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MPC Walks 2020

The following MPC walks are planned for 2020. New walks this year include: Marsden (22nd Feb), Lad's Leap (on Leap-year day), Three Shires (4th April), and we are trying the Frodsham Circular in May (rather than early spring so as to catch Cheshire in flower.

The walks calendar might occasionally be changed. Members receive full details of the walks, so this list may be used as an at-a-glance reminder. Non-members ('guests') are welcome see below for how to join a walk.

Given are the walk number and date, the name of the walk, its location in relation to Manchester, the grade of the A walk and the starting time and location. The C walk is shorter (usually 5-6 miles), and less strenuous.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Where starting times and places are given, these are provisional, and may be subject to change. In order to be informed of any changes, please contact Hon. Secretary. In most walks, lunch is usually carried.

Walk Date Name Location Grade of 'A' walk Start time, location
January 2020
5382 4 Jan Dunham SW 8 m, moderate, fairly flat 11:00, Back of Wheatsheaf Car Park, 269 Higher Lane, Lymm, WA13 0TR
5383 11 Jan Diggle Circular NE 8 m, fairly strenuous, some rough, steep 10:45. Diggle Hotel, Sam Rd, Diggle, OL3 5JZ, SE 008081.
5384 18 Jan Castleton SE 10 m, moderate 11:00. Public Car Park on A625 just past the turn for Edale from direction of Chapel en le Frith. SK 123832.
5385 25 Jan Castleshaw Roman Fort NE 10 m, moderate 11:00. Diggle Hotel lower car-park, or end of canal tunnel.
February 2020
5386 1 Feb Chinley SE 10 m, undulating
5387 8 Feb Cown Edge SE 12 m, hilly, moderate pace
5388 15 Feb Gritstone Trail (Macc) E Cancelled by stormy weather :-(
5389 22 Feb Marsden NE Cancelled because of bad weather
5390 29 Feb Leap Day Walk, Lad's Leap ? 7 m, some ascent and some boggy ground but great views and white hares 12:00, Bulls' Head, Tintwistle, SK023974.
March 2020
5391 7 Mar Holme Valley NE 9 m, mainly moderate, one strenuous climb 12:00. Bull's Head car park, Old Road, Tintwistle, SK13 1JY. SK 022973
Sadly, owing to Covid-19, the following walks are cancelled.
5392 14 Mar West Pennines N 9 m, moderate - Cancelled -
5393 21 Mar Hayfield E 8 m, moderate - Cancelled -
5394 28 Mar Tintwistle E 8 m, mainly moderate, some strenuous 12:00. Digley Reservoir car park, SE108067. - Cancelled -
5395 4 Apr Three Shires SE 9 m, moderate - Cancelled -
5396 11 Apr Leadmill E 12 m, hilly, brisk pace 11:15. Hathersage Station approach, SK 232 811. - Cancelled -
5397 17 Apr Festival
Montgomery, Tyn Y Coed
Wales Various over three days - Cancelled -
5398 25 Apr White Nancy S 8/16 m, hilly 09.30. - Cancelled -
5399 2 May Dales of Wye SE 11 m, hilly, moderate 11:45. Anglers Rest, Millers Dale, SK 142 733 - Cancelled -
5400 9 May Frodsham Circular W 12 m, mainly flat 11:00. Car park south of Frodsham Station. - Cancelled -
5401 16 May Ladybower E 12 m, hilly, steady pace 11:00. Ladybower Inn, A57 at Ladybower reservoir. SK 2044 8650. - Cancelled -
5402 23 May Lose Hill E 12 m, moderate 11:30. Mam Tor car park, SK 123 832. - Cancelled -
5403 30 May Ripponden Round NE 13 m, 2000 ft of climbing, moderate pace 11:00. Mill Fold Way, Ripponden, HX6 4, SE 041 197 - Cancelled -
5404 6 Jun Edale Circular E 20 m, strenuous ** 08:30. Mam Nick National Trust car park, - Cancelled -
5405 13 Jun Combs E m - Cancelled -
5406 20 Jun Pendle N 9 m, steep climb up Pendle, otherwise moderate 11:30. Off Sabden-Clitheroe road at GR 773390. - Cancelled -
5407 27 Jun Bleaklow E 13 m, hilly, moderate pace - Cancelled -
5408 4 Jul Sandstone Trail W 10 m, some hills but generally easy 11:00. National Trust Car Park Grid Ref SJ 503 530. - Cancelled -
5409 11 Jul Hathersage Medley SE 16 m, strenuous with height gain 09:30. Close to Hathersage Station. - Replaced; see below-
5410 18 Jul Cat & Fiddle SE 17 m, strenuous, 3000 ft of ascent 09:30. Trentabank Car Parkm SJ 961711 - Replaced; see below-
5411 25 Jul Bamford E 14 m, strenuous 10:30. Bamford station.- Replaced; see below-
5412 1 Aug Eastern Edges E 17 m, sustained walk but only moderately hilly 10:00. The Maynard, SK 248 783 - Replaced; see below-
5413 8 Aug Cutgate N m - Replaced; see below-
Post-Lockdown Walks
July 2020
5409 11 Jul Ashton & Rochdale Canals SE 4 m, Flat 11:30. Meet at the corner of Ducie Street and Piccadilly Station approach
5410 18 Jul Darwen Moor SE 5.5 m 11:00. Royal Arms Pub Ryal Fold Tockholes Road BB3 0PA
5411 25 Jul Shatton Mast Brough E 9 m 11:00. Travellers Rest, Brough Lane, Hope Valley, High Peak S33 9HG.
August 2020
5412 1 Aug Hayfield E 9 m 11:00. Royal Hotel Hayfield
5413 8 Aug Teggs Nose Country Park N 9 m, strenuous with pace 11.00. Teggs Nose carpark (charge 3.00 all day)
The following are walks originally planned and might be replaced.
5414 15 Aug Loggerheads W 13 m, fairly stenuous, moderate pace 10:45. Loggerheads Country Park, SJ 198 626
5415 22 Aug Boulsworth Hill N 12 m, field paths then moorland with one strenuous ascent 11:30. Trawden Arms car-park, Church Street, Trawden, 913387
5416 29 Aug Three Rivers SE m
September 2020
5417 5 Sep Roaches SE 10 m, undulating, tricky underfoot 10:30. Gradbach Car Park, SJ 999 662
5418 12 Sep New Mills Torrs E 9 m, slightly undulating 12:00. Royal Hotel, Hayfield.
5419 19 Sep Kinder Scout W 15 m, moorland, one strenuous climb 10:30. Royal Hotel, Hayfield.
5420 26 Sep Millers Dale SE 10 m, moderate 11:30. Angler's Rest, Millers Dale. SK139 734.
October 2020
5421 3 Oct Lakes Festival Lakes Various
5422 10 Oct Alport E 13 m, hilly, moderate pace 11:00. Lay Bye on A57, SK170 873, (Res. Side of the road without a road sign).
5423 17 Oct Whaley Bridge SE 8 m, hilly, moderate pace 12.30. Taxal Lay-By.
5424 24 Oct Black Hameldon NE 13 m, difficult 10:45. Top of Heptonstall Village, on road side at Draper Corner, SD 982284
5425 31 Oct Longdendale by train E 13 m, undulating, moderate pace 11.00. Opposite The Wheatsheaf, Old Glossop, 042949.
November
5426 7 Nov Hebden Bridge NE m
5427 14 Nov Saddleworth Moor NE m 11:00. Cross Keys Inn Car Park. SE 008063.
5428 21 Nov Macclesfield Forest SE m 10:30. Lay-by or carpark at Trentabank.
5429 28 Nov Hayfield SE 10 m, Moderate: but rough climb up Williams Clough. 11:30. Royal Hotel, Market Street, Hayfield. SK22 2EP
December
AGM 5 Dec T B A The President

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