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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 15 DecemberPLUMLEY – CHESHIRELeader: Dave
A 7-8 mile walk around Plumley. Meet at Plumley station 10:15 for a 10:30 start
Saturday 22 DecemberCHRISTMAS MEAL – HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Pool Cafe, Hathersage 5.15 for 5.30pm. To book a place please contact Alison, a deposit of £5 is required by mid-November.
Saturday 29 DecemberDUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the NT car park at Dunham Massey. A 10 mile walk to Lymm Dam and back.
Saturday 5 January 2019EDALE HILLS AND VALLEYLeader: Steve
Meet at Edale main p&d car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Approx. 8 miles and 1000 to 1400 ft. ascent. A mixture of hill and valley walking. Café or pub in Edale at the end. Edale station is 2 minutes from the meeting place.
Saturday 12 January 2019WHITE EDGE, BASLOW EDGELeader: Paul
An 11 mile moderate walk going via White Edge and Baslow Edge, returning by Froggatt Edge and Longshaw Park. Meet at Longshaw NT car park 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start, Grid ref. SK266800.
Saturday 19 January 2019ROWSLEYLeader: Debbie
A 9-11 mile walk starting from the car park behind Rowsley Mill in Rowsley and then walking to Congreave, Stanton in Peak, Stanton Moor, Hill Wood and then back on the Derwent Valley Heritage trail to Rowsley.
Saturday 26 January 2019GRINDONLeader: Jonathan
A 10-12 mile walk in the Grindon area. Meet 10.30 AM at the car park spaces by Grindon Church (GR 088 543), off the A523 Leek to Ashbourne road. Packed lunch, possible pub stop en route.
Saturday 2 February 2019MARBURY COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
An 8-10 mile walk around the Cheshire countryside. Meet at the Marbury CP car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 9 February 2019LANGSETT AND BOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy walk from Langsett via Midhopestones, Whitwell Moor and Bolsterstone. Bank View Cafe at the end. Starting point will be Langsett Barn Car park on A616. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 16 February 2019TATTON PARK – KNUTSFORDLeader: Dave
Meet at Knutsford railway station for a 10:30 start. A 10 mile easy walk around Tatton Park.
Saturday 23 February 2019MACC FOREST AND SHUTLINGSLOE CIRCULARLeader: Mike
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 March 2019MARPLE 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.
Thursday 14 March 2019PROGRAMME PLANNING MEETINGLeader: Julian
Location TBC.
Saturday 16 March 2019HEATHERDENE 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 March 2019MOW COP AND LITTLE MORETON HALLLeader: Sonia
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 30 March 2019 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 April 2019LONGSTONE MOORLeader: Barbara
10 miles 1300ft of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at Monsal Head. GR: 185715 or What3Words: river.swoop.possibly. P&D parking at Monsal Head or free parking on the road to Little Longstone. Please note the toilets are likely to be closed at Monsal Head.
Saturday 27 April 2019MINNINGLOW – 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.