Manchester Pedestrian Club

Saturday Walking within reach of Manchester
- Courtesy and Companionship

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120 th Anniversary of the MPC

10th June: Plaque installation
17th June: Manchester canal walk

24 June: Re-enactment of MPC's Inaugural Walk:
Hayfield to Castleton



The Hope Valley 2020
(c) Geoff Orsler

Walk each Saturday, often on the hills around Manchester, followed by refreshment in a nearby venue.

Also occasional Festival Weekends and weekday walks.

More than 5000 walks organised since founded 1903.

Come and Join Us!

  Group at Dobcross, 2017. (c) Geoff Orsler  

We even enjoy the wet! Group at Dobcross. (c) Geoff Orsler 2017

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See Photographs of earlier walks, sent in by members during the 2020 lockdown.

Coming up Shutlingsloe in the sun, 2018.
Coming up Shutlingsloe in the mist, 2019.

Coming up Shutlingsloe - in sun and in mist. (c) Geoff Orsler 2018, Andrew Basden 2019

Walking with the MPC

Walks are organised for most Saturdays of the year in locations easily reached from Manchester - in the Pennines, Peak District, Cheshire, North Wales, etc. MPC Walks have been reconnoitred beforehand by their designated leaders, and are of a range of lengths and difficulty:

At the end of the day, participants in all three walks take a meal together in a nearby pub or other venue. One of our historical quirks is that we change into smart casual clothes for the meal.

Walks Planned for The Coming Year

Details may be found in Walks for 2023. Every week there is a walk at Dunham Park.

Date Name Region Length, Grade
7 Jan Dunham & Little Bollington S 7, 5, 2 m
14 Jan Chinley E
21 Jan Rishworth/Green Withens N 7 m
28 Jan Cown Edge SE 8.5 m
4 Feb (a) Castleshaw/Millstone Edge
(b) Dunham Massey
(a) N, (b) S (a) 8 m, hilly, (b) 5 m flat
11 Feb (a) Hayfield, Peep'o'Day
(b) Dunham
SE, SW (a) 8m, (b) 6m
18 Feb Styal & Bollin Valley SE 8 m
25 Feb Teggs Nose/Macc. Forest SE 7m, undulating
4 Mar Saddleworth - Marsden (return train to Greenfield) E 8m, moor paths
11 Mar Hayfield (to Farlands, Southhead) E
18 Mar Hayfield E 8 m
25 Mar Lad's Leap NE 8 m, moorland
1 Apr Ramsbottom Circular N 7 m
8 Apr Disley and Lyme Park S 7m
15 Apr
22 Apr Hope SE 8-9m
29 Apr Disley North S 7.5m
6 May (Coronation)
13 May Frodsham (postponed) W 8 m
20 May Dunham
27 May Marsden Moor, Dunham NE 7-8 m
3 Jun Abney and Offerton Moor S (White Peak) 9 m
--* Three walks to mark 120th Anniversary of the MPC *--
10 Jun Plaque Attachment, Kinder E
17 Jun Tomperley - Castlefield Canal Walk SE 7.5 m
24 Jun MPC Original Walk: Hayfield - Castleton SE 21 miles
1 Jul Tockholes N 7m
8 Jul Bamford & Stanage Edge SE 8m
15 Jul Barnton: Birthday W 6m
22 Jul Goyt S 9-10 m
29 Jul
5 Aug (Cancelled by weather)
12 Aug (a) Chinley (b) Dunham (a) SE (b) S 8, 5 m
19 Aug Combs 8m
26 Aug Dunham S 5 m
2 Sep Dunham S 5 m
9 Sep Dunham S 5 m
16 Sep
23 Sep Dunham S 5 m
30 Sep Frodsham W 8 m
7 Oct Edale-Chinley SE 7 m
14 Oct Styal + Bollin Valley S 8 m
21 Oct Chinley + South Head
- Cancelled
SE 7 m
28 Oct (a) Alport Castles
(b) Dunham
E (a) 8m (b) 4m
4 Nov (a) Chinley, South Head (b) Dunham SE (a) 7m (b) 5m
11 Nov Holme Valley N 8m
18 Nov Diggle-Marsden NE 6m
25 Nov
2 Dec
9 Dec AGM, Walk,
Christmas Lunch
Mcr 4-5m

To join a walk:

It is a condition of joining a walk that participants understand and agree to abide by the rules for walks contained on the page, Walking with the MPC.

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