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 25 January||LYME PARK||Leader: Dave|
|New walk added. The walk will follow the Gritstone trial up into Lyme Park via The Cage and up to the Bow Stones before descending back into Lyme Park. Possible tea stop at the National Trust café.|
Meet at Disley Station for a 10:30 prompt start. 8-10 miles, moderate.
|Saturday 1 February||WHALEY BRIDGE||Leader: Steve|
|Saturday 8 February||GREENFIELD & DOVESTONES RESERVOIR||Leader: Helen|
|Walk details added. 7.5 miles moderate which takes in the Dovestones, Yeoman Hey and Greenfield reservoirs.|
Meet at Greenfield railway station for prompt 10.50 start. Trains from Manchester (a. 10.36) and Huddersfield (a. 10.46) or park on Shaw Hall Bank Road. Pub stop at end with option for train travellers to break return journey at Stalybridge Station buffet.
|Saturday 15 February||CASTLETON||Leader: 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 22 February||ERWOOD VALLEY AND SHINING TOR||Leader: Julian|
|A 10 mile moderate walk alongside Fernilee and Erwood reservoirs, then climbing the ridge to Cats Tor and Shining Tor - the highest point in Cheshire. Tea shop at the end. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start in the lay-by opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on the A537 between Buxton & Macclesfield.|
|Saturday 7 March||IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLACK HARRY||Leader: Barbara|
|10 miles and 1250ft of ascent. Park and meet next to the cricket ground in Calver (Sough Lane). The walk goes onto Longstone Moor via Coombes Dale and Black Harry Gate. GR: SK240747 What 3 Words: mutual.focus.grumbles.|
|Saturday 14 March||BASLOW||Leader: Debbie|
|Meet for a 10:30 start at Baslow main car park. Walking to the Wellington Monument, Nelson’s Monument, Edensor then back to Baslow. Moderate, 11 miles.|
|Saturday 21 March||ASTLEY MINING MUSEUM & WALK||Leader: Mike & Cath|
|Meet at Leigh Bus Station V1 stop for 10:30 start. Easy walk of approx. 8 miles via Gin Pit mining community to Astley Village and a visit to Lancashire mining museum https://lancashireminingmuseum.org/ (last surviving pit head in Lancashire, voluntary contribution of £1.50 will get a tour). Return to Leigh via the Bridgewater canal. Phone to check latest bus information nearer the time. Drink /possible meal in Leigh at the end. Option to catch the V1 from St. Peter’s Square to Leigh at 9:28.|
|Saturday 28 March||BAKEWELL||Leader: Alison|
|A 10 mile easy walk going via Sheldon, Great Shacklow Wood, Monsal Dale, Little Longstone and Great Longstone, with 2,060 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point will be the main car park in Bakewell next to the stone bridge. Start time 10.30.|
|Saturday 4 April||THREE SHIRES HEAD||Leader: Sonia|
|Walking from the layby opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on A537 Macclesfield to Buxton road, GR 001719. Route covers Cumberland Brook, Wildboarclough, Three Shires Head and Danebower Hollow. Peak View Tearoom afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 9 miles moderate.|
|Saturday 18 April||EDALE SKYLINE WALK Pt 1||Leader: Barbara|
|Details to follow.|
|Saturday 25 April||EYAM AND THE EDGES||Leader: Paul|
|A 13 mile moderate walk going via Froggatt, Calver & Hassop, returning via Longstone Edge and Foolow. Meet at Eyam Village car park (SK217768) for a 10:30 start.|