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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.


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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Walks from 2018

6

Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Angela Robinson.

6.5 mi

200m

6

6.5 mi

200m

Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Angela Robinson.

We'll use canal and river paths to head out of Sowerby Bridge town centre. The gradual climb out of Copley leads us through woodland and past some picturesque streams, onto Norland Moor. We'll get panoramic views of the area if the weather is good. After visiting the trig point, we meander back down into the valley via footpaths and some short sections on quiet roads. Before getting the train back to Victoria there are some nice options for drinks, including the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on the train station platform.

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 09:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-peak return to Sowerby Bridge £10.20

Or duo ticket £15.30 for 2 people travelling together

09:26: Train departs for the walk start at Sowerby Bridge.

10:20: Walk starts at Sowerby Bridge.

Return from Sowerby Bridge. xx08 & xx33 until 1633. Then xx47, xx09 & xx33 until 1933.

Waypoints: Canal Wharf, North Dean Woods, Norland Moor, Clough Head, Sowerby Bridge Train Station

Extra :

No toilets at walk start.

Sections in the woodland and on the moor can be boggy.

If driving you can park on Station Road (before you get to the station car park).

6-1-2018 09:10 6-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Sowerby Bridge Sowerby Bridge MAD Walkers

7

Tintwistle Moor

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

7.5 mi

420m

7

7.5 mi

420m

Tintwistle Moor

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

Walk Leader joining at Walk Start

A short New Year stretch of legs around the Tintwistle area.

Starting from Hadfield, we'll head past the Bottoms and Valehouse Reservoir's before crossing over the Woodhead Pass and a short climb up towards Tintwistle Moor. After some (hopefully) nice views from the top we'll then head towards the village itself and then onto Hadfield for the return train.

*Please note that although most of the paths will be good, it can be very muddy and boggy at the top. Please ensure you have suitable waterproof footwear and clothing.

 

 

 

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.

10:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hadfield £6.30

10:48: Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

11:30: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return from Hadfield Station. 00 and 30 past the hour

Waypoints: Bottoms Reservoir, Valehouse Reservoir, Tintwistle Low Moor, Tintwistle, Hadfield

7-1-2018 10:30 7-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Tintwistle Moor Hadfield Station MAD Walkers

13

Three Thirds: Woodland, Water (nearly), Wiggles

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

14.5 mi

730m

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14.5 mi

730m

Three Thirds: Woodland, Water (nearly), Wiggles

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

A walk of three thirds, with more woodland than we normally walk through and a fair sprinkling of climbs and drops - though the two most fun are in the first couple of miles when still close to town.

We start with the walk up Heptonstall Buttress and after we've reached the village drop down to Hardcastle Crags. The next few miles are spent walking up the valley - including on a newly repaired (ie not falling down the hill and requiring advanced gymnastics to walk along) path - before a large loop round at the top near the reservoirs and we start our return journey well above the treeline.

A hop down to the valley base and Gibson Mill and then back up again the other side towards the Colden Valley and a visit to one of the areas other valleys before we reach town again. Whilst we have a few miles on good solid path, the bulk of the walk isn't, so boots that offer good support and can cope with water underfoot are important. We'll need to take time over the tricky sections and thus have a good pace along the easy bits to get us back before its dark.

NB. Walk Leader meeting at walk start. Plentiful car parking at Hebden Bridge Station. No easy drop out points, but we're never far from a quiet road which would be almost impossible to get lost on on the way back to Hebden

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.

08:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Hebden Bridge return is a mere £9.80. If travelling from further afield and planning clever ticket splitting, be aware that the recommended outward train and some of the possible return trains don't stop at all intermediate stations

08:48: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

09:20: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for the 16:17 but there are three trains an hour at xx08, xx17 and xx42

Waypoints: Heptonstall, Midge Hole, Blake Dean, Gibson Mill, Colden Valley

13-1-2018 08:40 13-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Three Thirds: Woodland, Water (nearly), Wiggles Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers

13

Langfield Common, Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale

Public Transport based walk with Ravi Menghani.

10.0 mi

380m

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10.0 mi

380m

Langfield Common, Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale

Public Transport based walk with Ravi Menghani.

A linear walk in the South Pennines, taking in the areas most prominent viewpoint at Stoodley Pike and descending into the picturesque Cragg Vale, with the final stretch following Cragg Brook to Mytholmroyd.

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 09:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-peak day return to Mytholmroyd (£10.20) 

09:26: Train departs for the walk start at Walsden.

10:05: Walk starts at Walsden.

Return from Mytholmroyd Station. 1539, 1614, 1639, 1715, 1739, 1839,

Waypoints: Rochdale Canal, Rake End, Pennine Way, Langfield Common, Stoodley Pike, Cragg Road, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd

13-1-2018 09:10 13-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Langfield Common, Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale Walsden MAD Walkers

14

Lantern Pike Hike

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

8.1 mi

418m

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8.1 mi

418m

Lantern Pike Hike

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Walk Leader meeting at Walk Start

A walk out of New Mills up to Hayfield following the Sett Valley Trail up to Lantern Pike, then down back along the valley through Thornsett and the nooks and crannies of New Mills via the odd interesting pub or two.

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.

10:20: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Return to New Mills Central £7.70

10:40: Train departs for the walk start at New Mills Central Station.

11:15: Walk starts at New Mills Central Station.

Return from New Mills Central Station. 16:03, 17:03, 18:03

Waypoints: Sett Valley Trail, Hayfield, Little Hayfield, Blackshaw Farm, Lantern Pike, Birch Vale, Thornsett, New Mills.

Extra:

No toilets at walk start, use the ones on the train.

Car parking available at Torr Top car park (New Mills SK22 4BS) where parking is free on Sunday, should you wish to drive there. If driving, you should aim to be there by 11:00 to allow time to park and meet the train.

Post-walk refreshments at the Mason's Arms and then the Beer Shed (if we can all fit in!)

14-1-2018 10:20 14-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Lantern Pike Hike New Mills Central Station MAD Walkers

20

Edale to Hope

Public Transport based walk with Henry Hirst.

17.0 mi

1200m

20

17.0 mi

1200m

Edale to Hope

Public Transport based walk with Henry Hirst.

 

 

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. Also please be aware we may end up finishing in the dark if we don’t keep a reasonable pace. The paths at the end are good but it would be advisable to bring a torch just in case.

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, Lord’s Seat, Mam Tor, Lose Hill.

20-1-2018 08:30 20-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Edale to Hope Edale Station MAD Walkers

20

Creeping around Edale uɹnqʞɔɐlq

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Arthur Embleton.

5.2 mi

423m

20

5.2 mi

423m

Creeping around Edale uɹnqʞɔɐlq

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Arthur Embleton.

Trains are not running for the originally planned walk.  Instead we will be walking from Edale to Hope, taking a different path to the other walk on the programme.

We will leave Edale station and take a short but steep climb up Mam Tor, and then we will stay on the ridge for Hollins Cross and Lose Hill before dropping down in to Hope.

It will be cold!  Please bring layers, and extra layers.  Gloves and hat will be essential.

If the conditions are too bad, then we will be taking a lower level walk.

We will be proceeding at a gentle pace and this is suitable for new walk members.  Bring snacks and water.

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For those who want a longer walk, I have come up with an extension that is 4.2 miles and 321m of ascent.  This will be a circular walk from Hope and will take us up Win Hill.  This will very much depend on weather conditions.

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.

09:35: 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 Hope - £11.90

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

10:34: Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return from Hope Rail Station. 14:40, 15:39, 16:39, 17:39, 18:40

Waypoints: Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, Lose Hill

20-1-2018 09:35 20-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Creeping around Edale uɹnqʞɔɐlq Edale Station MAD Walkers

27

Mud, glorious mud...

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

20.5 mi

1365m

27

20.5 mi

1365m

Mud, glorious mud...

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

A challenging route connecting Disley to Buxton via some familiar paths, some less walked ones and a very pretty and unusual route up on to the Shining Tor ridge. Along with the advertised mud there should also be some glorious views if the weather's like it was on the recce.

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 07:39. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Either return to Buxton £10.20 or Wayfarer ticket £13 if coming in to Manchester from elsewhere.

07:39: Train departs for the walk start at Disley Station.

08:16: Walk starts at Disley Station.

Return from Buxton Train Station. X:24 aiming for 16:24

Waypoints: Bowstones, Rainow; Gulshaw Hollow, Chest Hollow, Errwood Reservoir; Wildmoorstone brook, Buxton

Extra Note:

This a pretty ambitious route for the time of year so you'll need to be prepared to walk at a brisk pace throughout the day to make sure we finish in the light.

Last couple of miles are on good tracks/suburbia so we should be OK even if we're running late but bring a torch just in case.

As the title indicates it was pretty soggy on the recce so gaiters, waterproofs, canoes may come in handy during the day & you'll need good waterproof footwear unless you like walking in wet socks. 

Bring plenty of food and fluid with you and obviously warm layers and waterproofs.

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27-1-2018 07:35 27-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Mud, glorious mud... Disley Station MAD Walkers

27

Pike and Pubs

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

8.9 mi

396m

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8.9 mi

396m

Pike and Pubs

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

Walk leader will be getting on the train at Manchester Oxford Road (09:30). 

The train will then call at Deansgate (09:32) and Manchester Victoria (09:38) so meet me on the train if getting on at these stops is easier for you. 

Also see the Socials Page for details of a post-walk social - Pre-booking would be appreciated to allow me to give the pub the heads up on numbers.

A fairly straight forward circular walk up to Stoodley Pike returning to Todmorden for a drink and a meal 

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

Suggested ticket:

Train calls starts at Oxford Road (09:30) and calls at Deansgate (09:32) and Victoria (09:38).

Manchester (Stations) to Todmorden Off-Peak Day Return - £9.20 - Valid from all of the above stations.

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

10:20: Walk starts at Todmorden Station.

Return from Todmorden Station. 2 an hour

Waypoints: Gaddings Dam, Stoodley Pike Monument, Lumbutts, Calderdale Way

27-1-2018 09:20 27-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pike and Pubs Todmorden Station MAD Walkers

28

The Hills Over Frodsham

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

8.0 mi

550m

28

8.0 mi

550m

The Hills Over Frodsham

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

A Circular walk taking in views over the Mersey Estuary and take in two iron age hill forts of Frodsham and Helsby hills. We will start the walk from Fordsham railway station and follow the woodland path around the foot of Frodsham hill before we climb up to the top of Helsby Hill where we we start our return journey back towards Frodsham with a further climb to reach the top of Frodsham Hill and the memorial. Then it will be off to one of many pubs there seems to be in Frodsham for a drink and a chat.

 

NOTE : Gaiters are recommended for this walk as some of the woodland footpaths could be quiet muddy.

DRIVERS: If you wish to drive to the walk start this is also an option as there is ample parking available in Frodsham. Please allow yourself suficient time to park and get to the walk start of Frodsham 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.

09:40: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:56. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Retrun to Frodsham: £12.50

09:56: Train departs for the walk start at Frodsham Railway Station.

10:40: Walk starts at Frodsham Railway Station.

Return from Frodsham Railway Station. 1549 and then hourly at **49

Waypoints: Netherton, North Cheshire Way, Tarvin Road, Helsby Hill, Alderhall, Sandstone Trail, Frodsham Hill.

28-1-2018 09:40 28-1-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London The Hills Over Frodsham Frodsham Railway Station MAD Walkers

3

Pub to Pub to Pub to Pub (2)

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

7.5 mi

150m

3

7.5 mi

150m

Pub to Pub to Pub to Pub (2)

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

Walk Leader meeting at start

A repeat visit to some of Tameside's finest drinking establishments..

We'll meet at the Palatine pub which is opposite Hadfield station from 12:00 onwards and start the walk at 13:00.  Walk Leader to meet at pub/start of walk

If you would like to join us for a lunchtime drink in the Palatine please either get the 11:18 or 11:46 from Piccadilly to Hadfield or if you'd just like to join us when the walk starts please get the 12:18 from Piccadilly.

We'll then head out of Hadield and make our way past Bottoms Reservoir and into Tintwistle where we'll visit pub number 2 which is the popular Bull's Head

As soon as we're satisfactorily refreshed, we'll then head down the Hobson Moor road towards the Waggon & Horses - pub number 3. 

Finally we'll then head through/around Stalybridge before finishing at pub number 4 - the Buffet Bar at Stalybridge Station.

The walk is very gentle but you may wish to wear gaiters as one or two of the farming fields can be a little muddy at times.

It will get dark around 5pm-ish so please bring a headtorch just in case

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.

12:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 12:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Railranger £6.40 (valid on trains only)

Daysaver Train and Bus £6.90

Daysaver Train and Tram £8.20

12:18: Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

13:00: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return from Stalybridge Station. 15 & 50 past the hour to Piccadilly, 12 & 46 past the hour to Victoria

Waypoints: Palatine Pub, Hadfield, Bull's Head Tintwistle, Anfield Reservoir, Swallows Wood, Pennine Way, Hobson Moor Road, Waggon & Horses, Stalybridge Buffet Bar

3-2-2018 12:00 3-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pub to Pub to Pub to Pub (2) Hadfield Station MAD Walkers

4

A Cunning Buxton Walk

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

9.4 mi

490m

4

9.4 mi

490m

A Cunning Buxton Walk

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Walk Leader Joining Train at New Mills Newtown

Just under 10 miles of walking around the many Dales around the eastern side of Buxton, starting with one that gives the walk its name!

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 09:50. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Buxton £10.70, Wayfarer for £13 if travelling from further afield.
 

09:50: Train departs for the walk start at Buxton Train Station.

11:00: Walk starts at Buxton Train Station.

Return from Buxton Train Station. 16:27, 17:27, 18:27

Waypoints: Cunning Dale, Pictor Hall, King Sterndale, Deep Dale, Ravens Tor, Woo Dale, Red Gap Farm, Cunning Dale, Buxton

Extra:

Toilets at Walk Start at Buxton Station.

Walk is not timed to be back in Buxton in time for any Football Matches.

Bring Gaiters, some fields will be muddy.

4-2-2018 09:30 4-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A Cunning Buxton Walk Buxton Train Station MAD Walkers

10

Straight Outta Crompton

Public Transport based walk with Aidan McGrath.

8.0 mi

180m

10

8.0 mi

180m

Straight Outta Crompton

Public Transport based walk with Aidan McGrath.

A walk taking in the moors and footpaths to the east of Shaw ending in Newhey.

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:

Metrolink Day Travelcard £7.60.

09:26: Train departs for the walk start at Shaw & Crompton Tram Station.

10:05: Walk starts at Shaw & Crompton Tram Station.

Return from Newhey Tram Station. Every 12mins

Waypoints: Shaw, Sholver, Besom Hill, Bishop Park Monument, Grains Bar, Crompton Moor, Higher Ogden, Newhey.

10-2-2018 09:15 10-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Straight Outta Crompton Shaw & Crompton Tram Station MAD Walkers

10

A circular walk from Marple - Joint walk with Sheffield Walkers

Public Transport based walk with Becky Lea.

10.0 mi

400m

10

10.0 mi

400m

A circular walk from Marple - Joint walk with Sheffield Walkers

Public Transport based walk with Becky Lea.

Walk leader will be at walk start at Marple station

This is a joint walk with the Sheffield Walkers.

This walk takes in a wide variety of scenery from the canals around Marple and the Roman Lakes, climbing up to St Thomas' Church, part of which dates back to the 13th Century. The small hamlets of Moorend and Brookbottom are passed en route, with the opportunity of a drink at the Fox Inn in Brookbottom. There are fine views from the higher points over towards Stockport and Manchester. Also, more northerly over Hyde and further east, Kinder Scout stands proud.

Please note that there are no public toilets for most of this route so please make use of the toilets on the train if 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.

09:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak return £5.40

09:49: Train departs for the walk start at Marple.

10:20: Walk starts at Marple.

Return from Marple. TBC

Waypoints: Marple, Mellor Church, Brookbottom, Strines printworks and then return to Marple

10-2-2018 09:35 10-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A circular walk from Marple - Joint walk with Sheffield Walkers Marple MAD Walkers

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MAD's pad from Had

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes and Gemma Wilson.

11.1 mi

754m

17

11.1 mi

754m

MAD's pad from Had

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes and Gemma Wilson.

Walk leaders to meet the group at the walk start

A walk that combines woodland, moorland, ridges, valley views, reservoirs and farmland.

 

There's an easy start to the walk, with the first 3 - 4 kilometres along the flat and well marked out Longdendale Trail.  After this is the first climb of the day; up onto clough edge with it's striking views back towards Torside Reservoir and onwards to Torside clough and Naze.  The path up there is fairly well established; if a bit slippy and boggy in places so gaiters and walking boots are recommended.  It can be very cold and windy up there so warm layers will be necessary.  

 

There are some pretty spots to stop for photographs / snacks /drinks on the way up to Bleaklow Head, where if the weather is favourable we'll stop for lunch.  The path from there on is less well established in places as it meanders through beautiful moorland and along some lesser walked valley ridges that afford a wonderful sense of openness, before dropping down and briefly passing through Glossop and onto the final section of the route.  

 

This final section has an altogether more rural feel, passing through open farmland and following old stone walls before reaching the outskirts of Padfield, and the short walk back 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.

09:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak return to Hadfield £6.30

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

10:30: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return from Hadfield Station. 15:59 / 16:29 / 16:59 / 17:29 / every 30 minutes until 19:29 then hourly

Waypoints: Longdendale Trail, Clough Edge, Pennine Way, Far Moss, Bleaklow Head, Dog Rock, Old Glossop, Swineshaw Reservoir, Padfield

Additional:

No toilets at the station so please use toilets on the train.  One public toilet on the way

17-2-2018 09:30 17-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London MAD's pad from Had Hadfield Station MAD Walkers

24

Peak District Boundary Trail: the western bit

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

17.0 mi

1057m

24

17.0 mi

1057m

Peak District Boundary Trail: the western bit

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

Following on from November's walk along the first stretch of the Peak District Boundary Trail here's another section of the route running up the western edge of the Peak District as far as Glossop. Got snow first time round so fingers crossed for a bit more this time round!

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:

Wayfarer ticket: £13

08:49: Train departs for the walk start at Dove Holes.

09:45: Walk starts at Dove Holes.

Return from Glossop Station. X:07 and X:37 unti late: aiming for 17:37

Waypoints: Barmoor Clough; Shireoaks; Hayfield; Lantern Pike: Coombe Rocks

Extra Note:

Ambitious walk for the time of the year so expect a brisk pace to complete the walk before dark. Also expect mud, awkward stiles and several stiff climbs/descents and come appropriately equipped. Bring a torch just in case please. Walk is mostly over exposed terrain so you'll need warm layers and good waterproofs.

NB: walk finishes on completely different train line so this is not a suitable walk to drive to.

OS Map Explorer 24 and 1

24-2-2018 08:35 24-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Peak District Boundary Trail: the western bit Dove Holes MAD Walkers

24

A Three Ways Greenfield circular

Public Transport based walk with Siobhán Burke.

13.0 mi

600m

24

13.0 mi

600m

A Three Ways Greenfield circular

Public Transport based walk with Siobhán Burke.

Walk leader will join at Mossley railway station

This Three Ways circular takes in the Tame Valley Way, Oldham Way and the Pennine Bridleway at various points. We start gently along the Tame Valley Way before ascending sharply to the top, via Oldham Way and reaching Broadstone Hill. We carry on across the top until we come to Ravenstone Brow, where there is an off-path and steep descent requiring the use of hands as well as feet. We head back up toward the Standedge Trail and join the Pennine Bridleway/Oldham Way at the height of the walk along Castleshaw Moor before dropping back down and past Castleshaw reservoirs. We continue down and briefly into the pretty little village of Delph before heading back toward Uppermill via Tame Valley Way again. At the historic Uppermill Viaduct and Brownhill Visitor Centre we finish the walk with a short stroll along the Huddersfield Canal and back into Greenfield for a well earned pint or two.

Walking boots are essential due to the steep descent and rough terrain. Gaiters are also highly recommended as the walk is very mucky and boggy in places. Please wear or bring sufficient layers as it will feel very cold along the top of the Moors. We will also need to keep a brisk pace due to the mileage and hours of daylight though we will go steady on the ascents.

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 09:41. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-peak day return costing £6.30

Due to rail replacement buses, you will need to swap trains at Stalybridge station. The train from Manchester Piccadilly (Transpennine Express) arrives at 09:53 and the train to Greenfield (Northern Rail) leaves at 10:12. This train should also leave from the same platform as the one from Piccadilly so there is plenty of time to swap over.

09:41: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

10:25: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return from Greenfield Station. 17:36, 18:37, 19:36, 20:36

Waypoints: Broadstone Hill, Ravenstone Brow, Standedge Trail, Castleshaw Moor and reservoirs, Uppermill Viaduct, Brownhill Visitor Centre and Huddersfield Canal.

24-2-2018 09:30 24-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A Three Ways Greenfield circular Greenfield Station MAD Walkers

25

Two Ducts and A Chapel Walk

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

7.5 mi

198m

25

7.5 mi

198m

Two Ducts and A Chapel Walk

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

A circular walk starting from Marple station we go along a section of the Peak Forest Canal traversing the aquaduct where we then head off down through Kirk Wood arriving at the beautiful little chapel at Chadkirk followed by a stroll along a country lane before entering Kirk Wood again which leads us back to the canal where we retrace our tracks until we reach the aquaduct where we then head off under the aquaduct and viaduct through the local coutryside heading towards Etherow Country Park where we will do a circuit of the lake before heading back to the station through Brabyns Park.

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.

11:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 11:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly only: Return to Marple £5.60

Travelling into Manchester first from within the Greater Manchester area (covers all train journeys): £6.80

Travelling on Metrolink to get to Manchester Piccadilly. A tram/train day ticket (available from ticket machines on tram stop): £8.60

11:40: Train departs for the walk start at Marple Station.

12:00: Walk starts at Marple Station.

Return from Marple Station. 16:10 and then every hour at 88:10

Waypoints: Peak Forest Canal, Chadkirk, Kirk Wood, Lower Watermeetings Farm, Redbrow Wood, Etherow Country Park, Brabyns Park

Driving::

If you want to drive there is plenty of parking available in both car parks either side of the road at Marple railway station.

25-2-2018 11:25 25-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Two Ducts and A Chapel Walk Marple Station MAD Walkers

3

Strike Response

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Jones and Lee Hesselden.

11.0 mi

400m

3

11.0 mi

400m

Strike Response

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Jones and Lee Hesselden.

Plan B due to the cancellation of the originally planned walk because of the rail strike.

The temperature is forecast to stay below zero throughout the walk.  Please ensure you have adequate warm clothing and suitable footwear.

 

A fairly easy linear walk, apart from the hill near the end, through Elton, Affetside and Redisher Wood Nature Reserve to Peel Tower before descending into Ramsbottom for some refreshments and the bus back to Bury.

If you feel cheated by the postponement of the Ale Trail Social join us in sampling some of the fine Pubs of Ramsbottom and Bury

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:

Metrolink Tram and Bus ticket £7

We will get the first tram to depart after 10:00

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

10:30: Walk starts at Bury Interchange.

Return from Ramsbottom Station. Frequent buses back to Bury Interchange, Bus Numbers 472, 484, 485

Waypoints: Elton, High Crompton, Old Holts, Affetside, Hawkshaw, Redisher Wood Nature Reserve, Peel Tower and Ramsbottom

3-3-2018 09:45 3-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Strike Response Bury Interchange MAD Walkers

10

Water Parks

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

7.7 mi

78m

10

7.7 mi

78m

Water Parks

Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

Walk will start at 11.00 at Stretford Metrolink Station. The station is on the Altrincham Line. Use this website to find out the easiest way to get to Stretford Journey Planner.

Walk leader will meet at the walk start.

The plan is to finish the walk for about 15.00 opposite Didsbury Village Metrolink. There are trams back to Manchester every 12mins.

Recommended ticket is Metrolink off-peak all day travelcard - £5.40.

Note that there are two socials in the evening following this walk. See the Socials page for details.

Nice easy flat walk incorporating Sale and Chorlton Water Parks.

This is a linear walk, starting in Stretford and finishing in Didsbury Village.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:50: Meet at the walk start (Stretford tramstop)

11:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Sale Water Park, Chorlton Water Park, Fletcher Moss

10-3-2018 10:50 10-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Water Parks Stretford tramstop MAD Walkers

10

A U-turn on the A646

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

21.0 mi

1500m

10

21.0 mi

1500m

A U-turn on the A646

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

Two walks in one so anyone wanting to try a longer walk without commiting to the full distance can give it a go - a shade over 12 miles from Hebden to Sowerby Bridge, where people can drop out and enjoy the town or return to Manchester; and then a bit over 8 miles to get us back. Most of the hills are in the first half so if you're not shattered by the time we reach our bail out point, you might be able to contemplate trying the second half.

We start climbing the hill behind Hebden Bridge up to Erringden Moor, then drop down to Crag Vale, up again to near Crow Hill before dropping down again to the under-explored Ryburn Valley and excellently named village of Triangle before the final hill before the drop out up to Norland Moor before dropping down to Sowerby Bridge, whereupon the excellent Jubilee Refreshment rooms and two trains an hour beckon for those leaving us.

The second phase of the walk cuts off the corner as we had towards Luddenden Dean, and then the final climb of the day over Midgley Moor and back down to Hebden.

About a quarter of the walk is on quite uneven moorland path (or not path) which is often boggy and where fast progress won't be possible so a brisk pace for the rest of the walk will be needed (though we're on surprisingly good tracks for much of the remainder).

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.

08:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Hebden Bridge return ticket is £9.80. To Sowerby Bridge if you're planning on the bail out option an extra 10p.

08:48: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

09:20: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for 18:08 but there are three trains an hour back to Manchester at this time of day

Waypoints: Erringden Moor, Crow Hill, Norland Moor, Sowerby Bridge, Luddenden Dene

10-3-2018 08:40 10-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A U-turn on the A646 Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers

11

It's Tom's Wark, not Carl's! - version 2

Public Transport based walk with Tom Whitehead.

12.1 mi

548m

11

12.1 mi

548m

It's Tom's Wark, not Carl's! - version 2

Public Transport based walk with Tom Whitehead.

This walk explores the area around Grindleford on the Eastern edge of the Peak District. We wander through the woods to the beautiful Padley Gorge. We then investigate the Iron Age hill fort at Carl Wark before heading to the 'dominant landmark' of Higger Tor.

Continuing Northwards, we enjoy the stunning views of Burbage Rocks. Meandering over Houndkirk Moor we then decend to the oft deserted woods at Blacka Dike. After ascending the wonderfully named Wimble Holme Hill on Totley Moss we bear West to White Edge Moor. Diverting to the Maynard Arms, we run out of verbs before catching the train home.

An enjoyable but straightforward walk at a steady pace. 

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 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Grindleford - £11.90 ish

09:22: Train departs for the walk start at Grindleford Station.

10:20: Walk starts at Grindleford Station.

Return from Grindleford Station. 1x:29 where x = 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Waypoints: Grindleford Station, Padley Gorge, Burbage Bridge, Carl Wark, Higger Tor, Upper Burbage Bridge, Burbage Rocks, Houndkirk Moor, Blacka Dike, Wimble Holme Hill, Totley Moss, White Edge Moor, Maynard Arm

11-3-2018 09:05 11-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London It's Tom's Wark, not Carl's! - version 2 Grindleford Station MAD Walkers

11

An afternoon walk to the Buffet Bar

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Kendall.

8.0 mi

320m

11

8.0 mi

320m

An afternoon walk to the Buffet Bar

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Kendall.

This walk will now be leaving from Manchester Piccadilly (11:11 to Scarborough) and changing at Stalybridge (11:32 train to Huddersfield) to avoid the replacement bus service from Victoria. 

 

Walk leader to meet at walk start.

Starting in Mossley this route makes its way towards Stalybridge via canals, moors and woodlands. 

After following the canal out of Mossley, we will have a short climb up to the Tameside Trail, which we will follow into Carrbrook for lunch by the duckpond. We will then go up and over Slatepit Moor to reach Higher Swinemoor reservoir, before gradually descending down so that we can follow the canal to Stalybridge and its famous Buffet Bar. 

The majority of the walk is on good tracks and paths, although there are a few steep (and probably muddy sections) so walking boots are essential. 

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.

11:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 11:11. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Mossley £5.60. You will need to change at Stalybridge. 

If you are driving: There is plenty of parking available at Mossley train station, and one train an hour from Stalybridge to Mossley. 

11:11: Train departs for the walk start at Mossley Station.

11:45: Walk starts at Mossley Station.

Return from Stalybridge Station. 15:50, 15:55, 16:15, 16:50 - 3 trains an hour to Piccadilly, Victoria or Oxford Road

Waypoints: Moor Edge Road, Carrbrook, Slatepit Moor, Higher Swinemoor reservoir, Huddersfield Narrow canal

11-3-2018 11:00 11-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London An afternoon walk to the Buffet Bar Mossley Station MAD Walkers

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North West Passage

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

22.0 mi

1503m

17

22.0 mi

1503m

North West Passage

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

Engineering works having rather messed up plans for a Welsh walk this weekend, here's another instalment in the Peak District Boundary Walk. This one follows the north western edge of the Peak District crossing the Saddleworth moors and then dropping down into Marsden. 

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.

08:10: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Either rail ranger ticket £6.80 or Wayfarer if coming in from further afield (£13) plus single from Marsden to Greenfield (£6.10)

08:17: Train departs for the walk start at Glossop Station.

08:50: Walk starts at Glossop Station.

Return from Marsden Station. hourly aiming for 18:29

Waypoints: Pennine Bridleway; Ogden Clough; Alphin Trig; Dovestones Reservoir; Obelisk; Brun Clough Reservoir; Black Edge; Marsden

Extra Note:

Strenuous walk with a lot of ascent so be sure you're capable of doing the walk at a reasonable pace before coming. Possible to drop out at Greenfield (about 10 miles in) although you'll need to navigate yourself to the station which is about a mile away the route.

Walk is over a lot of exposed moorland and judging by ground conditions is likely to be soggy. Come properly equipped with good waterproof footwear, waterproofs, layers and enough food/fluid for the whole day. 

OS Map: EX 1 and 21

17-3-2018 08:10 17-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London North West Passage Glossop Station MAD Walkers

17

Celebrating My First Time Walk

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

10.0 mi

411m

17

10.0 mi

411m

Celebrating My First Time Walk

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

Starting from Whaley Bridge; the route takes in Toddbrook Reservoir, the route usies the Goyt Valley Way to Taxal church. After this the first ascent occurs up to Windgather Rocks before descending Taxal Edge and down to the quiet village of Kettleshulme. Fields are crossed before a second climb up to Bowstones Hill and then into Lyme Park and over to the Cage before dropping down to Disley; where there will be a pub stop.

Please bring waterproofs and walking boots. Fields and woodlands will 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:

Whaley Bridge Return 

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

10:30: Walk starts at Whaley Bridge Station.

Return from Disley Station. 16:55 17:27 17:53

Waypoints: Toddbrook Reservoir, Taxal Church, Whiteleas Road, Windgather Rocks, Kettleshulme, Sweet Hill, Bowstones, Lyme Hall, The Cage, Disley Village

17-3-2018 09:30 17-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Celebrating My First Time Walk Whaley Bridge Station MAD Walkers

18

Pass the keg

Public Transport based walk with Mike Dent.

10.5 mi

683m

18

10.5 mi

683m

Pass the keg

Public Transport based walk with Mike Dent.

Walk leader to meet at walk start

Both scenic and muddy in equal measure, this walk takes in such delights as Wernerth Low with its panaromic views of Manchester and the Peak District, Etherow Country Park, some pretty woodlands and a farm strewn with various bits of motor vehicles. After a final amble along the side of the Etherow, its back to Broadbottom for some fine Green Mill ale.

The recce was pretty waterlogged in parts, so Gaiters or Waterproofs would be a good 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.

09:15: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:30. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Broadbottom return £5.60

09:30: Train departs for the walk start at Broadbottom.

10:10: Walk starts at Broadbottom.

Return from Broadbottom. 16:15, 16:45, xx.15, xx.45

Waypoints: Botham's hall, Back wood, Wernerth Low, The Keg, Etherow Country Park, Ernocroft Wood, Chisworth, Tom Wood

Notes:

There are no toilets at Broadbottom. There is a car park at the station should you wish to drive.

18-3-2018 09:15 18-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pass the keg Broadbottom MAD Walkers

18

Following Bolton’s babbling brooks

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Kate Atty.

7.6 mi

259m

18

7.6 mi

259m

Following Bolton’s babbling brooks

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Kate Atty.

Please note the change of transport arrangements due to rail replacement buses.

A pleasant meander along some of Bolton’s lesser trodden paths.

We’ll start from Bromley Cross station with a loop of the lovely Jumbles reservoir, after which we’ll follow Bradshaw Brook down to Longsight Park. From here, we’ll pass through Firwood Fold where we will find the oldest inhabited house in Bolton and the former home of Samuel Crompton who invented the spinning jenny.

Not long after this, we’ll pass Hall i’th’ Wood, a Grade 1 listed Tudor Manor House from the early 16th century. We’ll then pick up Eagley Brook, following it to Eagley Mills to stop and have a drink at the Spread Eagle pub. From here, it is about a ten minute walk back to Bromley Cross 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.

10:10: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:25. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Day return £6.30. Please note this is a rail replacement bus service. 

(Bus and train Daysaver £7.30, tram and train Daysaver £8.60)

10:25: Train departs for the walk start at Bromley Cross Station.

11:15: Walk starts at Bromley Cross Station.

Return from Bromley Cross Station. xx:59

Waypoints: Jumbles Reservoir, Bradshaw Brook, Longsight Park, Firwood Fold, Hall i’th’ Wood, Eagley Brook, Eagley Mills, Spead Eagle pub

Extra:

Walk leader meeting at walk start.

There is plenty of parking available for car drivers at Bromley Cross railway station and on Chapeltown Road next to the station. 

Public toilets are available about an hour into the walk. 

18-3-2018 10:10 18-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Following Bolton’s babbling brooks Bromley Cross Station MAD Walkers

24

Edale Circular

Public Transport based walk with Bernard Stricker.

14.0 mi

800m

24

14.0 mi

800m

Edale Circular

Public Transport based walk with Bernard Stricker.

A circular walk starting and finishing in Edale.

From the station, we stroll out into the country and ascends Grindsbrook Clough to the Ridgetop.

The walk then continues over Crookstone Moor, before dropping gently to a steady, flat section following the old Roman Road.

Next up are the three summits of Lose Hill, Hollins Cross and Mam Tor.

The walk then meanders gently back into Edale to finish at arguably the best pub in the peak district - The Old Nag's head!

Expect some sections of the walk to be very Muddy, escpecially over Crookstone 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.

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

Suggested ticket:

Greater Manchester Wayfarer Ticket, £13.

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

10:34: Walk starts at Edale Station.

Return from Edale Station. 16:47, 17:47; 18:48, 19:47

Waypoints: Grindsbrook Clough, Nether Tor, Druid's Stone, Lose Hill, Hollins Cross, Mam Tor, Edale

24-3-2018 09:30 24-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Edale Circular Edale Station MAD Walkers

25

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Public Transport based walk with Angela Robinson.

11.5 mi

300m

25

11.5 mi

300m

Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival

Public Transport based walk with Angela Robinson.

A circular walk from Bury calling in at the annual chocolate festival in Ramsbottom.

After travelling by tram from Manchester we will head through a country park, Summerseat village and then up to Peel Tower. With an extended stop at the 7 mile point there will be time to try the food and drink offerings on the festival stalls in Ramsbottom. We'll then return to Bury with a flat route along the River Irwell.

If you decide to stay in Ramsbottom, rather than continuing the walk another 4.5 miles, you can keep sampling what the town has to offer and return to Bury via trains on the East Lancs Railway (until about 4pm) or buses (including the 472, 483, 484, 485) which run along the A676. 

http://www.ramsbottommarkets.co.uk/chocolatefestival18.html

The festival is very popular and the town will be busy! The outdoor events run until 4pm (indoor stands until 2.30pm)

 

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

Suggested ticket:

Return tram to Bury £4.60

Daysaver Bus & Tram ticket £7-  if you plan to finish the walk in Ramsbottom and catch the bus back to Bury

Group to get on the first tram leaving Victoria after 10am

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

10:30: Walk starts at Bury Interchange.

Return from Bury Interchange. Trams every 12 minutes back to Manchester

Waypoints: River Irwell, Kirklees, Higher Summerseat, Peel Tower, Ramsbottom, Irwell Sculpture Trail, Burrs Country Park

Other:

Walk leader meeting at walk start

Public toilets at Bury Interchange have restricted opening times and require payment to access- use those at Victoria station if needed

25-3-2018 09:40 25-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Ramsbottom Chocolate Festival Bury Interchange MAD Walkers

30

Hebden Dale and Hardcastle Crags

Direct Transport based walk with Ravi.

11.0 mi

450m

30

11.0 mi

450m

Hebden Dale and Hardcastle Crags

Direct Transport based walk with Ravi.

A circular walk from the ever popular Hebden Bridge, taking in the surrounding South Pennine hill country, deep wooded gorges and serene waterside walking along the tributaries of the River Calder.

Walk leader to meet at Hebden Bridge station.

Car Park Address:

Station Rd
Hebden Bridge
HX7 6JE

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:15: Meet at the walk start (Hebden Bridge Train Station)

10:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: New Bridge, Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dean, Calder-Aire Link, Walshaw, New Laithe Moor, Alcomden Water, Blake Dean, Over Wood, Hardcastle Crags, Gibson Mill, Midgehole, New Bridge, Hebden Bridge.

30-3-2018 10:15 30-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Hebden Dale and Hardcastle Crags Hebden Bridge Train Station MAD Walkers

31

Wolfen Hall and the Fells above Chipping

Direct Transport based walk with John Ireland.

11.2 mi

550m

31

11.2 mi

550m

Wolfen Hall and the Fells above Chipping

Direct Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Also listed on the Stockport Ramblers walks programme.

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

First a climb up Parlick and then along the ridge to Fairsnape Fell and Paddy's Pole, then along above Wolf Fell and descending down Saddle Fell before a winding wander back to Chipping.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:15: Meet at the walk start (Chipping Village Car Park)

10:30 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Wolfen Hall, Parlick, Nick's Chair, Fairsnape Fell, Saddle Fell, Saddle End Farm, Burnslack, Stanley, Lickhurst Farm, Knot Hill, Chipping

Extra:

Drinks in Chipping at the end of the walk at the Tillotsons Arms.

Chipping Village Car Park £2.10 for 8 hours. Use post code PR3 2QH for car park.

More parking details on https://www.ribblevalley.gov.uk/info/200297/parking_travel_and_roads/1213/car_parks_and_parking/4

Gaiters advised - whilst we are sticking mostly to paths some sections may be muddy.

Dogs not allowed due to restrictions on some paths.

31-3-2018 10:15 31-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Wolfen Hall and the Fells above Chipping Chipping Village Car Park MAD Walkers

1

A(pril) Fool in Hope

Public Transport based walk with Tom Scarborough.

10.0 mi

600m

1

10.0 mi

600m

A(pril) Fool in Hope

Public Transport based walk with Tom Scarborough.

 

 

A pub crawl featuring Bradwell, Castleton and Hope. Also passing through England's best named civil parish of Brough and Shatton.

The walk will be at a fairly steady pace also stopping in Bradwell for ice cream. We will visit whichever pubs in both Bradwell and Castleton have capacity for us before heading for my favourite establishment of the Old Hall Hotel, Hope.

Subject to available time and how many people are interested there will be an optional extension of 2.5 miles to Bamford, to visit the newly refurbished Angler's Rest. The price of a return to Bamford is the same as for a return to Hope at £11.90

Walk leader will meet 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.

10:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hope - £11.90

[Subject to available time and how many people are interested there will be an optional extension of 2.5 miles to Bamford, to visit the newly refurbished Angler's Rest - a return to Bamford is priced the same at £11.90]

10:40: Train departs for the walk start at Hope Rail Station.

11:35: Walk starts at Hope Rail Station.

Return from Hope Rail Station. 17:40, 18:41, 19:41 then a rather long wait until 22:45

Waypoints: Hope Station, Brough, Bradwell, Pin Dale, Limestone Way, Castleton, The Old Hall Hotel; Hope, Hope Station [Optional extension: The Angler's Rest; Bamford, Bamford Station]

1-4-2018 10:25 1-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A(pril) Fool in Hope Hope Rail Station MAD Walkers

7

Esk Pike and Bow Fell

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.

9.7 mi

926m

7

9.7 mi

926m

Esk Pike and Bow Fell

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.

Some awesome scenery in the Langdale pikes, from the barron rocks of the pikes to the picturesque valley on the way back. We start from the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub and take the Cumbria Way up past Angle Tarn and on to Esk Pike (885m). From there we traverse to Bow Fell (902m) before heading back down the valley past Whorneyside Force waterfall. The path is rocky towards the tops of the hills and there is some off path on the way down to the waterfall, so whilst by no means a scramble, a degree of surefootedness is required.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:45: Meet at the walk start (Old Dungeon Ghyll Carpark, Langdales)

11:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Cumbria Way, Angle Tarn, Esk Pike, Bow Fell, Whorneyside Force

Parking::

The car park is free to National Trust members, otherwise its pay and display so have some change handy.

7-4-2018 10:45 7-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Esk Pike and Bow Fell Old Dungeon Ghyll Carpark, Langdales MAD Walkers

7

The Moors around Marsden: Part 2

Public Transport based walk with Luke Burley.

15.8 mi

950m

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15.8 mi

950m

The Moors around Marsden: Part 2

Public Transport based walk with Luke Burley.

A route taking in a mixture of moorland, reservoirs, narrow cloughs and the odd country lane - hopefully accompanied by lovely clear views.

The first part of the walk climbs uphill via the Standedge Trail before crossing very exposed moorland along the Pennine Way.

We cross the A635 and join the Kirklees Way, meandering our way past Meltham and Deer Hill Reservoir before the final push back into Marsden and the pub.

Route following mostly good paths but with the odd boggy/off path section.

Please note there is only 1 bail-out point at around 4.5 miles, with a further 2 miles walking required to make it back to Marsden - some very basic navigation would be required.

Livestock are present along parts of the way, so please no dogs on this particular 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.

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 Marsden - £10:20

08:57: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.

09:30: Walk starts at Marsden Station.

Return from Marsden Station. 16:28, 17:28, 17:58, 18:29, 19:28

Waypoints: Standedge Trail, Pennine Way, Kirklees Way, Meltham Moor, Deer Hill Reservoir

7-4-2018 08:45 7-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London The Moors around Marsden: Part 2 Marsden Station MAD Walkers

14

Welsh Wander

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

22.0 mi

1116m

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22.0 mi

1116m

Welsh Wander

Direct Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

A long circuit out in the Welsh borders, heading out  past Chirk Castle before swinging round through the woods and valleys to pick up the Offa's Dyke Trail towards Oswestry where we turn north along Wat's Dyke Path before a final stroll down the canal back to Chirk. It'll be a full day, but well worth it for an amazing walk in an area the group doesn't visit much.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

08:50: Meet at the walk start (Chirk station)

08:50 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Chirk Castle, Pontfadog, Offa's Dyke, Brogyntyn Park, Old Oswestry Fort, Wat's Dyke, Chirk

Extra Note:

Direct transport but possible to do by public transport with an early start: 06:50 train from Manchester Picc (leader joining train at Warrington Bank Quay) and change at Chester for 08:19 train to Chirk. £25.30. Aiming to finish in time for the 18:47 train back to Chester.

If you're driving please be considerate about parking. Meet point is the station but they won't appreciate us filling up the train station car park. There is a decent public car park about 1/4 mile away in the village centre.

Possible to bail out 17 miles in at Gobowen and get train back to Chirk (hourly trains). However you'll still need to be able to keep up with the pace of the group if you're intending to use this.

Paths were wet and muddy on recce and there were a couple of streams to ford so you will need proper waterproof footwear with you. As usual suitable quantities of food/fluid bearing in mind this will be a long day

OS Map explorer 240

14-4-2018 08:50 14-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Welsh Wander Chirk station MAD Walkers

14

Trail, Rails and Ales 2

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Jones and Lee Hesselden.

11.0 mi

410m

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11.0 mi

410m

Trail, Rails and Ales 2

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Jones and Lee Hesselden.

**Please note change of departure station and times**

Departing the station and heading away from the Navigation Tavern we cross the River Calder before weaving our way between the houses to begin the longest ascent of the day through Whitley Wood. It’s then onto Whitley Reservoir where we reach our first pub of the day, The Woolpack Inn (though this will likely be closed).

Continuing our way towards Dewsbury we literally pass through Briestfield’s Horstead Farm riding school and the wonderfully named Timmins Shrogg. With the National Coal Mining Museum in the periphery we sadly bypass the Shoulder of Mutton pub and continue our ramble to Overton. Leaving the rural part of the day behind us, we head through the outer suburbs of Dewsbury onto the Kirklees Way, with the Saville Arms in the background we make a brief stop to admire the ruins of the Hall in Thornhill Rectory Park.

Crossing the Calder and Hebble Navigation we continue along the Kirklees Way before picking up the Ossett to Dewsbury Greenway through a disused railway tunnel into the centre of Dewsbury for a well earned drink at the West Riding Refreshment Rooms.

If you feel cheated by us missing the plethora of pubs during the day join us for a journey along our version of the rail ale trail back to Manchester.

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 09:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Day Return to Dewsbury £14.20 if joining us for the social or are happy to travel back via Hebden Bridge to Victoria.  Duos are available for this option for £21.30 

if you would prefer to take the quicker option back to Piccadilly after the walk you will need the £17 Day Return option.

For anyone driving and planning to park in Dewsbury the recommended train from Dewsbury to Mirfield prior to the walk would be the 10:15 (£2.40 single).

09:26: Train departs for the walk start at Mirfield station.

10:37: Walk starts at Mirfield station.

Return from Dewsbury Station. 16:42, 17:42, 18:42 to Victoria or 16:47, 17:20, 17:31, 17:48 to Piccadilly £17 ticket option only

Waypoints: Whitley Wood, Whitley Reservoir, Briestfield, Timmins Shrogg, Overton, Overton, Thornhill Edge, Thornhill Rectory Park, Calder and Hebble Navigation, Mitchell Laithes Farm, West Riding Refreshment Roo

14-4-2018 09:10 14-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Trail, Rails and Ales 2 Mirfield station MAD Walkers

15

Bamford Edge and Win Hill

Public Transport based walk with Tom Scarborough.

11.0 mi

700m

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11.0 mi

700m

Bamford Edge and Win Hill

Public Transport based walk with Tom Scarborough.

An 11 mile linear walk at a steady pace, taking in the great scenery from Bamford Edge and Win Hill. In particular Stanage Edge and the Great Ridge will be visible for much of the route. Sadly(?) the route has considerably less mud to battle than other recent walks based on the recce last Sunday, although we will still need to remain on our toes to cross the concerningly named Cutthroat Bridge safely.

Walk leader will meet 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.

09:10: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Bamford - £11.90

09:22: Train departs for the walk start at Bamford Station.

10:20: Walk starts at Bamford Station.

Return from Hope Rail Station. 16:40, 17:40, 18:41, 19:41 then a rather long wait until 22:45

Waypoints: Bamford Station, Upper Hurst Farm, Bamford Edge, Cutthroat Bridge, Ladybower Inn, DVH Way, Win Hill, Aston, Cheshire Cheese Inn; Hope, Old Hall Hotel; Hope, Hope Station

15-4-2018 09:10 15-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Bamford Edge and Win Hill Bamford Station MAD Walkers

21

Along the Edge of Cheshire

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

10.0 mi

326m

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10.0 mi

326m

Along the Edge of Cheshire

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

This is my classic Cheshire walk starting in Congleton; to start the canal is followed for a short way, before heading across the fields to the pretty village of Astbury. After this, more fields are used to head back onto the canal into Ackers Crossing. From here the main ascent starts up to Mow Cop with its folly castle (lunch stop). From Mow Cop we follow paths and a road along Congleton Edge and down to the outskirts of town back onto the canal to finish at the station where the Queen Arms Inn awaits.

Please bring waterproofs and boots can be muddy underfoot. Also Please bring lunch with 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.

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

Suggested ticket:

Return to Congleton £10.20

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

10:25: Walk starts at Congleton Station.

Return from Congleton Station. 17:13 18:13

Waypoints: Macclesfield Canal, Lambert's Lane, Astbury, Acker's Crossing, Hanging Wood, Mow Cop, Congleton Edge, Dane in Shaw, Congleton

21-4-2018 09:25 21-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Along the Edge of Cheshire Congleton Station MAD Walkers

22

Kinder - The Trespassers Route

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

12.0 mi

677m

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12.0 mi

677m

Kinder - The Trespassers Route

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Walk Leader Meeting at Walk Start

This walk commemorates 86 years since the Kinder Trespass of 1932 - described as one of the seminal events of the fight for access to the English Countryside, where Benny Rothman and 5 others trespassed onto the Duke of Devonshire's land at William Clough and got arrested after a confrontation with the Gamekeepers.

More on the history at www.kindertrespass.com/

The walk follows the route of the old railway from New Mills to Hayfield, then along the Kinder Road up towards William Clough and up onto the Kinder Plateau.

We then go across the plateau to Grindsbrook Clough and thence down into Edale to go the pub and get the 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.

09:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Edale £11.80

09:22: Train departs for the walk start at New Mills Central Station.

10:00: Walk starts at New Mills Central Station.

Return from Edale Station. 16:48, 17:48, 18:49

Waypoints: Sett Valley Trail, Hayfield, Kinder Road, William Clough, Sandy Heys, Kinder Downfall, Kinder Scout, Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

Extra:

IT WILL BE BOGGY - Gaiters (or overtrousers) and good waterproof boots essential.

In case of excessive bogginess an alternate route to Edale via the Pennine Way will be taken - this will be slightly longer but also drier.

No toilets at New Mills Central Station - use the ones on the train. Toilets also available in Hayfield.

Drinks at the Rambler Inn in Edale at the end.

22-4-2018 09:00 22-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Kinder - The Trespassers Route New Mills Central Station MAD Walkers

28

Snorkel not included...

Public Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

14.1 mi

860m

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14.1 mi

860m

Snorkel not included...

Public Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

Starting out from the station, we will head towards Buxton country park and up to Solomons temple.

We will then follow the river Dove, towards our main ascents of the day, which will be Park House and Chrome hill, which should both give us some great views, out towards Wildboarclough and beyond.

We will then head back north, passing up over Thirkelow rocks and Diamond hill, back towards the town centre, for some well deserved food and drink! 

NOTE- THE MAIN ASCENTS ARE QUITE STEEP & EXPOSED, SO PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE PREPARED, AS SOME LIGHT SCRAMBLING MAY BE 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.

08:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Buxton

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

10:00: Walk starts at Buxton Train Station.

Return from Buxton Train Station.

Waypoints: River Wye, Deepdale, Earl Sterndale, Park House, Chrome Hill, Solomons Temple.

28-4-2018 08:25 28-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Snorkel not included... Buxton Train Station MAD Walkers

28

White Coppice with water, woodlands and a wander up the Pike

Car based walk with Andrew Forbes & Gemma Wilson.

13.8 mi

687m

28

13.8 mi

687m

White Coppice with water, woodlands and a wander up the Pike

Car based walk with Andrew Forbes & Gemma Wilson.

A lovely 14 mile circular walk from Horwich to the quaint, cherry blossom lined streets of White Coppice.  Along the way we’ll meander through woodlands & alongside reservoirs, pass castle ruins and cut across open fields.  Lunch will be at White Coppice, where we may be lucky to find a cricket match being played on the village green.  The return to Horwich is via woodland, a memorial to a crashed Wellington bomber, beautiful open moorland, terraced gardens and a short climb to the vantage point of Rivington Pike. 

 

Paths are clear and well established for the most part but there were a few muddy areas so expect the same on the day.  There are a few sections of road walking, some without pavement, so care needs to be taken.  There is also one short but steep grassy descent, so again care needs to be taken here as well.

 

Please email me at adrw_frbs@hotmail.com by no later than 9pm the night before if you need a lift or are willing to offer one from the meet up point at East Didsbury tram stop and I’ll try to match people up.

 

There is plenty of road parking on Lever Park Avenue.  We'll set off from just before Rivington & Balckrod High School.

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.

10:00: Meet at East Didsbury Metrolink Station Carpark for lift share organising.

If you are driving, please make every effort to attend the East Didsbury Metrolink Station Carpark 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: The Castle, Go Ape, Yarrow Reservoir, Anglezarke Reservoir, White Coppice, Moor road, Jepson's Gate, Simms, Lower Hempshaw's, Rivington Pike, Higher Knoll There is a public toilet available rough

28-4-2018 10:00 28-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London White Coppice with water, woodlands and a wander up the Pike Lever Park Avenue (just before Rivington and Blackrod High School), BL6 7RU MAD Walkers

29

Standedge Tunnels History Walk

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

7.5 mi

400m

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7.5 mi

400m

Standedge Tunnels History Walk

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alex Laver.

This is walk / history trip to learn about the 4 Standedge Tunnels, which are some of the longest tunnels in the country at over 3miles long. They were a huge feat of engineering when they were built in the middle of the Industrial Revolution with the oldest of the tunnels built 207 years ago!! 

The walk will follow the canal from Greenfield to Diggle and go over the moor towards Marsden which the tunnels go under. When we get to Marsden, there is a little museum which is free to learn about the tunnel you've just walked over. Marsden Train Station is very close to the museum so you can give it a miss if you need to catch a train.

 

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 Victoria for the train at 09:47. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Marsden - £10.20

Just to note that it will be a rail replacement bus from Victoria to Stalybridge where we'll jump on a train to Greenfield. Rail tickets are of course valid for the replacement bus.

There is a train to Stalybridge from Manchester Piccadilly departing at 10:11, however it gets to Stalybridge 4 minutes before the train to Marsden departs, so you will need to hope it is on time and you may be running at Stalybridge.

09:47: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

10:45: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return from Marsden Station. 15:28, 16:28

Waypoints: Diggle, Standedge Trail, Warcock Hill

29-4-2018 09:30 29-4-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Standedge Tunnels History Walk Greenfield Station MAD Walkers

5

The Two Tors

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

11.5 mi

340m

5

11.5 mi

340m

The Two Tors

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

A Linear walk from Whaley Bridge to Buxton starting of along the Midshires Way before we start our ascent up to Taxal Edge and along to Pym Chair, from here we hit the ridge along to Cat Tor with views to the West of the Cheshire countryside while to the East the rolling hills and countryside of Derbyshire. We continue along the ridge until we reach Shining Tor where we then start our descent into the beautiful and idyllic Goyt's Clough then we climb out of the valley for the final section of the walk into Buxton.

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.

09:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Buxton £10.70

Wayfarer ticket £13

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

10:30: Walk starts at Whaley Bridge Station.

Return from Buxton Train Station. 15:29, 16:29 and every hour

7

Bluebell hunting around Fairy Glen

Public Transport based walk with Kate Atty.

9.9 mi

365m

7

9.9 mi

365m

Bluebell hunting around Fairy Glen

Public Transport based walk with Kate Atty.

A circular walk from Appley Bridge Station, visiting some of West Lancashire’s pastures and woodland. There are two main viewpoints during the walk (Ashurst’s Beacon and Parbold Hill) where you can see across the whole of the West Lancashire coast if the weather is nice. Towards the end of the walk we’ll be walking through Fairy Glen, a picturesque woodland hopefully featuring a carpet of bluebells (which were just coming out at the time of the recce).

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.

10:05: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Appley Bridge £6.30

(Bus and train Daysaver £7.30, tram and train Daysaver £8.60)

10:22: Train departs for the walk start at Appley Bridge Train Station.

11:10: Walk starts at Appley Bridge Train Station.

Return from Appley Bridge Train Station. 15:45, 16:45, 17:55, 18:43 (to Piccadilly); 16:19, 17:23, 19:19 (to Victoria)

Waypoints: Douglas Bank Farm, Stone Hall Farm, Roby Mill, College Farm, Beacon Country Park, Ashurst’s Beacon, Ashleigh Farm, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Parbold Hill, Fairy Glen, The Boathouse Pub

7-5-2018 10:05 7-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Bluebell hunting around Fairy Glen Appley Bridge Train Station MAD Walkers

12

North West Passage:second attempt

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

19.0 mi

1429m

12

19.0 mi

1429m

North West Passage:second attempt

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

Thwarted like Capt. Franklin by winter weather we're going to make another attempt to cross the north west passage, hopefully in more clement conditions. This isn't the exact route put up in March as we did manage the first five miles of the Boundary Trail before abandoning the attempt. Instead we'll start at Hadfield and cut the corner before picking up the trail at Ormes Moor for a high level, strenuous walk over the moors to Marsden and a well earned 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.

08:10: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Rail ranger (£6.20) plus single from Marsden to Greenfield (£6.10)

08:17: Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

09:00: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return from Marsden Station. hourly aiming for 18:29

Waypoints: Arnfield reservoir; Ormes Moor; Alphin Trig; Pots and Pans; Black Moss Reservoir; Wessenden Lodge; Marsden

Extra Note:

Long walk with a lot of ascent so please be sure you're capable of walking the route at a reasonable pace.

Hopefully the weather will be a lot better than last time, but we spend most of the route up in the moors and the ground conditions are often soggy even in late summer so you will need good quality boots and decent waterproofs/layers even if the forecast is good.

Possible to bailout at Greenfield although you will need to navigate yourself to the station: we get within a mile or so depending where you choose to leave.

Bring plenty of food/fluid for the day.

OS Map: Ex 1 and 21

12-5-2018 08:10 12-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London North West Passage:second attempt Hadfield Station MAD Walkers

12

South of Hathersage

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

11.5 mi

562m

12

11.5 mi

562m

South of Hathersage

Public Transport based walk with Jonny Franklin.

Starting from Hathersage; paths are used to Leadmill Bridge with a short ascent to Hazelford and on along High Low Brook to Abney Clough and into the hamlet of Abney itself. Here the ascent onto Smelting Hill and Offerton Moor; the paths traverse the edge of the hills to Bradwell Edge. There is a steep descent down into the village (lunch stop) with an Ice Cream parlour. Fields are used to reach Shatton Lane and the ford and cottages. A track is used to reach Offerton Hall where a path leads to the riverside back to Leadmill Bridge. The pub here is a 10 to 15 min walk from Hathersage Station.

Please bring waterproofs and boots, will be muddy underfoot and also bring bring a packed lunch and water

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.

09:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Hathersage £11.90

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

10:50: Walk starts at Hathersage Station.

Return from Hathersage Station. 17:32 18:32

Waypoints: Leadmill Bridge, Hazelford Hall, Highlow Brook, Abney Clough, Abney, Smelting Hill, Bradwell Edge, Bradwell, Shatton Ford, Offerton Hall, River Derwent

12-5-2018 09:35 12-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London South of Hathersage Hathersage Station MAD Walkers

19

Pest Control...

Direct Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

12.0 mi

720m

19

12.0 mi

720m

Pest Control...

Direct Transport based walk with Dean Beaden.

From the Village of Gradbach, we will make our way through Forest Wood and then into the chasm of Luds Church.

Onwards from here, we will head up onto the Roaches and pass along its wind curved, outcropped rocks. Plus if we are lucky, we may see some of the famous escaped Wallabies, which are said to roam the area!

Its then onto our main summit of the day, which will be Hen Cloud, hopefully giving us great views across the Peaks, the Cheshire plains and over to Snowdonia.

We will then head back north, through the shadows of the Roaches and the three shires, until our return to Gradbach. 

 

Meet at Gradbach carpark - SK17 0SU

Arrangements for car sharing, TBC closer to walk date.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

09:45: Meet at the walk start (Gradbach car park)

10:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Gradbach, Luds Church, The Roaches, Hen Cloud

19-5-2018 09:45 19-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pest Control... Gradbach car park MAD Walkers

19

Pots and Pans to Dovestones top (with a little scramble in between)

Public Transport based walk with Siobhán Burke.

10.0 mi

607m

19

10.0 mi

607m

Pots and Pans to Dovestones top (with a little scramble in between)

Public Transport based walk with Siobhán Burke.

This circular walk takes in the heights around Greenfield with spectacular views and scenary, weather permitting. A walk of two halves, the first takes us quickly and sharply up to the War memorial at Pots and Pans before heading to the views over Dovestones reservoir at Alderman's Hill. We head down into the reservoir via Binn Green before a long flat-ish stroll to the base of a waterfall. We'll walk or scramble up the waterfall before heading along the ridge and the view of the Trinnacle over Dovestones. We'll eventually descend back down into the reservoir before heading back into Greenfield.

The rocks will be wet and slippery and there is also a small stream to cross. You will also need to use your hands to climb over large boulders so may wish to bring gloves. Weather can also be cold and windy on the tops no matter what the weather forecasts, so bring appropriate clothing. Walking boots are essential. 

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 Victoria for the train at 09:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-peak day return to Greenfield £6.30

09:57: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

10:30: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return from Greenfield Station. 15:36, 16:36; 17:36...

Waypoints: Pots and pan/War memorial/Obelisk, Alderman's Hill, Binn Green, The Trinnacle, Dovestones reservoir.

Parking:

If you wish to drive, there will probably be some limited parking on Shaw Hall Bank Road on the way up to the station.

19-5-2018 09:40 19-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pots and Pans to Dovestones top (with a little scramble in between) Greenfield Station MAD Walkers

20

Sunday Stroll To The Summit

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

6.0 mi

241m

20

6.0 mi

241m

Sunday Stroll To The Summit

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

If you have nothing else to do on a Sunday afternoon, why don't you join me for a short walk on the edge of Greater Manchester. We will head off from the station through the local countryside along the Pennine Bridleway doing all the climbing in the first 3.5 miles passing through a small section of an animal sanctuary before reaching our highest point of Leach Hill, where weather permittinga lunch stop will be had before we start heading down to the The Summit pub for a swift half (or two). From here it is an easy route along the canal back to Littleborough where you can either head off home or join us in the local establishments for a drink and chat.

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.

11:45: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 12:01. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return: £6.30, if your journey starts from another station within the TfGM area to get into Manchester buy your ticket from there as it will still cost you only £6.30, this is due to a price cap within the TfGM area.

Tram/Train: £8.60

Bus/Train: £7.30

12:01: Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.

12:30: Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.

Return from Littleborough train Station. 16:30, 16:56 and then at **:30 and *56 of each hour.

Waypoints: Lydgate (1.5), Castle Clough (2.5), Leach Hill (3.2), The Summit (4.0)

Toilets::

Use the toilets on the train as there is none at the walk start.

20-5-2018 11:45 20-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Sunday Stroll To The Summit Littleborough train Station MAD Walkers

23

Newtown to Disley via Black Hill

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

3.6 mi

230m

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3.6 mi

230m

Newtown to Disley via Black Hill

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Walk Leader joining at Walk Start.

A brisk linear walk from Newtown to Disley via Black Hill and back along the Gritstone Trail, with a bit of climbing involved to hopefully get a panoramic view of the sunset over Manchester with views of both Kinder Scout and Lyme Park along the 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.

18:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to New Mills Newtown £6.90

18:49: Train departs for the walk start at New Mills Newtown Station.

19:25: Walk starts at New Mills Newtown Station.

Return from Disley Station. 20:55, 21:55, 23:20

Waypoints: Moorwood Farm, Redmoor Farm, Longside Cottage, Black Hill, Bolder Hall, Gritstone Trail, Disley

Extra:

Drinks at the Dandy Cock, Disley after the walk.

Train stops at Stockport at 19:01

If driving, leave car at Disley Station - train calls at 19:19

Torch advisable for last parts of walk, also some fields will have livestock and horses in them.

23-5-2018 18:30 23-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Newtown to Disley via Black Hill New Mills Newtown Station MAD Walkers

26

North Wales DIY Weekend - Snowdon Walk

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

8.0 mi

845m

26

8.0 mi

845m

North Wales DIY Weekend - Snowdon Walk

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

Katy and myself will be camping at Cwm Cadnant Valley campsite on the ouskirts of Caernarfon, for 3 nights from the Friday night of the bank holiday weekend. Join us at the campsite or alternatively there's a variety of B&Bs and hostels in Caernarfon depending on your budget. Make it a full weekend, or just join us for some of it, the choice is yours! Also if any other walk leaders want to offer alternative walks on any of the days, then feel free, the more the merrier!

 

Saturday's walk takes us up Snowdon, starting from Pen-y-Pass, and taking the Miner's track past Llyn Llydaw reservoir and Glaslyn lake. From the summit we take the path that follows the route of the mountain railway back down to LLanberis.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Llyn Llydaw, Glaslyn, Snowdon summit, Llanberis path

Transport::

This is a linear walk from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis. Plan A is to meet in Llanberis to take the Sherpa bus to the walk start at Pen-y-Pass. However as its bank holiday weekend, the bus may be very busy, so if we need a plan B, then this will be to take some cars up to Pen-y-Pass and collect them after the walk.

26-5-2018 09:45 26-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London North Wales DIY Weekend - Snowdon Walk Llanberis Electric Mountain/ Visitors Centre Car Park MAD Walkers

27

North Wales DIY Weekend - North East Anglesey Walk

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

11.0 mi

289m

27

11.0 mi

289m

North Wales DIY Weekend - North East Anglesey Walk

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

...or should it be called "Goldfish shoals, nibbling at my toes" ?

A lot of the walk follows the Isle of Anglesey coastal path, offering plenty of views of the scenic coastline. From the free car park in Llangoed, we head to the beach at Lleiniog, and then across to the lighthouse at the very north east corner of Anglesey, opposite Puffin Island. From here we head west along the coast path to Red Wharf bay, where we walk along the beach for a while before heading inland, up to the village of Llanddona for a refreshment stop. Then its back to Llangoed via a small nature reserve. Then to finish off the day, if people want to, we may head to Beaumaris for fish and chips.

Please note that we pass through quite a few fields with sheep and young lambs, so if you have a dog then be prepared to keep it on a lead.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:45: Meet at the walk start (Llangoed public car park)

11:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Lleiniog, Trwyn Du, Plas Newydd, Tan-dinas, Mor Awelon, Rhos Llaniestyn, Bod Feddau

Additional:

There's no toilets in Llangoed, so if travelling from Manchester in the morning, best to stop at the last services on the A55 before heading over the bridge to Anglesey. There is a toilet stop for customers of the cafe at the lighthouse, approx. 2 miles into the walk, and again at the pub stop towards the end of the walk.

27-5-2018 10:45 27-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London North Wales DIY Weekend - North East Anglesey Walk Llangoed public car park MAD Walkers

28

North Wales DIY Weekend - Aber Falls

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

6.0 mi

230m

28

6.0 mi

230m

North Wales DIY Weekend - Aber Falls

Direct Transport based walk with Anthony Helm & Katy Nolan.

To finish off the weekend, a circular walk taking in the beautiful Aber Falls waterfalls. From the car park, we head up past the nature reserve to the waterfall. We then come back around to the North Wales Path, where there are views across Lavan Sands to Puffin Island and Anglesey.

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

10:45: Meet at the walk start (Abergwyngregyn Forestry Commission Car Park)

11:00 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Aber Falls, Cae'r Mynydd, Ffridd Ddu, Glyn, Henffordd

28-5-2018 10:45 28-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London North Wales DIY Weekend - Aber Falls Abergwyngregyn Forestry Commission Car Park MAD Walkers

28

A short (well, ish) walk

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

16.0 mi

850m

28

16.0 mi

850m

A short (well, ish) walk

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

Well, my plans for a complicated walk on Saturday having been derailed by the absence of a rail service, and on the theory that only masochists want a route march on a bank holiday, here's a little (ish) walk for a bank holiday Monday.

We start with a walk along the canal, and finish with a walk down a quiet country lane, and between those two clamber up the best named side valley in the area (Jumble Hole Clough); teeter along atop a steep bank, haul ourselves up a vertiginous hill and enjoy a stroll up the empty and open end of the Colden Valley. There are three short sharp climbs that your legs and heart will really notice, but none that go on and on.

NB. This walk neither starts nor finishes in Hebden Bridge. This is not a misprint. There are no toilets at Todmorden station. There are car parks aplenty near the station. 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.

09:10: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:20. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Todmorden day return is £9.20

09:20: Train departs for the walk start at Todmorden Station.

09:44: Walk starts at Todmorden Station.

Return from Todmorden Station. Aiming for the 16:39 but there are three trains an hour back

Waypoints: Lumbutts, Eastwood, Blackshaw Head, Cornholme, Todmorden Park

28-5-2018 09:10 28-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A short (well, ish) walk Todmorden Station MAD Walkers

30

A mid-week wander

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Mike Dent.

3.0 mi

151m

30

3.0 mi

151m

A mid-week wander

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Mike Dent.

Walk leader to meet on the train

A reasonably gentle amble through the delightful woodland around Broadbottom. A slight variation on the inverse of previous evening walks sees us starting by heading down to "Broady Beach" before climbing up the other side of the valley and across rolling fields. We then drop back down towards the river Etherow and return to the village.

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.

18:50: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:59. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Broadbottom £5.60

18:59: Train departs for the walk start at Broadbottom.

19:20: Walk starts at Broadbottom.

Return from Broadbottom. 20:57, 21:27, 21:57

Waypoints: Hodge Lane, River Etherow, Far Woodseats Lane, Woodseats Lane, River Etherow

Note::

There are no toilets in Broadbottom, use the ones on the train. As this walk is after work, keep an eye on Facebook for any updates.

30-5-2018 18:50 30-5-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A mid-week wander Broadbottom MAD Walkers

2

Peak District Boundary Trail: the second unofficial route

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

25.0 mi

1307m

2

25.0 mi

1307m

Peak District Boundary Trail: the second unofficial route

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

For the benefit of those who've complained it's too much effort to check both Facebook and this page.....this is one of the unofficial routes I'm walking down the Peak District Boundary Trail: unofficial because the public transport is a faff and so the route is unrecceed so you take your chances with ground conditions/navigation etc. It's 4 miles over the foothills from Penistone to pick up the trail at Langsett. We then follow the trail for 18 miles skirting the eastern edge of the National Park before swinging off west to the station at Grindleford.

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.

07:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Wayfarer ticket (£13) and single from Greenfield to Penistone (£17.70).

07:17: Train departs for the walk start at Penistone.

08:42: Walk starts at Penistone.

Return from Grindleford Station. X:29 aiming for 18:29

Waypoints: Langsett; High Bradfield; Wyming Brook Drive; Houndkirk Moor; Grindleford Station

Extra Note:

Not a route for drivers as it'll take you hours to retrieve the car....

Very long route with no bail outs so be prepared for a brisk pace to make the train. Make sure you have plenty of water/food too.

Leader has tight connection for the train at Picc so I'll see you on the 7:17 train.

2-6-2018 07:00 2-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Peak District Boundary Trail: the second unofficial route Penistone MAD Walkers

2

The Highs and Lows of the M62

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

9.8 mi

483m

2

9.8 mi

483m

The Highs and Lows of the M62

Public Transport based walk with Andy Buckley.

We start our walk from Littleborough station heading up to Rochdale Way which we follow until we reach the long (and not so winding) road of the Roman Road for the steepest climb of the day up to Blackstone Edge wher (hopefully) we will have some spectacular views across Manchester and far. From here we head over to the high point of the M62 and reportedly the tallest footbridge over a motorway in the UK. After this spectacular sight we back into the countryside and rolling hills heading back towards Littleborough, and now for the low point as we pass under the M62 viaduct before approaching Hollingworth Lake where it may be possible to have an ice cream before headong off to LIttlebrough.

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.

10:20: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:37. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Littleborough: £6.30, if your journey into Manchester starts from another railway station witihn the TfGM area purchase your ticket from that station to Littleborough as it will still only cost you £6.30, this due to a price cap TfGM has on journeys within the TfGM area.

Bus/Train: £7.30

Tram/Train: £8.60

10:37: Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.

11:00: Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.

Return from Littleborough train Station. 16:02, 16:32, 17:02, 17:22, 17:32, 18:02, 18:32

Waypoints: Rochdale Way (1.2), Roman Road (2.0), Blackstone Edge (3.1), M62 Footbridge (4.4), Windy Hill (5.2), Dick Hill (7.0), Hollingworth Lake (8.2)

Toilets::

Use toilets on the train, none at the start of the walk.

2-6-2018 10:20 2-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London The Highs and Lows of the M62 Littleborough train Station MAD Walkers

9

All Along the Great Dove Stone Rocks

Public Transport based walk with alan beeby.

10.5 mi

500m

9

10.5 mi

500m

All Along the Great Dove Stone Rocks

Public Transport based walk with alan beeby.

Please see transport section


For the people who wish to travel by Train we will pass through Greenfield and up to Dovestones Reservoir to meet up with the car drivers group. Starting from the car park at Dovestones will we get all of the ascent done in the first stretch up to Chew Reservoir, at which point  we will follow some unmarked paths on a ridge walk joining the Dovestones, Fox Stone and the amazing Dean Rocks. We will make our ascent and finish with a nice stroll of the the reservoir itself.

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 10:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

off peak day return £6.30

10:17: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.

10:36: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.

Return from Greenfield Station. 16:45, 17:45, 18:45 etc

Waypoints: Hey Top, Dove Stones Car Park, Chew Place Plantation, Oldham Way, Chew Road, Chew Reservoir, Dish Stone Brow, Dish Stone Moss, Bramley's Cot, Carn on Fox Stones, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dean Rocks.

Transport::

The official walk for both groups will start from Dove Stones Reservoir Car Park at 11am. We will wait for the Train Group to arrive before setting off.

The walk from the Car Park will be 7.5 Miles and 480 metres of ascent.
Post code for car park is OL3 7NE. We should be there about 11am (subject to train and walking speed so please wait if we are a bit late)

Car Park is around £2 for the day

++Some areas near Chew Reservoir can be quite boggy Gaiters are advisable++

9-6-2018 10:00 9-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London All Along the Great Dove Stone Rocks Greenfield Station MAD Walkers

10

Pennine Way Part 3 - Marsden to Littleborough

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

13.5 mi

675m

10

13.5 mi

675m

Pennine Way Part 3 - Marsden to Littleborough

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

The 3rd part of my long-running aim to do the whole Pennine Way.

This section from Marsden to Littleborough takes in Standedge, crosses the M62 and leads up to Blackstone Edge before descending down a Roman Road to Littleborough, possibly seeing some trampolining goats on the way down for a surreal touch near the 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.

10:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Single Manchester to Marsden £9.90, Single Todmorden to Manchester £9.10

10:17: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.

10:45: Walk starts at Marsden Station.

Return from Todmorden Station. 16:56, 17:50, 17:56, 18:50, 18:56

Waypoints: Butterley Reservoir, Kirklees Way, Pennine Way via Blakely Clough, Black Moss, Standedge, Dinner Stone, Northern Rotcher, White Hill, M62, Blackstone Edge, Aiggin Stone, Lydgate, Owlet Hall, Ealees

Extra:

No toilets at station, use the ones on the train.

Drinks in Littleborough at the end.

10-6-2018 10:00 10-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Pennine Way Part 3 - Marsden to Littleborough Marsden Station MAD Walkers

14

Not the usual Run of New Mills

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

5.8 mi

175m

14

5.8 mi

175m

Not the usual Run of New Mills

Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.

Walk Leader meeting at Walk Start - Please note new date

A different walk evening walk out of New Mills to take advantage of the long midsummer evenings - starting along the Torrs Millenium Walkway, up out of town to the east into the foothills of Kinder Scout and then back to Birch Vale, and then back into New Mills via the Sett Valley Trail for a drink at the Mason's Arms, with an optional extra drink at the Beer Shed.

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.

18:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to New Mills Central £7.70

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. 22:01, 22:26, 23:15, 23:39

Waypoints: Torrs Millennium Walkway, Shedyard Clough, Laneside Road, Moor Lodge, Birch Vale, Sett Valley Trail, New Mills

Extra:

Some fields will have livestock (mainly cattle) in them. Dog Walkers are advised to keep dogs on a lead.

14-6-2018 18:30 14-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Not the usual Run of New Mills New Mills Central Station MAD Walkers

15

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Night-Time Version (DIY Weekend)

Direct Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.

24.0 mi

1586m

15

24.0 mi

1586m

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Night-Time Version (DIY Weekend)

Direct Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.

For actual start time and to register for the walk please email Steve. Timings below are not correct.

A night version of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

We will start the walk on the Friday night in the dark with the aim of finishing as the Daytime Group starts on Saturday morning

We'll be camping in Horton. After finishing the walk, we'll get some sleep whilst the campsite is empty and then join the daytime group in the pub after they finish. Also camping on the Saturday Night.

This walk is only open to MAD Members and experience walking this distance is a must. There will be limited places because we'll need to keep the group small and complete the walk together at a reasonable pace. A very good head torch is also a must.

Please register your interest by emailing: Steverawlins79@gmail.com.

This walk may be subject to last minute change depending on the weather and if so we'll join the Saturday day time walk

Timings to be confirmed nearer the time. Ignore the times below as not correct (you have to enter something!)

Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct

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

00:00 Walk starts.

16

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Day-Time Version (DIY Weekend)

Direct Transport based walk with Alex Laver and Pete Dolan.

24.0 mi

1586m

16

24.0 mi

1586m

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Day-Time Version (DIY Weekend)

Direct Transport based walk with Alex Laver and Pete Dolan.

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 can possibly offer lifts to others - walks@madwalkers.org.uk


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.


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.

07:20 Walk starts.

Waypoints: Horton In Ribblesdale, Pen y Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough

16-6-2018 07:10 16-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Yorkshire 3 Peaks Day-Time Version (DIY Weekend) Pen-y-ghent Cafe, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, North Yorkhire, BD24 0HE MAD Walkers

16

Walsden to Littleborough

Public Transport based walk with alan beeby.

8.0 mi

350m

16

8.0 mi

350m

Walsden to Littleborough

Public Transport based walk with alan beeby.

This walk starts alongside the Rochdale Canal. Once we leave the canal we start our ascent up to Warland and Light Hazzles reservoirs, before heading along to Blackstone Edge reservoir and passing the White House pub. From here we start our descent to Littleborough calling off at the Moorcock Inn for refreshments. On leaving the pub we will proceed back towards Littleborough via a valley and a few pastures.

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.

10:20: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:37. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off-Peak Return £8.30. A duo ticket is available

10:37: Train departs for the walk start at Walsden.

11:05: Walk starts at Walsden.

Return from Littleborough train Station. 14:36, 15:02, 15:36, 16:02,16:36,17:02,17:22,17:36

Waypoints: : Dean Royds Farm, Cat Stones, Warland Reservoir, Light Hazzles Reservoir, Blackstone Edge Reservoir, The White House Pub, Cloise, Qwlet Hall, Lane Foot and Rochdale Canal.

car driver:

Please note there is no car park at walsden. You can park your car for free at Littleborough station and then catch the 10:58 train to Walsden.

A single train ticket from Littleborough to Walsden costs £3.30.

16-6-2018 10:20 16-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Walsden to Littleborough Walsden MAD Walkers

17

Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Owain Roberts.

10.0 mi

605m

17

10.0 mi

605m

Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Owain Roberts.

A linear walk from Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge. Leaving Todmorden we'll climb up to Stoodley Pike where there are great views over the Calder Valley and surrounding countryside before walking down into the deep Cragg Vale. The walk then crosses varied countryside before finishing with a drink at the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge 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 09:30. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Sowerby Bridge: £10.20

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

09:58: Walk starts at Todmorden Station.

Return from Sowerby Bridge. 15:04, 16:04, 17:02, 18:02

Waypoints: Croft Farm, High Stones, Stoodley Pike, Sunderland Pasture, Cragg Vale, Aaron Hill, Boulder Clough.

17-6-2018 09:15 17-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge Todmorden Station MAD Walkers

17

Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Owain Roberts.

10.0 mi

605m

17

10.0 mi

605m

Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge

Public Transport based walk with Owain Roberts.

A linear walk from Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge. Leaving Todmorden we'll climb up to Stoodley Pike where there are great views over the Calder Valley and surrounding countryside before walking down into the deep Cragg Vale. The walk then crosses varied countryside before finishing with a drink at the Jubilee Refreshment Rooms on Sowerby Bridge 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 09:30. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off Peak Return to Sowerby Bridge: £10.20

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

09:58: Walk starts at Todmorden Station.

Return from Sowerby Bridge. 15:04, 16:04, 17:02, 18:02

Waypoints: Croft Farm, High Stones, Stoodley Pike, Sunderland Pasture, Cragg Vale, Aaron Hill, Boulder Clough.

17-6-2018 09:15 17-6-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London Todmorden to Sowerby Bridge Todmorden Station MAD Walkers

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