Peak & Northern Footpaths Society (est.1894)


PNFS members regularly get together for sociable walks in the countryside. All members are welcome. Prospective members are especially welcome and a walk is a great way to find out more about the society.

There's usually a short walk (5-9 miles) on the second Wednesday of each month, and a longer, usually hilly, walk (9-12 miles) on the last Wednesday of each month. All walks are accessible by public transport.

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and bring lunch. If you are travelling on public transport, please check rail/bus times before setting out. You are responsible for your own safety during the walk. PNFS walk leaders reserve the right to exclude anybody from the walk.

The description of each walk includes contact details for the leader, who will be pleased to answer any questions or concerns you might have. If you are not yet a member, please contact our longer walks co-ordinator, David Bratt: 01925 762472 or

Walk leaders are PNFS members and volunteers. We're always looking for new walk leaders - see our page Lead a walk.

Short Walks Programme Longer Walks Programme
Wednesday June 14th
Wed June 14 – Leader Ian Mackenzie (01663 742920)
New Mills circular, 7 miles, one longish but not steep ascent.
Based on Edith Nesbit Trail.
Walk starts New Mills Central station 11-15
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-49
Wednesday June 28th
Leader Alan Talbot (07714 826 899)
Linear walk Marple to Broadbottom
11 miles 1900 ft ascent
Walk starts Maple Station 10:15
Manchester Piccadilly station 09:50
Wednesday July 12th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298)
Chapel-en-le-Frith to Whaley Bridge
6 miles, hilly
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-49
Walk starts Chapel-en-le-Frith 10-40
Wednesday July 26th
Leader Ken Brockway (01949 843 572)
Congleton circular using part of The Great English Walk
for details see
12 miles, 1500 ft , inc. The Cloud and the PNFS path
Walk starts Congleton Station 10:30
Manchester Piccadilly 09:46
Wednesday August 9th
Leader – John Harker (07929 051978)
Grindleford to Bamford, to be confirmed
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-49
Walk starts Grindleford station 11-50
Wednesday August 30th
Leader Dave Rigby (01484 846412)
Linear walk Slaithwaite to Huddersfield.
10 miles undulating.(not canal route)
09:57 Man Vic (or 09:41 Man Picc change Stalybridge for 10:12)
Walk starts Slaithwaite stn 10:35

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

Walks programme management, for the use of authorised volunteers only.
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