Walks

01/11/2020, Sunday, Macc Forest 7 Shutlingsloe, moderate grade, 8.5 miles, leader Marjorie McLoughlin

The walk starts from Clough House car park. SJ 9874 6996 at 10am. The nearest post code is SK11 0BD. Please note the post code is actually in Wildboarclough village which is about 1km south of the car park, so keep your eyes peeled for the car park entrance on the left.

Directions to the start: Go to Macclesfield and turn left at Arighi Bianci on to Buxton Road. Go towards Buxton and shortly after Walker Barn, bear right on the old road for about 1.5 miles, turn right at Stanley Arms to Wildboarclough. Continue for 1.5 miles and turn left into the car park.

Details of walk: The walk starts through undulating fields heading towards Forest Chapel. From there we follow an uphill track into Macclesfield Forest. From the Forest we continue to the edge of Ridgegate Reservoir and through the Forest to ascend Shutlingsloe. This is followed by a short, sharp descent and an easy walk back to the car park.

Marjorie McLoughlin

04/11/2020, Wednesday, Burbage Edges, moderate grade, 9.6km / 6.0mi, 266m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy


Outline: A loop from the Longshaw Estate around Burbage Edges and Higger Tor in Derbyshire.

Transport: Walkers to organise themselves to the walk start. Simon Duffy to join everyone at the start of the walk.

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park, S11 7TY. OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 26709 80065. Lat.,Long. 53.316790, -1.601588

Parking: Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park. Free for NT members, £5 for over 4 hours, cash in machine or PayByPhone mobile app.

Route: Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park, Burbage South Edge, Burbage North, Burbage Bridge, Burbage West, Higger Tor, Carl Walk Fort, Winyards Nick, Over Owler Tor, Mothers Cap, Surprise View Car Park, Owler Tor, Granby Wood, Longshore Lodge, Longshaw Estate National Trust Visitor Center Car Park.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzI5ODU1OQ==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0023

10/11/2020, Tuesday, Longnor, Chrome Hill, Earl Sterndale, moderate grade, 8.5 miles, leader Chris Briggs

The walk is a moderate walk with a little bit of a scramble up Chrome Hill. It starts at Longnor in the market place, (Should be enough parking either in the market place or the road leading past the market place).

We walk out of Longnor, through Hollinsclough, Booth Farm, over Chrome Hill, past Parkhouse Hill, over Hitter Hill, Earl Sturndale, and back to Longnor via green lane. A total of 8.5 miles.

Leave Longnor at 10 am, Post code SK17 0NT.

To get to Longnor take the Cat and Fiddle road out of Macclesfield A537, at the A53 Buxton to Ashbourne Road turn Right, Take the next Left signed Harpur Hill, at Harpur Hill T junction turn right hand Burlow Road, follow this to a T junction, turn Right along the B5053 to Longnor, Market place is on the left in Longnor.


15/11/2020, Sunday, Marple, Mellor Church & Brookbottom, moderate, 10 miles, leader Angela Legge


19/11/2020, Thursday, Hope to Edale by train walk back, moderate 8 miles, leader Peter Attwell

NOTE: WE ARE CATCHING THE TRAIN AT 10.40. IF YOU MISS THIS TRAIN THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE.

The walk starts at Hope Station. Park on road approach to Hope Station

Map reference SK181 832, Post Code S33 6RR. Please be there by 10.20 ready to walk up to the station.

Route to start: Join A555 eastwards, and then A6 through Disley. After the roundabout to Chapel en le Frith, turn left towards Castleton. Follow the road down Winnatts Pass, through Castleton and Hope. Go through Hope village and about 300 yards after leaving the village, turn left at the Hope station sign. Park on this road close to the station yard.

We are catching the 10.40 train from Hope to to Edale. Cost £4.10 or less with Senior Rail Card.

Description of walk : Distance: about 7.5 miles, 4 hours. From Edale station walk through Edale to Hope Cross and Win Hill. Descend from Win Hill back to Hope station. There are no steep ascents. The climb to Win Hill is gradual; the descent is mostly on steps

Peter Attwell


25/11/2020, Wednesday, Goostrey, easy, 7 miles, leader Peter Riley

25.11.2020, Wednesday, Goostrey, easy grade, 7miles, 300ft ascent, 4 hours duration, leader Peter Riley.

Circular walk starting from the car park of The Crown Inn, 11 Main Street, Goostrey at 10am

Post Code:- CW4 8PE Grid Ref:- 777701

Free parking - though the licensee will appreciate some custom at the end of the walk.

Route goes via The Bongs following mainly quiet roads and reasonable paths down to Glebe Farm ( Holmes Chapel), along the River Dane, then back through fields and tracks in time for a pint in The Crown. There is a slight upward incline on the way back but mostly flat.

Peter Riley


29/11/20 Sunday 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

03/12/2020, Thursday, Mam Tor and Lose Hill, moderate grade, 11km / 6.8mi, 450m ascent, 5hrs, leader Simon Duffy

Outline: A classic route from Mam Tor to Lose hill and back via the Mam Tor landslide.

Transport: Walkers to organise themselves to the walk start. Simon Duffy to join everyone at the start of the walk.

Walk start: 10:30hrs at the Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, S33 8WA. OS map OL1. Grid Reference SK 12367 83220. Lat.,Long. 53.345740, -1.815161

Parking: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park. Free for NT members, £5 for over 4 hours, cash in machine or PayByPhone mobile app. Limited roadside parking nearby on the Sparrowpit Buxton A623.

OS Explorer Maps: OL1 and OL24

Route: Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park, Mam Tor, Hollins Cross 390m, Back Tor, Lose Hill 476m, Losehill Farm, Riding House Farm, Losehill Hall, Dunscar Farm, Knowlgates Farm, Odin Mine (disused), Mam Farm, Mam Nick (/Tor) National Trust Car Park.

Viewranger website: https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MzM1OTc5Nw==

Viewranger app shortcode: SJDMD0026

09/12/2020, Wednesday, Haslington, moderate, 8 miles, leader Bob Swinburne


13/12/2020, Sunday, Biddulph to Mow Cop via Congelton Edge, moderate, 8 miles, leader Donald Henderson


17/12/2020, Thursday, Chatsworth from Calton Lees, easy/moderate, 8 miles, leader Clare Pinder


20/12/2020, Sunday, Mince Pie walk, easy, 6 miles, leader Peter Attwell


04/10/2020 Sunday Minninglow& Parwich moderate 10 miles Leader Clare Pinder

The walk starts from the free Minninglow car park on the High Peak Trail, half a mile south of Pikehall, on A5012, OL24 194582. Please be ready to walk by 10am.

I led this same walk on 16 May 2018.

Directions to start: Take A515 from Buxton, turn left onto A5012 for 2.4 miles , then, at Pikehall, turn right onto Mouldridge Lane and the car park, which is signposted, is nearly 1 mile along, on the left.

Details of walk: we take the High Peak Trail to Longcliffe, then cross fields to Pasture Lane and Parwich. We then walk uphill out of Parwich, cross fields and stiles, go through Ballidon Quarry, and then take the dale path past Roystone Rocks, back to the car park.