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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

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.
Saturday 31 August 2019WHITE TO DARK PEAK WAY PART 2Leader: Barbara
A linear walk from Grindleford to Hope Station via Grindleford. 13.2 miles 1800ft of ascent. Meet outside Grindleford station at 10.15 for a 10.30 start.
There are a couple of transport options for this stage of the walk. If you would prefer to have your car at the end of the walk: Park at Hope station car park to catch the 09.38 train, which arrives in Grindleford at 09.49, leaving plenty of time for a coffee and/or bacon butty at the cafe. If you would prefer a later start and use the train at the end of the walk: Park at Grindleford station in the morning and catch the train back from Hope at the end of the walk. Trains leave Hope station hourly at 38 mins past the hour. Last train leaves Hope around 11pm. The ticket price is £4.20 (or £2.80 if you have a railcard).
Saturday 7 September 2019BEESTON CASTLELeader: Dave & Elaine
Our hike will start from Beeston Castle car park, pay and display £3, bring change. It will be around 9 miles taking in the Peckforton Hills and surrounding area. There may be a tea shop stop during or at the end of the hike if open.
Saturday 14 September 2019TEGG'S NOSELeader: Sonia
Walking from Tegg's Nose pay & display car park (SK11 0AP, GR950735). Route covers Macclesfield Forest, Wildboarclough and Langley. Tegg's Nose Tearoom afterwards. Meet 10.15 for a 10.30 start. Approx. 10-12 miles moderate.
Thursday 19 September 2019PROGRAMME PLANNING MEETINGLeader: Julian
Meet in the Old Dancer, Grove Street Wilmslow from 7:30 onwards. The Old Dancer is about a 5 minute walk from Wilmslow Railway station.
Saturday 21 September 2019ABBEYSTEAD, LANCASHIRELeader: Catriona
Meet at Stoops Bridge Car park near Abbeystead, Lancashire, about 15 minutes of the M6. SD 56398 54321, at 10:15.
This walk will take in some of the Wyre way, Tarnsyke Clough, Ward Stones, Grit fell and Jubiliee Tower. It is about 12 miles with 550m of ascent. There is a possibility of a meal afterwards in The Fleece in in Dolphinholme, let me know if you are interested a week before the walk, and I will see if I need to book.
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.