Alport Valley

Edale – Kinder Scout – Alport Castles – Bleaklow – Glossop

This is a repeat of an epic route from 2017 which sees us take in both Kinder Scout and Bleaklow in one day, connected by the remote Alport Valley and the Lord of the Rings like backdrop of Alport Castles. This will be a superb hike for the experienced walker looking to explore some of the most remote landscapes in the North West of England.

8:00 - 17:00
Difficulty - Challenging
The Wheatsheaf

43_Manchester Bee (Cathedral Quarter)

We’re going on another bee hunt – this time on the northern fringes of the city centre – around Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. Explore the Manchester symbol of hard work and cooperation found in our glorious Cottonopolis buildings, including a rooftop garden with its own beehives.

12:15 - 14:00
Pilcrow Pub

44_Fashionable Clubs and Societies

Hear tales of the fashionable clubs and societies of 19th Century Manchester, centred on what was ‘the handsomest street in Manchester’ (Mosley Street).

12:30 - 14:00

Hebden Bridge Circular (via Stoodley Pike)

Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Withens Clough Reservoir – Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve – Hebden Bridge 

This brand new circular route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is intended to bring together people from both Leeds and Manchester’s business communities. This will be a glorious May hike – with changing scenery including woodlands, reservoirs and moorlands – finishing in a charming market town easily accessible from both cities.

10:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Medium

Mouldsworth to Delamere Forest

Mouldsworth – Delamere Forest – Old Pale – Mouldsworth

After a successful walk in Delamere Forest last November, we are heading back to Cheshire for a springtime walk in association with Professional Liverpool.

9:00 - 15:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Goshawk

45_Statues of Manchester

For our 45th city walk, we are collaborating with Tour Manchester. We plan to tweak a previous route and meet outside the Bridgewater Hall, taking a route (approx 45 mins) through the centre of Manchester, ending in St Ann’s Square. En-route we’ll learn about some of the statues that adorn our city centre.

12:30 - 14:00

Edale Sunset Picnic

Edale – Grindsbrook Clough – Edale Rocks – Jacob’s Ladder – Edale 

We are taking a brand new early evening route heading out of a familiar village. The plan is to head up Grindsbrook Clough towards the Kinder plateau. We’ll then head west along the edge of Kinder Scout towards Edale Rocks where we’ll descend back into Edale via Jacob’s Ladder just ahead of sunset.

15:30 - 20:30
Difficulty - Medium
The Old Nag's Head

47_Other Manchester Women

This walk highlights a selection of historical Manchester women whose good – and bad – actions may have been overshadowed by those of more prominent local heroines. Without mention of any Pankhursts, hear of the talents, lives and misdemeanours of Manchester women.

17:30 - 19:30
Mrs Sarah's Chop House

GM Ringway: Stage 1

Albert Square – Castlefield – Bridgewater Canal – Chorlton Brook – Sale Water Park

This walk is the start of a brand new collaboration with GM Ringway, the long distance walking route for Greater Manchester which we are proud to support. Stage 1 takes advantage of historic canals, pedestrian pathways and an urban park to trace an ingenious and almost completely traffic-free route from the heart of the city to the green belt of the Mersey Valley.

9:00 - 14:00
Difficulty - Easy
The Jackson's Boat Pub