Walking programme 2020
The walks programme has been cautiously restarted but with restrictions on the number of people who can attend in order to comply with government Guidance. Walks are restricted to 6 people in total including 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. Members will be updated via email and need to reply to the Walks Coordinator if they wish to go. Please do not just turn up as you will probably not be able to join the walk.
Thank you for your patience during this time.
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We have a programme of monthly walks, both locally and further afield. Walks may vary in length from about 8 to 15 miles. The outline programme is set out below. The programme is subject to change and more information will be made available nearer the time for each walk. Additionally each monthly weekend away will have ad-hoc walks organised by people on the meet. If any non members are interested in joining the walks please get in touch with us prior to the walk using the contact form. We encourage possible new members to attend a couple of meets before committing to join us.
25th or 26th January 2020. High mountain walk/scramble. Cancelled due to problematic weather !!
Sat 29th February Shutlingsloe from Macclesfield forest. 7 miles
Meet at 10 to set off at 10.15 prompt. Park on road at the reservoir by The Leather's Smithy, Langley. there's plenty of parking & it's free. The pub does food and is open all day till 11pm on a Saturday. Pub postcode SK11 0NE.
Sun 15th March Meet Derbyshire Bridge in The Goyt Valley at 10.00am. Approx 8 miles
Sat 25th April The Fairfield Horseshoe, The Lake District. 11 miles. Cancelled
Sat 9th May Chew Valley and Dovestones Edge 10 miles approx. Cancelled
Sun 7th June Circular walk from Wincle taking in Shutlingsloe, Gradbach and Lud's Church. approx 12 miles with 560 metres of ascent.
Sat or Sun 20th or 21st June Circular walk from Wincle taking in Sutton Common mast. 9 miles
Sun 5th July Luddenden nr Halifax 6.5 miles modrate
Sat 25th July. Lake District. Route TBC NB this is the August walk but for logistical reasons it is in July
Sat 5th Sept North Wales Route TBC
10th or 11th Oct Alport Castles with optional short scramble. Peak District.
November Date TBC
December President's Walk
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.