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 September 27th
Leader Bill Minshall (07771 985 8460)
Circular walk Kidsgrove . 10m moderate.
09:46 Man Picc.
Walk starts Kidsgrove Stn 10:30
Wednesday October 11th
Leader: Martin Riley (01706 848408)
Train from Manchester Victoria 09:56
Meet Rochdale station 10:15 , for bus 444 to Norden, where walk starts
Wednesday October 25th
Wednesday Oct 25
Leader Phil Gadsby( 0161 748 5757)
Linear Bromley Cross to Kearsley .
11m undulating
10:03 Man Victoria
Walk starts Bromley Cross Stn 10:30
Wednesday November 8th
WALK CANCELLED - due to rail strike

Will be rearranged for March 2018
Wednesday November 29th
Leader Ian Salvage (01663 746979)
Edale to Chinley via Rushup Edge
10 miles, 1500 ft ascent
Walk starts Edale Station 11:35
Manchester Piccadilly 10:49
Wednesday December 13th
Leader: John Fisher (01625 439298)
Glossop circular, 7 miles
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10:18
Walk starts Glossop station 10:50
Xmas meet with Long Walk group, Wetherspoons 15-00
Thursday December 14th
** Date of Walk is Wednesday 13th not Thursday 14th **
Leader Paul Easthope ( 01457 855015)
Circular walk Glossop.
10miles/1700ft ascent( inc Cown Edge)
09:18 Manchester Piccadilly
Walk starts Glossop Station 10:00
Xmassy meet up with Short walk group in Wetherspoons 15:00
Wednesday January 10th
Leader Tony Littler 01270 587956, mob 07812069869
Broadbottom circular
Walk starts Broadbottom station 10-15
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09-46

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

Walks programme management, for the use of authorised volunteers only.
Summary    for 'Coming Up'

Lead a walk Affiliated societies

Page title:Walks
If you'd like a reply, please include your contact details.
Your message is being sent.
Your message has been sent. Thank you.
Message sending failed - sorry. As an alternative you might like to try the Contact the webmaster form.