What we're about

In normal times

- We have a walk every weekend

- All walks are planned around public transport

- We always stop on for a sociable chat in a local pub at the end of the walk

The walks you will see as our events here are run by us as local Ramblers volunteers and are also advertised on our website and Facebook page. They are all the same walk and all the same conditions apply. You may see low numbers on Meetup but any Ramblers member can come along without pre-booking so our walks are often very popular, usually somewhere between 15 and 30 people (sometimes more).

The Ramblers Association* is the national walking charity and also a membership organisation. Our members volunteer to organise all the walks for other members and prospective members. If you fancy joining us then please come on any of our walks either through Meetup or otherwise. If you enjoy that walk then please join the Ramblers so you can keep coming out with us.

Our official website at http://www.mwwalkers.org.uk lists everything we do and prospective members are always coming along to try us out.

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We're out every weekend, all year, and hope to have you join us soon!

Andy

*"Manchester Weekend Walkers" is a friendly local Group in the Ramblers Association that is mainly aimed at the over-40s who can't get out on a weekday. We were on BBC TV in December 2018:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-ma ...

Upcoming events (4+)

Buxton circular, via Miller's Dale and Chee Dale

Needs a location

Train-based walk 14.5 miles 550 metres ascent - Leader: Jude
Description: A super-varied circular walk to the east of Buxton, with rolling farmland, dramatic limestone scenery, a section of the Monsal Trail, some industrial heritage, and a large working quarry. It will be muddy in places, with some very uneven paths, a few stepping stones, and a small bit of clambering over rocks at one point. It’s a mixture of undulating terrain, with some steeper short ascents and descents. It all makes for a full day out and a strenuous walk for which a good level of fitness is required. Please bring plenty of food and water to keep you going, as there are no shops or bail out points on the way round, although there is a Refreshment Room at the former Miller's Dale station.

Meet Point: Near the ticket barriers, or on the platform at Piccadilly station for the 08:24 (final destination Buxton). Alternatively, meet the group on the train or on the platform at Buxton.
Suggested Ticket: Buxton Off-Peak Day Return £12, or GM Wayfarer £15.20 if also making other journeys that day. Advance purchase singles are also available at £5 each way at time of writing.
Walk Start: Buxton station at 09:30.
Waypoints: Buxton High Peak Golf Club, Tunstead Works, Mosley Farm, Miller’s Dale, River Wye, Chee Dale, King Sterndale, Cowdale Hall, Staden Farm.
Return Services: approximately on the hour until 19:00, 19:47, 20:51, 21:54, 22:56
Extra: No advance booking is required. Toilets at walk start, and en route at Miller’s Dale. Map OL24. No dogs on this walk please, other than registered assistance dogs.

We will check in with you at the beginning of the walk
All Manchester Weekend Walkers (http://www.mwwalkers.org.uk/walks) walks, are organised by volunteers for the benefit of paid-up members of the Ramblers Association, the national walking charity. If you are interested in joining you can try up to 2 Ramblers walks before paying your membership. If you have been on 2 trial walks and want to come on any more then just join here first: Join the Ramblers (Manchester Weekend Walkers) (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=MR40&area=MR)

N.B. If you are a member of the Ramblers already there is no need to RSVP as you can just turn up in the normal way.

• Children - Please check with [masked] several days in advance so the walk leader can advise if a walk is suitable.

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Hadfield circular

Needs a location

Train-based walk 10.5 miles 500 metres ascent - Leader: Jo H
Description: A varied walk around the reservoirs north of Hadfield, with a couple of steep-ish ascents at Arnfield and Wild Bank.
Meet Point: Near the ticket barriers, or on the platform at Piccadilly station for the 10:03 (final destination Hadfield). Alternatively, meet the group on the train or on the platform at Hadfield.
Suggested Ticket: Hadfield Off-Peak Day Return £7.10
Walk Start: Hadfield station at 10:45
Waypoints: Tintwistle, Arnfield Flats, Swineshaw Reservoirs, Stalybridge Country Park, Wild Bank, Moorside Farm, Meadowbank Farm.
Return Services: x:14 & x:44 until 22:14, 22:45
Extra: No toilets at Walk Start or en route.

We will check in with you at the beginning of the walk
All Manchester Weekend Walkers (http://www.mwwalkers.org.uk/walks) walks, are organised by volunteers for the benefit of paid-up members of the Ramblers Association, the national walking charity. If you are interested in joining you can try up to 2 Ramblers walks before paying your membership. If you have been on 2 trial walks and want to come on any more then just join here first: Join the Ramblers (Manchester Weekend Walkers) (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=MR40&area=MR)

N.B. If you are a member of the Ramblers already there is no need to RSVP as you can just turn up in the normal way.

No dogs on this walk please.

(If you later join the Ramblers as a member of MWW and wish to bring a dog on other walks please let us know and we will make arrangements with you wherever suitable)
• Children - Please check with [masked] several days in advance so the walk leader can advise if a walk is suitable.

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Todmorden circular, via Great Rock and Staups Mill

Needs a location

Train-based walk 9 miles 400 metres ascent - Leader: Phil M
Description: This walk begins on the canal, but soon we ascend on a long, steep, narrow path, continuing uphill to the picturesque Staups Mill and upwards to Hipperholme bridge and Great Stone for views of the valley.
Meet Point: Near the ticket barriers, or on the platform at Victoria station for the 10:21 train (final destination Leeds). Alternatively, meet the group on the train or at the station in Todmorden
Suggested Ticket: Todmorden Off Peak Day Return £10.10
Walk Start: Todmorden rail station at 10:45
Waypoints: Rochdale Canal, Callis Bridge, Jumble Clough, Staups Mill, Hipperholme Bridge, Great Stone, Calderdale Way, Whirlaws, Hole Bottom.
Return Services: approx x:00, x:20 & x:40 past the hour most of the time until 22:39.
Extra: No advance booking is required. No toilets at Walk Start or en route. Dogs must be on leads on this route.

We will check in with you at the beginning of the walk
All Manchester Weekend Walkers (http://www.mwwalkers.org.uk/walks) walks, are organised by volunteers for the benefit of paid-up members of the Ramblers Association, the national walking charity. If you are interested in joining you can try up to 2 Ramblers walks before paying your membership. If you have been on 2 trial walks and want to come on any more then just join here first: Join the Ramblers (Manchester Weekend Walkers) (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=MR40&area=MR)

N.B. If you are a member of the Ramblers already there is no need to RSVP as you can just turn up in the normal way.

(If you later join the Ramblers as a member of MWW and wish to bring a dog on other walks please let us know and we will make arrangements with you wherever suitable)
• Children - Please check with [masked] several days in advance so the walk leader can advise if a walk is suitable.

Media City circular - open to the public via GM Walking Festival

Needs a location

Tram-based walk 5 miles 100 metres ascent - Leader: Andrew R
Description: A walk along the Salford Quays waterfront that also takes in the Imperial War Museum and Ordsall Hall.
Meet Point: On the tram platform at Piccadilly station for the 10:33 tram (final destination Eccles). Alternatively, meet the group on the tram or at the tram stop at Media City.
Suggested Ticket: Metrolink Zones 1-2 Travelcard £4.30, or just tap in and out on the machine at the start and end of your tram journeys.
Walk Start: Media City tram stop at 11:00
Waypoints: Erie Basin, The Lowry, Ontario Basin, Ordsall Park, Ordsall Hall, Manchester Ship Canal, Clipper Quay, Old Trafford Bridge, Imperial War Museum North.

Return Services: Trams to the city centre every 12 minutes

Extra: No advance booking is required. No toilets at Walk Start but toilets en route at Watersports Centre and Imperial War Museum. TfGM Cycle & Stride for Active Lives will be putting on free refreshments at the end of the walk.

We will check in with you at the beginning of the walk

All Manchester Weekend Walkers (http://www.mwwalkers.org.uk/walks) walks, are organised by volunteers for the benefit of paid-up members of the Ramblers Association, the national walking charity. If you are interested in joining you can try up to 2 Ramblers walks before paying your membership. If you have been on 2 trial walks and want to come on any more then just join here first: Join the Ramblers (Manchester Weekend Walkers) (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/join-us.aspx?group=MR40&area=MR)

N.B. If you are a member of the Ramblers already there is no need to RSVP as you can just turn up in the normal way.

No dogs on this walk please.

(If you later join the Ramblers as a member of MWW and wish to bring a dog on other walks please let us know and we will make arrangements with you wherever suitable)
• Children - Please check with [masked] several days in advance so the walk leader can advise if a walk is suitable.

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