You don't have to book a place to go on any of our walks - just turn up at the designated meeting place!

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. Before coming on a walk, please read the Before Walking page and our disclaimer. Also check the weather.

Can you lead a walk for our group too? Take a look at our Walk Leader Guidance Notes.

Additional Sunday public transport walks are organised by Manchester Coach Rambles.

PLEASE NOTE NORTHERN RAIL SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO STRIKE ACTION EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ON THESE DAYS, SERVICES ON ALL NORTHERN RAIL ROUTES ARE RESTRICTED, AND SOME ROUTES HAVE NO SERVICE AT ALL. PLEASE CHECK THE WALK ENTRY FOR ANY LAST MINUTE CHANGES BEFORE MAKING FINAL TRAVEL PLANS. IF USING NORTHERN RAIL TO CONNECT WITH THE OFFICIAL WALK TRAIN/TRAM, CHECK THAT YOUR SERVICE WILL BE RUNNING.

 

JANUARY

 

Saturday 26th: Disley without Lyme

Train-based walk 9 miles 250 metres ascent - Leader: John Lupton, meeting at Walk Start

Description: A circular walk around Disley without visiting Lyme Park. We'll drop down to the Peak Forest Canal and walk alongside it to Littlewoodend before climbing through Stanleyhall Wood over Jackson's Edge. The Ladybrook Valley Interest Trail takes us to the Macclesfield Canal, then the North Cheshire Way to the Lyme Park main entrance. A steep climb through Disleybank Wood takes us back on to the Edge for views across the Goyt Valley as we gradually descend. Finally a short climb up Hag Bank returns us to the village centre.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at 10:24.

Suggested Ticket: Off-Peak Day Return to Disley £6.90 or Duo £10.30 for 2 travelling together.

Walk Start: Disley station at 11:00.

Waypoints: Dryhurst Wood, Higgins Clough Swing Bridge, Littlewoodend, Stanleyhall Wood, Light Alders Lane, Woodlands Road, Brookside Farm, Middlecale Farm, Platt Wood Farm, Elmerhurst Cottage, Inglewood, Disleybank Wood, Homestead Farm, Disley Golf Club, Widowhurst, Hag Bank.

Return Services: 16:02, 17:02, 18:02.

Extra: No toilets at Walk Start; use toilets on train. Map EX OL1.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Saturday 2nd: Birchwood Circular

Train-based walk 7 miles - Leader: Max

Description: Birchwood was constructed as part of the 'third wave' of new town developments in the 1960s and its layout reflects the urban vision of that period. You will be OK wearing trainers if you prefer - although they might get a bit muddy. There is a pub stop en-route but no pub at the end of the walk. However there is the option of stopping off at Urmston station for drinks on the way back.

Meet Point: Manchester Oxford Road Station for the train at 11:46.

Suggested Ticket: Day Return £7.20.

Walk Start: Birchwood station at 12:10.

Waypoints: Oakwood(North), Birchwood Forest Park, Gorse Covert, Pestfurlong Moss, Oakwood(South).

Return Services: Frequent services at varying times towards to Manchester.

 

Saturday 23rd: Stanage Edge and Higger Tor

Train-based walk 8 miles 600 metres ascent - Leader: Alison, joining train at Marple

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE

Description: Starting from Grindleford station, we make our way through Padley Gorge to reach Burbage Bridge. We then ascend to Upper Burbage Bridge via Carl Wark and Higger Tor before reaching our way to our high point on Stanage Edge(457m). Finally we make our descent into Hathersage.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at 08:49.

Suggested Ticket: Off Peak Return to Grindleford £TBC.

Walk Start: Grindleford station at 09:50.

Waypoints: Padley Gorge, Burbage Bridge, Carl Wark, Higger Tor, Upper Burbage Bridge, Stanage Edge, North Lees.

Return Services: From Hathersage: x:32 until 20:32, 21:31, 22:42.

 

APRIL

 

Sunday 14th: Heaton Park potter

Tram-based walk 5 miles - Leader: Gavin

Description: An easy walk at the top of Manchester in Heaton Park. We also hope to welcome some delegates from this weekend's General Council. There are some minor slopes within the park.

Meet Point: Piccadilly Gardens tram stop for the tram at 13:30.

Suggested Ticket: Heaton Park Tram Return £4.20.

Walk Start: Heaton Park tram stop at 14:00.

Return Services: Every 10 minutes.

Extra: No toilets at Walk Start but some might be open in the park. Map EX277.

 

 

 

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