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 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.
Tuesday July 30th
Leader: Gavin Miller(07951 746 323)
Linear walk Cat and Fiddle to Macclesfield
12.5miles 1400ft ascent. Shining Tor/Windgather
Manchester Piccadilly 09:35 arrive Macclesfield 10:00 then bus to Cat and Fiddle
Wednesday August 14th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298, mob 07432 825624)
Greenfield to Marsden via Standedge Trail
7 miles, one steady climb.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10-17
Walk starts Greenfield station 10-40
Wednesday August 28th
Leader: Dave Rigby (01484 846 412)
Linear walk Slaithwaite to Greenfield
10 miles, hilly.
Manchester Piccadilly 10:17 or Huddersfield 10:28
Walk starts Slaithwaite station at 10:50
Wednesday September 11th
Leader: David Gosling (07841 647275)
Disley circular via Whaley Moor and Lyme Park; 6 miles, one moderate climb
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10:11
Walk starts Disley Station 10:40
Wednesday September 25th
Leaders John Kidd (01283 701991) and Ken Brockway.
Linear walk Tutbury to Uttoxeter.
10 miles, fairly level.
Walk passes site of explosion at RAF Fauld(see Wikkipedia)
Manchester Piccadilly 09:35 change Stoke
Walk starts Tutbury and Hatton station at 11:10.
Wednesday October 9th
Leader: Ross Myddleton (07941 547378)
Entwistle circular by the Witton Weavers Way; 8 miles, undulating up to 1,000 ft
Train from Manchester Victoria 09:41 to Entwistle (request stop), via Salford Crescent and Bolton
Walk starts Entwistle Station 10:20
Wednesday October 30th
Leader: Brian Lomas (0161 688 5237)
Circular walk Newhey 10 miles hilly.
Walk starts Newhey Metro stop at 10:30
Wednesday November 13th
Leader: Udo Pope (07717 802468)
Marple circular, via Mellor and Cobden Edge; 8.5 miles, 1,500 ft ascent
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10:19
Walk starts Marple station 10:45
Wednesday December 11th
Leader: John Fisher (01625 439298, mob 07432 825624)
Macclesfield circular; 7 miles, some climbs
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10:35
Walk starts Macclesfield Station 11:00
Followed by Christmas pub social with Long Walkers at Wetherspoons, Macclesfield

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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