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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.


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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.

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22

The sights and sounds of Altrincham

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Jon Flitney.

5.9 mi

70m

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5.9 mi

70m

The sights and sounds of Altrincham

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Jon Flitney.

Train times have changed. From Manchester probably best to catch the tram (very latest 1819 from Piccadilly or 1824 from St Peters Square). Train starts at Stockport, departing at 1818.

The walk goes along Navigation Road to join the Bridgewater canal, which we follow as the scenery changes from an urban and industrial setting to Cheshire countryside. The canal is left behind at Woodhouse Lane to walk through Dunham Park and then after dodging a few balls on the golf course into the centre of Altrincham.

There might be time for a drink in Altrincham afterwards.

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.

18:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:10. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Train calls at Stockport at 1830.
Trams also run every 6 minutes to Navigation Road from city centre with connections to other lines at Trafford Bar and Cornbrook.

Train: £6.50 anytime return from Piccadilly (or £4.50 off-peak return from Stockport) to Altrincham.
Trams: either a return ticket, a day-ticket (£5.40) or if also using tram on saturday and sunday a weekend ticket (£6.20).

** Train times have changed. From Manchester probably best to catch the tram (very latest 1819 from Piccadilly or 1824 from St Peters Square). Train starts at Stockport, departing at 1818." **

18:10: Train departs for the walk start at Navigation Road Rail and metrolink station.

Return from Altrincham Rail and Metrolink Station. Trains: 2233 and 2347 to Stockport and Piccadilly. Trams: every 12 minutes, last to Piccadilly 0037.

Waypoints: Navigation Road, Bridgewater Canal, Woodhouse Lane, Brickkiln Lane, Dunham Park, Dunham golf club, Dunham Road and Altrincham.

22-6-2018 18:00 22-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London The sights and sounds of Altrincham Navigation Road Rail and metrolink station MAD Walkers

23

A three-legged non race Part 1: Wind

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

14.0 mi

700m

23

14.0 mi

700m

A three-legged non race Part 1: Wind

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

23

A three-legged non race Part 2: Earth

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

10.0 mi

600m

23

10.0 mi

600m

A three-legged non race Part 2: Earth

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

23

A three-legged non race Part 3: Water

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

6.0 mi

400m

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6.0 mi

400m

A three-legged non race Part 3: Water

CANCELLED Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

30

Cragg Quarry

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.

8.0 mi

445m

30

8.0 mi

445m

Cragg Quarry

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.

A circular walk from Rawtenstall, up onto the surrounding moors. You can drive to the walk start, or if like me, you fancy a ride on the steam train, you can take the East Lancs railway from Bury to Rawtenstall.

This is a varied walk, the outskirts of Rawtenstall being quite industrial, but the surrounding hills offering great views over the West Pennine Moors. We steadily climb from Rawtenstall up onto the moor, and once on the top we can see Rossendale dry ski slope, the Jubilee Tower at Darwen, Winter Hill mast, the Peel Tower, and the wind farm at Scout Moor. We then walk along the top to Cragg Quarry with views out over Cowpe reservoir and the Rossendale valley. We then head back to Rawtenstall past the hamlet of Cowpe and another disused quarry.

Please note that for those not driving to the walk start, this walk relies on the East Lancs Railway for transport, and being a heritage railway, things don't always run on time. Therefore if the outbound service is running late, I may have to increase the pace or reduce the length of the walk. Please see further details of the transport options below.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

11:40: Meet at the walk start (Rawtenstall Station)

11:45 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Brow Edge Quarry, Black Hill, Cragg High Level Tank, Cowpe, Higher Lench, Hall Carr

Transport:

I will be meeting at Bury (Bolton St) Station at 10:45 to catch the 11:05 steam service to Rawtenstall. The walk will then start at 11:45 from Rawtenstall railway station. The return service leaves Rawtenstall at 17:00, arriving at Bury at 17:30. This service costs £12 return.

For those coming from Manchester, the tram goes to Bury Interchange which is then a short walk to Bury railway station.

If you wish to drive to the walk start at Rawtenstall, there is ample free parking at Rawtenstall station and the adjoining disused shopping centre car park.

30-6-2018 11:40 30-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Cragg Quarry Rawtenstall Station MAD Walkers

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Evening Walk: Sale and Ashton-on-Mersey

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Volker Funke.

5.0 mi

20m

4

5.0 mi

20m

Evening Walk: Sale and Ashton-on-Mersey

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Volker Funke.

The walk starts at Sale Tram Station and mostly follows the Bridgewater Canal, Trans Pennine Trail and River Mersey. We should have time for a quick pub stop in Ashton-on-Mersey before heading back to Sale, where we should finish with a drink or two...

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

19:00: Meet at the walk start (Sale Tram Station)

19:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Bridgewater Canal, Trans Pennine Trail, River Mersey, Ashton-on-Mersey, Little Ees Lane, Crossford Bridge

4-7-2018 19:00 4-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Evening Walk: Sale and Ashton-on-Mersey Sale Tram Station MAD Walkers

7

Edale to Hope - Second coming

Public Transport based walk with Henry Hirst.

17.0 mi

1200m

7

17.0 mi

1200m

Edale to Hope - Second coming

Public Transport based walk with Henry Hirst.

I’m putting this walk on again because the full route wasn’t possible due to the snow in January and crossing Kinder plateau is so much fun.

A linear walk from Edale to Hope. We head out of Edale up Grindsbrook clough and over Kinder Scout to Kinder Downfall. We then join the Pennine Way towards Jacobs ladder and up over the moors onto the Pennine Bridleway where we head for the great ridge over Mam Tor and Lose Hill then down into Hope.

Grindsbrook clough is steep and rocky and the path over Kinder Scout isn’t obvious so will require some peat bog/trench hopping. Please be prepared for that and wear good boots.

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.

08:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hope £11:30

08:49: Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.

09:40: Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return from Hope Rail Station. 17:39, 18:39

Waypoints: Grindsbrook clough, Kinder Downfall, Edale Rocks, Lordโ€™s Seat, Mam Tor, Lose Hill.

7-7-2018 08:30 7-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Edale to Hope - Second coming Edale Station MAD Walkers

7

Mam Tor Circular

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

9.0 mi

730m

7

9.0 mi

730m

Mam Tor Circular

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

For those of you that have seen Henry's walk for today and thought "I wouldn't mind doing Mam Tor" but 17 miles is a bit much for you, well here you are a shorter circular walk taking in Mam Tor and the same ridge..... and you never know, we just may bump into the longer walk group at some point during the day.

 

From Edale station we head off up to Hollins Cross and Mam Tor before dropping down through Winnats Pass to the picturesque village of Castleton for a refreshment stop, from here we then head out of the village and up to Lose Hill followed by a ridge walk with exquisite (if you ignore the cement works!) views into both valleys before arriving back at Holins Cross and our final descent back into Edale hopefully in time for a second refreshment stop before our train 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.

09:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return ticket (£11.80)

Wayfarer -this ticket (tram, bus or train) will also cover your travel from your home to the meet point at Manchester Piccadilly (£13).

09:49: Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.

10:32: Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return from Edale Station. 15:47 and every hour.

Waypoints: Harden Clough (0.5), Hollins Cross (1.4), Mam Tor (2.2), Winnats Pass (3.3), Castleton (4.4), Lose Hill Hall (5.2), Lose Hill (6.5), Hollins Cross (7.7)

7-7-2018 09:30 7-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Mam Tor Circular Edale Station MAD Walkers

8

Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Angela Robinson.

11.0 mi

360m

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11.0 mi

360m

Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Angela Robinson.

We leave from Sowerby Bridge along the canal. We then head up hill and over to Luddenden, a pretty village which includes the pub where Bramwell Bronte once drank. After wandering through the nature reserve at Luddenden Brook, we have the main climb of the day up onto Midgley Moor which may give us a panorma of West Yorkshire and the Pennines. 

We then take the Calderdale Way to Pecket Well, where the Tour De France has previously passed through. The final stretch takes us down past waterfalls and onto the riverside path to Hebden Bridge.

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 10:30. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-peak return to Sowerby Bridge  £10.20

Duo ticket available for 2 people travelling together

10:30: Train departs for the walk start at Sowerby Bridge.

11:15: Walk starts at Sowerby Bridge.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. 16:14, 17:14, 18:13

Waypoints: Sowerby Bridge, Rochdale Canal, Luddenden, Crow Hill, Calderdale Way, Pecket Well, New Bridge, Lee Mill Bridge, Hebden Bridge

Extra::

No toilets at walk start, use those on train

If driving, park at Hebden Bridge station and catch the train to Sowerby Bridge for the start.

8-7-2018 10:15 8-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge Sowerby Bridge MAD Walkers

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The Bugsworth Navigational Exercise

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

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0.0 mi

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The Bugsworth Navigational Exercise

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

A walk from Whaley Bridge to Furness Vale, via Bugsworth Basin to stop at the Navigation Inn for a quick half, then along the canal to Furness Vale for another drink at The Crossings before getting the train home.

14

DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

28.5 mi

1519m

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28.5 mi

1519m

DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

The first walk of this DIY weekend is a spectacular route linking together sections of the Coast to Coast and the Pennine Way (not often walked together!!) in a challenging walk that skirts the edges of both the North Pennines and the Dales. We begin with an 8 mile section of the Coast to Coast over Nine Standards Rigg and down the very pretty Whitsun Beck before heading cross country to meet the Pennine Way, which we follow over Great Shunner Fell. From there we head west over Cotterdale before finishing with a ten mile stretch down the Mallerstang valley back to Kirkby Stephen.  It'll be a hard day but well worth it: the views on a good day are fabulous.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

08:00: Meet at the walk start (Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre)

08:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Nine Standards Rigg; Great Shunner Fell; Cotterdale Moor; High Dike; Birkett Common; River Eden

Extra Note:

This is a full on hardcore walk so you need to be confident you're capable of doing the route at a reasonable pace before coming on it.

There are two long ascents over Nine Standards and Great Shunner and a steep climb over Cotterdale, plus various other smaller ascents, including the sting in the tail, a low range of rolling hills that need to be crossed at the end of Mallerstang to get back to Kirkby Stephen.

You can expect lots of rough paths, a number of off path sections and an exciting set of tricky stiles to negotiate. Sections of the walk were soggy on the recce despite the dry summer so there's potential for it to be one large puddle after a wet spell. There's also a number of streams that need fording: again no problem on the recce but could be more interesting if it's wet. You'll need decent waterproof footwear and possibly a change or two of socks

No bailouts, easy shortcuts or places to pick up supplies so you'll need food/fluid sufficient for 12 hours plus walking. The majority of the walk is up on high moorland with little shelter so you must have full waterproofs and warm layers whatever the forecast, and, if hot, sufficient protection. Bring a headtorch just in case something goes wrong.

Usual DIY arrangements: you sort travel, accommodation etc and I'll see you at the start point on the morning. There is a train station about a mile off from Kirkby Stephen if driving isn't an option.

 

14-7-2018 08:00 14-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre MAD Walkers

14

Rushup Edge and Crowden Tower

Public Transport based walk with Becky Lea.

8.5 mi

440m

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8.5 mi

440m

Rushup Edge and Crowden Tower

Public Transport based walk with Becky Lea.

Walk leader will meet you at the walk start (Edale)

This splendid circular walk discovers the high hills at the head of Edale. First it tackles Rushup Edge, a great grassy ridge with fine views of the limestone White Peak and the gritstone scenery further north. We then cross the peaty Kinder Scout and then comes down to the valley floor via the Crowden Clough footpath.

This is a joint walk with Sheffield Walkers. The train from Manchester will arrive into Edale at approx 10:30 and we will wait for the train from Sheffield to arrive at 10:47 before starting the walk.

The walk leader will meet the group at the walk start (Edale)

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:

Off Peak Day return

09:49: Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.

10:50: Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return from Edale Station. 15:47, 16:47; 17:47

Waypoints: Rushup Edge, Lord's Seat, Brown Knoll, Pym Chair, Crowden Brook

14-7-2018 09:40 14-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Rushup Edge and Crowden Tower Edale Station MAD Walkers

15

Malham Circular

Direct Transport based walk with John Ireland.

9.0 mi

480m

15

9.0 mi

480m

Malham Circular

Direct Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Please note - walk rescheduled.

A circular around the limestone sights of Malham, taking in Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and descending back to the village via Malham Cove.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:15: Meet at the walk start (Malham National Park Centre car park)

10:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Gordale Beck, Janet's Foss, Goredale Scar, Smearbottoms Lane, Low Stony Bank (Roman Camp), Street Gate, Great Close Plantation, Lings Plantation, Pennine Way, Ing Scar, Malham Cove

Extra:

Toilets at Walk Start, Car Park Fee is £4.50, Tea and Cakes in Malham at end of walk.

15-7-2018 10:15 15-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Malham Circular Malham National Park Centre car park MAD Walkers

15

DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen part 2

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

13.0 mi

617m

15

13.0 mi

617m

DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen part 2

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

Second part of the DIY weekend and a walk in complete contrast to yesterday's yomp over high moorland. Instead this walk meanders its way through the pretty limestone country west of Kirkby Stephen visiting the high points of Crosby Garrett Fell and Smardale Fell.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

09:30: Meet at the walk start (Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre)

09:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Crosby Garrett; Potts Valley; Nettle Hill; Smardale Fell; Kirkby Stephen

Extra Note:

Gentler walk than yesterday, but there will still be some rough walking and a bit of off path too. Aiming to finish for 16:00 for those wanting trains back (16:10 train to Carlisle, from where connections can be had to Manchester or 16:57 train to Leeds where you can also make connections to Manchester).

No bail outs, but a few places where we can cut the walk short & as usual sufficient food/water supplies will be necessary.

OS Map OL 19

15-7-2018 09:30 15-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London DIY Weekend 2018: Kirkby Stephen part 2 Kirkby Stephen Tourist Information Centre MAD Walkers

21

Wainwright bagging - Day 1 - DIY Weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Christopher Coleman.

14.0 mi

1250m

21

14.0 mi

1250m

Wainwright bagging - Day 1 - DIY Weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Christopher Coleman.

10 in one day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

On my quest to bag all the Wainwrights, and get a few others addicted, I'm going to re-walk "Route 7 - The Eastern Martindale Fells" from Stuart Marshall' "Walking the Wainwrights"

Do not underestimate this challenge, it may be relatively short in distance but it will be punishing.

I need to be confident that you can make this walk, as such, please contact me via the MAD Walkers Members Facebook page to discuss and confirm your attendance.

Bonscale Pike - 1718ft

Arthur's Pike - 1747ft

Loadpot Hill - 2201ft

Wether Hill - 2210ft

High Raise - 2634ft

Kidsty Pike - 2660ft

Rampsgill Head - 2581ft

The Knott - 2423ft

Rest Dodd - 2278ft

The Nab - 1887ft

 

Camping at Parkfoot - http://www.parkfootullswater.co.uk/ on Friday 20/7/2018 will be necessary to achieve the early set-off time.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

07:00: Meet at the walk start (Parkfoot Campsite)

07:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: car sharing will be confirmed one month prior to the walk Meeting place will be at 7:00am at Parkfoot Campsite Ullswater, CA10 2NA The walk starts at 7.30am at The Parish Church of Saint Peter M

travel:

car sharing logistics will be confirmed one month prior to the walk

21-7-2018 07:00 21-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Wainwright bagging - Day 1 - DIY Weekend Parkfoot Campsite MAD Walkers

21

...Peaky Blinder!!

Public Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

12.0 mi

520m

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12.0 mi

520m

...Peaky Blinder!!

Public Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

Following the popularity of this walk last year, a return to the Cheshire Matterhorn is planned!...

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 through the valley and into Macclesfield Forest, we will then begin our ascent of Shutlingsloe.

The walk will then be at a good pace through the rest of the forest, before we get to the leather smithy, for a cheeky pub stop!

We will then head up to the famous Teggs Nose summit and onto the Gritstone trail, before heading back down into Macclesfield, for some well earned food and drink!

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.

09:20: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Northern rail - Return to Macclesfield

09:46: Train departs for the walk start at Macclesfield Station.

10:25: Walk starts at Macclesfield Station.

Return from Macclesfield Station. 15:21 16:21 17:21 18:21....

Waypoints: - Teggs Nose, Macclesfield Forest, Shutlingsloe.

21-7-2018 09:20 21-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London ...Peaky Blinder!! Macclesfield Station MAD Walkers

22

Wainwright bagging - Day 2 - DIY Weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Christopher Coleman.

12.5 mi

1250m

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12.5 mi

1250m

Wainwright bagging - Day 2 - DIY Weekend

Direct Transport based walk with Christopher Coleman.

6 in one day! ๐Ÿ˜Š

On my quest to bag all the Wainwrights, and get a few others addicted, I'm going to re-walk "Route 8 - The Western Martindale Fells" from Stuart Marshall' "Walking the Wainwrights"

Do not underestimate this challenge, it may be relatively short in distance but it will be punishing.

I need to be confident that you can make this walk, as such, please contact me via the MAD Walkers Members Facebook page to discuss and confirm your attendance.

Hallin Fell - 1271ft

Steel Knotts - 1414ft

Beda Fell - 1664ft

Angletarn Pikes - 1857ft

Brock Craggs - 1842ft

Place Fell - 2154ft

 

Camping at Parkfoot - http://www.parkfootullswater.co.uk/ on Saturday 21/7/2018 will be necessary to achieve the early set-off time.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

07:00: Meet at the walk start (Parkfoot Campsite)

07:30 Walk starts.

travel:

Car sharing and logistics will be shared one month prior to walk

Meeting place will be at 7:00am at Parkfoot Campsite Ullswater, CA10 2NA

The walk starts at 7.30am at The Parish Church of Saint Peter Martindale, Ullswater, CA10 2NF

22-7-2018 07:00 22-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Wainwright bagging - Day 2 - DIY Weekend Parkfoot Campsite MAD Walkers

22

Hebden to Haworth (back to Hebden)

Public Transport based walk with Celia Chu.

11.0 mi

300m

22

11.0 mi

300m

Hebden to Haworth (back to Hebden)

Public Transport based walk with Celia Chu.

A linear walk starting from Hebden Bridge, through Hardcastle Crags, then heading into Haworth using the Calder-Aire Link and Pennine Way. We will pass through the famous Bronte sites of Top Withins and the Bronte Bridge. The walk should finish between 15:30 and 16:00. Feel free to head back to Hebden by taking the B3 bus at the bottom of the main street, or explore Haworth village or the Bronte Parsonage Museum before heading back. If interested, I am planning to walk back to Hebden from Haworth via a different route, aiming to set off at 16:15 by the latest. This adds about 8 miles, and is a fairly direct route, but is not as scenic or interesting. This should finish around 19:45.

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 Victoria for the train at 09:30. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak day return £10.20, or duo return for £15.30. For people who are driving, suggest park at Hebden Rail Station.

09:30: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

10:15: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. 16:14, 17:14, 18:13, 19:21, 20:13, 21:26

Waypoints: Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, Walshaw, Walshaw reservoirs, Pennine Way, Top Withins, Bronte Bridge, Haworth Parsonage Museum. Optional extra: Penistone Hill, Leeshaw Reservoir, Calder-Aire Link, Cri

B3 bus fro:

Stops outside Baptist church at bottom of village main street. Runs at 18 minutes past every hour, gets into Hebden Rail Station at 50 minutes past. Last bus on Sundays at 17:18.

Bronte Parsonage Museum opening times - 10:00 to 17:30.

22-7-2018 09:10 22-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Hebden to Haworth (back to Hebden) Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers

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Is it a car?, Is it a plane or train?, No its Madwalkers!!

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

11.0 mi

120m

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11.0 mi

120m

Is it a car?, Is it a plane or train?, No its Madwalkers!!

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

Starting from Wilmslow Station; the route heads down to the Bollin Valley Way and follows the river through Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Village and on through the wooded valley of the Bollin to the Airport Hotel. Field paths, tracks ans quiet lanes are used to reach Mobberley Church where there is a pub stop. The way continues past Mobberley Station and on along a track by the side of Mobberley Brook to Birtles Farm and through a couple of fields to reach Ashley Village and a stop at the Greyhound 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.

09:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

GM Rail Ranger

 

09:46: Train departs for the walk start at Wilmslow Station.

10:25: Walk starts at Wilmslow Station.

Return from Ashley Train Station. 15:51, 16:51, 17:51

Waypoints: North Cheshire Way, Quarry Bank Mill, Styal Village, Giants Castle, Airport Hotel, Blakeley Lane, Mobberley Church, Mobberley Station, Birtles Farm, Ashley

28-7-2018 09:25 28-7-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Is it a car?, Is it a plane or train?, No its Madwalkers!! Wilmslow Station MAD Walkers

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The Clwydian Range

Car based walk with Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

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The Clwydian Range

Car based walk with Andy Buckley. More details to follow.

11

Welsh Marathon

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

11

0.0 mi

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Welsh Marathon

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

A full on hardcore walk from the edge of the Welsh borders over to the Horseshoe above Llangollen and back. Hopefully the heather will be out by then and on a good day the views across the Berwyns and beyond are stunning. More details to follow but giving early warning as it will be a very full day with early start/late finish and some people may prefer to stay over Friday or Saturday. It'll be a circular route from Ruabon station.

25

To the end of the line

Public Transport based walk with Alex Laver.

12.5 mi

590m

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12.5 mi

590m

To the end of the line

Public Transport based walk with Alex Laver.

Roughly following the East Lancs Railway from Bury to Rawenstall via Ramsbottom and Scout Moor.

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:

Wayfarer adult ticket - £13.50

Covers the tram to/from Bury and the bus from Rawenstall to Bury

10:00: Train departs for the walk start at Bury Interchange.

10:30: Walk starts at Bury Interchange.

Return from Rawtenstall Station. 16:29, 16:44, 16:59, 17:29 - Bus from Rawenstall Bus Station

Waypoints: Burrs Country Park, Nuttall Park, Ramsbottom, Rossendale Way, Cowpe Lowe

25-8-2018 09:45 25-8-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London To the end of the line Bury Interchange MAD Walkers

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We won't be using a steam train

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

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We won't be using a steam train

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

A hop and skip over the hill from Hebden Bridge to Oxenhope (one end of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway) and back again. Bailers out at the roughly halfway point could either indulge themselves with the train, or the more conventional bus back over the tops to Hebden and the (slightly more modern) train back to Manchester or wander into Howarth and play at tourist for the afternoon and make your own way back.

The walk itself starts with a steep climb out of the Calder Valley (I know this detail might come as a surprise) but once we reach the moorland at the top we have a relatively flat tour of some reservoirs and quarries until we drop into Oxenhope.

Bouncing back over the hill, we depart Oxenhope via a heathery and then steep route, before finding a boggy way to the hilltop, and drop off it again via a series of grouse butts. On the return we encounter Lumb Falls and the Pecket Well war memorial (looks like a mini Stoodley Pike) before the final wooded descent back into the valley.

 

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.

08:50: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:58. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Hebden return ticket costs £10.20.

08:58: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

09:30: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for the 17:32 but there are three trains an hour back to Manc

Waypoints: High Brown Knoll, Warley Moor reservoir, Hambleton Top, Leeming reservoir, Oxenhope,Oxenhope Stoop Hill, Lumb Falls, Pecket Well War Memorial

1-9-2018 08:50 1-9-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London We won't be using a steam train Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers

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Glasgow Weekend Day 1

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

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Glasgow Weekend Day 1

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

This is a DIY weekend, if you want to come all you need to do is sort out your own transport and accomodation and join us on the walk. We will be basing ourselves in the city and then on the Saturday and Sunday there is a short train journey before you reach the southern section of Loch Lomond and the West Highland Way. 

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Glasgow Weekend Day 2

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

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Glasgow Weekend Day 2

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

Day two of our Glasgow weekend.

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If Bayda'a Can Do It In Spirit.....

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

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If Bayda'a Can Do It In Spirit.....

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

A linear walk starting from Mossley to Glossop. On leaving Mossley we head up to Turf Pits- once we reach the summit, we continue along good tracks across the exposed moorland with undulating countryside. We then decend towards Tintwistle and circum-navigate Bottoms and Valehouse reservoirs before heading onto the Longdale Trail towards Padfield. Then, it's a bit of urban walking towards the end in Glossop.

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Day/Night Walk Part 1

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

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Day/Night Walk Part 1

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

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Day/Night Walk Part 2

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

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Day/Night Walk Part 2

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

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Santa Walk 2018

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

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Santa Walk 2018

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

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Pre-Christmas Walk

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

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Pre-Christmas Walk

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

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A Christmas Classic 5th Edition

Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins. More details to follow.

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A Christmas Classic 5th Edition

Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins. More details to follow.

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