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 10th
Leader Brian Lomas (0161 688 5237)
Daisy Nook Country Park, 7 mile circular, gentle
Walk starts Ashton West Metro station 11:00
Tram from Manchester Piccadilly
Wednesday April 24th
Leader Bill Minshall (0751 892 6031)
Circular walk Congleton. 10 miles hillyish
Manchester Piccadilly 09:44
Walk starts Congleton station 10:30
Wednesday May 8th
Leader Dave Rigby (01484 846412)
Sowerby Bridge to Hebden Bridge, 7 miles, some ascent.
Train from Manchester Victoria at 09:37
Walk starts Sowerby Bridge station 10:30
Wednesday May 29th
Leader: David Hurrell (01142 886474) & Dianne Fortescue (07796 954930)
Hathersage to Bamford, 11 miles, hilly, including Stanage Edge
Manchester Piccadilly 09:40
Walk starts Hathersage Station 10:40
Wednesday June 12th
Leader Martin Riley (01706 848408)
Godley to Stockport, 8 miles, one short climb.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-59
Walk starts Godley station 11-15
Wednesday June 26th
Leader: Vince Joyce (01942 603626)
Greenfield Circular, 11 miles, 2,300 ft ascent
Manchester Piccadilly 10:17
Walk starts Greenfield Station 10:40
Wednesday July 10th
Leader David Hurrell (0114 288 6474)
Hathersage circular via Stoke Ford, 7 miles, one steady climb.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09.40.
or from Sheffield 10.14.
Walk starts Hathersage station 10.40.

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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