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 April 12th
Leader Ian Salvage (01663 746979)
Hayfield circular, 8 miles, some hills
Train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop 10:18, then No 61 bus to Hayfield 11:00.
Walk starts Hayfield Bus Stn 11:15.


Wednesday April 26th
Leaders Dianne Fortescue (07796 954 930) and
David Hurrell (0114 288 6474)
Penistone circular
10 miles 1200ft ascent
Walk starts Penistone Station 10:45
Manchester Piccadilly station 09:26 and
change Huddersfield 10:13 for Penistone
Wednesday May 10th
Wed May 10 – Leader Peter Burns (01744 893432 Mob 07531320469)
Bury circular, 7 miles, easy, 550 ft of ascent.
Walk starts Bury Metro 11-00
Tram from any Metro station, to arrive then.
Wednesday May 31st
Leader Gavin Millar (01565 634 510)
Walk details will be available on the website mid April and
also announced at the end of the April walk
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

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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