Manchester Pedestrian Club

Saturday Walking within reach of Manchester
- Courtesy and Companionship

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MPC group 2019

Come and join us! (c) John Procter

MPC walks have now restarted after the Coronavirus lockdown, with five shooter walks to help us get back up to speed. See the table of walks below. Any non-members who wish to join us should contact Hon. Secretary.

First Walk Back

First walk back after lockdown - Come and join us!
(c) John Procter

See Photographs of earlier walks
sent in by members during the lockdown.

The Manchester Pedestrian Club, walking within reach of Manchester, and sometimes beyond, for over 100 years, has organised over 5000 walks so far. Each Saturday, members and guests meet for a walk, usually on the hills, followed by a meal in a nearby venue, usually a pub. Occasionally, weekends away (Festival Weekends) or weekday walks are organised.

Founded as a 'gentlemen's walking club' after the 1903 Manchester to Southport walking race, its ethos soon changed to enjoying walking with "courtesy and compansionship." Now 'gentlemen' may be male or female!

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  Group at Dobcross, 2017. (c) Geoff Orsler  

We even enjoy the wet! Group at Dobcross. (c) Geoff Orsler 2017

Walking with the MPC

Walks are organised for most Saturdays of the year in locations easily reached from Manchester - in the Pennines, Peak District, Cheshire, North Wales, etc. MPC Walks have been reconnoitred beforehand by their designated leaders, and are of a range of lengths and difficulty:

At the end of the day, participants in all three walks take a meal together in a nearby pub or other venue. One of our historical quirks is that we change into smart casual clothes for the meal.

Walks Planned for 2019 (Date, No, Name, Region)

See "Walks This Year" for more details.

04 Jan 5382 Dunham SW
11 Jan 5383 Diggle Circulars NE
18 Jan 5384 Castleton/Hayfield SE
25 Jan 5385 Castleshaw NE
01 Feb 5386 Chinley SE
08 Feb 5387 Cown Edge SE
15 Feb 5388 Gritstone Trail (Macc) E **
22 Feb 5389 Marsden NE **
29 Feb 5390 Lad's Leap E **
7 Mar 5391 Holme Valley NE

The following walks are cancelled
until further notice,
because of Coronavirus.

Walks restarting on Saturday 11th July, below.

14 Mar 5392 West Pennines N
21 Mar 5393 Hayfield E
28 Mar 5394 Tintwistle E
04 Apr 5395 Three Shires SE **
11 Apr 5396 Leadmill E
17 Apr 5397 Festival Montgomery, Tyn Y Coed ?
25 Apr 5398 White Nancy S
02 May 5399 Dales of Wye SE
09 May 5400 Frodsham Circular W
16 May 5401 Ladybower E
23 May 5402 Lose Hill E
30 May 5403 Ripponden Round NE
06 Jun 5404 Edale Circular E
13 Jun 5405 Combs E
20 Jun 5406 Pendle N
27 Jun 5407 Bleaklow E
04 Jul 5408 Sandstone Trail W
11 Jul 5409 Hathersage Medley SE
18 Jul 5410 Cat & Fiddle SE
25 Jul 5411 Bamford E
01 Aug 5412 Eastern Edges E
08 Aug 5413 Cutgate N **
We are pleased to announce:

Walks restarting on Saturday 11th July.
However, first five walks will be altered
from those originally planned
to shorter, socially-distanced walks,
      as follows:
11 Jul 5409 Ashton & Rochdale Canals C **
18 Jul 5410 Darwen Moor NW **
25 Jul 5411 Shatton Mast Brough SE **
01 Aug 5412 Hayfield E **
08 Aug 5413 Teggs Nose Country SE **

The following walks from the original plan might be altered.
Members will be informed.
Watch this space.
15 Aug 5414 Loggerheads W
22 Aug 5415 Boulsworth Hill N
29 Aug 5416 Three Rivers SE
05 Sep 5417 Roaches SE
12 Sep 5418 New Mills Torrs E
19 Sep 5419 Kinder Scout W
26 Sep 5420 Millers Dale SE
02 Oct 5421 Lakes Festival N
10 Oct 5422 Alport E
17 Oct 5423 Whaley Bridge SE
24 Oct 5424 Black Hameldon NE
31 Oct 5425 Longdendale E
07 Nov 5426 Hebden Bridge NE
14 Nov 5427 Saddleworth Moor NE
21 Nov 5428 Macclesfield Forest SE
28 Nov 5429 Hayfield SE
05 Dec AGM T B A
** = New walk or changed from last year

Please see walks for current year for details.

Coming up Shutlingsloe in the sun, 2018.
Coming up Shutlingsloe in the mist, 2019.

Coming up Shutlingsloe - in sun and in mist. (c) Geoff Orsler 2018, Andrew Basden 2019

To join a walk:

It is a condition of joining a walk that participants understand and agree to abide by the rules for walks contained on the page, Walking with the MPC.

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