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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 21 October 2017BURY AND MOSES GATE COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
Meet at Prestwich Metrolink (Bury) for a 10:30 start. Walking via Moses Gate country Park. 10 miles moderate.
Saturday 4 November 2017THE ROACHES AND GRADBACH WOODLeader: Julian
A 12 mile moderate walk taking in Gradbach Wood, The Roaches, Black Brook and returning along the ridge to Danebridge.
Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 prompt start on the bridge at Danebridge (parking at side of road) off the A54. Map ref SJ965652
Saturday 4 November 2017WILMSLOW FIREWORKS AND BONFIRELeader: Julian
A visit to the annual Wilmslow Round Table bonfire and fireworks evening at the Carnival Fields in Wilmslow. Possible drink/meal afterwards at the Old Dancer. Tickets are £7:50 each if bought in advance or £10 on the day. Let me know by Thursday 2nd if you are interested and I will buy the advance tickets (or just turn up on the day). The displays start at 7pm. Changing facilities after the Roaches walk available at my house if required (let me know beforehand).
Saturday 11 November 2017HAYFIELD AND KINDER EDGELeader: Sonia
An 8-mile horseshoe from Hayfield, going up William's Clough, along the edge of Kinder on the Pennine Way and back down to Hayfield. Steep climb up to the top of Kinder. Teashop in Hayfield afterwards.
Meet at the camp site car park (NOT main car park) GR 048869 10:15am for a 10:30am prompt start. 8 miles Moderate.
Saturday 18 November 2017 MARBURY COUNTRY PARKLeader: Dave
A 10 mile easy walk around Marbury Country Park and the Trent & Mersey Canal, visiting Anderton boat lift (with possible tea stop there). Meet 10:15 at main car park at Marbury CP for a 10:30 start.
Thursday 23 November 2017MANCHESTER CHRISTMAS MARKETLeader: Yoshie
Our annual visit to the Christmas market for Christmas food, mulled wine and last minute presents. Meet at 3pm outside the Town Hall main entrance (Albert Square).
Saturday 25 November 2017TIDESWELL MOOR AND THE HUCKLOWSLeader: Alison
A walk via Little Hucklow, Great Hucklow, Grindlow, Wardlow Mires and Litton. Possible teashop at the end. Meet near public toilets at Little Hucklow for a 10:30 start. 10 miles and 1260 feet of ascent.
Sunday 26 November 2017SOCIAL: TEN PIN BOWLINGLeader: Sonia
Macclesfield Superbowl, Lyme Green Retail Park, Macclesfield.
Meet 5:45pm for 6pm start. Cost £9 for 2 games. Possibility of going for food/drink afterwards. Please let me know by Thurs 23 Nov if you would like to come.
Saturday 2 December 2017SHUTTLINGSLOE CIRCUITLeader: Michelle
Meet at the Trentabank Reservoir car park 10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via Shuttlingsloe, Blaze Farm and Hanging Gate. 9 miles moderate.
Thursday 7 December 2017BOARD 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 16 December 2017CHRISTMAS MEALLeader: Alison
Poolside Café Hathersage. Our annual visit here for Christmas Dinner. To book a place please let Alison have a deposit as soon as possible (£5). Menu details and time available soon.
Saturday 23 December 2017DUNHAM MASSEYLeader: Dave
A 10 mile easy walk around Dunham Massey park and the Bridgewater Canal. Teashop at Dunham Massey afterwards. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 start at the National Trust car park at Dunham Massey (approx. £5 to park).
Saturday 30 December 2017BOLLINGTON TO BAKESTONEDALELeader: Juanita
Meet at Pool Bank car park, Palmerston St, Bollington (Grid Ref SJ 937779) at 10.15 for a 10.30 start. The walk will go via Ingersley Vale and Berristall Dale over Bakestonedale Moor, dropping down to and returning via the Macclesfield Canal. Pub and cafe opportunities before, after and during (of course)! 8 miles approx.; 1000m of ascent.
Thursday 4 January 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 6 January 2018EYAMLeader: Debbie
Meet 10:15 for a 10:30 start at Eyam public car park (behind the toilets). A 9-10 mile moderate walk up Eyam Moor to Abney, then on to Breton and Foolow & return to Eyam.
Saturday 13 January 2018HATHERSAGE MOORLeader: Paul
An 11 mile walk going via Over Owler Tor and North Lees to Stanage Edge, returning via Higger Tor and Longshaw Park. Meet 10:15 Grindleford Station for a 10:30 start. 11 miles, moderate.
Sunday 14 January 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 12 January if you would like to come.
Saturday 20 January 2018LANGSETT BARNLeader: Alison
Meet at Langsett Barn car park at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Walk details still being planned but around 9 miles. Bank View café at the end.
Thursday 25 January 2018MANCHESTER BEER FESTIVALLeader: Catriona
Contact Catriona for time and meeting place.
Saturday 27 January 2018WILMSLOW WALKLeader: Catriona
A 10 mile circular walk starting from Wilmslow railway station. Meeting at 10:15 for a 10:30 start. Beer/pub at the end of the walk.
Thursday 1 February 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 3 February 2018WINSTERLeader: Marie
Meet at Winster car park at eastern end of village 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.
Saturday 10 February 2018DISLEY CIRCULARLeader: Cathy and Mike
Meet at Disley Station (free parking)10:15 for a 10:30 start. The walk goes via Higher Disley, Birch Vale, Lyme Park and return to Disley. Possible pub stop en-route. 9 miles easy.
Saturday 17 February 2018LONGENDALE VALLEYLeader: Helen
Longdendale Valley from Hadfield Station following the route of the old Woodhead railway and returning along reservoir paths under the slopes of Bleaklow and Black Hill. 9 miles. Easy/moderate. Pub stop at end.
Meet 10.30am Hadfield station. If travelling by train, the 9.46 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives Hadfield at 10.26. If you are coming by car, please avoid using Hadfield station car park and use the nearby Longdendale Trail (free) car park instead, or also the road leading up to it can be used. Station car park is for rail users.
Sunday 18 February 2018JOHN PICKERING'S BIG BIRTHDAY MEALLeader: Yoshie
Details TBC.
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.