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 11th
Leader - Marie Critchley (01663 746811 - speak when voicemail starts)
Edale circular - 7 miles, hilly
Train to Edale from Manchester Piccadilly 10-49
OR New Mills Central 11-16.
Walk starts Edale station 11-30.
Wednesday April 25th
Leaders David Hurrell(0114 288 6474)
and Dianne Fortescue(07796 954 930)
Penistone circular, 11 miles undulating
Manchester Piccadilly 09:26 change Huddersfield for 10:13
Walk starts Penistone Station 10:45
Wednesday May 9th

Leader - Ross Myddelton 07941 547378
Across the Moss 7 miles from Irlam to Leigh
Train from Manchester Oxford Road to Irlam at 09-44
Return is by bus from Leigh
Walk starts from Irlam railway station at 10:00.

NOTE – RAIL STRIKE. Train will now be at 10-16, walk starts 10-30
This walk is part of the Manchester Walking Festival
Wednesday May 30th
Wednesday May 30th
Leader – Alan Talbot (07714 826 899).
Linear walk Brighouse to Sowerby Bridge.
10 miles, 1600 feet ascent.
Train Manchester Vic 09:27.
Walk starts Brighouse Station 10:45
Wednesday May 23rd
Leader – David Gosling (07841647275)
Stockport Town and Country
Walk starts Stockport Station 10-00
Many trains from Manchester Piccadilly, e.g. 09-43.
This walk is part of the Manchester Walking Festival
Wednesday June 13th
Leader Tony Littler 01270 587956, mob 07812069869

Congleton circular, 7 miles, 600 ft ascent.

Walk starts 10-30 Congleton station
09-46 train from Manchester Piccadilly
Wednesday June 27th
Wednesday June 27th
Leader – Martin Riley (01706 848 408).
Greenfield circular.
11 miles, hilly.
Train Manchester Picc 09:41, change Stalybridge or Manchester Vic 09:57 direct.
Walk starts Greenfield Station 10:20.
Wednesday July 11th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298 or mob 0743 282 5624)

Disley to Whaley Bridge, 6 miles
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-48 (check)
Walk starts Disley station 10-25.

Wednesday August 8th
Leader John Harker (07929 051978)

Grindleford circular 7 – 8 miles. No steep climbs but a couple of gradual ascents

Train from Manchester Piccadilly 9.40
Or – train from Sheffield 10.14
Walk starts Grindleford station 10.45

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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