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, Ken Smith, 07918 154959

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 May 25th
Leader: David Gosling (07841 647 275)
Adlington to Poynton Walk
Via Nab Hill - Bollington - Bakestonedale Moor - Lyme Park
Train 9.44 am from Manchester Piccadilly
Return from Poynton Station approx 4:00 pm
10.5 miles
Wednesday June 8th
Leader Peter Burns (01744 893432) Shorter walk, 5 miles,
Start at the Tyldesley Interchange on the Leigh Guided Busway.
Bus V1 or V2 from Manchester City Centre, e.g. Princess St 10:18 or 10:28.
Walk starts Tyldesley Interchange 11:05.
Returning from Holden Road on same route – if paying, book return to there.
Wednesday June 29th
Leader: Gavin Miller (07951 746323)
Cat & Fiddle to Macclesfield Walk
Cat & Fiddle - Three Shire Heads - Shutlingsloe - Langley - Macclesfield
09:35 am train from Manchester Piccadilly (09:44 am from Stockport) to Macclesfield for 10:15 am bus (Service 58) to Cat & Fiddle
Return by train from Macclesfield
11 miles 1400 ft ascent
Wednesday July 13th
Leaders David and Beth Bratt (01925 762472; mob 07401 789400))
Circular walk from Delamere station, 7 miles inc forest paths , some Sandstone trail and Pale Heights hill. Lunch at Visitor centre (their menu or bring your own).

Train from Man Picc 0939, Stockport 0952

Walk starts Delamere station 1100.. Return train 1518.

Wednesday July 27th
Leader: Ross Myddleton (07941 547 378)
Silverdale Walk
Leighton Moss and Hall - Jenny Brown’s Point - FP14 Silverdale - Arnside Knott
8:48 am train Piccadilly arrives Silverdale 10:29 am book Arnside return
Walk starts at Silverdale Station 10:30 am
11 miles
Wednesday August 10th
Leader John Fisher (01625 439298; mob 07432 825624)

Buxton circular, 7 miles. The western section of the Buxton Ring of Trees walk, including the summits of Corbar Cross and Solomons Temple.

Train from Manchester Piccadilly 10 08, Stockport 10 18. Please check times nearer to the date.

Walk starts Buxton station 11 10.
Wednesday August 31st
Leader: Dave Rigby (07527 582 143)
Slaithwaite Circular Walk
Hilly walk to Marsden and back
Train Piccadilly 9:58 am arrives Slaithwaite 10:33 am
Walk time approx 5 hours. Walk starts at 10:35 am
Wednesday September 14th
Leader John Harker (07929 051978)
Linear Walk, Grindleford to Hope, 8 miles
A walk that features several paths with which the Society has had an involvement
Via Padley Chapel, Grindleford No.12, Harper Lees, Leadmill Bridge, Offerton No.4, Bradwell, Brough, Aston No.7

Train 09:42 Manchester Piccadilly to Grindleford 09:42 or Sheffield to Grindleford 10:14.

Walk starts at Grindleford station when both trains have arrived.
Wednesday September 28th
Leader: Ken Smith (07918 154 959)
Marsden to Greenfield Walk
Via Pule Hill - Diggle Edge - Running Hill - Primrose Hill - Bunkers
Train Piccadilly 9:58 am arrives Marsden 10:29 am
Walk starts at 10:30 am
10 miles 1433ft ascent
Wednesday October 12th
Leader Brian Lomas (0161 688 5237)
Rochdale area. Details to be announced on website and in future publications.
Wednesday October 26th
Leader: Martin Riley (07908 081 959)
Shaw Circular Walk
Shaw Metro Tram Stop 10:30 am
Approximately 10 miles
Some climbs.
Wednesday November 9th
Leader required
Wednesday November 30th
Leader: Bill Minshall (07518 926 031)


Walk details to follow.
Thursday December 15th
WED 14TH DEC - joint walk with Longer Walks Group. Details to be announced.
Wednesday December 14th

Yet to be arranged

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

East Side Walks

Tuesday 17th May - Leader Required
Bennerley Viaduct – Iron Giant 11 miles
Train 9:54 Chesterfield
Walk starts Ilkeston station 10:20

Tuesday 14th June - Leader Required
Baslow – Bakewell linear via Monsall Head 10 miles ascent 1600ft
Bus 170 New Beetwell Street (Stop B12) 10:00 or Sheffield Interchange 218 9:40
Walk starts 10:35 Baslow bus stop, car park adjacent

Tuesday 19th July - Leader Required
Barnsley – Elsecar linear 12 miles
Train 9:55 Chesterfield via Sheffield 10:13
Walks starts Barnsley station 10:40, return from Elsecar

Tuesday 16th August - Leader Required
Rowsley DVHW 11 miles
Bus 170 New Beetwell Street (Stop B12) 10:00
Walks starts Robin Hood 10:30 (from Sheffield tel. leader) Finish Baslow.

If you would like to organise/lead a walk yourself, please get in touch with Ken Brockway.
His contact details are:, Phone: 01773 287225

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