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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

Due to the Government lockdown we have suspended our existing day walks programme. We plan to restart as soon as Government guidance allows.

You can download this programme in iCalendar format (compatible with most PC and smartphone calendar applications) by clicking here.

Saturday 6 JuneTHREE SHIRES HEADLeader: Sonia
Cancelled. 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 27 JuneBLEAKLOW AND ALPORT CASTLESLeader: Julian
Meet 9:45 for a 10:00 prompt start at the Birchen Clough layby on the A57 just north of the Snake Inn approx. grid ref SK109915. Going via Alport Moor up onto Bleaklow Head and Bleaklow Hill and returning via Alport Castles. Approx. 15 miles hard with some rough terrain. Could be boggy if it’s been wet!
Please join us to celebrate Malcolm's big birthday and Marie's 1/2 big birthday in Manchester.  We aim to start the lunch around 2pm in Manchester, with possible drinks before and after the meal. We will finalise the arrangement around mid June.
Saturday 11 JulyBAKEWELL AND WELL DRESSINGSLeader: Debbie
An 11 mile easy walk from the main car park in Bakewell for a 10:30 start going through Over Haddon, Ashford in the Water and visiting the well dressings in Little & Great Longstone.
Saturday 18 JulyNORTH OF HARTINGTONLeader: Paul
A 13 mile walk moderate around the limestone countryside to the north of Hartington, going via Pilsbury Castle and High Wheeldon, returning by Longnor and the Manifold trial. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start by the duck pond in the centre of Hartington. P&D car park and roadside parking available in the village.
Saturday 1 AugustHAYFIELDLeader: Sonia
Walking from Bowden Bridge car park, Hayfield (free parking by the side of the road), just up the road and opposite to the camp site (SK22 2LE, GR 048869). Route goes from Hayfield up William's Clough, along the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way via Kinder Downfall, and back down to Hayfield. Steep climb up to the top of Kinder. Tea at Rosie Lee's afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 8 miles moderate.
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
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 £4.50. 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.