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 2019 (Date, No, Name, Region)

See "Walks This Year" for more details.

05 Jan 5334 Dunham SW
12 Jan 5335 Diggle Circular NE
19 Jan 5336 Castleton / Hayfield SE
26 Jan 5337 Castleshaw NE
02 Feb 5338 Chinley SE Cancelled (snow)
09 Feb 5339 Cown Edge SE
16 Feb 5340 Bleaklow / Longdendale E
23 Feb 5341 Standedge Trail NE
02 Mar 5342 Frodsham Circular ** W
09 Mar 5343 Tintwistle E
16 Mar 5344 West Pennines N
23 Mar 5345 Chinley Churn E
30 Mar 5346 Holme Moss ** NE
06 Apr 5347 Froggatt Edge SE
12 Apr 5348 Festival Montgomery
20 Apr 5349 Leadmill E
27 Apr 5350 White Nancy SE
04 May 5351 Dales of the Wye SE
11 May 5352 Primrose W
18 May 5353 Ladybower E
25 May 5354 Lose Hill E
01 Jun 5355 Ripponden Round NE
08 Jun 5356 Edale Circular E
15 Jun 5357 Combs E
22 Jun 5358 Pendle ** N
29 Jun 5359 Hathersage Medley SE
06 Jul 5360 Sandstone Trail W
13 Jul 5361 Bleaklow E
20 Jul 5362 Cat & Fiddle SE
27 Jul 5363 Bamford E
03 Aug 5364 Eastern Edges E
10 Aug 5365 Cutgate / Dovedale NE
17 Aug 5366 Loggerheads W
24 Aug 5367 Boulsworth Hill ** N
31 Aug 5368 Three Rivers SE
07 Sep 5369 Roaches SE
14 Sep 5370 New Mills Torrs E
21 Sep 5371 Kinder Scout E
28 Sep 5372 Millers Dale SE
04 Oct 5373 Festival Lakes
12 Oct 5374 Alport E
19 Oct 5375 Whaley Bridge SE
26 Oct 5376 Black Hameldon NE
02 Nov 5377 Longdendale E
09 Nov 5378 Hebden Bridge NE
16 Nov 5379 Saddleworth Moor NE
23 Nov 5380 Macclesfield Forest SE
30 Nov 5381 Hayfield SE
07 Dec A.G.M.
** = New walk or changed from last year

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: 17 March 2019.

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