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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 21 OctoberBURY AND MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
Meet at Prestwich Metrolink (Bury) for a 10:30 start. Walking via Moses Gate country Park. 10 miles moderate.
Saturday 4 NovemberTHE ROACHES AND GRADBACH WOODLeader: Julian
A 12 mile moderate walk taking in Gradbach Wood, The Roaches, Black Brook and returning along the ridge to Danebridge.
Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start on the bridge at Danebridge (parking at side of road) off the A54. Map ref SJ965652
Saturday 4 NovemberWILMSLOW FIREWORKS AND BONFIRELeader: Julian
A visit to the annual Wilmslow Round Table bonfire and fireworks evening at the Carnival Fields in Wilmslow. Possible drink/meal afterwards at the Old Dancer. Tickets are £7:50 each if bought in advance or £10 on the day. Let me know by Thursday 2nd if you are interested and I will buy the advance tickets (or just turn up on the day). The displays start at 7pm. Changing facilities after the Roaches walk available at my house if required (let me know beforehand).
Saturday 11 NovemberHAYFIELD AND KINDER EDGELeader: Sonia
An 8-mile horseshoe from Hayfield, going up William's Clough, along the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way and back down to Hayfield. Steep climb up to the top of Kinder. Teashop in Hayfield afterwards.
Meet at the camp site car park (NOT main car park) GR 048869 10:15am for a 10:30am prompt start. 8 miles Moderate.
Saturday 18 November MARBURY COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
A 10 mile easy walk around Marbury Country Park and the Trent & Mersey Canal, visiting Anderton boat lift (with possible tea stop there). Meet 10:15 at main car park at Marbury CP for a 10:30 start.
Thursday 23 NovemberMANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETLeader: Yoshie
Our annual visit to the Christmas market for Christmas food, mulled wine and last minute presents. Meet at 3pm outside the Town Hall main entrance (Albert Square).
Saturday 25 NovemberTIDESWELL MOOR AND THE HUCKLOWSLeader: Alison
A walk via Little Hucklow, Great Hucklow, Grindlow, Wardlow Mires and Litton. Possible teashop at the end. Meet near public toilets at Little Hucklow for a 10:30 start. 10 miles and 1260 feet of ascent.
Sunday 26 NovemberSOCIAL: TEN PIN BOWLINGLeader: Sonia
Macclesfield Superbowl, Lyme Green Retail Park, Macclesfield.
Meet 5:45pm for 6pm start. Cost £9 for 2 games. Possibility of going for food/drink afterwards. Please let me know by Thurs 23 Nov if you would like to come.
Saturday 2 DecemberSHUTTLINGSLOE CIRCUITLeader: Michelle
Meet at the Trentabank Reservoir car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via Shuttlingsloe, Blaze Farm and Hanging Gate. 9 miles moderate.
Thursday 7 DecemberBOARD 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 16 DecemberCHRISTMAS MEALLeader: Alison B
Poolside Café Hathersage. Our annual visit here for Christmas Dinner. To book a place please let Alison have a deposit as soon as possible (£5). Menu details and time available soon.
Saturday 23 DecemberDUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
A 10 mile easy walk around Dunham Massey park and the Bridgewater Canal. Teashop at Dunham Massey afterwards. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the National Trust car park at Dunham Massey (approx. £5 to park).
Saturday 30 DecemberBOLLINGTON TO BAKESTONEDALELeader: Juanita
Meet at Pool Bank car park, Palmerston St, Bollington (Grid Ref SJ 937779) at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. The walk will go via Ingersley Vale and Berristall Dale over Bakestonedale Moor, dropping down to and returning via the Macclesfield Canal. Pub and cafe opportunities before, after and during (of course)! 8 miles approx.; 1000m of ascent.
Thursday 4 January 2018BOARD 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 6 January 2018EYAMLeader: Debbie
A walk around the Eyam area, details TBC.
Saturday 13 January 2018HATHERSAGE MOORLeader: Paul
An 11 mile walk going via Over Owler Tor and North Lees to Stanage Edge, returning via Higger Tor and Longshaw Park. Meet 10:15 Grindleford Station for a 10:30 start. 11 miles, moderate.
Saturday 20 January 2018LANGSETT BARNLeader: Alison
Meet at Langsett Barn car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walk details still being planned but around 9 miles. Bank View café at the end.
Thursday 25 January 2018MANCHESTER BEER FESTIVALLeader: Catriona
Contact Catriona for time and meeting place.
Saturday 27 January 2018WILMSLOW WALKLeader: Catriona
A 10 mile circular walk starting from Wilmslow railway station. Meeting at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Beer/pub at the end of the walk.
Thursday 1 February 2018BOARD 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 3 February 2018TBCLeader: Marie
Details to follow.
Saturday 10 February 2018DISLEY CIRCULARLeader: Mike
Details to follow.
Saturday 17 February 2018LONGENDALE VALLEYLeader: Helen
Longdendale Valley from Hadfield Station following the route of the old Woodhead railway and returning along reservoir paths under the slopes of Bleaklow and Black Hill. 9 miles. Easy/moderate. Pub stop at end.
Meet 10.30am Hadfield station. If travelling by train, the 9.46 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives Hadfield at 10.26.
Saturday 24 February 2018MYSTERY HIKE N.WALES, CHESHIRE, LANCASHIRELeader: Dave & Elaine
Details to follow.
Thursday 1 March 2018BOARD 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 March 2018HAYFIELD CIRCULARLeader: Mike and Cath
Details to follow.
Saturday 17 March 2018TBCLeader: Juanita
Details to follow
Thursday 22 March 2018PROGRAMME 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 March 2018WINTER 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 April 2018CHATSWORTHLeader: 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 April 2018CROMFORD 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 April 2018EARL 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.