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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

Following relaxation of the Coronavirus Regulations we will restart group walks from the 4th July with the following provisos:
  • Group size must be limited to 6 (including the leader)
  • Walks should be booked with the leader by text or phone call on a first come first served basis
  • The group leader should keep a note of who is on the walk in case any contact tracing is needed
  • If a second person is happy to lead an overflow group then more than 6 people could walk, but would need to be as 2 separate groups with no mixing between groups
  • 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 meters apart if at all possible
  • 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 8 AugustCASTLETONLeader: Debbie
Meet at Castleton car park for a 10:30 start. Walking through Cave Dale to Sparrowpit then via the No Car Café back to Castleton. 10 miles moderate.
Saturday 15 AugustYORKSHIRE THREE PEAKSLeader: Malcolm
Car park charge corrected. A 24 mile strenuous challenge walk with 5,200 feet of climbing. The walk includes the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Join me and other friends. The car park fee is £4.80. Parking could also be available in nearby fields. Meet for an 8am prompt start at the main car park in Horton in Ribblesdale, BD24 0HF.
Saturday 22 AugustBRADWELL AND ABNEY MOORLeader: Paul
Meet at Castleton village car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk is a 14 mile moderate walk from Castleton going via Bradwell and Abney Moor, returning via Little Hucklow and the Limestone Way.
Saturday 5 SeptemberLIMESTONE WAYLeader: Marie
A walk along the Limestone Way from Bonsall, taking in Winster, Darley Bridge and Matlock. Moderate walk approx. 11 miles.  Could be muddy in parts! Meet at Bonsall village, by the monument adjacent the café, opposite the playground GR 281 582 – park on the street or up the side road for 10.30am prompt start.
Saturday 12 SeptemberKINDER NORTHERN EDGELeader: Julian
Meet at the Birchen Clough layby on the A57 just north of the Snake Inn approx. grid ref SK109915 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. Going down the Ashop Valley before climbing onto the northern edge of the Kinder plateau, walking via Fairbrook Naze and returning down the Ashop Valley. Approx. 11 miles moderate with one steep climb.
Saturday 19 SeptemberMARSDEN AND THE STANDEDGE TRAILLeader: Malcolm
An 11 mile moderate walk from Marsden over the Pennines to Diggle. Return via Pule Hill and Standedge Visitor Centre. Meet 10.30am at Marsden Railway Station, HD7 6AX.
Saturday 26 SeptemberBAKEWELLLeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy walk going via Sheldon, Great Shacklow Wood, Monsal Dale, Little Longstone. 2060 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting at 10:30 from the main car park in Bakewell next to the stone bridge.
Saturday 3 OctoberDERWENT EDGELeader: Margaret
Start time changed. An 11.5 mile moderate walk. Meet at the layby just east of Cutthroat Bridge (OL1 Dark Peak map, ref 216875) 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt 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 10 OctoberHAYFIELD & THE SETT VALLEY TRAILLeader: Helen
New event. A 9 mile walk from Hayfield, meet for a 10:30 start at the Sett Valley Way car park.
Saturday 17 OctoberEXPLORING THE EASTERN MOORSLeader: Barbara
New event. A 10.75 mile walk with 850ft ascent. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start from outside the café at Longshaw, grid ref SK264799. What 3 Words lively:spot:horses. P&D car park (free for NT members).