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Previous Northern Area Walks

This is the complete list of Northern events for the 12 months ending today. You can see the current Northern programme by clicking on the link below:

Past Northern Walks

Saturday 22 May 2021COWN EDGE WAYLeader: Helen
Broadbottom to Rowarth following the Cown Edge Way and returning via the Coombs Edge ridge. Teashop at the end. Approx. 11 miles. Meet at Broadbottom Station for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 29 May 2021CASTLETONLeader: Alison
A 10.5 mile walk going via Mam Nick, Lord Seat, Perry Dale, Old Dam, Eldon Hill and Hurd Low, with 1,854 feet of ascent. There will be a tea shop at the end. Starting point, Main Pay and Display Car park next to the visitor centre. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Level - moderate.
Saturday 5 June 2021DERWENT EDGELeader: Barbara
A 10 mile moderate walk up to Lost Lad on Derwent Edge and back via Whinstone Lee Tor, 1600 ft of ascent.
Meet at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Park at Cutthroat bridge lay-by on the A57, Grid ref: SK215875 Nearest post code: S33 0AX What3Words: producers.bonkers.important
Wednesday 9 June 2021HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet in Hathersage by the swimming baths at 7.30pm. The walk is 4 to 5 miles. The walk will go via Brookfield Manor. There may be a pub stop at the end.
Saturday 12 June 2021KINDER FROM EDALELeader: Steve
A circular walk from Edale, taking in Jacob's Ladder, Edale Head and Grindslow Knoll (not via Grindsbrook).
Moderate, eight miles, 1900 ft of hill climbing. There may be a cafe.
Meet by Edale Village Hall SK 12370 85340, by the large pay & display car park slightly south of the train lines. Arrive before 10.15 am for a 10.30 am start. The car parks can be really busy at the weekend so an early arrival can help... Some car parks are free, some have ticket machines which use coins.
Saturday 19 June 2021LOW BRADFIELDLeader: Alison
A 10 mile 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. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Level – Easy to moderate.
Wednesday 30 June 2021HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet in Hathersage by the swimming baths at 7.30pm. The walk is 4 to 5 miles. The walk will go via Brookfield Manor. There may be a pub stop at the end.
Wednesday 7 July 2021WORTLEY, NORTH OF SHEFFIELDLeader: Alison
A 4 to 5 mile easy evening stroll through the fields and woods of the countryside north of Sheffield. Meet 19.30 in Wortley village centre. Wortley is on the A629 north of Sheffield. Possible drink at the Wortley Arms afterwards.
Saturday 10 July 2021TISSINGTON TO MILLDALELeader: Paul
Meet at Tissington village P&D car park SK178 521 at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. A 13 mile moderate walk over the limestone hills and dales between Tissington & Milldale going via Thorpe, Ilam and Dovedale, returning by Alsop en le Dale and Parwich.
Saturday 17 July 2021FROGHALL WHARFLeader: John
Meet at Froghall Wharf free carpark 10:15 for 10:30 start; look for signs for Hetttys tea room. 12-13 miles, walking through Cotton Del, Dimingsdale and part of the Staffordshire Way.
Saturday 24 July 2021GAWSWORTHLeader: Dave
Meet by the church at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. 8-10 miles. Easy.
Saturday 31 July 2021BAKEWELL TO CHATSWORTHLeader: 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 2021WYE VALLEY SKYLINELeader: 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 2021GLOSSOPLeader: 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.
Saturday 21 August 2021MILLER'S DALELeader: 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 2021 GOYT VALLEY AND AXE EDGE MOORLeader: 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 2021NORTH OF HARTINGTONLeader: Paul
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.
Thursday 9 September 2021NORTHERN PLANNING MEETING & SOCIALLeader: Sonia
Meet in the garden of the Drum & Monkey, Alderley Edge from 7pm. They have plentiful outdoor seating under cover (with lighting and heating if necessary), and have a wide range of food. The pub is just a short walk from Alderley Edge train station. Please can you let me know by the night before if you are intending coming.
Saturday 11 September 2021HOLME VALLEY, HUDDERSFIELDLeader: 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 2021BLEAKLOW & LONGENDALE VALLEYLeader: Julian
A 13 mile moderate/hard walk with approx. 1900’ ascent going up to Bleaklow Head via Near Black Clough and then returning along the Pennine Way to Clough Edge and Bramah Edge before returning along the Longendale trail. Meet 10:15 at Torside Car Park (p&d) on the B6105 just south of Crowden for a prompt 10:30 start. Car Park grid ref SK068 983 or W3W Flagpole.trains.guests
Saturday 25 September 2021DUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
Meet in the main car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. 8-10 miles. Easy.
Saturday 2 October 2021WHITE NANCY AND BEYONDLeader: Julian
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 2021MONYASHLeader: Julian
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 2021MARPLE BRIDGELeader: Helen
Meeting at the Brabyns Brow car park, Marple Bridge, SK6 5DT, 10.15 for 10.30am start. Route covers Roman Lakes, Peak Forest canal, Chadkirk Chapel & Marple Aqueduct. Easy/moderate walking throughout. 8 miles.
Saturday 23 October 2021OLD GLOSSOP AND BLEAKLOWLeader: Steve
A walk of approx. 9 to 10 miles with 1700 ft of ascent. It passes Glossop Low, Bleaklow Head and Doctor's Gate. Meeting at the turning circle by the river at the junction between Hope Street and Shepley Street in Old Glossop. Approx. post code: SK13 7SA. Time: 10.15am for a 10.30am start. Free roadside parking is often possible on Shepley St. between the river and the Firth Rixson metalworks. It's worth arriving early as it can be very busy with dog walkers and runners on Saturday mornings.
Saturday 30 October 2021WIN HILL & LADYBOWER FROM HOPE STATIONLeader: 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.
Saturday 6 November 2021EYAM AND FROGGATT EDGELeader: John & Michelle
Meet Grindleford Station GR 251787 at 9:15 for a 9:30am start. 11-12 miles.
Saturday 13 November 2021HEBDEN ADVENTURELeader: Hamida
Meet for a 10.15am start at Hebden Bridge railway station. About 9 miles walk (easy to moderate) taking in the autumnal colours and wonderful natural features and landscape that may have influenced Ted Hughes poetry. Café at the end.
Saturday 20 November 2021LONGNOR AND THE DRAGON'S BACKLeader: Julian
Meet 10:00 for a prompt 10:15 start at the square in Longnor. The walk goes via Hollinsclough, Moorside and then climbs up Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill and returns to Longnor via Underside. Note, the climbs up & down the top hills are quite steep, poles may be useful. Approx. 12 miles, moderate.
Saturday 27 November 2021SOUGH TOP AND CHELMORTON LOWLeader: Barbara
9 miles and 1450ft of ascent. Meet at Millers Dale station car park (pay and display - cash and card) at 9:45 for a prompt 10am start. Grid Ref: SK138732. What 3 Words: thighs.suddenly.tabs.
Saturday 4 December 2021ASHBOURNE AND OSMASTONLeader: John & Michelle
Meet at Shawcroft car park, Ashbourne, by the ‘Turn Up’ steps (these are the steps where they start the Shove Tuesday football match; you can’t miss them). 9:45 for a 10am start. 11 miles.
Saturday 11 December 2021ALPORT CASTLESLeader: Paul
A 10 mile moderate walk to Alport Castles. Going via Rowlee Pasture to the impressive landslip of Alport Castles. Returning via Alport Dale and Upper Ashop. 2000ft (610m) of ascent. Meet at Fairholmes visitor centre P & D car park, 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 18 December 2021LYME PARKLeader: Sonia
Meet at Nelson's Pit p&d car park, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TH (GR 945834). Route covers the Macclesfield Canal, Goyt Way and Lyme Park, including a visit to the NT tearooms. Meet 10:15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 8 miles moderate.
Sunday 19 December 2021PRE-CHRISTMAS EVENT - CASTLETONLeader: Alison
Meet outside the Visitor Centre at 11am.
If the weather is good there will be a 5 mile walk up to Mam Tor. If the weather is poor a four mile walk via Hope.
There will be a visit to a teashop afterwards and the opportunity to see the many Christmas trees in the Church, which are provided by local businesses and charities.
Please let Alison know if you are coming.
Tuesday 28 December 2021WHALEY BRIDGE CIRCULARLeader: Andreas
Meet 10am for a 10:15 start at the free car park on Canal Street in the centre of Whaley Bridge. Canal Street is off Bridge Street across the main road A5004 from the railway station. Approx 10 miles moderate walk: Toddsbrook Dam - Taxal Lodge - Tunstead Milton - Eccles Pike - Bugsworth Basin.
Saturday 1 January 2022PARWICHLeader: Jonathan
A 10 mile circular walk starting from Parwich. Park near the church or in the centre of the village (GR SK 188 543). Starting at 10.30 AM. Taking in Roystone Grange, Minninglow, the High Peak and Tissington trails.
Saturday 15 January 2022DELAMERELeader: Dave & Elaine
Meeting at Barnsbridge car park (Ashton Road, Norley WA6 6NY). Free car park or parking at roadside. There will be a tea-shop part way round! Meet at 9:45 for a 10am start. About 8-10 miles easy-ish.
Saturday 22 January 2022LEEKLeader: John & Michelle
Meet at Brough Park Leisure Centre 9:45 for a 10am start. 10-11 miles.
Saturday 29 January 2022HOPELeader: Marie
Meet by public toilets at Hope for 8 mile walk across to Castleton, Treak Cliff, Mam Tor, Lose Hill and back to Hope. Parking on Edale Road area or P&D by toilets. Meet 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start.
Saturday 5 February 2022ILAMLeader: Jonathan
10-12 mile walk from Ilam, starting at Ilam Hall at 10:30am. Packed lunch, possible pub stop en route, possible tea shop stop at the Ilam Hall National Trust tearooms afterwards.
Saturday 26 February 2022BRONZE AGE ART AND LANDSCAPES FROM BASLOWLeader: Barbara
Walk covers Chatsworth, Dobb Edge, Gardom’s Edge and Baslow Edge. 8.4 miles and 1000ft of ascent. Meet at the bus stop outside the toilets in Baslow at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Car park at Nether End, Baslow (P&D, all day £6 - cash or Pay by Phone) or limited roadside parking. Grid Ref: SK258721. W3W: celebrate, puzzled. rarely. Nearest post code: DE45 1SR
Saturday 5 March 2022UPPERMILL CIRCULARLeader: Helen
8-9 miles approx. Easy/moderate. Meet 10:15am for 10:30am start at Saddleworth Pool and Leisure Centre car park (free), Station Road, Uppermill OL3 6HQ. GR 239064. The route goes up to Pots and Pans, then Dove Stone reservoir, before returning to Uppermill along the disused railway line.
Saturday 12 March 2022BRADWELL EDGE AND SHATTON MOORLeader: Barbara
8.5 miles, 750ft of ascent. Park (free) and meet on the Hope station approach at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start. Grid Ref: SK179832 W3W: statue.oaks.pushover. Nearest Post Code: S336RR.
Saturday 19 March 2022ERWOOD 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 10:00 for a 10:15 prompt start in the lay-by opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on the A537 between Buxton & Macclesfield. W3W skirting.rules.wires
Saturday 26 March 2022BIDDULPH CIRCULARLeader: Sonia
Meet at the Old Station car park (free parking) Smokies Way, Biddulph ST8 6TZ. Route covers Cheshire's Close, Biddulph Grange Country Park, Biddulph Moor, Greenway Bank Country Park (possible teashop), Knypersley and back on the Biddulph Valley Way. Meet 10:15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 10-11 miles moderate.
Saturday 2 April 2022MONSAL DALELeader: Paul
A 12 mile walk going via Upper Brushfield and Tideswell Dale. Returning via Wardlow and Longstone Edge. 2000ft (610m) of ascent. Meet at Monsal Head (P & D Car Park and road parking), 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 9 April 2022HAYFIELDLeader: Marie
Meet at Bowden Bridge/Kinder Road for approx 9 mile walk up William Clough, to Kinder Downfall/Pennine Way, Stony Ford and over fields back to start. Parking on Kinder Road or P&D at Bowden Bridge. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30am start.
Saturday 23 April 2022DANEBRIDGE AND THE ROACHESLeader: Sonia
Meet at the parking area by The Roaches (GR 004622). Route covers Goldsditch, Gradbach Wood, Danebridge and The Roaches. Hopefully the bluebells and gorse should both be in bloom. Lunch stop at the Winkle Brewery, possible ice cream stop at Roach End and finishing at The Roaches Tearoom. Meet 10am for a 10.15 prompt start. Approx.11 miles moderate.
Saturday 7 May 2022RHS GARDEN BRIDGWATERLeader: Yoshie
Join us a visit to the RHS Garden Bridgewater at Worsley, north of Manchester. We will meet at Manchester Piccadilly Station (at the information desk) at 10:00, and take No 34 bus (Stagecoach) to the garden (about 30 minutes). After the garden, we will look around the village of Worsley, walk along the Bridgewater Canal (maybe to the junction with Manchester Ship Canal) and then take a tram from Eccles or Media City UK back to Piccadilly. Please let me know if you are interested. We will need to book the garden visit in advance (£11.50, or £7:50 with a bus ticket). Possibly a meal at Media City after the walk.
Wednesday 11 May 2022HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet in Hathersage by the swimming baths at 7.30pm. The walk is 4 to 5 miles. The walk will go via Brookfield Manor and the wild flower meadows. There may be a pub stop at the end. Level - Moderate.
An 11 mile moderate walk setting off from Coombes Road (past the show ground in Bakewell where Coombes Road meets the end of the Monsal trail grid ref 230 682). Meet 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start finishing in Bakewell at a tea shop!