Our walks programme lasts for six months, from April to September, and October to March.
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Sandstone Trail (Higher Burwardley & Bickerton)
In a replacement to the originally advertised walk (sorry, the Carneddau peaks turned out to be too icy at the moment) we will be taking a leisurely hike along the magnificent Sandstone Trail, starting from the Cheshire Workshops car park in Higher Burwardsley and following the trail south, taking in Bulkeley Hill and views across the Cheshire planes. We then pass over Rawhead and onto Bickerton village, leaving and re-joining the trail to take in Larkton Hill, Maiden Castle and Bickerton Hill. We then return via the lesser-known paths and quiet lanes to the west of Rawhead.
The route may be muddy in places, depending upon rainfall, so good boots and gaiters are advised.
Parking is at the Cheshire Workshops carpark on Barracks Lane, Higher Burwardsley. Follow the brown signs for the Candle Factory. Make sure you leave your car in the small section outside of the main carpark, near the Sandstone Trail sign, where parking is free. There are toilets in the cafe, but these are for customers only, and will not be open until 10am. Therefore, the plan is for those who wish to use the facilities meet for a tea/coffee at 10am, and the walk will start at a slightly later-than-usual 10:30am. There is also a good selection of ice-creams at the cafe for those who don't feel the cold.
Please let me know if you wish to come along.
- Dog friendly
- Open country
Alderley Edge Circular Walk
A circular walk from Alderley Edge around the fields, lanes and woodland. Fine views of the peak district and Jodrell Bank if the weather is clear. Plenty of mud.
There are toilets at the walk start
From Llangollen to the End of the World and back
On this pleasant and historic walk through the beautiful landscape to the north of Llangollen we will be clambering over the battlements of Castell Dinas Bran, traversing beneath the majestic limestone escarpments of Creigiau Eglwyseg and perhaps venturing to the very End of the World itself.
There are toilets close by the start point. Parking cost is £3.50 for the day.
After the walk we will visit the Cornmill Pub for drinks.
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Area, Heritage Coast
Settle, Catrigg Force, Victoria Cave and Scaleber Force
A lovely circular and very varied walk from Settle featuring the beautiful scenery of the Yorkshire Dales. We will make our way up and out of Settle via the village of Lancliffe. We will then head to the fabulous Catrigg Force, take in Winskill Nature Reserve, Victoria Cave, Sugar Loaf Hill and finally Scaleber Force. A 10 mile moderate walk absolutely packed with interesting things to see!
High Route Round Hayeswater
A strenuous walk starting at Hartsop and taking in 8 Wainwirghts as we circle around Hayeswater with potentially beautiful views across the rest of the Lake District. Some steep ascents as we gain approx. 3,500ft over 10 miles and some easy scrambling involved.
High Route Round Hayeswater
A strenuous walk starting at Hartsop and taking in 8 Wainwirghts as we circle around Hayeswater with potentially beautiful views across the rest of the Lake District. Some steep ascents as we gain approx. 3,500ft over 10 miles with some easy scrambling involved.
Snowdon Via The Pyg Track
We'll meet at the car park in Llanberis and catch the Sherpa S2 to Pen y Pass. The Pyg track is both the shortest walking route up Snowdon, and the one that involves the least amount of ascent. Despite this, the Pyg Track is not the easiest path up as it can be steep and rocky in places but the paths are generally very good all the way and reasonably straightforward to follow. The Pyg Track is 5.5km in length and involves around 800m of ascent.
Our Descent will be to join the tourist and race the train back down the Llanberis Path.
Thirlmere to the summit of Helvellyn via Dollywaggon Pike and Nethermost Pike.
Three Fell circuit from Patterdale
A very strenuous walk which starts in Patterdale and climbs up on to Place Fell (657m) before dropping back down to lake level. The second summit is Hallin Fell (388m) which although not very high has lovely views of the surrounding fells. The final hill is Beda Fell (509m) which involves another climb from lake level and takes us back to Patterdale.
Rocks and Padley Gorge
Rocks and water
Mow Cop from Astbury Mere
Astbury Mere to Mow Cop via South Cheshire way, Little Moreton Hall and an ice cream farm.
Orienteering - navigation practice
More details to follow...
- Country park
- Treasure hunt, geocaching
- National Park
High Cup Nick from Dufton
This spectacular glacial valley is one of the highlights in the North Pennines AONB.
The walk begins from the pretty village of Dufton in the Eden Valley, from there we head to Harbour Flatt then start to climb Middletongue Crag, we follow the Beck up to the boulder field then climb up the Nick.
Great views of the U-shaped glacial valley can be seen from the top. We then follow the Pennine Way down an old miners' track back to Dufton.
It is quite a steep and challenging climb but the footpaths are generally good for most of the walk.
Ascent 1,608ft (490 metres)
Langsett to Howden Edge
Cut Gate from Langsett to Derwent was originally used for travelling from the market towns of South Yorkshire to Derbyshire. Some sections of the walk will be across open morrland, not following a defined footpath, so please come prepared for moorland walking. Boots and gaiters are recommended.
There are toilets at the start point.
- Moor, heath
A circular walk from Dovestones, up onto the moor to pots and pans and out towards Diggle before coming back through Greenfield.
Gummers How and Winster Valley
One of Wainwright's outlying fells, at the southern end of Windermere.
Ingleborough from Clapham
An ascent of Ingleborogh which is 723 meters high and the second highest peak in the Yorkshire Dales. Ingleborough was recently voted no 25 in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100
Number of walks: 17