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The Essentials

You don‘t have to book a place to go on most of our walks - just turn up at the designated meeting place!

All our walks are either car or public transport based - meeting points are detailed in the walk descriptions. For more details see our transport and where to find us pages.

Before joining us on a walk, please read our Before Walking guidelines, along with our walk ratings information and disclaimer. Some of the more adventerous walks also include scrambles.


PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPROPRIATELY EQUIPPED FOR WALKING!

If you do not have appropriate footwear, or are wearing jeans, the walk leader may refuse to let you join the walk. Also check the weather.

Please do not walk in front of the walk leader unless they are happy for you to do so, and make sure you stay close enough for the walk leader to quickly and easily get your attention if necessary.

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Have you got an idea for a walk that YOU could lead? Take a look at our Walk Leader Guidance Notes and submit a walk online or contact us at walks@madwalkers.org.uk.

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1

No fools at the Duck

Public Transport based walk with Niall MacLennan.

15.0 mi

560m

A familiar start and a popular end point, just a less often used route to reach. A 15 mile walk with no majorly strenuous climbs over open and exposed moor and bogland after leaving the relative shelter of Rivington Country Park.

Upon leaving Blackrod we will make our way to Great Hill via Redmonds Edge, on to Darwen Moor before descending into the Strawberry Duck via parts of the Witton Weavers Way.

For at least 3 quarters of this walk the ground underneath will be muddy and boggy and there are hidden deep holes, waterproof and supportive boots are an absolute must. Gaiters are strongly recommended. Due to it being lambing season, there are farmers and newborn lambs in the fields so no dogs are permitted to be brought along. As it's a linear walk driving to the walk start is not recommended.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:05

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Please allow enough time for you to purchase the relevant ticket, station kiosks can be busy and trains will not be held.

GM Rail Ranger £5.90 will cover the journey to Blackrod and back from Bromley Cross. Please purchase these at any GM rail station with a manned kiosk.  This train also calls at Salford Central, Crescent and Bolton.

A single ticket to Bromley Cross from Entwhistle will cost £2.30 and can be purchased on the train.

09:23

Train departs for the walk start at Blackrod Station.

10:00

Walk starts at Blackrod Station.

Return

from Entwistle Station. 16:23, 17:23, 18:23

1-4-2017 09:05 1-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London No fools at the Duck Blackrod Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Rivington Country Park, Redmonds Edge, Great Hill, Hollinshead Hall Ruins, Brown Lowe, El Ducko

 

 

1

Scramble No 1: Crowden Clough, Kinder Scout

Public Transport based scramble with Tom Whitehead.

11.1 mi

548m

This walk involves a scramble up Crowden Clough at the beginning of the walk and thus is not suitable for new or very inexperienced hikers.

Th scramble up Crowden Clough to Kinder is an excellent introduction to scrambling. Tremendous fun, it involves frequent use of hands, mainly for balance but in one key place for scrambling over rocks a couple of metres high. Good quality gloves are thus essential.

The scramble being next to (an occasionally in) a shallow stream is not exposed and there are alternative hiking routes if neccessary. It also does not involve any significant heights.

The scramble should be within the limits of any reasonably experiened hiker, but please discuss with the walk leader via trw_whitehead@hotmail.co.uk if you are unsure. In particular no experience of climbing is needed and no ropes are used.

For the rest of the walk, we follow the edge of the Kinder Plateau westwards before heading over to Rushup Edge. We follow the Great Ridge, including the ancient hill fortof Mam Tor before descending to Edale.

There are exclennet views all day.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:40

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Edale - £11.30

09:49

Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.

10:35

Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return

from Edale Station. 15:48, 16:47, 17:47

1-4-2017 09:40 1-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Scramble No 1: Crowden Clough, Kinder Scout Edale Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Pennine Way, Crowden Clough, Crowden Tower, Noe Stool, Jacobs Ladder top, Brown Knoll, Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross

 

 

2

Delamere Forest

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Owain Roberts.

8.3 mi

265m

Walk leader joining the train at Navigation Road

A walk up to the viewpoint and then round into the forest. There is a pub stop en route.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:10

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Day Return to Delamere £11.30

The train also calls at Stockport (09:32), Navigation Road (09:46) and Altrincham (09:48)

09:23

Train departs for the walk start at Delamere Station.

10:31

Walk starts at Delamere Station.

Return

from Delamere Station. 15:21, 17:21

2-4-2017 09:10 2-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Delamere Forest Delamere Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Pale Heights, Eddisbury Lodge, Kingswood Cottage, Pinewood Farm, Hatch Mere, Harthill Bank

 

 

8

Windybottom Wander

Public Transport based walk with Aimee Teare.

10.5 mi

400m

Walk leader to meet at walk start

A circular walk from Marple passing through Etherow Country park. This walk takes in the Countryside around Compstall and Mellor before heading back via Windybottom farm along the canal back into Marple.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Day Return to Marple £5.10

09:49

Train departs for the walk start at Marple Station.

10:10

Walk starts at Marple Station.

Return

from Marple Station. 16:09, 16:38, 17:09, 17:38, 18:09

8-4-2017 09:30 8-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Windybottom Wander Marple Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Compstall, Etherow Country Park, Mill Brow, Brook Bottom, Windybottom Farm

 

 

8

Cuckoo for Littleborough

Public Transport based walk with Aidan McGrath.

9.0 mi

300m

Nice little walk in the hills above Littleborough. Upon leaving the station the walk goes along the Rochdale Canal until we reach the village of Summit. We then join the Pennine Bridleway and walk past the Summit tunnel ventilation shafts and Reddyshore Scout before turning onto the Rochdale Way. The walk then passes Ferny Hill then down onto Cuckoo Hill. Onwards to Stubley Cross Hill and the wind farm before starting the descent into Littleborough via Shore.

N.B. It will be wet and muddy on moor top so robust footwear and gaiters are a sensible idea.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

10:15

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Return to Littleborough £5.40, or GM Rail Ranger £5.90.

10:26

Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.

11:00

Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.

Return

from Littleborough train Station. 3 and 34 minutes past the hour.

8-4-2017 10:15 8-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Cuckoo for Littleborough Littleborough train Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Rochdale Canal, Summit, Reddyshore Scout, Ferny Hill, Cuckoo Hill, Turn Slack Dam, Shore, Red Lion pub.

 

 

15

Take a Seat Next to Simon

Direct Transport based walk with Katherine Hamlett.

10.4 mi

480m

Believed to be named after the druid Simon Magus, Simon's Seat is a fabulous vantage point from which to take in the expansive views north of Bolton Abbey. 

This varied route offers waterways, woodland and waterfalls, together with open moorland, the wonderful abbey ruins and the fantastically named Valley of Desolation. The ascent is gradual with generally good terrain underfoot on riverside and open access footpaths.

We will aim to have lunch at the top of the climb and will be heading to a pub in Addingham after the walk. This is a 9 minute drive from the main car park and easily accessible on the drive back to Manchester. 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

10:15

Meet at the walk start (Bolton Abbey Main Cark Park)

10:30

Walk starts.

15-4-2017 10:15 15-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Take a Seat Next to Simon

Believed to be named after the druid Simon Magus, Simon's Seat is a fabulous vantage point from which to take in the expansive views north of Bolton Abbey. 

This varied route offers waterways, woodland and waterfalls, together with open moorland, the wonderful abbey ruins and the fantastically named Valley of Desolation. The ascent is gradual with generally good terrain underfoot on riverside and open access footpaths.

We will aim to have lunch at the top of the climb and will be heading to a pub in Addingham after the walk. This is a 9 minute drive from the main car park and easily accessible on the drive back to Manchester. 

Bolton Abbey Main Cark Park MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Bolton Abbey, Wooden Bridge, Valley of Desolation, Simon's Seat, Howgill, Dales Way
Extra:

Please note that entry into the Estate Car Park is £8 per car so car sharing is recommended.

There are toilets available at the walk start.

Postcode for Sat Nav: BD23 6EX - please bear in mind is this for the general area and there are multiple car parks, you need the main 'Bolton Abbey Car Park'

 

 

15

Moors around Hayfield

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

12.5 mi

360m

There is a climb up chinley Churn to begin with a descent down to Peep O Day and into Hayfield; there is another climb up Middle Moor and down to Little Hayfield with another ascent up Lantern Pike; where the lunch stop is. The walk continues through fields and farms to Rowarth and down into the Sett Valley at Thornsett with a rise up onto the moors before leading down Shedyard Clough onto a lane into Furness Vale. Could be muddy please bring appropriate gear. There will be plenty of rest stops too. Pub stop at end

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Wayfarer £12

09:49

Train departs for the walk start at Marple Station.

10:30

Walk starts at Marple Station.

Return

from Furness Vale Station. 16:49 17:46

15-4-2017 09:30 15-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Moors around Hayfield Marple Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Chinley Churn, Peep O Day, Hayfield, Middle Moor, Little Hayfield, Lantern Pike, Rowarth, Aspernshaw Hall, Thornsett, Shedyard Clough, Furness Vale

 

 

22

Long Distance Trails 4: Some Welsh Ones

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt. More details to follow.

This will be a very long route (over 20 miles) linking Chirk to Ruabon along Offa's Dyke, the Clwydian Way and the Llwyber Maelor Way. Early start and late finish, but well worth it for a stunning walk in an area we don't often visit. Good practice too if aiming for some of the challenge walks later in the summer! More details to follow.

 

 

22

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Steve Rawlins & Kate Potter.

7.0 mi

50m

A gentle stroll around the fabulous Yorkshire Sculture Park, arguable the best place in the UK for outdoor art.

We'll have no set route but will wander around the huge park and the surrounding area and aim to walk around 7 miles throughout the day.

The plan is to visit the British Oak Inn, just 5 mins drive away for some food before heading back to Manchester - please let me knoe if you want to be added to the table booking.

Most of the walk is on good paths, although full walking gear may not be needed, we may walk on slightly muddy or wet grass etc so please wear sensible footwear.

If you are happy to offer lifts please let me know and i'll pass on to anyone that asks - walks@madwalkers.org.uk

Sat Nav postcode WF4 4LG, there are 2 car parks, it's the main car park where the visitor centre is. Entry is free but you will need to pay for parking.

 

 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

11:00

Meet at the walk start (Yorkshire Sculpture Park)

11:15

Walk starts.

22-4-2017 11:00 22-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Yorkshire Sculpture Park

A gentle stroll around the fabulous Yorkshire Sculture Park, arguable the best place in the UK for outdoor art.

We'll have no set route but will wander around the huge park and the surrounding area and aim to walk around 7 miles throughout the day.

The plan is to visit the British Oak Inn, just 5 mins drive away for some food before heading back to Manchester - please let me knoe if you want to be added to the table booking.

Most of the walk is on good paths, although full walking gear may not be needed, we may walk on slightly muddy or wet grass etc so please wear sensible footwear.

If you are happy to offer lifts please let me know and i'll pass on to anyone that asks - walks@madwalkers.org.uk

Sat Nav postcode WF4 4LG, there are 2 car parks, it's the main car park where the visitor centre is. Entry is free but you will need to pay for parking.

 

 

Yorkshire Sculpture Park MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Surrounding area.

 

 

27

Evening Walk: Middlewood & Norbury Hollow

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

3.9 mi

40m

WALK LEADERS JOINING THE TRAIN AT HAZEL GROVE.

It's time for the season of Evening Walks! A tranquil evening stroll around Middlewood and the Macclesfield Canal. Great for new and old members alike, this circular route snakes through the wooded bank of Norbury Hollow before crossing open pasture en route to the pub. Following a refreshing pint, it's time to fire up the head torch; meandering along the canal at dusk with the disinctive landscape of Lyme Park and the Cage silhouetted on the horizon...

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Middlewood £5.40

 

18:49

Train departs for the walk start at Middlewood Station.

19:15

Walk starts at Middlewood Station.

Return

from Middlewood Station. 21:58

27-4-2017 18:35 27-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Middlewood & Norbury Hollow Middlewood Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Norbury Hollow, Rabbit Burro' Farm, Boars Head and Macclesfield Canal
Extra:

Please note no parking available at Middlewood station.Train calls at Stockport (19:01) and Hazel Grove (19:10). PLEASE ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU BRING A TORCH.

 

 

29

Why not put your pie in a barm?

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland. More details to follow.

A linear walk into Wigan from Appley Bridge taking in climbing up to Ashurst's Beacon and then heading for the Canal to take in Wigan Pier before ending up outside a pie shop in Wigan Town Centre.

 

 

29

Glossop...There and Back Again

Public Transport based walk with Luke Burley.

12.0 mi

871m

For this walk we leave Glossop by making our way through Farmland and sneaking by the odd Horse, before reaching open Moorland. We then join the Pennine Way very briefly, before making our way down William Clough and past Kinder Reservoir.

After Lunch we make our way over Middle Moor and past Tom Heys Farm, before climbing up Burnt Hill and Harry Hut.

From there it's back downhill past the Worm Stones, meandering past Farms and over streams back to Glossop.

This walk was very muddy in places when reccie'd so you may want to bring Gaiters etc just incase.

Please keep dogs on leads as Livestock are present during parts of the walk.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:05

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Rail Ranger Off-peak return - £5:40

09:18

Train departs for the walk start at Glossop Station.

09:50

Walk starts at Glossop Station.

Return

from Glossop Station. 15:37, 16:07, **37 and **07 thereafter

29-4-2017 09:05 29-4-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Glossop...There and Back Again Glossop Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Glossop, Whitfield Barn Farm, Mill Hill, Pennine Way, William Clough, Kinder Reservoir, Burnt Hill, Harry Hut, Worm Stones

 

 

6

Witton Weavers Way

Public Transport based walk with Arthur Embleton.

33.0 mi

1150m

This is a circular walk taking in many of the small villages in Lancashire that were occupied by weavers. It also takes in Turton and Darwen Towers. We will be moving at a good pace to ensure that we complete during daylight hours.  Bring two lunches and plenty of snacks.

We start off with a gentle walk around the Wayoh Reservoir before ascending Whittle Hill. We will then pass Turton Moor, and carry on north, crossing the M65 and walk close to Blackburn. We will then head south, past Darwen, summit our highest point, Darwen Hill, and then continue onto the moors. It is then a descent back to Entwistle and the Strawbury Duck for a pint or two.

Dropouts. This is a very long walk and I don't expect you to have already walked 33 miles before attempting it. If you've comfortably walked at least 20 miles with the group in the past then this is worth giving a go as there is a drop out at 22 miles.

The walk leader reserves the right to shorten this walk.  This might be necessary if we aren't moving fast enough and there is a risk of running out of daylight.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:02. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Entwistle - £6.70.

Walk leader will be getting on the train at Bolton.

08:02

Train departs for the walk start at Entwistle Station.

08:35

Walk starts at Entwistle Station.

Return

from Entwistle Station. 21:22, 22:22, 23:26

6-5-2017 07:45 6-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Witton Weavers Way Entwistle Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Turton Tower, Turton Moor, Blackburn, Darwen Tower

 

 

6

Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Moorlands of Longdendale

Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.

10.5 mi

630m

This walk is being held as part of the 2017 Greater Manchester Walking Festival and therefore is being advertised to and is open to the general public

Starting from Hadfield train station, making our way over to Tintlewistle moor and into open Moorland gradually climbing towards Lad's Leap giving great views over the Longdendale (Woodhead) reservoirs. Dropping down quickly near Crowdon we'll head back along the Torside, Rhodeswood, Valehouse and Bottoms Reservoirs....and of course into a pub!

Please note there may be a short boggy section so waterproofs/gaitors advised depending on the weather leading up to the day. Toilet facilities available at Crowdon (just over half way)

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

10:00

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hadfield £4.90

10:18

Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

11:00

Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return

from Hadfield Station. 29 & 59 past the hour

6-5-2017 10:00 6-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Moorlands of Longdendale Hadfield Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints: Arnfield Reservoir, Tintwistle Moor, Millstone Rocks, Lad's Leap, Crowdon, Torside Reservoir, Rhodeswood Reservoir, Valehouse Reservoir, Bottoms Reservoir

 

 

11

Evening Walk: Platform 1 to Platform One

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

5.2 mi

151m

Walk Leaders meeting at walk start.

No, this is not the title of a Harry Potter chapter, but a wonderfully easy link out of Piccadilly for an evening stretch of the legs that definitely beats the gym. We'll be taking well trodden footpaths through the golf course and then heading through woodland and along the river, taking in lovely parkland and views as we finally return via the canal. All this with the added bonus of a favourite pub stop right next to the station. 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak return to Romiley £5.40

18:49

Train departs for the walk start at Romiley.

19:10

Walk starts at Romiley.

Return

from Romiley. 21:16, 21:40, 22:40

11-5-2017 18:35 11-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Platform 1 to Platform One Romiley MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Romiley Golf Club, Redbrow Wood, Brabyns Park, Marple Locks, Aqueduct, Tangshutt & Romiley Station.
Extra:

Free car parking available at Romiley station after 6pm.

 

 

13

Scramble No 2: Wildboar Clough, Bleaklow

Public Transport based scramble with Tom Whitehead.

12.2 mi

496m

This walk involves a scramble up Wildboar Clough at the beginning of the walk and thus is not suitable for new or inexperienced hikers. Scrambling experience, whilst not essential, is advisable. The walk leader reserves the right to change the route should the weather consist of anything more than drizzle.

The scramble up Wildboar Clough to Bleaklow is an excellent scramble. It is vital that you are either an reasonably experienced hiker or have scrambled before (such as on my walk of 1 April). Challenging but fun, it involves frequent use of hands for scrambling up or around a series of small waterfalls. Good quality waterproof gloves are thus essential.

The scramble also involves bolder-hopping in a shallow stream and so good quality hiking boots are vital. The scramble is not exposed but does involve some moderate heights. At all points there are reasonably straightforward ways of avoiding the hardest scrambles.

The scramble should be within the limits of any reasonably experiened hiker, but please discuss with the walk leader via trw_whitehead@hotmail.co.uk if you are unsure. In particular no experience of climbing is needed and no ropes are used.

Prior to the scramble we enjoy a stroll along the Londendale Trail. After the scramble we wander to Bleaklow Head before visiting the famous Bomber crash site. We decend to Glossop via the Doctor's Gate path.

I wish I could say there are excellent views, but Bleaklow's appeal is widely accepted to not include its views. 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

08:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hadfield - £5.40

08:46

Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

09:25

Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return

from Glossop Station. xx:07, xx:37 until 19:37 aiming for 17:37

13-5-2017 08:35 13-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Scramble No 2: Wildboar Clough, Bleaklow Hadfield Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Hadfield Station, Longdendale Trail, Torside Bridge, Wildboar Clough, Bleaklow Head, Higher Shelf Stones, Bomber crash site, Shelf Moor, Doctor's Gate path, Glossop Station

 

 

13

Pennine Foothills and Dales

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

12.1 mi

440m

There is a climb to start with up Chinley Churn and down to Peep O Day before gaining the Pennine Bridleway which is followed as it undulates over Mount Famine, South Head, The Roych; where the lunch stop is and further on leads down to a minor road. There is now a road walk down past Rushop Hall and on into Perry Dale. Fields take over to lead to Sparrowpit (pub stop). The last part leads through rolling fields down to cross the A6 (take a lot of care). It is a short way through fields and along paths and tracks to reach Chapel Station. Bring waterproofs and boots could be muddy

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Wayfarer £12

09:49

Train departs for the walk start at Chinley Railway Station.

10:40

Walk starts at Chinley Railway Station.

Return

from Chapel-en-le-Frith Railway Station. 16:40 17:37

13-5-2017 09:30 13-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Pennine Foothills and Dales Chinley Railway Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Chinley Churn, Peep O Day, Mount Famine, The Roych, Rushop Hall, Perry Dale, Sparrowpit, Bagshaw, Eaves Hall, Chapel Station

 

 

14

Bromley Cross to Cheetham Close and Back

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

9.5 mi

400m

This walk is being held as part of the 2017 Greater Manchester Walking Festival and therefore is being advertised to and is open to the general public

Starting at Bromley Cross, we'll go past the Jumbles Reservoir, through Chapeltown, past the Wayoh and Turton & Enwsitle Reservoirs where we’ll have lunch. We’ll
then head over Cheetham Close, through Egerton and back to Bromley Cross.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:00. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Bromley Cross £TBC

10:00

Train departs for the walk start at Bromley Cross Station.

10:45

Walk starts at Bromley Cross Station.

Return

from Bromley Cross Station. TBC

14-5-2017 09:45 14-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Bromley Cross to Cheetham Close and Back Bromley Cross Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Jumbles Reservoir, Chapeltown, Wayoh Reservoir, Turton & Entwistle Reservoirs, Cheetham Close, Egerton
Extra:

Post-walk drinks at the Flag, Egerton.

 

 

20

3*3*10

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith. More details to follow.

My third year of playing roulette with the train timetables & reliability and our walking speed; and trying to do three walks end-on-end in a day, totalling 30 miles or so, but letting people join in and drop out through the day .

This time starting from Burnley, heading to Tod and then onto Hebden.

  • The first walk will take us from Burnley to Todmorden, covering about 12 miles, 750m of ascent in about 4 1/2 hours, including a visit to the singing ringing tree, a wind farm and a coal mine
  • The second walk will take us from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge, covering about 10 miles and 650m of ascent in about 4 hours, heading along the Calder Valley before trying to visit as many of its side valleys as time and distance allows
  • The third and final walk will take us high up on the moors of Hebden Bridge, heading towards Haworth, before dropping down into Crimsworth Dene and Lumb falls and making our way back to Hebden station - 8 miles and about 500m of ascent in somewhere round about 3 1/2 hours.

12 hours of walking over the course of the day for those foolish enough to do the full thing, but shorter options as well. More details to follow
 

 

 

20

River Ribble Ramble

Direct Transport based walk with Dana Koper. More details to follow.

 

 

20

3*3*10 Part 1: Intro

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

12.0 mi

740m

The first part of a three part walk. An early start and a finish by the early afternoon. An opportunity for anyone who wants to see how far they can walk, with several mix and match options for the day.

This is a walk from Burnley to Todmorden, bouncing from one side of the valley to the other, then back again. We get to visit the singing ringing tree, skirt past a wind farm and admire the entrance to a long exhausted coal mine and engage in only one really severe climb (though plenty of other more relaxed climbs).

We'll need to be walking briskly to make it to Tod in time for the start of the next walk and for people to *briefly* take the opportunity to top-up on refreshments in Tod. There are options for cutting this walk short, which we might need to do if we’re in danger of missing our next walk.

Walk Leader meeting at walk start

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 07:56. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

If you're only planning on this walk, then a day return to Burnley (£10.10) will suffice. If you're doing the whole thing, then a Burnley day return and a single from Hebden to Tod (£1.90) is your cheapest option

07:56

Train departs for the walk start at Burnley Manchester Road Station.

08:50

Walk starts at Burnley Manchester Road Station.

Return

from Todmorden Station. Aiming for 13.15 but there are four trains an hour from Tod to Manchester.

20-5-2017 07:45 20-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London 3*3*10 Part 1: Intro Burnley Manchester Road Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Burnley Way, Dixon Hill, Holme Chapel, Cornholme, Bearnshaw Tower, Todmorden

 

 

20

Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Let's Re-run the fun

Public Transport based walk with Niall MacLennan.

12.5 mi

572m

Linking in with the TFGM Walking festival a medium distance walk within the Greater Manchester Train and Metrolink network.  12.5 miles over Saddleworth Moor into the village of Newhey via Piethorn Reservoir. Opportunity for refreshments at Top or Bottom Bird at walk end. As it's a Linear walk driving to the walk start is not recommended.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:15

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

09:26

Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.

10:00

Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.

Return

from Newhey Tram Station. Tram services from Newhey via Metrolink

20-5-2017 09:15 20-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Let's Re-run the fun Littleborough train Station MAD Walkers

 

 

20

3*3*10 Part 2: 100 different ways

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

10.0 mi

600m

Part two of the walk, nothing hugely tricky but subject to the exigies of getting to Hebden in time for the third walk of the day.

There are at least hundred different ways of doing this particular town to town but hopefully we’ll stick to just this one for today. Climbing as sedately as Tod’s location allows, we’ll wander along the shoulder of the southern edge of the calder valley, before using one of the myriad of exciting ways to get into Jumble Hole Clough.

A brief period of following the Pennine Way will follow before we shear off to go across Popples Common and down into Hardcastle Craggs and wander back to our walk end.

A mere 10 miles, but it will need to be brisk to ensure that we hit the timings for the third walk of the day.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

12:40

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 12:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Whether you're doing Part 2 or Parts 2 and 3, a Manchester-Hebden return (£9.80) is your best option.

12:48

Train departs for the walk start at Todmorden Station.

13:15

Walk starts at Todmorden Station.

Return

from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for 18:08 but there are three trains an hour

20-5-2017 12:40 20-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London 3*3*10 Part 2: 100 different ways Todmorden Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Lumbutts, Eastwood, Colden Valley’s Clapper Bridge, Hebden Hey

 

 

20

3*3*10 Part 3: Why do it?

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

8.0 mi

500m

The baby of the walk, weighing in at a mere 8 miles but still, anyone who's done the first two stages might enquire 'why do it' when it comes to this final one of the trilogy.

This walk has but one climb and but one descent. Obviously that means that we spend more than an hour going up a hill (it’s better than it sounds) until we can see for miles around and prepare ourselves for a walk down to Crimsworth Dean, past Lumb Falls,  then down the Dean itself and back to the station.

This is a great walk with stunning views if the weather is clear and you can benefit properly from the height. If we have weather that falls short of dreich there is an alternative option that proffers a little more shelter.

NB - walk leader meeting at walk start. The previous walk should have finished in time but if it hasn't please hang on - we'll be there, and don't get too drunk at the station bar.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

17:00

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 17:08. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Hebden day return sets you back a mere £9.80

17:08

Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

00:00

Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return

from Hebden Bridge Station. The last walk of the day – we could go on forever – but unless something goes awry we’ll hit the 20.42

20-5-2017 17:00 20-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London 3*3*10 Part 3: Why do it? Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:The Brown Knolls, Haworth Old Road, Crimsworth Dean

 

 

25

Evening Walk: Milling around Greenfield...

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Katherine Hamlett & Stu Edwards.

3.3 mi

200m

Walk Leaders meeting at walk start.

This is an evening walk to shake off the working day! A gradual climb up to Wharmton rewards us with cracking views of some of Manchester's finest countryside. A chance to explore some of the picturesque tracks and woodland of the Saddleworth area, before strolling back along a beautiful canal stretch and a stop at the classic Railway Inn.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 18:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Greenfield £5.40

18:57

Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

19:20

Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return

from Greenfield Station. 21:36, 22:36

25-5-2017 18:45 25-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Milling around Greenfield... Greenfield Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Greenfield Station, Wharmton, Colt Hill Lane, Uppermill Viaduct, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Greenfield Station
Extra:

Free car parking is available on-street near to Greenfield station.

 

 

27

Kentmere Horseshoe

Public Transport based walk with Alex Laver.

18.8 mi

916m

This is a hike that Arthur Embleton led in April 2015, and because I liked it so much, I thought I would put it back on the calendar.

A walk in the Lake District, starting off from Stavely station.  We will head north towards Kentmere Pike and follow the ridge up to the highest point on the walk, High Street at 828m to take in the views before heading south and back to Staveley.

Bring at least 2 litres of water and enough food for two lunches as well as snacks as this will be a long day.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:44. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Return - £24.00

 

07:44

Train departs for the walk start at Staveley.

09:30

Walk starts at Staveley.

Return

from Staveley. 18:08, 20:03

27-5-2017 07:30 27-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Kentmere Horseshoe Staveley MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Yoke, 706m – Ill Bell, 757 – Thornthwaite Crag, 784 – High Street, 828m – Mardale Ill Bell, 761m – Harter Fell, 778m – Kentmere Pike, 730m – Shipman Knotts, 587m

 

 

27

Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Strines to the Star (Inn).

Public Transport based walk with Aidan McGrath.

11.0 mi

400m

This walk is being held as part of the 2017 Greater Manchester Walking Festival and therefore is being advertised to and is open to the general public

Linear walk from Strines Station to Glossop Station. The walk leaves the station and goes over the Mid Shires Way towards New Mills, through the village and down onto the Sett Valley Trail. We leave the trail at Birch Vale and join the Pennine Bridleway for the climb up to Lantern Pike. The walk then heads through Rowarth and onto Cown Edge and Whiteley Nab. We then descend into Glossop for refreshments at the Star Inn. 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:40

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:50. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

GM Rail Ranger £5.40.

09:50

Train departs for the walk start at Strines.

10:30

Walk starts at Strines.

Return

from Glossop Station. xx:07, xx:37.

27-5-2017 09:40 27-5-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Greater Manchester Walking Festival 2017 - Strines to the Star (Inn). Strines MAD Walkers
Waypoints:New Mills Golf Club, New Mills, Sett Valley Trail, Birch Vale, Lantern Pike, Rowarth, Cown Edge, Whiteley Nab, Charlestown.

 

 

3

Kinder (egg)stravaganza

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.

26.7 mi

1677m

Walk leader to meet at the walk start

A walk of two halfs, with the first part up to and including Glossop (11 miles) through mainly low lying fields, woodland, valleys, and along part of the impressive Coombes Edge and Coombes Rocks (this section contains most of the ascent on this first half of the route). We'll stop briefly at Glossop train station to collect anyone joining us for the second part, then it's off into the hills and moors above Glossop; heading over towards Kinder and the wonderful views and rock formations up there via some steep but lovely open moorland (some of which can be boggy so gaiters would be a good idea) and valley views.  We'll stop for the second lunch stop of the day in a nice sheltered spot up on Kinder, pause briefly at Kinder downfall for the obligatory photos before eventually leaving the rugged surroundings of Kinder to return to greener & plusher farmland and valleys en route to New Mills and a well deserved pint in one of the various pubs around the station.

 

There will be several small stops during the day for food and drink and there will be time to buy more food and fluids at the supermarket beside Glossop train station should anyone need to ensure they have enough food and fluids to last until the end of the walk.

 

I intend to get us to Glossop train station in time to meet those joining us from the train arriving at 12.47pm for the second part of the walk. This should be easily manageable with the distance and ascent but I may need to increase the pace if it looks like we may not get there in time.

 

The whole walk should take around 10.5 - 11 hours to complete. 

 

There is an option to bail out at Furness Vale (roughly 1 mile from the end) however this is not on the same line as Woodley so if you left your car there in the morning you will have to get the train into Piccadilly and back out again.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:45

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:04. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Wayfarer ticket (£12) 

08:04

Train departs for the walk start at woodley.

08:25

Walk starts at woodley.

Return

from New Mills Central Station. 6.03pm / 7.03pm / 8.03pm / 8.30pm / 9.31pm

3-6-2017 07:45 3-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Kinder (egg)stravaganza woodley MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Werneth Low, Broadbottom, Charlesworth, Coombes edge, Whitely Nab, Glossop, Worm Stones, Harry Hut, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low, Noe Stool, Edale Cross, Coldwell Clough, Hills Farm, Laneside Road
Parking an:

Woodley is not on the same line back home at New Mills Central or Furness Vale) so if you decide to drive to the walk start you will either have to change at Romiley for the train to Woodley, go into Piccadilly and back out again or get off at Bredbury and walk just over a mile over to Woodley.  

 

There are no toilets at Woodley station

 

 

3

Great (Hill) Expirations

Public Transport based walk with Aidan McGrath.

13.5 mi

300m

*The Walk Leader will join the train at Salford Crescent*

Upon departing the station the walk will go through Adlington (Lancs) to the Rivington Reservoirs and onto Rivington Country Park. From there the walk heads Northeast to Spitlers and Redmonds Edges. Then its onto Great Hill and a rest stop. From Great Hill its onto White Coppice and Anglezarke Reservoir. The final miles of the walk takes in the shores of Anglezarke Reservoir then moves onwards to the walk end at Adlington (Lancs) Station.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:15

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Return to Adlington (Lancs) £6.

09:23

Train departs for the walk start at Adlington Station.

10:05

Walk starts at Adlington Station.

Return

from Adlington Station. 16:09, 17:09, 18:36, 19:11, 20:09.

3-6-2017 09:15 3-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Great (Hill) Expirations Adlington Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Rivington Reservoirs, Rivington Country Park, Spitlers Edge, Redmonds Edge, Great Hill (381m), White Coppice, Anglezarke Reservoir.

 

 

3

Kinder (mini egg) stravaganza

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.

15.4 mi

650m

Walk leader to meet the group at the walk start.  Walk leader may be a few minutes late if the first part of the walk is slower than expected. Please wait at the station.

 

This walk varies between fields to woodland to open moorland to lovely valley views and back again.  Some of the climbs are steep but the views on the way up and again at the top are certainly worth it.  

 

We will go through a few areas that are likely to have sheep, cows or horses so no dogs please.

 

There is one area on open moorland that is particularly prone to being boggy so gaiters are a good idea.  The paths on Kinder are good but rocky/uneven so sturdy walking boots please.  

 

There will be a few short stops for food and liquids and a sheltered lunch stop on top of Kinder.  Please bring enough food and fluids to last you through to the end of the walk.  

 

There is a bail out point (Furness Vale train station) roughly one mile from the end if anyone needs it.

 

I will aim for the 7.03pm train back to Manchester but there are a couple of pubs near the station if we miss that one.

 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

11:55

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 12:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Wayfarer ticket (£12)

12:18

Train departs for the walk start at Glossop Station.

12:48

Walk starts at Glossop Station.

Return

from New Mills Central Station. 6.03pm / 7.03pm / 8.03pm / 8.30pm

3-6-2017 11:55 3-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Kinder (mini egg) stravaganza Glossop Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Glossop, Worm Stones, Harry Hut, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Low, Noe Stool, Edale Cross, Coldwell Clough, Hills Farm, Laneside Road
Parking:

Please DO NOT park at Glossop as this is on a separate line from the one we return to Manchester on.

 

I can't remember if there are toilets at Glossop so best to use the toilets on the train.

 

 

4

Beautiful Burnley...My Precious

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

 

 

8

Evening Walk: Bramhall Hall & Ladybrook Valley

Public Transport based walk with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

3.1 mi

12m

A leisurely evening walk leaving the leafy suburb of Bramhall, through Carr Wood to the 14th Century manor house, Bramall Hall. Here, we'll take a tour of the extensive grounds before strolling along the banks of the Ladybrook back towards Cheadle Hulme...and the pub. This year we'll be heading to the Chiverton Tap which is likely to be a firm favourite for the connoisseurs amongst you!  

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak return to Bramhall £5.40

18:46

Train departs for the walk start at Bramhall Station.

19:05

Walk starts at Bramhall Station.

Return

from Cheadle Hulme Train Station. 21:27, 21:37, 22:24, 23:05

8-6-2017 18:35 8-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Bramhall Hall & Ladybrook Valley Bramhall Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Carr Wood, Bramall Hall, Lady Brook Valley and Seven Arches
Extra:

THIS IS A LINEAR WALK - if you wish to drive it's best to park at Cheadle Hulme Station car park and pick up the train at 18:59. For a sneak preview of the hall and grounds check out the webpage here.

 

 

 

10

Stoodley Stoodley Doo Where are you?

Public Transport based walk with Niall MacLennan.

16.9 mi

744m

Circular walk to Stoodley Pike from Littleborough.  Mostly pathed but will be some off piste after Stoodley Pike.  Gaiters recommended. Pace will be quick.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

08:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:53. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

GM Rail Ranger £5.90

08:53

Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.

09:25

Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.

Return

from Littleborough train Station. 17:04, 17:35, 17:59

10-6-2017 08:45 10-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Stoodley Stoodley Doo Where are you? Littleborough train Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Summit Tunnel, Warland Reservoir, Stoodley Pike, Two Lads, Wgite Holme Moss, Cow Head, Lydgate

 

 

10

Scramble No 3: Wilderness Gully West, Chew Valley

Public Transport based scramble with Tom Whitehead.

13.1 mi

578m

This walk involves a scramble up Wilderness Gully West midway through the walk and thus is not suitable for new or very inexperienced hikers.
 
 
 

The scramble up Wilderness Gully West to Chew Hurdles is one of the best Peak District scrambles. Enormously fun, it involves frequent use of hands to go over a series of rocks close to (or in) a stream. Good quality gloves are thus essential. 

The scramble being next to (an in!) a shallow stream is not exposed and there is an alternative hiking route if necessary. Note that there is also a stream crossing.

The scramble should be within the limits of any reasonably experienced hiker, but please discuss with the walk leader via trw_whitehead@hotmail.co.uk if you are unsure. In particular no experience of climbing is needed and no ropes are used. It does involve however, moderate heights.

The walk starts with a jaunt along the charming Chew Valley prior to the scramble. After the scramble (and lunch) we follow an unnamed edge with brilliant views. We descend (somewhat steeply) to Dove Stone Reservior before the final ascent of the day - the obelisk on Board Hill. We pass by Dick Hill before descending to Saddleworth and returning to Greenfield via the Tame Valley way

I'd rate the views as panoramic.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

08:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Greenfield - £5.40

08:57

Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

09:20

Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return

from Greenfield Station. xx:36 aiming for 16:36 or 17:36

10-6-2017 08:45 10-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Scramble No 3: Wilderness Gully West, Chew Valley Greenfield Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Greenfield Station, Waterside, Wimberry Stones Brow, Chew Valley, Wilderness Gully West, Chew Reservoir, unnamed Edge, Ashway Gap, Dove Stone Reservoir, Board Hill, Saddleworth, Greenfield Station

 

 

11

Wolfen Hall and the Fells above Chipping

Car based walk with John Ireland.

11.3 mi

610m

Please note amended date

A trip to one of the less well known walking areas of the Lancashire Pennines, skirting the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland.

More details once the reccy is done.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Car Sharing

For car share walks, we meet at a convenient Manchester location and drive to the walk start using as few cars as possible. This keeps fuel costs and emissions down. Passengers please remember to contribute towards fuel costs at the end of the day.
Itinerary is below - click links for map and further information.

09:00

Meet at Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG for lift share organising.

09:15

Cars will leave for the walk start (Chipping Village Car Park).

10:30

Walk starts at Chipping Village Car Park.

11-6-2017 09:00 11-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Wolfen Hall and the Fells above Chipping

A trip to one of the less well known walking areas of the Lancashire Pennines, skirting the southern edge of the Forest of Bowland.

More details once the reccy is done.

Chipping Village Car Park MAD Walkers

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the Ferguson House, Blackfriars Road, Salford, M3 7AG meet point as some people may depend on a lift to get to the walk start. For further information, email walks@madwalkers.org.uk, especially if you intend to drive there directly.

Waypoints:Wolfen Hall, Parlick, Nick's Chair, Fairsnape Fell, Fiendsdale Head, Holme House, Higher Fair Snape, Fish House Lane

 

 

15

Evening Walk: A Stroll Around Hollingworth

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Andy Buckley.

3.9 mi

80m

A linear evening walk starting from Smithy Bridge to Littleborough via canals, fields, Hollingworth Lake, woodland and if we are lucky trampolening goats!!!

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:45

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 18:56. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return: £5.40

18:56

Train departs for the walk start at Smithy Bridge Train Station.

19:25

Walk starts at Smithy Bridge Train Station.

Return

from Littleborough train Station. 2003, 2028, 2103, 2144, 2219

15-6-2017 18:45 15-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: A Stroll Around Hollingworth Smithy Bridge Train Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Clegg Hall, Peanock Farm, Hollingworth Lake, Clegg's Wood
Drivers:

If driving park up at Smithy Bridge and either purchase a train ticket from Littleborough to Smithy Bridge or walk back along the canal which takes you back to the car park.

 

 

17

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge / unofficial weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins & John Ireland.

24.0 mi

1586m

**This challenge walk will be done in 2 separate groups from the Start. Steve will be leading the first group and the walk will be done at a pretty reasonable pace and John will lead the second group which may be done at a slower pace**

 

The Classic Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a truely great walk.
Starting at the cafe in Horton In Ribblesdale, we'll quickly start the ascent up Pen-y-ghent(694m) which includes a little mild scrambling and than have a bit of a long low level walk until we reach the Ribblesdale Viaduct and start to climb Whernside(736m). The ascent is long and gradual but offers great views (sometimes!) and the descent is quite steep and quick. After a quick toilet break at the makeshift cafe, we'll head towards the final peak of Ingleborough(723m). The climb is steep and tough but once we're at the top that's the end of the climbing for the day. Once we leave the summit, it's all downhill as we head back towards Horton In Ribblesdale.


Accommodation (at 2 pubs) and camping is available at Horton if required but it's advisable to book early. There will be a number of us booking the Fri/Sat nights at Holme Farm campsite 01729 860281.
Although it's a meet at the walk start, please email me if you need possible transport or if you can kindly offer transport and I'll do my best to help - steverawlins79@gmail.com
This is a tough challenge so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).
There is a drop out point in Ribblesdale where you can get the train back to Horton.
There are several pay and display car parks near the walk start - Penyghent Cafe.
This is a tough challenge and, due to the distance, we'll need to walk at a brisk pace so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

07:10

Meet at the walk start (Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE)

07:20

Walk starts.

17-6-2017 07:10 17-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge / unofficial weekend

**This challenge walk will be done in 2 separate groups from the Start. Steve will be leading the first group and the walk will be done at a pretty reasonable pace and John will lead the second group which may be done at a slower pace**

 

The Classic Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, a truely great walk.
Starting at the cafe in Horton In Ribblesdale, we'll quickly start the ascent up Pen-y-ghent(694m) which includes a little mild scrambling and than have a bit of a long low level walk until we reach the Ribblesdale Viaduct and start to climb Whernside(736m). The ascent is long and gradual but offers great views (sometimes!) and the descent is quite steep and quick. After a quick toilet break at the makeshift cafe, we'll head towards the final peak of Ingleborough(723m). The climb is steep and tough but once we're at the top that's the end of the climbing for the day. Once we leave the summit, it's all downhill as we head back towards Horton In Ribblesdale.


Accommodation (at 2 pubs) and camping is available at Horton if required but it's advisable to book early. There will be a number of us booking the Fri/Sat nights at Holme Farm campsite 01729 860281.
Although it's a meet at the walk start, please email me if you need possible transport or if you can kindly offer transport and I'll do my best to help - steverawlins79@gmail.com
This is a tough challenge so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).
There is a drop out point in Ribblesdale where you can get the train back to Horton.
There are several pay and display car parks near the walk start - Penyghent Cafe.
This is a tough challenge and, due to the distance, we'll need to walk at a brisk pace so reasonable fitness is required and full waterproofs are vital (regardless of the forecast).

Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen y Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough, pub

 

 

22

Evening Walk: Nightlife of Newhey

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

3.9 mi

190m

**Tram based walk**

This walk takes us towards the North East of Manchester and explores some of the fantastic paths and trails along the lower levels of the Pennines. Take in the stunning views over the Ogden Valley reservoirs with time to quench your thirst in the traditional village pub before catching the tram home.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:40

Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 18:50. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Newhey

18:50

Train departs for the walk start at Newhey Tram Station.

19:30

Walk starts at Newhey Tram Station.

Return

from Newhey Tram Station. Every 12-15 minutes

22-6-2017 18:40 22-6-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Nightlife of Newhey Newhey Tram Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Bradley, Newfield Head, Carr Lane, Tunshill Lane, Kitcliffe, Spring Mill, Barnards and Newhey.
Extra:

Please note this a tram based walk. The departure time will be the first tram after 18:50 to leave Manchester Victoria. The walk start time is approximate based upon the time the tram leaves Manchester.  Car parking is available near walk start on side roads.

 

 

24

Ambleside Summer Weekend Day 1

Direct Transport based walk with Andrew Buckley. More details to follow.

Our annual summer visit to the Lake District where you pick your own accommodation and mode of travel to get there and come join us for a walk, if you are staying the whole weekend there will be a chance to socialise in the evenings. More details on the walk to come later.

 

 

24

Long Distance Trails: a three parter

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt. More details to follow.

Quite a few of our long distance trails run close by train stations allowing for exciting days juggling walking speed & train timetables... Where and how far yet to be decided. Watch this space!

 

 

25

Ambleside Summer Weekend Day 2

Direct Transport based walk with Andrew Buckley. More details to follow.

Day 2 of our weekend in the Lake District. Walk details to follow at a later date.

 

 

1

The totally MAD 'lots of Peaks' Challenge

Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.

28.0 mi

1643m

Walk leader to join at the walk start. Many of us will be camping at the campsite near Hope railway station.

Bit of a summer challenge to stretch the legs, taking in some of the best hills the Peak District has to offer.

Starting from Hope, we'll make our way towards Win Hill and Wooler Knoll that should offer supberb views of the Ladybower Reservoir, famous as a test area for the Dambuster's Bouncing Bombs.

We'll then head towards Edale and join the Pennine way through Barbers Booth and up Jacobs Ladder until reaching the campsite in Hayfield.

Bit of a long trek follows along the ridge of Lord's Seat until reaching Mam Tor. The glorious great ridge then awaits and we'll visit Hollins Cross, Back Tor and Lose Hill. By then we will be fed up with hills so we head for the pub!

Most of this walk is on decent paths however may still be muddy depending on the weather.

There are drop out points at Edale (railway station) and Hayfield (bus service) but a small amount of self-navigation would be required.

In terms of difficulty, this walk is quite comparable to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks so please ensure you are capable of this length/ascent as the pace will be quite brisk due to the length.

Plenty of parking available in Hope

If you have any questions please feel free to email walks@madwalkers.org.uk

 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

07:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hope

07:49

Train departs for the walk start at Hope Rail Station.

08:40

Walk starts at Hope Rail Station.

Return

from Hope Rail Station. 39 mins past the hour

1-7-2017 07:35 1-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London The totally MAD 'lots of Peaks' Challenge Hope Rail Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Hope, Win Hill, Wooler Knoll, Ladybower Reservoir, Edale, Jacobs Ladder, Hayfield, Lord's Seat, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Back Tor, Lose Hill

 

 

1

Halls of Cheshire

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Jonny Franklin.

13.0 mi

120m

Starting from Knutsford the first part is along lanes to leave Knutsford where field paths take over to pass Bexton and Toft Hall. Then moving on through Smithy's Green and Lower Peover before having to walk a short way along the A50. heading through Peover Hall; Colshaw Hall is the next stop before more field walking to reach the quiet village of Ollerton with another hall. After crossing the A537. Its plain sailing along straight paths to Booths Mere with a short urban walk to reach Knutsford Park and back to the town centre for a pub stop.

Please bring waterproofs in case it's muddy (probably will be)

Also you can park at Knutsford train station

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:05

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return from Knutsford £7.30

09:17

Train departs for the walk start at Knutsford Station.

10:05

Walk starts at Knutsford Station.

Return

from Knutsford Station. 17:43 18:48

1-7-2017 09:05 1-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Halls of Cheshire Knutsford Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Bexton Hall, Toft Hall, Smithy's Green, Lower Peover, Peover Hall, Ollerton, Booths Mere, Knutsford

 

 

2

Have You Got A Map?

Direct Transport based walk with Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

A Circular walk around Haworth

 

 

6

Evening Walk: Woodley Wander

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Katherine Hamlett & Stu Edwards.

3.6 mi

107m

Walk Leaders meeting at walk start

A lesser used starting point for MAD Walkers but worth a trip out to wander the tucked away green spaces and waterways on the fringes of Stockport. This is a tranquil route along both the Peak Forest canal and the meadows of the River Tame and provides a glimpse of the industrial heritage that has since been reclaimed by nature. We finish at the Railway Inn - a stone's throw from the station.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:25

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:35. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak return to Woodley £5.10

18:35

Train departs for the walk start at woodley.

19:00

Walk starts at woodley.

Return

from woodley. 21:19

6-7-2017 18:25 6-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Woodley Wander woodley MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Peak Forest Canal, River Tame, Haughton Dale, Mill Dam, Peak Forest Canal, Woodley station.
Extra:

Car parking is available at Woodley Station.

Please note the return train service at 21:19 is the last train to Manchester from this station. Should you wish to stay longer in the pub however, further services are available from Bredbury station which is less than a mile and a 20 minute walk away.

 

 

8

4 Peak District scrambles

Public Transport based scramble with David Bratley.

13.0 mi

750m

A Fantastic chance to do 4 of the best scrambles in the Peak District in one day. These are Crowden, The upper section of Red brook, Grindsbook and Ringing Roger.

Walk leader might be meeting at hte walk start.

As always with KInder Gaiters, water proofs, lunch and enoguh water for the day are required.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:00

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

return to pirccadilly

09:22

Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.

10:10

Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return

from Edale Station. 16:48, 17:48, 18:48 and 19:48

8-7-2017 09:00 8-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London 4 Peak District scrambles Edale Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Crowden clough, Red brook clough, Grindesbrook and Grindesbook. Ringing Roger.

 

 

8

Chorlton to Altrincham Market via Dunham Massey

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Steve Rawlins.

9.5 mi

56m

  1. A very gentle walk from Chorlton, along the canals to Altrincham for food and drinks in the Market Hall. We'll take a slight detour along the way through Dunham Massey where we'll also have the option of a cheeky pint in the Swan with Two Nicks.

Mostly good solid ground but possibly the odd muddy patch through Dunham Massey

Walk leader to meet at the start of the walk outside the Co-Op which is just over the road from the metrolink stop.

To get to the Barlow Moor road Met Stop by tram you will need to get the Manchester Airport line. If travelling through the city centre first, change at Deansgate or Cornbrook. Please allow 30 mins from the City Centre. We'll start the walk as soon as the next tram after 11.30 arrives.

 

 

 

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

10:45

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:55. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Metrolink off-peak Travel Card £5

10:55

Train departs for the walk start at Barlow Moor Road.

11:30

Walk starts at Barlow Moor Road.

Return

from Altrincham Rail and Metrolink Station. Every 6 mins

8-7-2017 10:45 8-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Chorlton to Altrincham Market via Dunham Massey Barlow Moor Road MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Jackson's Bridge, Sale Waterpark, Bridgewater Canal, Swan with Two Nicks, Dunham Massey, Altrincham

 

 

15

Silk Town Circular

Public Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

15.0 mi

506m

Leaving Macclesfield station, we make our way up to Teggs Nose country park, on the edge of the Peak District.
From here we make our way down the valley and into Macclesfield Forest. Once we have made it through, we will then begin our ascent of Shutlingsloe.
After admiring the views and having a well earned break, we will make our way down into Wildboarclough, as we continue to follow the Shutlingsloe path.
We then link up with the Gritstone trail, which we follow until we arrive for a brief pub stop, at the Leather Smithy, which is set in the heart of Macclesfield Forest, next to Ridgegate reservoir.
After sampling a beverage here, we will continue down through Langley and onto the beautiful and apparently very haunted, Sutton Hall.
Once we have had our fill of food and drink here, we will casually finish the final mile or so, along the canal, back towards Macclesfield town centre.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Walk leader to meet at Macclesfield station. 

Cheapest option is the northern rail, off peak return - £9.40 This is sometimes £4:00 if booked in advance. 

However, there are trains ran by Virgin and Cross country, which are a little faster but a bit more expensive.

09:46

Train departs for the walk start at Macclesfield Station.

10:20

Walk starts at Macclesfield Station.

Return

from Macclesfield Station. Aiming for 17:21 There after: 18:05, 18:21, 19:05, 19:21, 20:05, 20,20 etc

15-7-2017 09:30 15-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Silk Town Circular Macclesfield Station MAD Walkers

 

 

20

Evening Walk: Ashley Meadows

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

4.0 mi

10m

Walk Leaders meeting at walk start.

Just outside the Greater Manchester Border, Ashley is a quaint village in rural Cheshire. A gentle, circular stroll takes us on quiet paths through several meadows and along quiet country lanes of the Cheshire Plain. We'll finish the evening off at the local pub - the Greyhound.  An ideal evening escape after the 9 to 5 routine!

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.

18:55

Meet at the walk start (Greyhound Inn)

19:00

Walk starts.

20-7-2017 18:55 20-7-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Ashley Meadows

Just outside the Greater Manchester Border, Ashley is a quaint village in rural Cheshire. A gentle, circular stroll takes us on quiet paths through several meadows and along quiet country lanes of the Cheshire Plain. We'll finish the evening off at the local pub - the Greyhound.  An ideal evening escape after the 9 to 5 routine!

Greyhound Inn MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Ashley Hall, Coppice Farm, Ryecroft Farm and Birkin Farm
Extra: :

Train Options:

Please note due to the trains times, this walk has been made direct transport. There is a train from Manchester Piccadilly at 18:17 - arrives Ashley 18:52. However the return journey is  quite late on, departing Ashley at 22:25 - arrives 23:02 at Manchester Piccadilly.

Driving:

This walk is very accessible by car - around a 10 minute drive from junction 6 of the M56 (near to Manchester Airport).

Car parking is available at the Greyhound pub. We will be returning here at the end of the walk for a drink.

 

 

22

miles 13 under smidge a and ridge a bridge a

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes. More details to follow.

This is the reverse route of my 'a bridge, a ridge and a smidge under 13 miles' walk from last year.  We'll start and finish in woodland, with a nice mix of small river crossings, fields, ridges, the site of an ancient fort and open moorland in between.

 

 

3

Evening Walk: A Weir, A Way, A Woodland

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Katherine Hamlett & Stu Edwards.

3.5 mi

110m

**Walk Leaders will meet at walk start**

A personal favourite, this walk captures some of the highlights of a full day walk while showcasing some of the stunning countryside around the Manchester area. Escape the clutch of suburbia - stroll along quiet country tracks, criss-cross the River Etherow, wander through woodland and pause to admire the stunning views of the Pennines beyond...

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak return to Broadbottom £5.10

18:46

Train departs for the walk start at Broadbottom.

19:10

Walk starts at Broadbottom.

Return

from Broadbottom. 21:45, 22:44

3-8-2017 18:35 3-8-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: A Weir, A Way, A Woodland Broadbottom MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Visitor Centre, Tom Wood, Woodseats Farm, Cown Edge Way and Hodgefold
Extra:

Please ensure you have your walking boots/shoes for this walk. No toilets en route - please use the one on the train. If you wish to drive car parking is available near Broadbottom Station.

 

 

5

Poynton to Adlington

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Jonny Franklin.

11.6 mi

410m

Starting at Poynton to avoid roads the first part links round to Poynton lake and up into the fields behind and up to Higher Poynto to join the Macclesfield Canal for a short way and along a track into Lyme Park for a climb up to Bowstone Gate and Sponds Hill (highest point) and lunch stop possiblly. Descending down to a road and onto the Gritstone Trail to Berristall Hall and Pott Shrigley. The route leads down a road and down through woods passing Styperson Pool and through a farm and fields to reach Adlington with a pub stop. Please bring waterproofs. Can park at Poynton as Adlington is on the same trainline.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

09:30

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return from Adlington £7.70

09:46

Train departs for the walk start at Poynton Station.

10:10

Walk starts at Poynton Station.

Return

from Adlington (Cheshire) Rail Station. 17:28 18:28

5-8-2017 09:30 5-8-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Poynton to Adlington Poynton Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Poynton Lake, Macclesfield Canal, Lyme Park, Bowstones, Sponds Hill, Ellis Bank, Pott Shrigley, Styperson Pool, Harrop Green Farm, Adlington

 

 

17

Evening Walk: The banks of the River Goyt

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Stu Edwards & Katherine Hamlett.

4.0 mi

40m

Walk Leaders joining train at Romiley

A short trip on the train brings us to New Mills in the High Peak. Here, we meet the River Goyt and wander the beckoning paths and tracks along the valley floor. This varied, circular route takes us past weirs, towpaths, pastures and along the Mid Shires Way before returning back to New Mills. Perhaps the highlight of the walk is the spectacular section over the Millennium Walk Way - the 175 yards, cantilevered, elevated steel walkway over the rushing Goyt! OR is it just the 28 minutes until the pub stop?!!

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak return to New Mills Central £5.40

18:49

Train departs for the walk start at New Mills Central Station.

19:15

Walk starts at New Mills Central Station.

Return

from New Mills Central Station. 21:30

17-8-2017 18:35 17-8-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: The banks of the River Goyt New Mills Central Station MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Millennium Bridge, Gowhole, Furness Vale and Newtown.

 

 

19

Living On The Edge

Public Transport based walk with Luke Burley.

14.0 mi

819m

This walk takes in 2 cracking edges within the Peak District, Stanage and Bamford.

We set off from Hathersage past wood and farmland before reaching the rocky ground of Fiddlers Elbow, shortly before climbing Cowper Stone and onto Stanage Edge.

After High Neb and further rocky ground we skirt past the Sheffield border and behind Moscar Lodge.

We then start to climb back uphill crossing through woodland and following the meandering dry stone walls towards Bamford Edge, with some wonderful views looking over Ladybower Reservoir and across to to Win Hill.

After admiring the views and rock formations on the edge we make our way into Bamford, through the village and to the Station/Pub.

If the weather has been kind we should have a dry day underfoot, but there will be plenty of water and mud if not so bring appropriate footwear/gaiters as required.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

08:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hathersage £11:40

08:49

Train departs for the walk start at Hathersage.

09:50

Walk starts at Hathersage.

Return

from Bamford Station. 16:36 and hourly **36 thereafter

19-8-2017 08:35 19-8-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Living On The Edge Hathersage MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Hathersage, Mitchell Field, Cowper Stone, Stanage Edge, High Neb, Moscar Lodge, Cuthroat Bridge, Bamford Edge, Bamford

 

 

31

Evening Walk: The Garden & The Chapel

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Katherine Hamlett & Stu Edwards.

3.5 mi

108m

Walk leaders meeting at walk start.

Tucked away in the heart of the country park and taking its name from the 7th Century missionary St Chad, sits the historic Chadkirk chapel with its beautiful walled garden. Easy paths take us through open fields and woodland before returning via the peaceful canal for a Thursday evening tipple - where this service terminates!

Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport

We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.

18:35

Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak return to Romiley £5.10

18:49

Train departs for the walk start at Romiley.

19:10

Walk starts at Romiley.

Return

from Romiley. 21:16, 21:40, 22:40

31-8-2017 18:35 31-8-2017 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: The Garden & The Chapel Romiley MAD Walkers
Waypoints:Tangshutt Fields, Hyde Bank, Mid Shires Way, Chadkirk, Peak Forest Canal.
Extra:

Car Drivers

Free car parking available at Romiley station after 6pm.

 

 

9

DIY weekend: the Black Mountains

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt. More details to follow.

Still on the long distance trails theme.... from Cardiff to Conwy is an epic unoffiical long distance route called the Cambrian Way. I've been working my way through it over the last eighteen months or so and thought it'd be fun to try some of the route through the Black Mountains. We'll be based out of Abergavenny on the edge of the Black Mountains: a decent sized town with a variety of accommodation options. Expect a longish walk on the Saturday and then a more moderate walk on the Sunday before we make our way back to Manchester (and just possibly an easier walk Saturday too if another leader would be kind enough to volunteer).

 

 

10

DIY weekend: the Black Mountains Day 2

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt. More details to follow.

Still on the long distance trails theme.... from Cardiff to Conwy is an epic unoffiical long distance route called the Cambrian Way. I've been working my way through it over the last eighteen months or so and thought it'd be fun to try some of the route through the Black Mountains. We'll be based out of Abergavenny on the edge of the Black Mountains: a decent sized town with a variety of accommodation options. Expect a longish walk on the Saturday and then a more moderate walk on the Sunday before we make our way back to Manchester (and just possibly an easier walk Saturday too if another leader would be kind enough to volunteer). More information to follow

 

 

23

Kinlochleven to Fort William

Direct Transport based walk with John Ireland and Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

Join us for the last stage of the West Highland Way, going from Kinlochleven over to Fort William, taking in Glen Nevis.

If you want to join us, stay over in Fort William for the Friday and Saturday nights as buses to Kinlochleven are available and we'll be setting off once the bus has arrived.

More details soon...

 

 

2

Santa Walk 2017

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

 


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