Walking Programme 2022
Government restrictions in England have now been relaxed (NB different rules apply to activities in Wales), and we no longer have to limit numbers, carry out formal risk assessments or keep records, so it is no longer necessary to book places on WebCollect. However we still ask people to be mindful of their own and others' safety, and to observe good hygiene practice and social distancing, where possible.
Please do not attend if you show symptoms of Covid, or if you or someone you live with has tested positive.
30th Anniversary Challenge for Walkers
From March 2022 to November 2022 climb 30 summits of your choice over 500m anywhere in the UK. See membership area for more details or contact Julia (Walks Coordinator)
All walks are provisional and subject to change. Watch this page and check your emails for updates nearer the time.
Dates for 2022
Saturday 9th January
President's Walk. Nelson's and Wellington's Monuments via the Eastern Edges.
Starting from Birchen Edge car park (next to the Robin Hood) and going over Birchen, White Edge, Curbar, Baslow and Gardoms. Approx 8 miles, with several opportunities to cut it short if the weather is grim. And it finishes at the pub!
Arrive 9.30am for 10:00 am start.
Saturday or Sunday 5th or 6th March. (rearranged from 13th Feb)
Bowden Bridge Hayfield, Red Brook, Kinderlow, Woolpacks, Crowden Head, across plateau to Kinder Gates and then return via Kinderlow across fields. 10 miles approx.
Sunday 27th March
Haweswater, Lake District. High Street, Harter Fell. Walk cancelled 24/03/2022
Sunday 1st May. NB this is the new date for this walk which was cancelled on 9/04/22
Start at Downham, Lancs & go in a clockwise direction over fields to Barley then up & along the top of Pendle Hill before descending back to Downham. Approx 10/11 miles with a max. height of 577m. At Barley there is a picnic area/cafe /toilet at the car park. A lot of ups and Downs. Quite strenuous.
Saturday 21st May
Blencathra and Sharp Edge. Lake District.
Saturday 25th June
Shropshire Hills. Details to follow
Saturday 23rd July
Start from Llandrillo to Cadair Bronwen and Cadair Berwyn
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.