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 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 July 25th
Leader Ken Brockway ( 01949 843572)

Ilkeston station start and finish.
10 miles undulating walking in DH Lawrence territory.
As usual we will visit and have Ken describe sites of interest.
Man Picc 09.43 change Sheffield then 11.05 to Ilkeston
Walk starts 11.45 with bus return to Ilkeston( Wetherspoons!!)
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

Wednesday August 29th
Leader Dave Rigby (01484 846412)

Slaithwaite for Upper Colne Valley 9 mile hilly circular.
Man Picc 09.47 or Huddersfield 10.01
Walk starts Slaithwaite station 10.15
Wednesday September 12th
Leader Martin Riley (01706 848408)

Derker to Shaw and Crompton – 6 miles

Walk starts Derker Metro station 11-00
Wednesday September 26th
Leader Vince Joyce( 01942 603626)

Whaley Bridge circular. 12m 2000ft ascent
Man Picc 09.48 (pick up Stockport 10.03)
Walk starts Whalley Bridge station 10.30
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 09.49, arrive Hope at 10.38.
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 Marie Critchley ((01663 746811 - speak when voicemail starts)

Chunal to Glossop – 6 miles

Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-59 (check)
Meet Glossop station for 11-00 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)

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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