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Walks are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated.

Walks are normally 5- 6 miles, but we have added some longer walks into this years's programme- so please check details carefully. We have also added some short walks on Mondays

There’s always a warm welcome for new walkers on our walks However if you haven’t been on walks with us before and want to meet up with someone to travel to the walk, please contact Maggie Smith Walks Co-ordinator – see details on the committee page.

The walks template for walk leaders may be found here

Date Walk Description Meeting Place and time. All walks start at 10.30 unless otherwise stated. Walk leader and contact details
2016 2016 2016 2016
Saturday, June 25th, Long walk Goyt Valley and Shining Tor 7 miles with some hills
Meet 11.00am More details here
Car Park across Dam of Errwood Res'r, Goyt Valley GR SK17 6GJ (Car share recommended Phone Maggie Smith 07879 465 047) Margaret Manning, tel: 07786 786 811
Tuesday, June 28th, Evening walk Clifton Country Park, River Irwell and area 7.00pm start More details here Visitor Centre, Clifton CP car park, No.8 bus from Shudehill to Clifton Cricket Club then down Clifton House Rd. Wendy Olsen, tel: 07796 998 293
Saturday, July 2th Long walk Stanage Edge 8 miles More details here 9.49 train from Piccadilly to Grindleford Station Salle Dare, tel: 861 8491
Tuesday, July 12th Pennington Flash, Bridgewater and Leeds/Liverpool canals
11.00am start More details here
Car park behind disused pub, West Bridgewater St. WN7 4HB. Bus no.34 at 9.58 from Piccadilly (or new guided busway! starts April 3rd) to Leigh bus station for 11.00am start Geoff Jones, tel: 07801 261 571
Monday, July 18th, Short Walk Stockport to East Didsbury along Trans Pennine Trail. Could extend it to Fletcher Moss
LINEAR 11.00am start
Stockport bus station, Bus 192 from Picc/Paton St or train to Stockport, Bus/train/tram back from East Didsbury or Fletcher Moss Salle Dare, tel: 861 8491
Tuesday, July 26th Evening Walk Clifton, Irwell Valley 7.00pm start Wickes' car park or adjacent roads. Near M60 motorway at Clifton. Bus 8 from Shudehill Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047
Saturday, July 30th Bromley Cross to Moses Gate, Bolton. Part of the Kingfisher Trail LINEAR 7.5 miles Train from Victoria at 10.03 to Bromley Cross station, Return by train from Moses Gate Station or bus 8 or 37 Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534
Tuesday, August 9th Monton and Worsley woods Dukes Drive car park, Monton Green. Buses 68 from Trafford Centre or Eccles, 33 from M/c or 22. Veronica Yates, tel: 789 5209
Saturday, August 13th Long walk Irlam and Chat Moss. Fishing lakes, Little Woolden Moss Nature Reserve LINEAR 8 miles Verdant Rd., Brookhouse by Eccles Cemetery, A57 Irlam./Eccles just past M60. 67 bus from Shudehill, 100 bus from Trafford Centre. Return from 67 terminus, Cadishead Rob Dean, tel: 0752 197 6455/ landline, tel: 0161 799 9724
Monday, August 15th, Short walk Stretford to Old Trafford along Bridgewater Canal. About 2 miles 11.00am start Stretford Metro Station, Chester Rd. Tram or bus 22, 23,15 etc. Salle Dare, tel: 861 8491
Tuesday, August 23rd
Evening walk
Chorlton Meadows 7.00pm start Chorlton Bus Station, Barlow Moor Rd. 85 & 86 bus from Piccadilly Margaret Squires, tel: 07758 348 528
Saturday, August 27th Hathersage Walk (5miles) and/or swim at open air baths Piccadilly Train Station for 9.49am train to Hathersage. 15.32 return train if possible Salle Dare, tel: 861 8491
Saturday, September 10th Long walk Anglezarke Moor, Bolton
11 miles Hilly
Victoria Station for 10.23 train to Adlington (Lancs) Railway Station, Arriving approximately
11.00am Car parking in Adlington if needed
Andy Barclay, tel: 07796 400 332
Tuesday, September 13th Drinkwater Park, Agecroft, River Irwell, cloughs, lakes Butterstile Lane near Rainsough Brow, Prestwich. Parking on road. 92, 93 from Shudehill Maggie Smith, tel: 07879 465 047
Monday, September 19th Short walk Ladybarn, Fallowfield Loop and Burnage. Includes parks and greenways 11.00 start Entrance to Mauldeth Rd Station, opposite Ladybarn Park. Free parking nearby. Bus 22, 178 to start Trains from Piccadilly Steve Saxton, tel: 860 7857
Saturday, September 24th Mersey Valley, Chorlton Water Park and Kenworthy Woods Sale Water Park Metro, Rifle Rd. Parking available at nearby SWP Visitor Centre Kate Wilson, tel: 07792 936 217
Tuesday, September 27th Evening walk Manchester City Centre, Sights and Pub 7.00pm start Manchester Art Gallery, MosleySt Mags Metcalf, tel: 07947 864 534
Tuesday, October 11th Poynton to Adlington (Ches) LINEAR About 7 miles Piccadilly Station 10.30 for 10.46 train to Poynton. Return train from Adlington Salle Dare, tel: 861 8491
Monday October 17th Short walk Sale Water Park. Lake, lanes, Chorlton Brook, riverside. About 3 miles 11.00am start Sale Water Park Metro. Parking available at nearby SWP Visitor Centre Maggie Walker, tel: 07947 195875
Saturday, October 29th Alderley Edge, through woods, along Sandstone Edge Piccadilly Station 9.40 for 10.04 to Alderley Edge. Arrives 10.34 Margaret Manning, tel: 07786 786 811

Interested in going on other longer walks? Manchester Associates Rambling Club offers members walks of around 8 - 10 miles in Greater Manchester and the surrounding counties on 3 Sundays a month, and runs a coach trip to areas like Cumbria, North Yorkshire, North Wales or Derbyshire once a month.

Membership is only £3.00 per year; if you want to know more ring Simon Cleverley on 0161 860 0350 or email Simon on spcleverley@gmail.com.

If in your 20s and 30s longer walks also run by the Manchester and District walkers (MAD walkers) a local group of the Ramblers for people who live in and around the Greater Manchester area MADWalkers.

Busy during the week and can only walk at the weekends? A new group has been established called The Manchester Weekend Walkers. Full details at Weekend Walkers.

Greater Manchester & High Peak Area Ramblers have a programme of Coach Excursions from Manchester including three or four organised walks on alternate Sundays. Full details at Coach Rambles Group

Manchester Area also has an extensive programme of public transport walks using train/bus/tram from Central Manchester offering Wednesday Long Walks, Wednesday Short Walks and also a moderate walk on alternate Sundays, full details at Public Transport Walks