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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.

Sunday 24 JuneBARBEQUE AND FOOTBALL AT JOHN'SLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
Come for a barbeque at John's (Cheddleton) and watch the England vs Panama match (kick-off 1pm) followed by Japan vs Senegal (kick off 4pm). Barbeque starts from 11 but feel free to turn up any time. A contribution to the food and/or drink would be great, Panama hats are optional! Gilbert will be on hand to help with the sausages!!
Saturday 30 JuneMANIFOLD VALLEYLeader: Alison
An 8.5 mile walk through the Manifold Valley with (hopefully) a tea shop part way round and at the end. Meet at Hulme End car park at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
Wednesday 4 JulyCASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet for a 19:30 start at Castleton village car park for an easy 5 mile walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 7 JulyFOREST OF BOWLANDLeader: Andreas
Details added. A 12-mile (or thereabouts) circular walk from Langden Intake near Sykes Farm, 2 miles West of Dunsop Bridge. Heading to Hareden then ascending Totridge Fell, Wolf Fell, Fairsnape Fell, Fiensdale Head and Langden Castle. Possible extension to Parlick Top. Meet at parking area layby at Langden Intake, GR 628511 at 10:00 for a 10:15 departure. Possible pub meal after.
Wednesday 11 JulyHOPELeader: Alison
Meet at Hope main car park for a 19:30 start. Walking via Aston and Brough with a pub stop at the end. 4 miles.
Saturday 14 JulyPENISTONE BOUNDARY WALKLeader: Malcolm
A 16 mile moderate walk around Penistone including Gunthwaite, Royd Moor Reservoir and Hartcliffe. Meet at 10.15 in the car park outside Cubley Hall near Penistone, post code S36 9DF, for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 28 JulyALPORT CASTLES FROM FAIRHOLMESLeader: Barbara
Meet outside the visitor centre at Fairholmes in the Upper Derwent Valley (grid ref: SK173893) pay and display car park at Fairholmes or free parking in last lay-by if space. 9 miles, 2000 ft. of ascent. The walk visits Alport Castles & the Alport Valley before returning to Fairholmes.
Saturday 4 AugustKINDER SCOUTLeader: Paul
A 13 mile walk around Kinder Scout going via Grindsbrook Clough and over the plateau to Kinder Downfall then following the northern edge before recrossing the plateau to return via The Nab. 13 miles moderate. Meet 10:15 at Edale p&d car park SK124853 for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 8 AugustHATHERSAGELeader: Debbie
Meet at Hathersage swimming pool for a 7pm start. Walking from Hathersage to Grindleford & back. 5 miles.
Saturday 11 AugustWINSTERLeader: Cathy and Mike
A circular walk including Winster, Leys Farm, Slayley, Bonsall & Wensley. Possible café stop en-route. Phone nearer the time to confirm exact meeting point. 11 miles moderate.
Saturday 25 AugustHARTINGTONLeader: Alison
Meet at 10:15 by the duck pond for a 10:30 start. The walk will go via Sheen, Brund, Longnor, Crowdecote and Pilsbury Castle. Teashop at Longnor and tea shops in Hartington. 10 miles and 1100 feet of ascent.
Saturday 1 SeptemberMARKET DRAYTONLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 15 SeptemberDUNHAM PARKLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 29 SeptemberPRESTWICH - BURYLeader: Dave
Details to follow.
Saturday 13 OctoberOVER HADDONLeader: Alison
Meet in the main car park in Over Haddon at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk will go via the Magpie Mine, Monyash, Lathkill Dale and Conksbury Bridge. Possible café on route and pub stop at the end. 10 miles and 1220 feet of ascent.