Club organised walks restarting on 20th May 2021

We are restarting club walks from Thursday 20th May.

A special edition of Footprint has been printed. A full list of walks for May and June is included in it. Members should have received a copy by post.

Many thanks to everyone who has offered to lead walks for this programme.

15th May 2021


Chairman’s Charity Walks 2019

The Canal and River Trust

Our annual Chairman’s Charity Walks this year raised funds for The Canal and River Trust.  Collections will be made during walks on Thursday 25th July and Sunday 28th July.  We raised £510 for the work of the trust.  Many thanks to all members who donated.

We all use the canals on many of the walks and much work has been done (and is still being done)  by the trust to improve them. 

Click here to go to their website

25th June 2019 (updated 19th October 2019)


Chairman’s Charity Walks raise £505

PNFS sponsored sign now in position

Our annual Chairman’s Charity Walks raised £505 last year which was donated to the Peak and Northern Footpath Society.

The new sign has now been erected (together with a commemorative notice for our 50th Anniversay) at Far Benfield, Cowlishaw Brow, Romiley.  Grid ref: SJ 960 916

16th January 2019

Dance Night – Cancelled

Tuesday 8th January 2019

We are sorry, but we have had to cancel the planned dance night.

However, a few of us will be in the Dolce Vita (restaurant opposite park entrance) enjoying a glass of wine or two from 7.30pm that evening and would welcome any members who would like to join us.

29th December 2018

Club Resources

The club holds a library of maps, guides and other books which are available for members to borrow.  There is now a searchable list of this library under a new heading (Resources) in the members area of this site.

There is also information about discounts that are available to club members from a number of outdoor stores.

Click here

12th November 2018

Sedbergh Walking Holiday

31 members have just returned from another great club holiday.  We stayed at the HF House in Sedbergh and had 3 wonderful days of walking.  More photos and details will be uploaded to the members area of the site soon.

20th October 2018

Best Selling Author visits the club

Stephen Booth, author of the critically acclaimed Cooper and Fry thrillers is giving a talk at our next social evening on Tuesday 6th November.

Click here for more information

12th October 2018


Geology Field Trip Update

Barry Wilson has written an excellent report about the 2 trips.  It’s a very interesting read, even if you weren’t on the trip.

His report (called, Every Rock Tells a Story) can be seen by going to the members forum area.  Remember, you will have to log in to enter the forum area.  If you are a club member and haven’t already registered for access you can do this from the panel on the Home Page.

10th October 2018


Dolomites Trip

31 members of the club have recently returned from a fantastic week of walking around Selva, in the Dolomites.

We were told that it was the best week of the summer for weather.  The views and the walking were superb.

There are a number of photographs from the trip in the news area of the Members Area of this site (click here).  If you are a club member, why not register to access this area so you don’t miss out on what is happening in the club.

3rd October 2018


Geology Field Trip

On 28th August 14 club members went on a geology field trip with Peter Webb, a very experienced and knowledgeable geologist.  Peter was able to explain things in an accessible way and his enthusiasm for his subject was catching.

This was the second of two trips organised by our Social Secretary after Peter came to talk to as at a social evening earlier this year.

There are a number of photographs from the trip in the news area of the Members Area of this site (click here).  If you are a club member, why not register to access this area so you don’t miss out on what is happening in the club.


Website member zone is active

Club members can now register to access member only areas of the website.  Currently there is only the club calendar.  But other areas will soon follow giving expanded details of upcoming holidays and social functions.

When you first try to access the Members areas it will give you the option to log in or register.  Clicking on register will take you to an on-line form.  Simply fill this in and we will do the rest.  You may have to wait a short time for the registration to be processed since we manually check all applications against the membership list for security reasons.

Members Area

New website goes live

On 3rd June our new website went live.  But if you’re reading this you already know that.  This is the first stage of site development.  In the Autumn we will be developing a secure (password protected) area where more information on our walks will be available as well as Photo Galleries, Forum and full details of future holidays and booking information.

If you have any comments about this new site or have ideas for how it can be developed further click the link below to go to the Comments Form.

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37 Members go on South Lakes Walking holiday

37 club members enjoyed a successful week of walking and socialising around Coniston in the South Lakes,  The group stayed at the HF Holidays Monk Coniston House for 4 nights and went on a variety of walks, with 21 ascending Coniston Old Man on the first day.


Over 100 members attend Club AGM

The Club AGM was held on Tuesday 9th May with an excellent turnout.  The committee described a thriving club with around 360 members and a total of 396 walks being advertised of the the previous year.

Our Social Secretary reported on a wide range of activities that had taken place over the past year and gave a preview of an exciting programme for the next year including a visit by best selling author Stephen Booth whose murder mysteries take place around the Peak District.

There was also a display of photographs taken by club members.