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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 23 FebruaryMACC FOREST AND SHUTLINGSLOE CIRCULARLeader: Julian
Leader changed. An 8-9 mile moderate walk from the Macc Forest Trentabank car park (p&d). Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via Shuttlingsloe, Wildboarclough, Oakenclough & Langley.
Saturday 2 MarchMARPLE TO NEW MILLSLeader: Helen
A 10.5 mile walk from Brabyns Park Marple to New Mills. Meet for a 10:30 start at Brabyns Park car park, Marple Bridge SK6 5DT. The walk follows the Peak Forest canal, takes in Mellor Cross, Torrs Riverside Park and Hydro station, New Mills. Return via the Goyt Way passing Roman Lakes back to Marple. Easy/Moderate with some ascent.
Thursday 14 MarchPROGRAMME PLANNING MEETINGLeader: Julian
Details added. Our usual meeting at the Waterhouse to plan the spring programme, or just to meet up for a chat. Meeting from around 7:30.
Saturday 16 MarchHEATHERDENE AND WIN HILLLeader: Alison
A 9 mile walk via Win Hill, Wooller Knoll, Hagg Farm, Hagg Side Plantation and Ashopton Viaduct. Possible teashop in Bamford at the end. Starting point will be the Heatherdene pay and display car park on the A6103. Start time 10.30. Level – moderate to difficult.
Saturday 23 MarchFROGHALL & CHURNETT VALLEYLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
Note change of date. A 10-12 mile walk starting from the car park at Froghall Wharf around the Churnett Valley. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start. New tea shop at the end!! Details TBC.
Saturday 30 March BLACK HILL AND FOUR RESERVOIRSLeader: Julian
A 10 mile moderate walk over open moorland and climbing Black Hill – note this could be boggy if it has been very wet! Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. Parking on the Wessenden Head road just off the A635 east of Holmfirth. Grid ref SE077075.
Saturday 6 AprilSTANAGE POLE FROM LONGSHAWLeader: Barbara
Note change of walk. The route goes via Burbage and Houndkirk Moors, Redmires reservoirs, Stanage Pole, Stanage Edge, Burbage Edge, Longshaw. 11 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet outside the cafe at Longshaw at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start.
What3Words: lively.spot.horses - find your What3Words location at www.what3words.com. Grid Ref: SK 26429 79924. Pay and Display car park (free to National Trust members). Tea room opens 9.30 am to 5pm.
Saturday 13 AprilMOW COP AND LITTLE MORETON HALLLeader: Sonia
Note change of date. Walking from Astbury (south of Congleton) via Mow Cop and Little Moreton Hall. Meet at Glebe Farm Shop (Peel Lane, just off the A34 south of Astbury Mere, CW12 4RQ). Opportunity for teashop (excellent ice-creams!) and viewing the pigs/goats etc before and after the walk! Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. 9.5 miles moderate.
Saturday 27 AprilMINNINGLOW – WHITE PEAKLeader: Paul
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.