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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 26 OctoberRAMSBOTTOMLeader: Catriona
New event. Ramsbottom, taking in the Holcomb Moor and The R. Irwell. Meet at 10:15, walk about 10 miles. Please contact me for the start point, I still need to finalise the best place to park. The Website will also be updated with further details.
Saturday 2 NovemberCHATSWORTHLeader: Alison
A 9 mile moderate walk via Chatsworth House, Baslow, Wellington Monument, the Robin Hood Inn and back past the lakes. Possible pub stop at the Robin Hood and definite tea shop at the end. Starting point will be Calton Lees car park. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 9 NovemberHEBDEN BRIDGE AND CALDERDALELeader: Julian
A 12 mile walk up the Hardcastle Valley (hopefully with fine autumn colours) to the moors above Heptonstall before returning on the Pennine Way. Meet at Hebden Bridge station 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start.
Saturday 23 NovemberHAYFIELDLeader: 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 7 DecemberOAKAMOORLeader: John & Michelle
A walk around the Churnett Valley. Meet at the Rambler’s Retreat Oakamoor 10:15 for a 10:30 start. 11 miles.
Sunday 8 DecemberMANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETSLeader: Yoshie
Meeting point TBD. Please let Yoshie know if you are coming.
Sunday 15 DecemberCHRISTMAS MEAL – BUXTONLeader: Sonia
Columbine Restaurant, 7 Hall Bank, Buxton SK17 6EW. Time tbc, but probably about 12:15 for 12:30 lunch. 4-course menu for £21.50, with many choices for the first 3 courses (plus coffee/mince pie). Please contact me to send menu. Minimum 10 people required, maximum 18. We will have a room to ourselves. Please can I have your bookings and deposit of £5 asap in order to ensure that we have the minimum number, and by 23rd November at the latest. Possible short walk beforehand, depending on the weather. Buxton is on the train line to Stockport.
Saturday 21 DecemberFIVE WEIRS WALKLeader: Barbara
Date changed. A 9 mile walk along the Sheffield & Tinsley canal and back along the River Don. There is an option to return from Meadowhall (halfway) on the tram. Time for a pint at the (award winning) Sheffield Station Tap after the walk.
Meet at Sheffield station at 10.30. On current timetables trains arrive as follows: Chesterfield 10.13, Stockport etc. 10.09, Huddersfield 10.28.
Saturday 11 January 2020CHATSWORTHLeader: Paul
A 10 mile moderate walk around Chatsworth Park going via Gibbet Moor, Chatsworth and Edensor. Meet at Calton Lees car park (SK259685) for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 18 January 2020BOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 moderate mile walk via reservoirs, and moorland to High Bradfield (possibly also Low Bradfield, if time), then back to Bolsterstone through the Ewden Valley. Pub at the end. Starting point will be in Bolsterstone outside the Church. Parking available in the square. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 1 February 2020WHALEY BRIDGELeader: Steve
Details to follow.
Saturday 8 February 2020GREENFIELD & DOVESTONES RESERVOIRLeader: Helen
Details to follow.
Saturday 15 February 2020CASTLETONLeader: 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 2020ERWOOD VALLEY AND SHINING TORLeader: 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 2020 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLACK HARRYLeader: 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 2020BASLOWLeader: 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 2020ASTLEY MINING MUSEUM & WALKLeader: 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 2020BAKEWELLLeader: 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 2020 THREE SHIRES HEADLeader: 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 2020EDALE SKYLINE WALK Pt 1Leader: Barbara
Details to follow.
Saturday 25 April 2020EYAM AND THE EDGESLeader: 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.