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 October 10th
Leader Paul Easthope (01457 855015 or mob 07759 653354)

New Mills circular, 7-8 miles

Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-40 (check)
Walk starts New Mills Central station 10-10.
Wednesday October 31st
Leader Phil Gadsby ( 0161 7485757)

Atherton –Wigan Pier linear. 11m flattish.
Man Vic 09.37 (pick up Salford Crescent 09.44)
Walk starts Atherton station 10.05
Wednesday November 14th
Leader David Hurrell (0114 288 6474)

Hope circular, 7 miles, with one steady climb.

Train from Manchester Piccadilly, depart 09.40, arrive Hope at 10.30.
Or from Sheffield, depart 10.14, arrive Hope at 10.40.

Walk starts Hope station 10.45.

Wednesday November 28th
Leader Ian Salvage ( 01663 746979)

Edale to Hope Linear . 9m 1200 ft ascent
Man Picc 09.40
Walk starts Edale station 10.25
(10.50 if leader advised members coming from Sheffield)
Thursday December 13th
WED DEC 12th - ignore Thurs written above

Leader David Gosling (07841647275)

Chunal to Glossop – 6 miles

Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-59
Meet Glossop station for 10-50 for no 61 bus to Chunal and walk back to Glossop.
Xmas social at Wetherspoons, Glossop, with Long Walk group.

Wednesday December 12th
Leader Paul Easthope (01457 855015)

Glossop circular 10m 1500 ft ascent
Man Picc 09.29
Walk starts Glossop station 10.00
End of walk meet up Wetherspoons with Short walk group)
Wednesday January 9th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298, mob 07432 825624)
Alderley Edge circular. 5 miles, one steady climb.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-37
Walk starts Alderley Edge station 11-10
Wednesday February 13th
Leader Tony Littler (01270 587956, mob 07812 069869)
Chelford circular, 6-7 miles, flat
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-01
Walk starts Chelford station 10-40
Wednesday March 13th
Leader Peter Burns (01744 893432)
Hindley circular , 6-7 miles
Train from Manchester Victoria 10-28
Walk starts Hindley station 11-00
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 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

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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