Manchester Pedestrian Club
Saturday Walking within reach of Manchester
The Hope Valley 2020
(c) Geoff Orsler
The Manchester Pedestrian Club has organised over 5000 walks within reach of Manchester, and sometimes beyond, since it began in 1903. 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.
We even enjoy the wet! Group at Dobcross. (c) Geoff Orsler 2017
Founded as a 'gentlemen's walking club' after the 1903 Manchester to Southport walking race, its ethos soon changed to enjoying walking with "courtesy and compansionship." Now 'gentlemen' are male or female!
See Photographs of earlier walks, sent in by members during the 2020 lockdown.
Coming up Shutlingsloe - in sun and in mist. (c) Geoff Orsler 2018, Andrew Basden 2019
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.
Now that the Lockdown rules have been relaxed,
|15th May||Frodsham||Andrew Basden||Frodsham railway station car-park.|
|22nd May||Pule Hill & Marsden Moor||Steve Tetlow||Standedge Cutting car-park, A62, Diggle. OL3 5LT|
|29th May||Ripponden||Alan Gibson||Ripponden recreational gardens car-park, ref. SE041197|
|5th June||Little Leigh, Trent & Mersey Canal||Harry Kennedy||Ash House Lane, Little Leigh, Cheshire|
|12th June||Shatton (Hope Valley)||John Grieve||Travellers Rest, Brough, S33 9HG|
|19th June||Macclesfield Forest||David Pocklington||Trentabank Forest HQ car-park (pay&display) or roadside. SK11 0NS|
|26th June||Chinley||John Grieve||Chinley station car-park, SK23 6AZ|
|3rd July||Snake Path & Kinder North Edge||Steve Tetlow||Birchen Clough Bridge car-park on Snake Pass, Map ref. SK109914|
|10th July||Three Rivers||David Pocklington||Bakewell Bridge car-park, Map ref. SK221685|
|17th July||Darwen Moor||Amanda Timpany||Royal Arms car-park, Tockholes Rd., Ryal Fold, Darwen BB3 0PA|
|24th July||Disley area (not Lyme Park)||John Grieve||Disley station car-park|
|31st July||Trawden Forest, Colne||Steve Tetlow||Trawden Community Centre BB8 8RU|
|7th August||Steve Tetlow|
|14th August||Unusual Saddleworth||Steve Tetlow||Wool Road Car Park|
|21st August||Millers Dale||Steve Tetlow||Millers Dale station car park|
|28th August||Tintwistle||John Grieve||Bull's Head, Tintwistle|
|4, 11 September||Menorca|
|18th September||Saddleworth||John Grieve||Brun Clough Resv Car Park|
|25 September 2021||Hayfield||John Grieve (7m)
John Procter (4m)
|Royal Hotel, Hayfield|
|2 October 2021||Roaches||Ron Cooper||?8 mile|
|9 October 2021||Whaley Bridge||John Grieve (7m)
John Procter (?4m)
|Layby on A5004 at SK009799|
|16 October 2021||Roaches||Ron Cooper (8m),
John Procter (6m)
|Gradbach Car Park, Map Ref SJ 999 662|
|30 October 2021||Holme Valley||Steve Tetlow||Digley Reservoir, south car park (map reference SE109067)|
|6 November 2021||Cown Edge||Geoff Orsler, John Procter||9.5 miles and shorter, from Royal Hotel, Hayfield|
|13 November 2021||Mam Tor||David Pocklington, Eric Rogers||6.5 and 5 miles, from Mam Tor car park.|
|20 November 2021||Tatton Park||Amanda Timperley||5 m, from Knutsford entrance CP|
|27 November 2021||Saddleworth||Geoff Orsler||7 miles, from Cross Keys|
|4 December 2021||(no walk)|
|11 December 2021||Manchester Canals + Lunch||John Grieve||4.5-5miles, from Cornbrook Metro station|
Please see walks for current year for details.
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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