Walks

22/09/2022, Thursday, Monyash, 7.5 miles easy Leader Peter Attwell

Walk starts from car park in Monyash at 10am. Nearest post code is Bulls Head pub DE45 1JH.

Route to start: Go on road to Buxton, but turn right before the town to take road to Harpur Hill and Brierlow Bar, turn left and then immediately right to join A515. Keep on this for 3.5 miles, turn left on to B5055 to Monyash. As you enter the village centre turn left with the pub on your right where you will see the car park ahead. If there are no spaces, park on the road opposite the car park.

The walk has no significant climbs. It goes to Flagg, crosses the A515 at Pomeroy and joins the flat track to Moscar Farm and returns to Monyash.

27/09/2022, Tuesday The Wye Valley and Ashford in the Water 9.5 miles moderate Leader Marjorie McLoughlin

The walk starts at 10am at Monsal Head SK185715. Post code DE45 1NL

The car park charge is £6 for the day but there is free roadside parking opposite the hotel on the road to Little Longstone. There are toilets at the start

Directions to start

From Buxton take A6 towards Bakewell. Turn left onto B6465 signed Ashford. Continue left onto Monsal Head.

This is a moderately easy walk. We follow deep valley paths,tracks,trails,fields and lanes through pretty villages. On a clear day we get extensive views over dramatic countryside.

02/10/22, Sunday, Monsal Head, Cressbrook Dale & Foolow . 9.5 miles. Moderate Leader Angela Legge

The walk starts at 10am at Monsal Head viewpoint overlooking the viaduct and Wye Valley by the Monsal Head Hotel. Satnav DE45 1NL. Grid Refetence SK1849471505. OS map OL24.

The car park charge is £6 for the day but there is free roadside parking opposite the hotel on the road to Little Longstone. There are toilets at Monsal Head.

Directions to the start: Either head for Macclesfield and Harpur Hill taking A537, A5270, A6, then left onto B6465 to Ashford and Monsal Head.

Or make your way to Whaley Bridge, take A6 Chapel bypass, then left onto A623 and right onto B6465, signed Wardlow, Monsal Head and Ashford. Both routes take about an hour.

Walk details: After descending from Monsal Head to the Monsal Trail we walk into Cressbrook Dale. The first part is a climb up through woodland, then we descend into the open, wide grassy section of the upper part of the dale. After the pretty village of Foolow the route goes due south across fields and the open moorland of Longstone Moor, where we will, hopefully, enjoy far- reaching views of Kinder behind us and the rolling hills of the White Peak ahead. We walk through Little Longstone village to return to Monsal Head.

The limestone may be slippery if wet so poles are recommended . The walk can be shortened if the weather is bad or if the path through Silly Dale to Grindlow is badly overgrown.

06/10/2022, Thursday, Mill Hill and the Wormstones from Glossop, 8.2miles, moderate. Leaders Sue/Guy Lucas

The walk starts at 10.00am from Manor Park Car Park, Corn Street, Glossop, SK13 8QE, What3Words ripen.lipstick.scarred Grid Ref SK 03969 94388. If coming via the M67, take the A57 from the roundabout at the end of the M67 and follow signs for Glossop. In the centre of Glossop, go straight across at the main traffic lights (crossing the A624/B6105). After a further 0.3 miles on the A57, there is a small roundabout. Take the second turning signed Corn Street and Car Park. The parking is free and there is a toilet. Walk distance 8.2 miles, ascent 1726 ft.

Walk route from the Car Park:

The route is richly varied. Fairly quickly leaving Glossop to the south, you gradually rise through fields with sheep and horses, to reach the Derbyshire Level. Turning off this quiet road at Moorside, you take a small lane which leads you steadily up towards the Black Moor. The lane evolves from tarmac, to gravel, to a rough farm track before petering out. The path from there to the Pennine Way is indistinct, although marked with stakes. Although dry on a recent recce, gaiters and poles may be advisable if there has been recent rain.

Turn right along the Pennine Way, which is slabbed, and an easy walk though open moorland, with good views to Kinder and Higher Shelf Stones. We reach a crossing of paths at a summit with a cairn, Mill Hill (544m). Bear right (away from Kinder) along a slabbed path. We pass aircraft wreckage and a memorial to a Mountain Rescuer (who died there) before leaving the slabbed path and taking a reasonably distinct path through the heather of Chunal Moor to Harry Hut trig point (441m). From there the path leads us to the Wormstones, an unusual rock formation, with views towards Cown Edge. The descent from there is irregular, but manageable with care. We return to Glossop through tranquil fields, along a stream and quiet country lanes.


10/10/2022, Monday, Bus to Kettleshume and walk back to Macclesfield, 9.8 miles moderate leader Peter Attwell

Meet at Macclesfield bus station to catch 60A service to Kettleshume at 9.50am. Bring bus pass or money for the ticket (no idea how much).

Parking: any car park in Macclesfield, which are all pay car parks. I will park on a side road off Buxton Road (which is the left turn at Arighi Bianchi). Suggested road is Union Road, turn right off Buxton Road at Golf Exchange shop.

Please leave at least 15 minutes to walk down Buxton Road, under the railway bridge, bear left past railway station entrance, turn right into Pickford Street and walk to the top slightly uphill.

Walk: from Kettleshume, the walk goes to Dunge Farm, Jenkin Chapel, Lamaload, Raynow, Kerridge Ridge, down to the canal and back to Macclesfield. It is possible that some of the canal path will be closed in which case the walk will go into Higher Hurdsfield and to the canal.

There a number of short ascents such as that up to Kerridge Ridge. A lot of the first part of the walk is on good tracks or minor roads. The fields near the canal are still very muddy.


16/10/2022, Sunday, Cat & Fiddle Goyt's Moss and Axe Edge Moor 8.5 miles mostly moderate Leader Donald Henderson

Starting at 10.00 am opposite the Cat & Fiddle Inn on the A537 Macclesfield to Buxton Road, we soon drop down to Goyt’s Moss before climbing up again, crossing the Buxton Road to Axe Edge Moor and Dane Head. It’s then along the Dane valley Way until crossing the A54 for the final lleg back to the Cat & Fiddle.

20/10/2022, Thursday, Baslow Edge, Chatsworth Estate, Robin Hood and Gardom's Edge, 8 miles moderate, Leaders Kate and Maire

The walk starts at 10.30am from the Curbar Gap National Trust car park, S32 3YR. Parking there costs (I think) £5 all day or you can leave your National Trust card on the dashboard. To get to the carpark, take the A623 through Stoney Middleton and into Calver. Go straight at the traffic lights where the A625 crosses the A623 then drive through Calver and take the next left turn crossing the River Derwent. From this road turn left up Curbar Lane, this goes through Curbar village and up the hill, it becomes Bar Road and then Clodhall Lane. The car park is on the left about 1.2 miles from where you turn onto Curbar Lane and there is a bit of free parking along the road before the carpark. No loos at the car park I am afraid.

The walk: We walk along Baslow Edge then down a path and into Baslow. There are loos in the car park in Baslow which serves visitors to the Chatsworth Estate. We enter the estate and, if they are still there, may look at the Burning Man sculptures which have been erected in the park. Then cross the park, climbing to a path at the top of the slope. From there we walk along Dobbs Edge, down to Robin Hood and then a gentle climb up to Gardom's Edge following the edge back towards where we started. We may meet some of the gorgeous highland cattle which graze in the area. We pass the Wellington monument and then turn back towards the Curbar Gap car park. Most of the climbs are gentle, but this is a lovely varied walk. with great views if the weather is good.

NOTE 1 late start as the starting point is the other side of the Peak District

NOTE 2 there will be a meet and greet at Hazel Grove Park and Ride, leaving at 9.15. Anybody wishing to have a lift meet there to sort out car seats.

24/10/2022 Monday, Blore, Illam, Dovedale Leader Bob Swinburne


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30/10/2022, Sunday, Frodsham & Helsby Hills, 7.2 miles, moderate, leader Simon Duffy

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03/11/2022, Thursday, Dunham and beyond Bowden 8.7miles easy Leaders Guy and Sue Lucas

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07/11/2022, Monday, New Mills, Newtown, Moorfields, Whaley Moor, Dipping Stones and Furnace Vale, 7 miles moderate leader Carol McLaughlin

Directions to the start: The walk will start at 10am at Woodbourne Road Newton / New Mills High Peak SK22 3JX. Roadside parking at the top end of the road.

From Wilmslow take the Airport relief road to the end, turn right onto the A6. Newtown is signposted in exactly five miles. At the traffic lights with a carpet shop on the right, turn right into Woodbourne Road (cul-de-sac).

Distance from Wilmslow 12 miles approx.

Walk details: Gently climbing uphill we quickly arrive in open country with stunning views. On good tracks we make our way along a scenic ridge towards the former Moorfields Hotel. A short distance on the Gritstone Trail is followed by another ridge walk contouring round Whaley Moor. Slightly off the footpath we will see the Dipping Stones before returning to the path and downhill into Furnace Vale. Heading slightly uphill on good tracks we are rewarded with scenic views looking across to Chinley before returning back to the start.

13/11/2022, Sunday, Mam Nick to Sparrowpit & Rushup Edge 8 miles moderate Leader Clare Pinder

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16/11/2022, Wednesday, Circular walk from Woodbank Park via Chadkirk, 7.5 miles, easy/moderate, Leader Angela Legge

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21/11/2022, Monday, Mellor Church from Strines 8 mile moderate, Leader Lyn Davies

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27/11/2022 leader needed


12/12/22, Monday, Christmas lunch walk

Venue is now The Bull Mottram St Andrews Time 1 pm More details to follow

19/12/22, Monday, Alderley Edge, 7 miles, easy/moderate, Leader Angela Legge

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