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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 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 SeptemberBEESTON CASTLELeader: Dave & Elaine
Details added. Our hike will start from Beeston Castle car park, pay and display £3, bring change. It will be around 9 miles taking in the Peckforton Hills and surrounding area. There may be a tea shop stop during or at the end of the hike if open.
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.
Thursday 19 SeptemberPROGRAMME PLANNING MEETINGLeader: Julian
New event. Meet in the Old Dancer, Grove Street Wilmslow from 7:30 onwards. The Old Dancer is about a 5 minute walk from Wilmslow Railway station.
Saturday 21 SeptemberABBEYSTEAD, LANCASHIRELeader: Catriona
Details added. Meet at Stoops Bridge Car park near Abbeystead, Lancashire, about 15 minutes of the M6. SD 56398 54321, at 10:15.
This walk will take in some of the Wyre way, Tarnsyke Clough, Ward Stones, Grit fell and Jubiliee Tower. It is about 12 miles with 550m of ascent. There is a possibility of a meal afterwards in The Fleece in in Dolphinholme, let me know if you are interested a week before the walk, and I will see if I need to book.
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
Meeting point changed. 10 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE. Please park and meet in the overflow car park, behind Bamford Auctioneers, which is adjacent to the A6 (free). Grid Ref: SK257659 What 3 Words: toasters.vivid.cuff
There are toilets in the shopping village complex, behind the old station building. Peak Village website for more information: http://peakshoppingvillage.com/plan-your-visit/how-to-find-us
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.
Saturday 26 OctoberRAMSBOTTOMLeader: Catriona
New event. Ramsbottom, taking in the Holcomb Moor and The R. Irwell. Meet at 10:15, walk about 10 miles. Please contact me for the start point, I still need to finalise the best place to park. The Website will also be updated with further details.