Manchester Pedestrian Club
Saturday Walking Around Greater Manchester
Most of the walks that did take place were combined A and B walks, of around 8 miles. Given in the table below are the walk number and date, the name of the walk, its location in relation to Manchester, and some details of the walk itself, either the route or the grade.
|Walk||Date||Name||Location||Grade of 'A' walk|
|5382||4 Jan||Dunham||SW||8 m, moderate, fairly flat|
|5383||11 Jan||Diggle Circular||NE||8 m, some strenuous, rough, steep|
|5384||18 Jan||Castleton||SE||10 m, moderate|
|5385||25 Jan||Castleshaw Roman Fort||NE||10 m, moderate|
|5386||1 Feb||Chinley||SE||10 m, undulating|
|5387||8 Feb||Cown Edge||SE||12 m, hilly, moderate pace|
|5388||15 Feb||Gritstone Trail (Macc)||E||This new walk, sadly, had to be cancelled (Stormy weather)|
|5389||22 Feb||Marsden||NE||Sadly, cancelled due to bad weather|
|5390||29 Feb||Leap Day Walk: Lad's Leap||?||8 m, some ascent with soggy ground - turned out to be a lovely walk, worth repeating|
|5391||7 Mar||Holme Valley||NE||8 m, mainly moderate, some ascent|
|14 Mar||West Pennines||N||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|21 Mar||Hayfield||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|28 Mar||Tintwistle||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|4 Apr||Three Shires||SE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|11 Apr||Leadmill||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
Montgomery, Tyn Y Coed
|Wales||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|25 Apr||White Nancy||S||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|2 May||Dales of Wye||SE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|9 May||Frodsham Circular||W||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|16 May||Ladybower||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|23 May||Lose Hill||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|30 May||Ripponden Round||NE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|6 Jun||Edale Circular||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|13 Jun||Combs||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|20 Jun||Pendle||N||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|27 Jun||Bleaklow||E||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|4 Jul||Sandstone Trail||W||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|Starting up after Covid-19 lockdown|
First walk back after lockdown.
Five walks to get us going again,
Ashton & Rochdale Canals
(replaced Hathersage Medley 16 m, strenuous)
8 Members joined the first walk.
11:30. We met at the corner of Ducie Street and Piccadilly Station approach. The walk took us through Piccadilly village on the Ashton Canal to the Etihad football stadium, from here we walk down Hulme hall Lane to pick up the Rochdale Canal. On both canals can be seen buildings from Manchester's industrial heritage alongside the redevelopment of Ancoats and the Northern Quarter. 4 m.
Darwen Moor |
(replaced Cat & Fiddle 17 m, strenuous)
11:00. Royal Arms Pub Ryal Fold Tockholes Road BB3 0PA
The walk is a seven signpost walk over Darwen Moor and through Roddlesworth woods and is taken from the PNFS Spring 2020 magazine. The additional four miles takes in two reservoirs before returning to the pub. There is a natural break after 5.5 miles should some members wish to have a shorter walk. 5.5 m.
Shatton Mast Brough |
(replaced Bamford 14 m, strenuous)
11:00. Travellers Rest, Brough Lane, Hope Valley, High Peak S33 9HG.
After Travellers Rest, picks up the river at Shatton village, which we follow to the steppingstones. From here we walk up to Offerton Hall and then on to the mast. Coming down we walk through Overdale nature reserve, down from Bradwell Edge to Bradwell village and back to the Travellers Rest. 9 m.
(replaced Eastern Edges 17 m, sustained)
|E||11:00. Royal Hotel Hayfield, then Phoside farm, Peep O' Day, quarries, Over Hill Road (turn right) bridleway to the TV mast, Moorland Road, Sett Valley trail, Heyfield. 9 m.|
Teggs Nose Country Park |
11.00. Teggs Nose carpark (charge £3.00 all day)
We follow the Gritstone trail to Green Barn, on to Leathers Smithy pub, walk down the tracks at Ridgegate Reservoir and on to the Ranger Hut. From here we take the Red marker route through the forest, which we follow all the way back to the carpark. This is a strenuous walk and will be taken at a moderate pace with morning, lunch and afternoon stops. As the route is well marked and easy to follow, members who are fitter and can manage a faster pace can proceed at their own pace back to the carpark. 9 m.
|5397||15 Aug||Loggerheads||W||13 m, fairly stenuous, moderate pace|
|5398||22 Aug||Boulsworth Hill||N||12 m, field paths then moorland with one strenuous ascent|
|5399||29 Aug||Three Rivers||SE||m|
|5400||5 Sep||Roaches||SE||10 m, undulating, tricky underfoot|
|5401||12 Sep||New Mills Torrs||E||9 m, slightly undulating|
|5402||19 Sep||Not Kinder Scout: Owing to accident in one of our members, we did a shorter walk||W||5 m, Hayfield, Kinder Reservoir, Shooting Cabin, Lantern Pike.|
|5403||26 Sep||Millers Dale||SE||10 m, moderate|
|5404||3 Oct||Saddleworth (instead of Lakes Festival, owing to Covid-19 lockdown)||NE||
This day was the record wettest day in the UK, raining from south of England to the north of Scotland, with average rainfall of 31 mm.
The Saddleworth walk was 8 m: Old Bell Inn, Platt Lane, Lark Hill Road and Harrop Edge, Bleak Hey Nook, Millstone Edge, Diggle, Boat Lane, Brun Clough, Dobcross, Delph because weather was terrible. Would have been Broadhead Noddle, Heights Church, Delph.
However, one member actually walked in the Lakes, and reported "All of you missed nothing but the rain in the Lakes two and a half weeks ago. Saturday was just miserable, not overly cold, nor windy, but just continuous light rain during all daylight hours ~ and the cloudbase was low, lower than the top of Catbells."
|5405||10 Oct||Alport||E||13 m, hilly, moderate pace|
|5406||17 Oct||Whaley Bridge||SE||8 m, hilly, moderate pace|
|24 Oct||Black Hameldon||NE||13 m, difficult - But cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|31 Oct||Longdendale by train||E||13 m, undulating, moderate pace - But cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|7 Nov||Hebden Bridge||NE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|14 Nov||Saddleworth Moor||NE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|21 Nov||Macclesfield Forest||SE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|28 Nov||Hayfield||SE||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
|AGM||5 Dec||The President||- Cancelled because of Covid-19 pandemic -|
Full list of MPC walks is available on separate page.
Created: 1 January 2021, last updated 5 July 2023.
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