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 February 26th
Leader Tony Littler (0781 206 9869)
Broadbottom circular. 10 miles/1300 ft ascent
Manchester Piccadilly 09:33
Walk starts Broadbottom railway station 10:00
Wednesday March 11th
Leader Dave Rigby (01484 846412)
Greenfield circular, 7 miles, some hills.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-58 or from Huddersfield 09-53
Walk starts Greenfield station 10-30
Wednesday March 25th
Leader Phil Gadsby( 0161 748 5757)
Linear walk Horwich to Wigan. 10 miles moderate.
Manchester Piccadilly 09:57.
Walk starts Horwich Parkway railway station 10:30
Wednesday April 8th
Leader Tony Littler (01270 587956, mob 07812 069869)
Congleton circular via The Cloud. 8 miles, steep in parts.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-44
Walk starts Congleton station 10-30
Wednesday April 29th
Leader Bill Minshall(0751 892 6031)
Alderley Edge circular walk. 10 miles/1200ft ascent
Manchester Piccadilly 09:30.
Walk starts Alderley Edge railway station 10:20
Wednesday May 13th
Leader Ross Myddelton (07941 547378)
Walsden circular, 7 miles, along Reddyshore Scout and Chelburn Moor.
Train from Manchester Victoria (Leeds train) at 10-37
Walk starts Walsden station at 11-05.

Wednesday May 27th
Leaders David Hurrell( 0114 288 6474) and
Dianne Fortescue( 07796 954 930)
Grindleford circular walk 10 miles/1000ft ascent
inc Carl Wark and Higger Tor.
Manchester Piccadilly 09:42 (arrives 10:43) or from Sheffield 10:14 (arrives 10:29)
Walk starts Grindleford railway station 10:45
Wednesday June 10th
Leader Ken Smith (07918 154959)
Greenfield circular (clockwise), 8 miles, ascent 1320 ft.

Manchester Piccadilly 9:58 to Greenfield 10-22.
OR Manchester Victoria 09:52 and change at Stalybridge.
OR Huddersfield 09-53
Walk starts Greenfield station at 10:35.
Wednesday July 8th
Leader Brian Lomas (0161 688 5237)
Hale to Knutsford, 7 miles, level.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-41
Walk starts Hale station 11-15.
Wednesday August 12th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298, mob 07432 825624)
Linear walk, Edale to Hope, over Lose Hill.
6 miles, hilly.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09:41 or Sheffield 10:14.

Walk starts Edale station 10:50

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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