Future Events

Sat 14th Feb 2015

We All Love Dove Holes

Group Walk - 15ml. 08.45 Torkington Park c.p. for 08.54 bus to Derbyshire’s favourite village. Maps: LR 109 Exp 1,24,268 (GR SJ925865). Walk back to Hazel Grove via some of the Leader's favourite spots. L: Quentin Blagg Telephone number in Strider

Sat 21st Feb 2015

Kinder Edges

Group Walk - c17ml. 09.00 Bowden Bridge c.p. Hayfield. Map: Exp 1 (GR SK049869). Up William Clough & along N edge to Crookstone Knoll & back on S edge to Kinder Low, return via Red Brook (or if wanted a full tour via the Downfall & reverse route down William Clough or Sandy Heys). Be prepared for winter…

Sun 8th Mar 2015

Kinder’s Little Brother

Group Walk - 18ml. 09.00 Layby on A5004 opp Taxal. Map: Exp 24 (GR SK008798). A walk in the Goyt Valley but including a complete circuit of the Coombes Edge/Black Edge plateau. Joint walk with Staffs Group. L: Bob Kelly Telephone number in Strider

Sun 29th Mar 2015

F,C,F,E,A,B in D Flat Major

Group Walk - 18ml. 08.30 Village c.p. Dunsop Bridge. Maps: LR 103 Exp 41 (GR SD661501). Hum it or sing it as you go round, as that is the first six keys for the bass trombone in the Slaidburn March, so quite appropriate. A circular route in Bowland taking in Dunsop Bridge, Newton and Slaidburn. Chance for those…

Sun 12th Apr 2015

The Hen, the Mermaid and a Flash!

Group Walk - 17.5ml. 09.00 Gradbach c.p. Map: Exp 24 (GR SJ999662). Sounds like a parable. To piece together a narrative, come to Gradbach for a moderately tough walk with 3,300' asc. L: Dave Gosling Telephone number in Strider. E: dwg@davidgosling.net

Sat 2nd - Mon 4th May 2015

Red Rose Marshals Walk Breakfast Checkpoint

Group Walk - Newton Village Hall. Map: Exp 41 (GR SD696504). Come and join us to serve up the breakfast for the Marshals 100 entrants. We will hopefully have a day's walk, then sort out the accommodation and prepare for the overnight stint. May even get some sleep then more walks and possibly see the…

Thu 14th May 2015

Llangollen Switchback

Group Walk - 18ml. 08.30 From c.p. (p+d), on A539 by Sarah Ponsonby Arms, Llangollen. Map: Exp 256 (GR SJ217421). Scenic route including the Eglwyseg river watershed. Moderate pace (brisk for South Manchester?). Joint walk with South Pennine group. L: Peter Schick Telephone number in Strider. E:…

Sat 16th May 2015

Bollington or Bust!

Group Walk - c23ml. 09.00 Free cp, Jackson Lane, Kerridge, Bollington. Map: Exp 24 (GR SJ935772). Picturesque fairly demanding walk mostly following the Gritstone Trail S until deviating off into Greasley Hollow then on to the Dane Valley Way to Gradbach (lunch stop). From there it's N through Wildboarclough…

Sun 31st May 2015

Down the Douglas to the Ribble

Group Walk - 25ml. 09.00 Free c.p. Station Road, Rufford. (GR SD467156). Wander down beside the lower Douglas to the Hesketh Marshes, return by the Rufford Branch Canal. Café for afternoon tea. L: John Knight Telephone number in Strider. E: John.Anthony.Knight@gmail.com

Sat 13th Jun 2015

The Kinder Anti Trog

Group Walk - 18ml. 08.30 Bowden Bridge. Map: Exp 1 (GR SK049869). The route of the famous Kinder Trog fell race – but backwards. L: Bob Kelly Telephone number in Strider

Sun 21st Jun 2015

Off to find a Reservoir!

Group Walk - c20ml. 09.00 NT Rushup Edge c.p. (or park on roadside). Map: Exp 1 (GR SK123832). Walk to include Mam Tor, Hollins Cross, N to Ladybower, Aston, Hope and return via Castleton. L: Michael Magee Telephone number in Strider

Wed 24th Jun 2015

An Evening Saunter

Group Walk - 6ml. 19.00 Bulls Head, Mill Lane, Mobberley. Map: Exp 268 (GR SJ789795). Returning to the pub for a drink from a choice of real ales. L: Bridget Knight Telephone number in Strider

Sat 4th Jul 2015

Stockport to Marsden Linear Walk

Group Walk - 18.5ml. 08.30 At the bus stop on the A6 with the jctn with Langdale Rd, Heaton Chapel (just before McVities factory). Map: LR 109 (GR SJ881927). Mainly good flat paths to Fallowfield Loop and then alongside Ashton and Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Diggle, followed by short climb to Pennine Way at…

Sat 18th Jul 2015

Who Put Those Forts There?

Group Walk - 20ml. 08.30 Helsby rlwy stn (free c.p.). Maps: LR 117 Exp 267 (GR SJ487757). Very steady pace (first walk @ 70!) short pub stop. L: Quentin Blagg Telephone number in Strider. E: qblagg@live.co.uk

Thu 30th Jul 2015

Visit to Dunham (EW)

Group Walk - 5ml. 19.00 From c.p. at the rear of The Griffin PH, Stamford Road, Bowdon. Map: Exp 268 (GR SJ760869). A walk through Dunham Massey and along the Bridgewater canal. L: Michael Magee Telephone number in Strider

Sun 23rd Aug 2015

Loads of Dales

Group Walk - 18ml. 09.00 Peak Forest Village Hall. Map: Exp 24 (GR SK113792). As many dales as we can fit into18ml. L: Bob Kelly Telephone number in Strider

Sun 4th Oct 2015

Goyt Valley Challenge

Challenge Event - 24 or 13.5ml. in 10hr. From Burbage Institute, Buxton (GR SK044729). This is a brand new challenge event organised by the South Manchester LDWA. Two attractive but challenging routes through the western Peak District including Axe Edge, Errwood and Fernilee Reservoirs, plus Shining Tor, Lamaload…