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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 24 February 2018KELSALL, CHESHIRELeader: Dave & Elaine
Meet 10:30 at The Yeld Car Park north of Kelsall SJ533692 (CW6 0TB should get you close). A walk in and around Delamere Forest involving some Roman Road, a Hill Fort and a view of several counties. Probable tea-shop near end of hike. Up to 9 miles.
Thursday 1 March 2018BOARD GAMES, BEER AND FOODLeader: Catriona
On the first Thursday of each month over winter we’ll meet for Board Games, beer and food at the Old Dancer in Wilmslow. Meeting at 7pm. Please call to confirm the event is on each month.
Saturday 10 March 2018HAYFIELD CIRCULARLeader: Cathy and Mike
Meet at Hayfield bus station (Sett Valley car park p&d) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walking via The Roych, Wash, Chapel Milton, Coldwell Clough & return to Hayfield. 10 miles easy/moderate. Possible pub/café at end.
Saturday 17 March 2018THE TWO PEOVERSLeader: Juanita
From Over to Lower Peover and back, via Peover Hall, Whipping Stocks, Bells of Peover and Drovers’ Arms (it’s not actually a pub crawl!). Tea shop near the end of the walk. Meet outside the entrance to Peover Hall, WA16 9HW, for a 10.30 am start. 9 miles easy.
Sunday 18 March 2018SOCIAL: TEN PIN BOWLINGLeader: Sonia
Macclesfield Superbowl, Lyme Green Retail Park, Macclesfield. Meet 4:45pm for 5pm start. Cost £9 for 2 games. Possibility of going for food/drink afterwards. Please let me know by Friday 16 March if you would like to come.
Thursday 22 March 2018PROGRAMME PLANNING - THE WATERHOUSE, MANCHESTERLeader: Julian
Our regular get together to plan the walks & events for the next programme, or just to have a drink and a chat. Meeting from 7pm.
Saturday 24 March 2018WINTER HILL & WEST PENNINE MOORSLeader: Julian
A walk taking in Rivington Pike, Winter Hill and Anglezark Moor. 10-12 miles moderate with some climbing. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start at the Lower Barn car park at Rivington (North of Horwich off the M61 J6. Car park signposted for Go Ape).
Saturday 7 April 2018CHATSWORTHLeader: Alison
Walk via Carlton Houses, Ballcross Farm, Edensor, Chatsworth House, Hunting Tower, Beeley Moor, Beeley. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at Carlton Lees Car Park. 11 miles and 1550 feet of ascent. Teashop at end (and possibly en-route).
Saturday 14 April 2018CROMFORD CANALLeader: Paul
A 13 mile moderate walk ascending to Cromford Moor and Black Rocks, then via Alderwasley and Shining Cliff Woods to Ambergate, return along Cromford Canal. Meet Cromford Wharf car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 21 April 2018MIDDLETON BY YOULGRAVELeader: Jonathan
10-12 mile circular walk around the moors surrounding the village. Meet 10.30AM village centre of Middleton-by-Youlgreave (GR 196 632). Packed lunch, possible pub stop en-route. Possible tea shop stop in Youlgreave at the end of the walk.
Saturday 28 April 2018OAKAMOOR - CHURNETT VALLEYLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
Meet at the car park by the cricket club in Oakamoor (just past the Admiral Jarvis pub) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walk goes from Oakamoor via Cotton Dell and the Churnett Valley. 10-12 miles moderate.
Wednesday 9 May 2018HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Meet at Hathersage car park opposite the swimming pool for a 19:30 start. The walk goes via Offerton Hall, Highlow, and Leadmill Bridge. Pub stop at the end. 4 miles.
Saturday 12 May 2018BLEAKLOWLeader: Julian
A 14 mile moderate walk going up Bleaklow from the north side via Near Black Clough to Bleaklow Head and then along the Pennine Way to Clough Edge and Bramah Edge before returning along the Longdendale Trail.
Meet 10:15 at Torside car park on the B6105 just south of Crowden for a 10:30 prompt start.
Saturday 19 May 2018MANIFOLD VALLEYLeader: Paul
A 12 mile undulating walk around the Manifold Valley going via Wettonmill and the Manifold valley, visiting Thor’s Cave, Wetton, Alstonefield and returning over Ecton Hill. 12 miles moderate.
Meet 10:15 at Hulme End car park off the B5054 (SK103593) for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 23 May 2018LONGSHAWLeader: Debbie
A walk around the Longshaw estate. Meet at Fox House for a 7pm start.
Saturday 26 May 2018WINSTERLeader: Marie
Meet at Winster car park at the eastern edge of the village at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. The walk goes via Stanton Moor, Birchover, Robin Hood's Stride, Elton and back to Winster. 9.5 miles moderate.
Wednesday 30 May 2018EYAMLeader: Alison
Meet at 7pm in Eyam village car park off Hawkhill Road for a 4.5 mile walk including Foolow and Bretton.
Friday 1 June 2018STOCKPORT BEER & CIDER FESTIVALLeader: Andreas
Join me for our annual visit to Stockport Beer and Cider festival held at Edgeley Park Football stadium. 10 minute walk from Stockport Railway station. Meet from 7pm. Free entry for CAMRA members before 7pm.
Saturday 2 June 2018BOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 mile walk via Salter Hills, Broomhead Park, Wigtwizzle, Broomhead Reservoir and Morehall Reservoir. Pub at the end. Meet in Bolsterstone village square at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Wednesday 6 June 2018MONSAL DALELeader: Paul
A 5 mile easy evening stroll around Monsal Dale. Meet for a 19:30 start at Monsal Head. Parking on the road towards Little Longstone.
Saturday 9 June 2018EARL STERNDALELeader: Paul & Vanda
Meeting at Sparklow car park on the High Peak trail, GR 129 658 at 9:30 for a prompt start. Taking in the High Peak Trail, High Wheedon, Earl Sterndale, Flagg then returning to Sparklow. 15 miles, moderate.
Saturday 16 June 2018HATHERSAGE MOORLeader: Barbara
An 11 mile walk with 1300 feet of ascent. Going via Hathersage, Padley, Carl Walk and Higger Tor, Stanage Edge.
Meet at Hathersage station approach (GR SK232812) at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 23 June 2018BROADBOTTOM WALK FOLLOWED BY BEER FESTIVALLeader: Helen
A 7 mile moderate walk from Broadbottom Station taking in Coombs rocks. Aim to finish early afternoon and visit Broadbottom cricket club beer festival. Meet Broadbottom station (satnav SK14 6AX) for 1045 start. Manchester Piccadilly trains 0959 arr 1020 or 1029 arr 1050 - please ring if travelling on the later train. Tea shop alternatives at end.
Sunday 24 June 2018BARBEQUE 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 June 2018MANIFOLD 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 July 2018CASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet for a 19:30 start at Castleton village car park for an easy 5 mile walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 7 July 2018FOREST OF BOWLANDLeader: Andreas
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 July 2018HOPELeader: 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 July 2018PENISTONE 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 July 2018ALPORT 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 August 2018KINDER 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 August 2018HATHERSAGELeader: Debbie
Meet at Hathersage swimming pool for a 7pm start. Walking from Hathersage to Grindleford & back. 5 miles.
Saturday 11 August 2018WINSTERLeader: 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 18 August 2018BAMFORD EDGE AND HIGH NEBLeader: Barbara
Meet at Hollin Bank car park below Stanage Edge (pay & display) 3km north of Hathersage Grid Ref: SK237837 for a 10.4 mile walk with 570m (1870 ft) of ascent.
Saturday 25 August 2018HARTINGTONLeader: 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 September 2018MARKET DRAYTON, SHROPSHIRELeader: Dave
Meet for a 10:30 prompt start at the car park in Maer Lane next to the bus stop (off A529) in Market Drayton. 16 miles, option to take the bus back for a shorter walk. Moderate.
Thursday 6 September 2018PROGRAMME PLANNING AND SOCIAL – MANCHESTERLeader: Julian
Our usual meal and drink to plan the programme for the next 6 months (or just for a chat). Meet from 7:30 at the Waterhouse (Weatherspoon’s curry night) in Manchester.
Saturday 15 September 2018DUNHAM PARKLeader: Dave
Dunham Park to Lymm Dam. Meet at Dunham Park car park for a 10:30 prompt start. 16 miles moderate/easy with an option to take a bus back for a shorter walk.
Saturday 29 September 2018PRESTWICH - BURYLeader: Dave
Prestwich to Radcliffe. 9 miles easy. Tram back from Radcliffe. Meet for a 10:30 start at the Prestwich Metrolink station (parking at Longfield Suite car park), just off junction 17 of the M60.
Saturday 6 October 2018CILCAIN AND MOEL ARTHURLeader: Dave & Elaine
A nine mile circular with a tea shop (or pub) at the end.
Meet at 10:15 in the car park (GR 170653). Follow the road west, uphill out of Cilcain with the front of the pub on your right and the church on your left. After about 1/4 mile turn left opposite the last house. Another 1/4 mile brings you to a roadside car park.
Saturday 13 October 2018OVER 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.
Saturday 27 October 2018WALKING THE GOYTLeader: Catriona
A linear walk from Whaley bridge to Stockport. Meet at Stockport station at 9:15 to get 9:30 train to Whaley Bridge. We'll leave Whaley bridge about 10.00 Please check train times nearer the time. Approx. 16 miles.
Saturday 3 November 2018LONGSTONE MOOR AND CRESSBROOK DALELeader: Debbie
An 11 mile walk through Longstone Moor and Cressbrook Dale.
Meet at 10.30 at Monsal Head (car park) walking to Foolow, Great Hucklow and Wardlow Mires. Possible meal at Monsal Head pub afterwards.
Saturday 10 November 2018THREE DALES AND TWO VILLAGES FROM YOULGREAVELeader: Barbara
10 miles, 1325 ft. of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at the community car park at the western end of Youlgreave (Caldwell End). GR: 206 641 or What3Words: ambitions.peanut.shack
Saturday 17 November 2018GRINDLEFORDLeader: Alison
An 8.5 mile moderate walk via Froggatt, Stoney Middleton and Eyam. Tea shop at the end.
Starting point will be Grindleford Station. Pay and display road side parking (may be card only). Start time 10.30.
Saturday 24 November 2018DAISY NOOK COUNTRY PARK CIRCULARLeader: Mike
Meet at the free car park next to the café off Newmarket Road 10:15 for a 10:30 start, or 9:45 for a bacon butty and coffee! The walk goes via Holden Clough, Knott Hill Reservoir, Hartshead-Rocher Valley and Park Bridge. 9 miles, easy.
Saturday 1 December 2018GLOSSOP CIRCULARLeader: Helen
Start Glossop railway station (1029 departure from Manchester Piccadilly arriving 1101) or 1115 prompt from Manor Park car park (SK13 7SH - free parking). Town and countryside walking taking in Old Glossop, Swineshaw reservoir and the site of an Iron Age fort. Optional pub/cafe stop at lunchtime. Easy/moderate, 7 miles max. Opportunity for beer and/or wine tasting (and possibly food) in Glossop afterwards. There are return services to Manchester from Glossop hourly up to 18.21.
Thursday 6 December 2018MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETSLeader: Yoshie
Meet at the main entrance of Town Hall (Albert Square: below the Big Santa) at 5 pm. If anybody would like to join us, please ring me.
Saturday 15 December 2018PLUMLEY – CHESHIRELeader: Dave
A 7-8 mile walk around Plumley. Meet at Plumley station 10:15 for a 10:30 start
Saturday 22 December 2018CHRISTMAS MEAL – HATHERSAGELeader: Alison
Pool Cafe, Hathersage 5.15 for 5.30pm. To book a place please contact Alison, a deposit of £5 is required by mid-November.
Saturday 29 December 2018DUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the NT car park at Dunham Massey. A 10 mile walk to Lymm Dam and back.
Saturday 5 January 2019EDALE HILLS AND VALLEYLeader: Steve
Meet at Edale main p&d car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Approx. 8 miles and 1000 to 1400 ft. ascent. A mixture of hill and valley walking. Café or pub in Edale at the end. Edale station is 2 minutes from the meeting place.
Saturday 12 January 2019WHITE EDGE, BASLOW EDGELeader: Paul
An 11 mile moderate walk going via White Edge and Baslow Edge, returning by Froggatt Edge and Longshaw Park. Meet at Longshaw NT car park 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start, Grid ref. SK266800.
Saturday 19 January 2019ROWSLEYLeader: Debbie
A 9-11 mile walk starting from the car park behind Rowsley Mill in Rowsley and then walking to Congreave, Stanton in Peak, Stanton Moor, Hill Wood and then back on the Derwent Valley Heritage trail to Rowsley.
Saturday 26 January 2019NOTTINGHAM CITY VISITLeader: Dave
Meet at 11:00 at Nottingham main station to explore Nottingham city centre.
Saturday 2 February 2019MARBURY COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
An 8-10 mile walk around the Cheshire countryside. Meet at the Marbury CP car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 9 February 2019LANGSETT AND BOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy walk from Langsett via Midhopestones, Whitwell Moor and Bolsterstone. Bank View Cafe at the end. Starting point will be Langsett Barn Car park on A616. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 16 February 2019TATTON PARK – KNUTSFORDLeader: Dave
Meet at Knutsford railway station for a 10:30 start. A 10 mile easy walk around Tatton Park.