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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 28 September 2019BOLLINGTON, KETTLESHULME AND LYME PARKLeader: Julian
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.
Saturday 5 October 2019BAKEWELL, CHATSWORTH PARK AND THE RIVER WYELeader: Julian
10 miles, 1200 ft. of ascent. Meet at 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start at Peak Shopping Village, Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, DE4 2JE. Please park and meet in the overflow car park, behind Bamford Auctioneers, which is adjacent to the A6 (free). Grid Ref: SK257659 What 3 Words: toasters.vivid.cuff
There are toilets in the shopping village complex, behind the old station building. Peak Village website for more information:
Saturday 19 October 2019HOPELeader: 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.
Saturday 26 October 2019RAMSBOTTOMLeader: Catriona
Ramsbottom, taking in the Holcomb Moor and The R. Irwell. Meet at 10:15, walk about 10 miles. Please contact me for the start point, I still need to finalise the best place to park. The Website will also be updated with further details.
Saturday 2 November 2019CHATSWORTHLeader: Alison
A 9 mile moderate walk via Chatsworth House, Baslow, Wellington Monument, the Robin Hood Inn and back past the lakes. Possible pub stop at the Robin Hood and definite tea shop at the end. Starting point will be Calton Lees car park. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 9 November 2019HEBDEN BRIDGE AND CALDERDALELeader: Julian
A 12 mile walk up the Hardcastle Valley (hopefully with fine autumn colours) to the moors above Heptonstall before returning on the Pennine Way. Meet at Hebden Bridge station 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start.
Saturday 23 November 2019HAYFIELDLeader: Sonia
Walking from Bowden Bridge car park, Hayfield (free parking by the side of the road), just up the road and opposite to the camp site (SK22 2LE, GR 048869). Route goes from Hayfield up William's Clough, along the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way via Kinder Downfall, and back down to Hayfield. Steep climb up to the top of Kinder. Tea at Rosie Lee's afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 8 miles moderate.
Saturday 7 December 2019OAKAMOORLeader: John & Michelle
A walk around the Churnett Valley. Meet at the Rambler’s Retreat Oakamoor 09:45 for a 10:00 start. 11 miles.
Sunday 8 December 2019MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETSLeader: Yoshie
Our annual visit to Manchester Christmas market: Let's meet in front of a Big Santa in Piccadilly Gardens at 12:30. Please let Yoshie know if you are coming.
Sunday 15 December 2019CHRISTMAS MEAL – BUXTONLeader: Sonia
Columbine Restaurant, 7 Hall Bank, Buxton SK17 6EW. Time tbc, but probably about 12:15 for 12:30 lunch. 4-course menu for £21.50, with many choices for the first 3 courses (plus coffee/mince pie). Please contact me to send menu. Minimum 10 people required, maximum 18. We will have a room to ourselves. Please can I have your bookings and deposit of £5 asap in order to ensure that we have the minimum number, and by 23rd November at the latest. Possible short walk beforehand, depending on the weather. Buxton is on the train line to Stockport.
Saturday 21 December 2019MONYASHLeader: Dave
The walk will go along the Limestone Way to Youlgreave and then returning along Lathkill Dale. Teashop at the end. Meet outside the Old Smithy Tearooms for a 10:30 prompt start. Parking on roadside in Monyash. 8-10 miles easy.
Saturday 4 January 2020HARTINGTON AREALeader: Jonathan
Meet 10.30 Hartington Village Square. 10-12 miles from Hartington to Beresford Dale, Wolfscote Dale, Alstonefield back to Hartington. Packed lunch, possible pub stop at Alstonefield.
Saturday 11 January 2020CHATSWORTHLeader: Paul
A 10 mile moderate walk around Chatsworth Park going via Gibbet Moor, Chatsworth and Edensor. Meet at Calton Lees car park (SK259685) for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 18 January 2020BOLSTERSTONELeader: Alison
A 10 moderate mile walk via reservoirs, and moorland to High Bradfield (possibly also Low Bradfield, if time), then back to Bolsterstone through the Ewden Valley. Pub at the end. Starting point will be in Bolsterstone outside the Church. Parking available in the square. Start time 10.30.
Saturday 25 January 2020LYME PARKLeader: Dave
The walk will follow the Gritstone trial up into Lyme Park via The Cage and up to the Bow Stones before descending back into Lyme Park. Possible tea stop at the National Trust café.
Meet at Disley Station for a 10:30 prompt start. 8-10 miles, moderate.
Saturday 1 February 2020MANIFOLD VALLEYLeader: Jonathan
Walking by the Manifold Valley & visiting the villages of Butterton & Ford. 10-12 miles, packed lunch, possible pub stop en route.
Meet 10.30 AM at the car park by Grindon Church in Staffordshire - north of the A523 Ashbourne to Leek Road - GR 408550, 354550.
Saturday 8 February 2020GREENFIELD & DOVESTONES RESERVOIRLeader: Helen
7.5 miles moderate which takes in the Dovestones, Yeoman Hey and Greenfield reservoirs.
Meet at Greenfield railway station for prompt 10.30 start. Trains from Manchester (09.58 arr 10.21) and Huddersfield (09.53 arr 10.13) or park on Shaw Hall Bank Road. Pub stop at end with option for train travellers to break return journey at Stalybridge Station buffet.
Saturday 22 February 2020ERWOOD 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 10:15 for a 10:30 start in the lay-by opposite the Cat & Fiddle pub on the A537 between Buxton & Macclesfield.
Saturday 7 March 2020 IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BLACK HARRYLeader: Barbara
10 miles and 1250ft of ascent. Park and meet next to the cricket ground in Calver (Sough Lane). The walk goes onto Longstone Moor via Coombes Dale and Black Harry Gate. GR: SK240747 What 3 Words: mutual.focus.grumbles.
Saturday 14 March 2020BASLOWLeader: Debbie
Meet for a 10:30 start at Baslow main car park. Walking to the Wellington Monument, Nelson’s Monument, Edensor then back to Baslow. Moderate, 11 miles.
Saturday 21 March 2020ASTLEY MINING MUSEUM & WALKLeader: Mike & Cath
Meet at Leigh Bus Station V1 stop for 10:30 start. Easy walk of approx. 8 miles via Gin Pit mining community to Astley Village and a visit to Lancashire mining museum (last surviving pit head in Lancashire, voluntary contribution of £1.50 will get a tour). Return to Leigh via the Bridgewater canal. Phone to check latest bus information nearer the time. Drink /possible meal in Leigh at the end. Option to catch the V1 from St. Peter’s Square to Leigh at 9:28.
Saturday 4 July 2020DANEBRIDGE AND THE ROACHESLeader: Sonia
Walking from the Winkle Brewery, Danebridge. Park by the side of the road near the bridge (SK11 0QE, GR965651). Route covers Danebridge, Gradbach Wood and Goldsditch, with a possible stop at the Roaches Tearoom if they are open for takeaways. Then back over the Roaches, following the ridge back to Danebridge. Likely ice cream stop at Roach End. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 11 miles moderate. The brewery shop will be open from 10am for pre-walk beer supplies or coffee, but will be closed by the time we get back.
Saturday 11 July 2020BAKEWELL AND WELL DRESSINGSLeader: Debbie
An 11 mile easy walk from the main car park in Bakewell for a 10:30 start going through Over Haddon, Ashford in the Water and visiting the well dressings in Little & Great Longstone.
Saturday 18 July 2020HARTINGTONLeader: Jonathan
A 10-12 mile walk from Hartington to Lognor and return. Via Pilsbury Castle, Lognor, Manifold Valley & Sheen. Meet 10.30 am Hartington main square.
Saturday 25 July 2020LOW BRADFIELDLeader: Alison
A 10 mile easy to moderate walk via reservoirs & moorland, calling in at the ‘Our Cow Molly’ ice cream parlour. Starting point, Low Bradfield next to the cricket ground, by the Postcard café. On road parking or small car park behind the cricket ground. Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start.
Saturday 1 August 2020HAYFIELDLeader: Sonia
Walking from Bowden Bridge car park, Hayfield (free parking by the side of the road), just up the road and opposite to the camp site (SK22 2LE, GR 048869). Route goes from Hayfield up William's Clough, along the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way via Kinder Downfall, and back down to Hayfield. Steep climb up to the top of Kinder. Tea at Rosie Lee's afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 prompt start. Approx. 8 miles moderate.
Saturday 8 August 2020CASTLETONLeader: Debbie
Meet at Castleton car park for a 10:30 start. Walking through Cave Dale to Sparrowpit then via the No Car Café back to Castleton. 10 miles moderate.
Saturday 15 August 2020YORKSHIRE THREE PEAKSLeader: Malcolm
A 24 mile strenuous challenge walk with 5,200 feet of climbing. The walk includes the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Join me and other friends. The car park fee is £4.80. Parking could also be available in nearby fields. Meet for an 8am prompt start at the main car park in Horton in Ribblesdale, BD24 0HF.
Saturday 22 August 2020BRADWELL AND ABNEY MOORLeader: Paul
Meet at Castleton village car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk is a 14 mile moderate walk from Castleton going via Bradwell and Abney Moor, returning via Little Hucklow and the Limestone Way.
Saturday 5 September 2020LIMESTONE WAYLeader: Marie
A walk along the Limestone Way from Bonsall, taking in Winster, Darley Bridge and Matlock. Moderate walk approx. 11 miles.  Could be muddy in parts! Meet at Bonsall village, by the monument adjacent the café, opposite the playground GR 281 582 – park on the street or up the side road for 10.30am prompt start.
Saturday 12 September 2020KINDER NORTHERN EDGELeader: Julian
Meet at the Birchen Clough layby on the A57 just north of the Snake Inn approx. grid ref SK109915 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start. Going down the Ashop Valley before climbing onto the northern edge of the Kinder plateau, walking via Fairbrook Naze and returning down the Ashop Valley. Approx. 11 miles moderate with one steep climb.
Saturday 19 September 2020MARSDEN AND THE STANDEDGE TRAILLeader: Malcolm
An 11 mile moderate walk from Marsden over the Pennines to Diggle. Return via Pule Hill and Standedge Visitor Centre. Meet 10.30am at Marsden Railway Station, HD7 6AX.