Walking Programme 2021
The walks programme will hopefully restart in April 2021. Please check this page and your emails for updates. There will be restrictions on the number of people who can attend in order to comply with government guidance. Whilst the club is permitted to organise activities for up to 30 participants, numbers will usually be less to keep the group to a manageable size.
The club is required to carry out a risk assessment for each activity and to keep records of those attending. In order to comply with these requirements, if you wish to come on a club walk this must be booked in advance using Webcollect.
Many of you will already be familiar with using Webcollect to book places on weekend meets. If there is anyone who is not already registered with Webcollect and would like to do so, please contact Howard Jones email@example.com.
Click on the button to go to the club's Webcollect site
If you are unable to use Webcollect then a booking can be made on your behalf – ask the walk organiser
Members are expected to travel in separate cars unless from the same household.
All participants need to observe social distancing and hygiene measures during the walk.
You must not attend if you or a member of your household shows symptoms of Coronavirus
Avoid sharing equipment or food and drink with anyone not from your household
Thank you for your patience during this time.
All walks are provisional and subject to change. Watch this page and check your emails for updates nearer the time.
Saturday 24 April 2021
Stoodley Pike from Withens Clough Reservoir. (SD 987233) Circular walk. Moderate 5.5 miles to ease us all back into walking. This walk is restricted to 6 people in total due to car parking so booking on Webcollect is essential. Please put your name on the reserve list if the walk is full in case anyone drops out.
Ascent 777ft (237m), Descent 780ft (238m). Meet 9.30 am.
Saturday or Sunday 15/16th May
Whaley Bridge to Chinley Churn, nearly reaching Hayfield and back to Whaley Bridge.
11 miles. Approx time 5 hours allowing for breaks.1400 feet of ascent. Some parts moderately strenuous with superb views from both sides of the ridge. Potential to visit The Navigation Pub on return to Whaley.
There will be 10 places on this walk. Booking will be via Webcollect on a first come first served basis with a small reserve list. Please watch out for email updates to inform when Webcollect is open for bookings.
Sunday 27th June
The Howgill Fells walk.
Circular walk from Sedbergh to The Calf (highest point in The Howgills) and onto Cautley Spout. Return to starting point by walking back along the valley. Approx 797m ascent and10 miles.
Saturday 17th July
Walk from Mellor Church to Cown Edge and Coombes Edge via Robin Hoods Picking Rods. Returning across farm land to the start.
Arrive at 9.45am for a 10am start. Grid ref: 983 889 on Dark Peak Explorer OL1 map
Free car park in front of the vicarage at Mellor church. Good views throughout.
Walk length: 8.5 miles
Saturday 21st August
Harrop and Todd Brook Valleys from Pott Shrigley. 11 miles with some ups.
Park on the left side of Shrigley Road just as you leave Pott Shrigley (heading south to Bollington), before the national speed limit sign and Spuley Lane on the left. OL24 946791
Meet up time - Arrive in time to set off at 10.30.
Saturday 4th September (this may change to Sunday 5th if conditions are better)
North Wales Langollen area. Route takes in World's End and Ruabon Mountain.
23rd or 24th October. Day to be confirmed nearer the time to get the best weather etc.
Hawswater, Harter Fell, High Street Circular walk
December President's Walk
Walk Organisers can download a template Risk Assessment form and Guidelines for Walk Organisers here
Please respect the countryside and follow the Countryside Code
Many club members like to bring their dogs along, and provided they are well-behaved and kept under control this is not usually a problem. Dogs may be excluded from CRoW Access Land (except on rights of way). Please check for any restrictions before bringing your dog.
Please remember that even where there are no bird restrictions, your dog may disturb ground-nesting birds,and other wildlife as well as farm animals. Dogs found worrying farm animals could be shot. The Countryside Code has some specific advice for dog walkers.
Please always clean up after your dog.