Welcome to Manchester and District walking group (or MAD walkers for short). We’re a walking group for people in their 20s and 30s who enjoy regular walks around Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire, the Peak District, the Lake District, Yorkshire  and North Wales. Walks range from short & easy to long & challenging and our current walks programme is available at www.madwalkers.org.uk.  Most of our members are not on meetup so RSVP lists will seem low but walks typically attract around 20 - 30 people so there's always plenty of people to meet and chat with. 

We formed in 2004 and we’re part of the Ramblers; Britain’s walking charity.  Because we're part of the Ramblers, you can try up to three walks with us before deciding whether or not you want to continue with us.  If you do decide to stay, we need you to take out a yearly membership with the Ramblers.  An individual membership for the year is around £34 (see www.ramblers.org.uk for current information on pricing and discounts). There are many money saving benefits to a Ramblers membership as well as access to online resources, magazines, attendance on weekends away and priority bookings for socials such as meals, cinema nights, theatre events etc.  Your Ramblers membership also gets you access to our members only facebook page. 

In addition to our walks programme, we also run regular weekends away around the country for members with a valid Ramblers membership.  These are always popular, well attended and enjoyed by those that go along. They’re a great way of making new friends and getting to know people better, as well as seeing parts of the country that you’ve always wanted to visit or perhaps never considered but were glad you did.  There are fortnightly pub based meet ups in Manchester for new and existing members alike.  We also hold regular and varied day time, evening or night time social events.

Hopefully we'll you soon. 

Andrew Forbes Publicity Officer, Manchester and District Walkers

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  • 4 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Stanage Edge from Hathersage

    6 MAD Walkers

    A 10 mile walk from Hathersage to Stanage Edge and back.  The walk leaders are Simon and Pete.  The train is 09:22 from Piccadilly station.  Full details are on... Learn more
  • 5 days ago · 7:30 AM

    Ups and Downs

    6 MAD Walkers

    A two part walk covering a total of 27.5 miles.  Part 1 is 14.5 miles from Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd and part 2 is 13 miles from Mytholmroyd to Todmorden.  You are... Learn more
  • June 24 · 6:30 PM

    Timperley to Altrincham

    7 MAD Walkers

    A 7 mile evening walk from Timperley to Altrincham via the Bridgewater Canal and Dunham Massey finishing at the Ye Olde Market Tavern in Altrincham.  The walk leader is... Learn more
  • June 20 · 1:00 PM

    8 mile linear walk: 4 pubs and a little bit of walking

    6 MAD Walkers

    Walk to be lead by Steve.  Full details of the walk, including route, list of the pubs, return station and suggested travel ticket are all available via the link to the... Learn more
  • June 17 · 8:30 PM

    New Member's social

    4 MAD Walkers

    It's that time again. The next new member's social is on this Wednesday, June 17th at Tribeca bar, at 8.30pm If you're new to the group, ask for John who will be hosting... Learn more
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