Manchester Pedestrian Club

Saturday Walking Around Greater Manchester
- Courtesy and Companionship

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  MPC group 2015  

(c) John Procter

The Manchester Pedestrian Club was founded over 100 years ago as a 'gentlemen's walking club' to organise walks on Saturdays in the terrain around Greater Manchester. Now 'gentlemen' may be male or female! Though it began as a walk-racing club, its ethos soon changed to enjoying walking with "courtesy and compansionship".

Each Saturday, members and guests meet for a walk, usually on the hills, followed by a meal in a nearby venue, usually a pub. Occasionally, weekends away (Festival Weekends) or weekday walks are organised.

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  Group at Dobcross, 2017. (c) Geoff Orsler  

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

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 2018 (Date, No, Name, Region)
06 Jan 5286 Dunham SW
13 Jan 5287 Diggle Circular NE
20 Jan 5288 Castleton/Hayfield SE
27 Jan 5289 Castleshaw NE
03 Feb 5290 Chinley SE
10 Feb 5291 Cown Edge SE
17 Feb 5292 Longdendale by Train E
24 Feb 5293 Standedge Trail NE
03 Mar 5294 Heptonstall NE
10 Mar 5295 Tintwistle E
17 Mar 5296 West Pennines N
24 Mar 5297 Hayfield E
31 Mar 5298 Uppermill NE
07 Apr 5299 Froggatt Edge SE
14 Apr 5300 White Nancy SE
21 Apr 5301 Leadmill E
27 Apr 5302 tba
05 May 5303 Dales of Wye SE
12 May 5304 Primrose W
19 May 5305 Ladybower E
26 May 5306 Lose Hill E
02 Jun 5307 Ripponden Round NE
09 Jun 5308 Edale Circular E
16 Jun 5309 Combs E
23 Jun 5310 Pendle N
30 Jun 5311 Hathersage Medley SE
07 Jul 5312 Sandstone Trail W
14 Jul 5313 Bleaklow E
21 Jul 5314 Cat & Fiddle SE
28 Jul 5315 Bamford E
04 Aug 5316 Eastern Edges E
11 Aug 5317 Cutgate/Dovedale N
18 Aug 5318 Loggerheads W
25 Aug 5319 Kinder downfall E
01 Sep 5320 Three Rivers SE
08 Sep 5321 Roaches SE
15 Sep 5322 New Mills Torrs E
22 Sep 5323 Frodsham Circular W
29 Sep 5324 Millers Dale SE
05 Oct 5325 Lakes Weekend N
13 Oct 5326 Alport E
20 Oct 5327 Whaley Bridge SE
27 Oct 5328 Black Hameldon NE
03 Nov 5329 Longdendale E
10 Nov 5330 Hebden Bridge NE
17 Nov 5331 Alphin to Ashway Gap NE
24 Nov 5332 Macclesfield Forest SE
01 Dec 5333 Hayfield SE
08 Dec AGM

More details of walks for current year.

  Whernside from Ingleboro, 2016. (c) Roy Higgins 2016  

Whernside from Ingleboro, 2016. (c) Roy Higgins 2016

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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Created by A. Basden May 2016. Last update: 3 February 2018.

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