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 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
Wednesday December 11th
Leader David Bratt (07401 789 400)
Circular walk Macclesfield 10 miles 1500 ft ascent
(reduced if bad weather)
Manchester Piccadilly 09:44
Walk starts Macc rail station 10:20
Post walk meet up with Short walk group
at Wetherspoons for festive cheer.
Wednesday January 15th
(note – 3rd Wed) – Leader David Hurrell (0114 288 6474)
Edale circular, 7 miles,600 ft ascent.
Train from Manchester Piccadilly 09:41.
or from Sheffield 10:14.

Walk starts Edale station 10:50
Wednesday January 29th
Leader Martin Riley (01706 848408)
Linear walk Diggle to Greenfield
10 miles/1200ft ascent. Includes infamous Saddleworth FP 55
Manchesert Piccadilly 09:58 to Greenfield.
Also Manchester Victory 09:52 change Stalybridge.
Then bus 356 at 10:45 to Diggle
Walk starts 11:00 Diggle bus interchange.
Wednesday February 12th
Leader Martin Riley (01706 848408)
Failsworth Metro to Bowker Vale Metro. 7 miles.
Walk starts Failsworth Metro 11:00
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 10-17 or from Huddersfield 10-28
Walk starts Greenfield station 10-50
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 Myddleton (07941 547378)
Details to follow in next Signpost and here on website
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

Any suggestions for the future short walk programme, please contact

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