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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.

Thursday 1 MarchBOARD GAMES, BEER AND FOODLeader: Catriona
On the first Thursday of each month over winter we’ll meet for Board Games, beer and food at the Old Dancer in Wilmslow. Meeting at 7pm. Please call to confirm the event is on each month.
Saturday 10 MarchHAYFIELD CIRCULARLeader: Mike and Cath
Details added. Meet at Hayfield bus station (Sett Valley car park p&d) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walking via The Roych, Wash, Chapel Milton, Coldwell Clough & return to Hayfield. 10 miles easy/moderate. Possible pub/café at end.
Saturday 17 MarchTHE TWO PEOVERSLeader: Juanita
Details added. From Over to Lower Peover and back, via Peover Hall, Whipping Stocks, Bells of Peover and Drovers’ Arms (it’s not actually a pub crawl!). Meet at Clay Lane, Over Peover, SJ784735, for a 10.30 am start. 9 miles easy.
Sunday 18 MarchSOCIAL: TEN PIN BOWLINGLeader: Sonia
New event. Macclesfield Superbowl, Lyme Green Retail Park, Macclesfield. Meet 4:45pm for 5pm start. Cost £9 for 2 games. Possibility of going for food/drink afterwards. Please let me know by Friday 16 March if you would like to come.
Thursday 22 MarchPROGRAMME PLANNING - THE WATERHOUSE, MANCHESTERLeader: Julian
Our regular get together to plan the walks & events for the next programme, or just to have a drink and a chat. Meeting from 7pm.
Saturday 24 MarchWINTER HILL & WEST PENNINE MOORSLeader: Julian
A walk taking in Rivington Pike, Winter Hill and Anglezark Moor. 10-12 miles moderate with some climbing. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at the Lower Barn car park at Rivington (North of Horwich off the M61 J6. Car park signposted for Go Ape).
Saturday 7 AprilCHATSWORTHLeader: Alison
Walk via Carlton Houses, Ballcross Farm, Edensor, Chatsworth House, Hunting Tower, Beeley Moor, Beeley. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at Carlton Lees Car Park. 11 miles and 1550 feet of ascent. Teashop at end (and possibly en-route).
Saturday 14 AprilCROMFORD CANALLeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk ascending to Cromford Moor and Black Rocks, then via Alderwasley and Shining Cliff Woods to Ambergate, return along Cromford Canal. Meet Cromford Wharf car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 21 AprilEARL STERNDALELeader: Paul & Vanda
Meeting at Sparklow on the High Peak Trail car park; GR 129 658 at 9.30am for a prompt start. Taking in the High Peak Trail, High Wheeldon, Earl Sterndale, Flagg, then returning to Sparklow. 15 miles, moderate.
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.