley Station 9:45 for a 10:00 prompt start. Route covers Lyme Park and Higher Poynton, and includes a visit to Lyme Park NT Tearooms. Approx. 9 miles moderate.
Wednesday 23 DecemberLADYBOWER VALLEY PRE-CHRISTMAS WALKLeader: Debbie
Meet at King’s Tree at the end of the road by Howden Reservoir (grid ref 167938) for a 9 mile easy/moderate walk from Howden Reservoir up to Marjorie Hill and along Howden Edge before a descent of Howden Clough. Starting at 10:00 prompt
Saturday 9 January 2021GRINDLEFORD STATIONLeader: Alison
An 8.5 mile moderate walk via Froggatt, Stoney Middleton and Eyam. Tea shop at the end. Starting point will be Grindleford Station. Pay and display road side parking (may be card only). Start time 10.30.
Saturday 23 January 2021DERWENT EDGELeader: Barbara
Rescheduled from 3 October An 11.5 mile moderate walk. Meet at the layby just east of Cutthroat Bridge (OL1 Dark Peak map, ref 216875) for a 10:30 start. The walk goes up over Derwent Edge, Lost Lad and Ladybower, then climbing up to Whinstone Lee and back to the car park or to the Ladybower Inn for a cuppa.
Saturday 30 January 2021 BLACK HILL FROM CROWDENLeader: Julian
An 11 mile walk up Black Hill along the Pennine Way and returning via White Low. On paths, but could be boggy if it has been very wet! Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at Crowden car park on the A628 Woodhead Road.
Saturday 6 February 2021COWN EDGE WAYLeader: Helen
Broadbottom to Rowarth following the Cown Edge Way and returning via the Coombs Edge ridge. Teashop at the end. Approx. 11 miles. Meet at Broadbottom Station for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 27 February 2021WINTER HILL & WEST PENNINE MOORSLeader: Julian
A walk taking in Rivington Pike, Winter Hill and Anglezark Moor. 11-12 miles, moderate with some climbing and one steep descent. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at the Lower Barn car park at Rivington (signposted for Go Ape) map ref SD628138.
Saturday 6 March 2021STANAGE EDGE FROM UPPER BURBAGELeader: Barbara
A 9 mile walk going via Callow Bank, Hathersage church, Dennis Knoll, Stanage Edge. Park and meet at the Upper Burbage bridge (free) car park. Grid Ref: SK260830 Nearest Post Code: S11 7TZ What 3 Words: drama.pretty.luck.
Saturday 13 March 2021LANGSETTLeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy walk via Dunford Bridge and Carlecotes. Bank View cafe at the end. Starting point will be Langsett Barn Car park on A 616. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 24 April 2021EYAMLeader: Paul
Meet at Eyam village car park for a 10:30 start (grid ref SK217768). A 13 mile walk going via Froggatt, Calver and Hassop and returning via Longstone Edge and Foolow.