Uppermill, GT Manchester Sunday 21st January 2018

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : No one at present O/S map(s) will be provided and also walk notes from previous visits. Leisurely Leader : Dave Hatchard     Distance : 6.00 miles After first making our way to the Visitor Centre we will then leave Uppermill and travel north on the old railway to Diggle, We continue on tracks and …

Chester, Cheshire Sunday 26th November 2017

Today’s Walk There are toilets and a cafe at the coach park but we are unsure whether they will be open. If not, we will have to walk into the city centre to use those there. Strenuous Leader : No one at present Map(S) will be provided Leisurely Leader: Joan McGlinchey     Distance : 7.50 miles This walk is …

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire Sunday 29th October 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Malcolm Chamberlain   Distance : 10.00 miles We head north west from Hebden Bridge and climb through the woods to pick up the Calderdale Way past Heptonstall – some of this section is steep and narrow but the views across the valley are worth it. After leaving Eaves Wood we are into flatter countryside, but …

Hawkshead, Cumbria Sunday 24th September 2017

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin & David Yates   Distance : 10.00 miles From the CP in Hawkshead we go along B5285 then across fields, footpaths and Loanthwaite Lane to climb Latterbarrow (245m, 803ft). Next along forest paths to climb High Blind How, the highest point on Claife Heights (270m, 886ft). Then in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter …

Clapham, North Yorkshire Sunday 20th August 2017

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 9.00 miles From Clapham along Old Road, Laithbutts Lane and Henbusk Lane to Newby Cote to join the footpath to Ingleborough. We cross Newby Fell to Little Ingleborough and on to the summit of Ingleborough (723m, 2372ft) for lunch with amazing views. Now all downhill. First back to Little Ingleborough …

Baslow, Derbyshire Sunday 30th July 2017

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Rowland Nock   Distance : 10.00 miles This walk meanders along the magnificent gritstone escarpments of Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges giving fantastic views of the area & an ideal place to have lunch. This will mean an initial ascent of approximately 250 metres (800ft) from Baslow.Heading round south west we negotiate the beautifully tranquil …

Keswick, Cumbria Sunday 25th June 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Malcolm Chamberlain   Distance : 9.00 miles We will leave the coach park near Booths supermarket to walk to the Theatre by the Lake car park, head through Cockshot Wood and across the B5289. There is then a steep ascent of 100m to the view point at Castlehead Wood which will give us panoramic views …

Sedbergh, Cumbria Sunday 31st May 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 9.50 miles Good pace required, a steep climb at the beginning then mainly flat.From the car park we make our way via Castlehaw to the Dales High Way and climb up into the Howgills to the highest point of the walk (500m, 1640’). Then we walk along the ridge to …

Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Sunday 23rd April 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Rowland Nock   Distance : 10.00 miles We initially head out through a small sloping park to the old weaving village of Upperthong (love the name!!). We travel west skirting Digley Reservoir to Holme, following the Kirklees Way. From Holme we head up and round Brownhill Reservoir, picking up the Holme Valley Circular Way to …

Settle, North Yorkshire Sunday 26th March 2017

Today’s Walk Strenuous Leader : Rowland Nock   Distance : 10.00 miles Total climbing for the day approx 400 metres (1,300 Feet)We initially head out of Settle via Castlebergh Plantation, giving some amazing views of Settle. Heading north we then take the Pennine Bridleway to the sleepy village of Langcliffe and then continue north following the River Ribble to Stainforth …

Rawtenstall, Lancashire Sunday 26th February 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.00 miles A circular walk from Rawtenstall along the Shoe Trail thru Whitaker Park to Top of Slate (and the Halo) and onto Duckworth Clough. We then make our way up Cribden Hill (401m, 1315.62ft), over Cribden Moor and down to Crawshawbooth.Next we go north via Goodshaw Chapel to join …

Skipton, Yorkshire Sunday 22nd January 2017

Today’s Walks Strenuous Leader : Carole Rankin   Distance : 10.50 miles A linear walk starting at East Marton (where there are no toilets). We walk 3mls on the Pennine Way to Gargrave (and toilets!!). Then north to Flasby via the Leeds/Liverpool Canal, road and paths. We cross Flasby Fell as we climb up Sharp Haw (357m, 1171ft) for cracking …