Recent memories

Styal Round

Styal Round AGM walk 18.01.2020 On a bright frosty morning, Dave G and Bess, Frank, Ned, Roger, Jasmina and Peter set off with David A from the Waggon and Horses in Handforth on slippery pavements through the urban and industrial sprawl along Spath Lane. Emerging onto the cycling path along the…

Robbies Stroll. Lyme Park

Robbies Stroll. Lyme Park. Thur 16th Jan. a few photos:-    

Castleton Circuit

Castleton Circuit renamed as "Mam Tornado"    An impressive turnout of 18 New Year walkers left the dawn mist of the Rushup Edge car park to venture along the ridge of Mam Tor. However the strong breeze experienced in the car park quickly turned into a wild gale approaching Mam Tor with several…

Christmas Walk

South Manchester Christmas Walk and Meal. 2019   Quentin led five members of the South Manchester group (Duncan, David A, David W, Yasmina and I) at 10am from outside the Wren’s Nest pub in Glossop. The weather forecast had not been too promising and indeed there was a light drizzle as we began.…

Robbies Stroll

Robbies Stroll. Thursday 28th November. Some of us are fair weather walkers. PNFS walk in New Mills on Wednesday - it rained all day. Robbies Stroll on Thursday - it rained all day. Fed up. Sunday was great so I was out at last to Recce the Totley Trots for our February walk. Much better. Still,…

Round Peckforton

Round Peckforton 18 November 2019 A group of hardy souls, 7 members and five guests met at Gresty’s Waste CP near Kelsall to walk in the direction of Peckforton on the Sandstone Trail and return on the Eddisbury Way. After reccying the walk, finding some stretches in poor condition and…

Franks Pike Idea

A joint walk with the Irregulars led by Duncan Smith. FRANKS PIKE IDEA - Walk Report This is the first walk that I have lead for the Irregulars. The turnout was nine including guest walker Helen (Merseyside). We started by traversing the spectacular Millennium bridge. Constructed in 2000 it…

Round Rainow

Round Rainow Evening Walk On a fine evening on 7th August Dave G, Duncan, Steve W and Avril met up with David A at the bottom of Hedges Row in Bollington for an evening walk.  A gradual ascent of hedges row then above Winterside Farm was followed by a descent into Mellow Clough where we searched…

A long Walk from Longdendale

Peter Schick's report on the 'Long Walk from Longdendale' led by Peter Whitehead   Peter has picked the hottest and muggiest day of the the year for his ‘Long Walk from Longdendale’ and, even though it works out a bit less than the advertised 20 miles and the blurb in Strider said…

Teachers Wore Mortar Boards and Gowns

Do you remember when teachers wore gowns. I do. We all thought it very funny. Quentin remembers it too:- Teachers wore Mortar Boards and Gowns. A gentle 2 hours stroll around Cheadle. A nice dry and warm evening, with 9 members and friends meeting at Cheadle Swimming Baths. The start was delayed a…

Dane Valley Ramble

Report and photos of the Dane Valley Ramble from Michael Magee:   Four (Ann, Peter, David & Michael) from South Manchester LDWA commenced the walk from Clough House Car Park along Cumberland Brook to Dane Bower. We  joined the Dane Valley way for a short distance before leaving it to head for…

Dufton Weekend

Dufton Weekend The South Manchester Group provided the breakfast stop for the Hadrian 100 Marshals walk. Members of the group also walked the route from Garrigill to Dufton and up to a very windy High Cup Nick. Members also did much cycling in the area and Dufton Pike, Knock Pike and Murton Pike…

Glossop to Greenfield Walk

Glossop to Greenfield Walk Dave Wrights write up on a very wet walk: Glossop to Greenfield : My Walk Report The weather forecast being very wet and windy, at 9.03, a grey mist on the rain’s face and a grey dawn breaking, there I was standing alone outside Glossop railway station holding a thought…

Chatsworth Delights

Michael Magee reports: Nine eager walkers set off from Calver (6 South Manchester, 1 Merseystriders, 1 High Peak & a potential new recruit) and warmed up with a climb through Bee Wood to Curbar Edge and then onto Baslow Edge which we followed enjoying good views of the valley below. We proceeded…

Dane Valley Ramble Recconaisance

Perfect walking weather for our recce in preparation for the Dane Valley Ramble on 18th May. David, myself, Nicoletta and a potential new LDWA recruit enjoyed a most enjoyable walk finishing with a climb to Shutlingsloe with wonderful views. Michael Magee

In the steps of Mr Darcy (02/02/2019)

Peter Whitehead writes: This was a very enjoyable walk. It was sunny and cold with almost zero breeze and great views. There were 13 of us at the start (David Gosling dropped out half way). My Garmin gave 13.51 miles with 2410ft ascent (Duncan - I got 14 1/4mles x 2450ft) taking 7hours 5 minutes.…

Complete the Pennine Way Part 2

Extend the Pennine Way? David A and Peter S flew the flag for South Manchester group on a wet and breezy day on Sunday 26th August. The idea was to complete the walk from the Roaches, being the true geographic end of the Pennines, to Edale (details on LDP section of website). The first stage in…

A Reservoir Hike (24/02/2018)

A small select group of three set off from Dovestones car park on a perfect winter's day with plenty of sunshine and clear visibility. The steep climb to Chew Reservoir warmed us up especially with the biting easterly wind. Once on the top the hard ground allowed us to make good progress to Laddow…

AGM Walk (04/02/2018)

Another muddy AGM walk Yes, it rained and it rained and it rained. Fortunately this was before we set out on a ‘pre-AGM’ 8 miler. However the fields were wet, claggy and very muddy. Dave’s little dog Bess must have known this, because at the call to arms she jumped back into her basket and…