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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 27 AprilMINNINGLOW – WHITE PEAKLeader: Paul
A 14 mile moderate walk going via the high pastures of the White Peak to the ancient burial ground and viewpoint of Minninglow Hill. Returning along the High Peak Trail and Limestone Way. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at Winster Village car park, SK246606.
Saturday 4 MayHEATHERDENELeader: Alison
A 9 mile moderate to difficult (1,640 feet of ascent) walk via Win Hill, Wooller Knoll, Hagg Farm, Hagg Side Plantation and Ashopton Viaduct. Possible teashop in Bamford at the end. Starting point will be the Heatherdene pay and display car park on the A6103. Start time 10.30.
Wednesday 15 MayLONGSHAWLeader: Alison
A 4-5 mile evening walk around Longshaw. Meet in the car park at Fox House for a 7pm start.
Saturday 18 MayWHITE TO DARK PEAK WAY PART 1Leader: Barbara
A linear walk from Bakewell to Grindleford. 13.5 miles, 1800ft of ascent. We will catch the 9.30 bus (Hulleys No 275) from the stop opposite Mount Pleasant Road in Grindleford, arrives in Bakewell at 10.04. Please note at time of writing there are no buses from Bakewell back to Grindleford in the afternoon. What3Words: Arrives.verdict.demotion. (Find your What3Words location a Grid Ref: SK 242 775. Please park considerately on Main Road, Grindleford. Please check bus times nearer the time - they will be updated if necessary.
Wednesday 22 MayEDALELeader: Steve
Meet at 7pm by Edale village hall, by the main pay & display car park. There are a number of parking options nearby Distance: approx. 4 miles. Terrain: easy/moderate.
Saturday 25 MayBASLOW TO GRINDLEFORDLeader: Marie
Meet for a 10:30 start at the main car park and toilets in Baslow. The walk goes to Curbar gap, over to Grindleford and back to Baslow. 9 miles.
Saturday 8 JuneNORTH OF HARTINGTONLeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk around the limestone country to the north of Hartington, going via Pilsbury Castle & High Weeldon and returning via Longnor Village and the Manifold Trial. Meet at the duck pond in the centre of Hartington 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Roadside parking and p&d available in Hartington village.
Wednesday 12 JuneHOPELeader: Alison
A 5 mile walk taking in Hope Brink and Wooler Knoll. Meet 19.30 in main car park in Hope Village.
Saturday 15 JuneWHITE TO DARK PEAK WAY PART 2Leader: Barbara
A linear walk from Grindleford to Hope. 13.2 miles 2200ft of ascent. Meet at Grindleford station at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Parking is pay and display (possibly card payment only). Obviously there is an option to catch the train to Grindleford and directly back home from Hope if you prefer. Trains back to Grindleford leave Hope station on the hour at 38 mins past the hour. Please check train times nearer the time - they will be updated if necessary.
Wednesday 19 JuneMONSAL DALELeader: Paul
A 5 mile easy evening stroll around Monsal Dale. Meet for a 19:30 start at Monsal Head, roadside parking towards Little Longstone.
Saturday 22 JuneYOULGREAVELeader: Alison
An 8-9 mile walk through Bradford and Lathkill Dales with an opportunity to view the well dressings in Youlgreave and a tea stop afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start in Coldwell End car park (honesty box) Grid Ref SK205641
Wednesday 26 JuneASHFORD IN THE WATERLeader: Debbie
Meet at 7pm in the car park (DE451QG) in Ashford in the Water for a 5 mile walk to Monsal Head via the Monsal Trail and Pennyunk Lane back to Ashford in the Water.
Broadbottom to Etherow Park, Compstall, taking in Werneth Low and views of Greater Manchester. 8 miles approx, followed by visit to Broadbottom Cricket club annual beer festival. Meet Broadbottom station, SK14 6AX, for 10.30am start. For beer festivallers the 9.59 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives 10.20.
Saturday 6 JulyHONLEY & CASTLE HILL, HUDDERSFIELDLeader: Malcolm
A 10 mile moderate walk in the Holme Valley near Huddersfield. From Honley we climb to Castle Hill where there are scenic views. The walk follows the Holme Valley Circular through Farnley Tyas and Thurstonland before dropping down to New Mill. A valley route is taken back to the start point. Meet 10.30am at Honley Railway Station, HD9 6LR.
Wednesday 10 JulyHATHERSAGELeader: Alison
A 3.5 mile walk taking in Offerton Hall, High Low and Leadmill Bridge. Meet at the main car park opposite the Poolside Cafe at 19.30.
Saturday 13 JulyDANEBRIDGELeader: Sonia
A figure-of-eight walk starting by the Winkle Brewery. Park by the side of the road near the bridge (SK11 0QE, GR965651). Route goes onto Bosley Minn via the Gritstone Trail, then Winkle, Danebridge and Gradbach Wood, with an opportunity to visit the brewery at lunchtime. Pub (The Ship Inn) afterwards: they do tea and a limited amount of cake! Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 12 miles moderate.
Wednesday 17 JulyCASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet at Castleton village car park for a 19:30 start. A 5 mile easy walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 27 JulyLOW BRADFIELDLeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy to moderate walk via reservoirs and moorland, calling in at the ‘Our Cow Molly’ ice cream parlour by popular demand. Tea shop at the end. Starting point will be in Low Bradfield next to the cricket ground, across the road from the Postcard Cafe. On road parking, or in small car park behind the cricket ground. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 10 AugustCOMBS MOSS - BUXTONLeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk. A circuit of Combs Moss going via White Hill and Combs Edge, returning via Black Edge and Corbar Hill. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the Goyts Valley car park off Goyts Lane SK024752.
Wednesday 14 AugustCASTLETONLeader: Gerry
Meet 6.15pm for 6.30pm start in the main car park Castleton. Walk via Hollins Cross, Mam Tor, Treak cliff, Speedwell cavern and back into Castleton. 4-5 miles. Pub at the end.
Saturday 7 SeptemberMYSTERY HIKELeader: Dave & Elaine
Details TBD.
Saturday 14 SeptemberTEGG'S NOSELeader: Sonia
Walking from Tegg's Nose pay & display car park (SK11 0AP, GR950735). Route covers Macclesfield Forest, Wildboarclough and Langley. Tegg's Nose Tearoom afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 10-12 miles moderate.
Saturday 21 SeptemberMYSTERY WALKLeader: Catriona
Details TBC.
A Footprints walk as part of the Bollington Walking Festival. Meet at 9:45 for a 10:00 start at the Pool Bank car park in Bollington (free) SJ938779. The walk goes via White Nancy, Lamaload Reservoir, into Lyme Park and return along the Macclesfield Canal. 15 miles strenuous.
10 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at the free car park, Old Station Close, Rowsley. GR: SK 25835 65876. What3Words: apple.positive.strumming. See
Saturday 19 OctoberHOPELeader: Alison
A 10 mile moderate walk via Lose Hill, Hollins Cross, Edale, Nether Booth, Jaggers Clough. Tea shop at the end. Starting point – car park in Hope, Start time 10.30.