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 ProgrammeUPDATED 20th May. Group walks in England can now take place with any number of people as an organised outdoor activity if we comply with the government rules and Ramblers guidance for group walks. We need to follow the Ramblers guidance as part of our insurance conditions. The following rules will therefore apply for group walks from 17th May:
- There is no limit on group size, but the maximum number on the walk is at the discretion of the walk leader.
- The group leader must carry out a written risk assessment which must be sent to the Secretary no later than the Thursday before the walk
- Walks should be pre-booked with the leader. The list of names and contact details must be kept by the leader for 21 days in case any contract tracing is needed
- Everybody on the walk should follow social distancing i.e. keep 2 metres apart if at all possible, and follow the latest government guidance on travelling for the walk.
You can download this programme in iCalendar format (compatible with most PC and smartphone calendar applications) by clicking here.
|Saturday 31 July||BAKEWELL TO CHATSWORTH||Leader: Debbie|
|An 11 mile moderate walk (1500 feet of ascent) walking from Bakewell to Chatsworth and back. We are meeting at 10:15 for a 10.30 start at the end of Coombs Road (the road in front of the main car parks in Bakewell (free car parking) at the terminus of the Monsall trail grid ref 230670. The walk goes via Carlton Pastures, Edensor, Carlton Lees (afternoon tea stop) and Ballcross Farm.|
|Saturday 7 August||WYE VALLEY SKYLINE||Leader: Barbara|
|A 10 mile walk along the high ground of the Wye Valley starting at Monsal Head and taking in the Monsal trail, Bakewell, Sheldon & White Lodge. Total ascent will be 2060ft (628m). Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Pay & display car park at Monsal Head or free parking on Castlegate Lane (B6465). Grid ref: SK185715 What 3 Words: fabric.punk.unzips.|
|Saturday 14 August||GLOSSOP||Leader: Helen|
|A circular walk from Old Glossop to Longdendale reservoirs. Approx. 9 miles. Meet at Manor Park car park Glossop SK13 7SH at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.|
|Sunday 15 August||MALCOLM'S BIG BIRTHDAY||Leader: Yoshie|
|Rescheduled from 11 July. Join us to celebrate Malcolm's big birthday. The tables are booked at Don Giovanni at 2pm. The restaurant is 5 min walk from Manchester Oxford Road Station toward the City Library. There will be options of going to pubs before and after the meal. Please let me know if you are coming and send me £20 deposit by 8 August.|
|Saturday 21 August||MILLER'S DALE||Leader: Alison|
|An 11 mile walk going via Blackwell, Priestcliffe, High Dale, Monsal Dale, Monsal Head, Cressbrook and Litton Mill, with 1,969 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start from the car park at the former Miller’s Dale railway station just off the B6049. Level - moderate.|
|Saturday 28 August||GOYT VALLEY AND AXE EDGE MOOR||Leader: Julian|
|A 13 mile mod/hard walk with approx. 1500’ ascent. We will walk via Burbage Edge, Errwood Reservoir, Danebower Quarries and Axe Edge Moor with a stop at the Peak View Tearooms part way around. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at the Derbyshire Bridge car park just off the A537 west of Buxton. SK019716 or W3W brilliant.pulp.headstone|
|Saturday 4 September||NORTH OF HARTINGTON||Leader: Paul|
|Rescheduled - was 26 June. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the duck pond in the centre of Hartington (P&D and roadside parking) for a 13 mile moderate walk around the limestone countryside to the north of Hartington. The walk goes via Pilsbury Castle and High Wheeldon, returning via Longnor and the Manifold Trail.|
|Saturday 11 September||HOLME VALLEY, HUDDERSFIELD||Leader: Malcolm|
|An 11.75 mile moderate walk with 1,700 of ascent. The scenic walk goes near Honley and through woods to Meltham. We ascend the hills to overlook Digley Reservoir before returning to the start point via Upperthong and Netherthong. Meet for a 10.30 start outside Brockholes Village Hall on Brockholes Lane, the post code is HD9 7EB.|
|Saturday 18 September||CHINLEY TO EDALE LINEAR||Leader: Barbara|
|10 miles, 1800 ft of ascent. Ethel count: 5 (Chinley Churn, Mount Famine, South Head, Brown Knoll & Lord’s Seat). The plan is to meet at Edale station, catch the train to Chinley and walk back. Currently the train leaves Edale at 09.47 and gets to Chinley at 09.55. Single fare is: £4.50 or £2.95 with railcard. If meeting at Chinley better suits, trains to Chinley from Edale leave hourly at 24 mins past the hour. Walk will start promptly at 10am. If the situation changes and we can’t use the train it’ll be a circular walk from either Barber Booth or Mam Nick car parks but without visiting Chinley Churn.|
|Saturday 25 September||DUNHAM MASSEY||Leader: Dave|
|Meet in the main car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. 8-10 miles. Easy.|
|Saturday 2 October||WHITE NANCY AND BEYOND||Leader: Julian|
|Details added. A Footprints walk as part of the Bollington Walking Festival. 17 miles, very strenuous. Starting from Pool Bank car park, meet 9:45 for a prompt start at 10:00. The walk goes up to White Nancy and on to the moors to Lamaload reservoir, below Cats Tor then the Gritstone Trail up to Sponds Hill and the Bow Stones, returning via West Parkgate and the canal. 2,000ft (600m total ascent).|
|Saturday 9 October||MONYASH||Leader: Debbie|
|Meeting at the carpark in Moneyash at 10.15 for a 10.30 start for a easy/moderate 11 mile walk to Youlgreave and back. Going by Lathkill Dale,Alport,Bradford and returning via Calling Low, Caves Dale, One Ash Grange and Fern Dale.|
|Saturday 16 October||MARPLE BRIDGE||Leader: Helen|
|Meeting at the Brabyns Brow car park, Marple Bridge, SK6 5DT, 10.15 for 10.30am start. Details tbc.|
|Saturday 23 October||CHINLEY HILLS||Leader: Steve|
|A walk of 9-11 miles, approx. 1800 ft of climbing. Meet at Chinley Station car park at 10.10am for a 10:30 am start.|
|Saturday 30 October||WIN HILL & LADYBOWER FROM HOPE STATION||Leader: Barbara|
|9 miles and 1700ft of ascent. Ethel count: 1 (Win Hill). Park and meet at Hope station, 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Nearest post code: S33 6RU. Grid Ref: SK180832. W3W: alongside.warns.purses.|