Based in Manchester and the North West of England, we are a group of active friends of all ages with a common interest in getting some fresh air whilst walking and hiking in the region. We are enthusiastic about seeing the surrounding areas of Manchester, usually involving the Peak District and Cheshire, occasionally visiting Yorkshire, North Wales and The Lake District.
Most of our walks are day-trips; and some further afield have stay-overs like at a hostel or camping. We also hold social events and regular meets in pubs where we gather to swap stories, and we find this is a good way to introduce ourselves to new members.
We do not charge membership fees of any sort; membership is free and the meetup hosting fees are met by us by having an occasional voluntary collection in the region of £1.
It's the perfect way to meet people, enjoy a pub lunch and see the great outdoors! We go on walks of all levels of ability that we call easy, medium and hard (we post the distance and ascent heights as well) and you're bound to find something you'll enjoy! You can attend as many or as few as you are comfortable with. Most walks are circular and members request/offer car-share through the comments page where the start/end point is not accessible via public transport.
It's free to join, so go ahead! Browse through our upcoming and past meetups, as well as the hundreds of photos our members have taken, and you'll find one that suits you!! We also encourage members to make suggestions for events and if feasible one of the event hosts will take it up.
Hope to see you soon!
(For the record: We have been running since March 2010 as the 'Manchester Hiking & Cycling Club' but in May 2013 became 'Manchester Hiking' to better serve our growing member numbers. The 'Manchester Cycling' group was also created on meetup as a result to cater to Cyclists and MTBers; please take a look there as well)
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