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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 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.
Saturday 23 February 2019MACC FOREST AND SHUTLINGSLOE CIRCULARLeader: Julian
An 8-9 mile moderate walk from the Macc Forest Trentabank car park (p&d). Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via Shuttlingsloe, Wildboarclough, Oakenclough & Langley.
Saturday 2 March 2019MARPLE TO NEW MILLSLeader: Helen
A 10.5 mile walk from Brabyns Park Marple to New Mills. Meet for a 10:30 start at Brabyns Park car park, Marple Bridge SK6 5DT. The walk follows the Peak Forest canal, takes in Mellor Cross, Torrs Riverside Park and Hydro station, New Mills. Return via the Goyt Way passing Roman Lakes back to Marple. Easy/Moderate with some ascent.
Wednesday 13 March 2019PROGRAMME PLANNING MEETINGLeader: Julian
Our usual meeting at the Waterhouse to plan the spring programme, or just to meet up for a chat. Meeting from around 7:30.
Saturday 16 March 2019HEATHERDENE AND WIN HILLLeader: Alison
A 9 mile 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. Level – moderate to difficult.
Saturday 23 March 2019FROGHALL & CHURNETT VALLEYLeader: John, Michelle & Gilbert
A 10-12 mile walk starting from the car park at Froghall Wharf around the Churnett Valley. Meet 09:45 for a 10:00 start. New tea shop at the end!! Details TBC.
Saturday 30 March 2019 BLACK HILL AND FOUR RESERVOIRSLeader: Julian
A 10 mile moderate walk over open moorland and climbing Black Hill – note this could be boggy if it has been very wet! Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. Parking on the Wessenden Head road just off the A635 east of Holmfirth. Grid ref SE077075.
Saturday 6 April 2019STANAGE POLE FROM LONGSHAWLeader: Barbara
The route goes via Burbage and Houndkirk Moors, Redmires reservoirs, Stanage Pole, Stanage Edge, Burbage Edge, Longshaw. 11 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet outside the cafe at Longshaw at 10.15 for a prompt 10.30 start.
What3Words: lively.spot.horses - find your What3Words location at www.what3words.com. Grid Ref: SK 26429 79924. Pay and Display car park (free to National Trust members). Tea room opens 9.30 am to 5pm.
Saturday 13 April 2019MOW COP AND LITTLE MORETON HALLLeader: Sonia
Walking from Astbury (south of Congleton) via Mow Cop and Little Moreton Hall. Meet at Glebe Farm Shop (Peel Lane, just off the A34 south of Astbury Mere, CW12 4RQ). Opportunity for teashop (excellent ice-creams!) and viewing the pigs/goats etc before and after the walk! Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. 9.5 miles moderate.
Saturday 27 April 2019MINNINGLOW – 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 May 2019HEATHERDENELeader: 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 May 2019LONGSHAWLeader: Alison
A 4-5 mile evening walk around Longshaw. Meet in the car park at Fox House for a 7pm start.
Saturday 18 May 2019WHITE 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 www.what3words.com) 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 May 2019EDALELeader: 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 May 2019BASLOW TO GRINDLEFORDLeader: Marie
The walk goes to Curbar gap, over to Grindleford and back to Baslow. 9 miles. Meet at the big layby on the main road through Calver by the school and The Bridge pub on the south side of the village, grid ref SK 248 744, at 10.30.
Saturday 8 June 2019NORTH 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 June 2019HOPELeader: Alison
A 5 mile walk taking in Hope Brink and Wooler Knoll. Meet 19.30 in main car park in Hope Village.
Saturday 15 June 2019MILLERS DALE, PETER DALE AND WORMHILLLeader: Barbara
9.25 miles and 1400ft of ascent. Meet at Millers Dale station car park. 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
What3Words: design.yummy.waltzer. Grid ref: SK 13831 73270. P&D, £4.50 for the day.The new station cafe is now open: 9.30am to 5.30pm.
Wednesday 19 June 2019MONSAL 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 June 2019YOULGREAVELeader: 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 June 2019ASHFORD 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.
Saturday 29 June 2019BROADBOTTOM WALK FOLLOWED BY CRICKET CLUB BEER FESTIVALLeader: Helen
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 July 2019HONLEY & 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 July 2019HATHERSAGELeader: 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 July 2019DANEBRIDGELeader: 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 July 2019CASTLETONLeader: Paul
Meet at Castleton village car park for a 19:30 start. A 5 mile easy walk around the Castleton area.
Saturday 20 July 2019MINNINGLOW - 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 27 July 2019LOW 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 3 August 2019DUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
A walk through Dunham Massey park to Lymm Dam. Approx. 12 miles, fairly flat. Meet in Dunham Massey NT P&D car park for a 10:30 prompt start.
Sunday 4 August 2019MANCHESTERLeader: Yoshie
Yoshie’s end of remission pub crawl. Join me to celebrate 5 year cancer free, or cure, or survival by drinking beer at Manchester's famous pubs. I am thinking of lunch at 12:00 at HOME Manchester and then exploring various venues. If you would like to join me, please let me know by 27 July.
Saturday 10 August 2019COMBS 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 August 2019CASTLETONLeader: 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 17 August 2019GAWSWORTH & MACCLESFIELD CANALLeader: Dave
Meet for a 10:30 prompt start on the road just past Gawsworth Church. The walk is approx. 10 miles through the Cheshire countryside and along Macclesfield Canal.
Saturday 24 August 2019COMBS 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.