Rivington – 24th February 2019

Strenuous Leader : Paul Hogan                                   Distance :  8 or 13.00 miles Depending on weather, fortitude or morale. From the Barn we will head up to Rivington Hall and ascend north through the plantations up to Rivington Pike where we will firstly stop for a brew and respite from the inevitably cold wind before heading East and no doubt into that …

Frodsham, Cheshire Sunday 20th January 2019

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader: Jimmy Need Distance: 10.00 miles We head out of Frodsham to Frodsham Hill Wood which will eventually bring us to Beacon Hill. This leads us onto the Sandstone Trail and on to Woodhouse Hill. From here we make our way to the outskirts of Helsby. We then head over to and around Frodsham Marsh where we meander around …

Downham, Lancashire Sunday 25th November 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Rob Rose   Distance: 10.00 miles If it is a nice Winters day we will walk up Pendle Hill. If not, we will walk from Downham to Worston passing Longlands Woods, Worsaw Hill and walk alongside Worston Brook. From Worston we walk to Chatburn then alongside the River Ribble on to Sawley. Then back to …

Staveley, Cumbria Sunday 28th October 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance: 10.00 miles This is an undulating walk with good views. From Staveley thro Craggy Plantation then NE cross country via Littlewood Farm and Frost Hole to Side House. We then climb to Potter Tarn and cross Potter Fell to Gurnal Dubs. At Birk Rigg we go south to join the Dales …

Hollingworth Lake, Manchester Sunday 30th September 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance: 10.50 miles From the lake along Weavers Way, passing the Visitor Centre, to Lydgate. West along Blackstone Edge Rd and the Roman Rd to the Aiggin Stone where we join the Pennine Way and go south along Blackstone Edge, 472m, 1549ft, for amazing views. Keeping on the Pennine Way we cross …

Haworth, West Yorkshire Sunday 2nd September 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Donna Callaghan   Distance: 8.00 miles From the car park with toilets we will make our way out of the town towards Lower Laithe Reservoir, up to Bronte Falls then up to Top Withins, a possible stop for lunch. We will continue on a narrow path along the moorland edge. Please take care here as …

Elterwater, Cumbria Sunday 29th July 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Jimmy Need   Distance : 10.00 miles We make our way from Elterwater to Skelwith Bridge via the Cumbria Way. If we have some rain we may see the waterfalls. From here we make our way to Loughrigg Tarn followed by Red Bank which should be a lovely spot for lunch.Then we go to Grasmere …

Hartington, Derbyshire Sunday 1st July 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Rob Rose   Distance : 10.00 miles We come out of Hartington on Highfield Road, turn off and walk through Chapel Farm and Heathcote on to the Pennine Way. After a couple of miles on the bridle way we come off and walk through Darley Farm past the quarry and Vincent House towards Pilsbury and …

Coniston, Lake District Sunday 3rd June 2018

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Malcolm Chamberlain   Distance : 11.50 miles This walk takes 5 hours and climbs 480 m or 1500 ft and the first climb is steep – please bring plenty of water.We head northwest out of Coniston on the Cumbria Way through Back Guards Wood to Yewdale. From here we start to climb, through Harry Guards …

Ingleton, North Yorkshire Sunday 29th April 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.00 miles Once again Carole will step in at the last minute to be leader as no one else has volunteered. She has not done a reccee but she has routes in mind and the decision will be made on the day after discussing it with the group and dependent …

Hurst Green, Lancashire Sunday 25th March 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.00 miles Today we visit The Shire in search of Hobbits. From Hurst Green we go through Higher Deer House, Stock Bridge and Fell Side Farm to climb onto Longridge Fell (the highest point of the walk 306m, 1004ft) for some great views. Then Kemple End, on to admire the …

Slaidburn, Lancashire Sunday 25th February 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Jimmy Need     Distance : 8.00 miles We set off from Slaidburn and make our way to Hammerton Hall and from there over to Bridge House Wood which could be our lunch break. After this we go to Stocks Reservoir and walk for about one and a half mile on the circular route. We …