MAY 2022 – SEPT 2022


We are a mixed social walking group of all ages and abilities based in South Manchester and North Cheshire. Our Spring / Summer programme includes weekends away youth hostelling, Sunday walks, and a variety of social events such as meals out, theatre trips and pub nights.  New members are always offered a warm welcome.


Programme of Events

The Group relies on its regular members to organise weekends, walks and social events.  Please help the committee by giving details of any event you would like to volunteer to organise to either Eva (Weekends Away & Sunday walks), Eric (Wednesday evening walks) or Cecilia (Social events) or Paul (Mid week walks) at any reasonable time for inclusion in the next programme.  See our website for details of local map reading courses. The closing date for including items in the next programme is 20/8/22. Copies of this programme are available from Sue P. (the Programme Secretary) or other committee members.


Attendance at Events

  • The membership fee for 2022 is £7.50 (Jan-Dec).
  • Attendance at all events is at the individual’s own risk. The group will not be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss occurring as a result of any group event or in connection with travel to such an event, however caused.
  • Information on the grading of the various walks is contained in the “Sunday Walks” section.
  • When transport is shared for weekends away, walks and other events, please remember to offer the driver a contribution towards petrol expenses.
  • Occasionally programme changes are required after printing. Please check the website for latest details or confirm with the event organiser.


The Group organises weekends away and holidays staying in a variety of different types of accommodation.  Please bring food and drink for making packed lunches.  Transport may be pooled in order to share costs.  Proper walking equipment is essential for walks.

17/18 May – 21 MayN Somerset A repeat trip to Dudding’s Holiday Cottages. near Minehead where we had a great trip in June 2021Eva 
21 May – 28 MaySidmouth WeekHelen B. 
10 Jun – 12 JunHellvelyn weekend Joint SWAG & SWOG event staying in independent hostel.Chris S. 
13 Jun – 17 JunChurch Stretton HF WeekCecilia
26 Aug – 29 AugHideaway Bunkhouse, Llanidloes Joint weekend with SWOGHelen B.
Advance Notice   
23 Sept – 26 SeptPlas Darien, Treaddur Bay (full, waiting list)Christine S. 
14 Oct – 17 OctPine Lakes, Carnforth (full, waiting list)Christine S 
16 Dec – 18 DecElterwater  YHA Christmas weekendHelen B. 
5 Mar – 12 Mar 2023Portugal weekEva 
29 Jul – 5 Aug 2023Isle of Man  weekHelen B. 

To book a place on any of the above, payment must be made in full by the date given.

It should be stressed that a place cannot be guaranteed until full payment has been made.

The weekend organiser is responsible for group conduct and damage.  Participation in weekends is at the discretion of the organiser with committee approval and he/she may request moderation of inappropriate behaviour.


Meet at Brooklands Station car park (unless otherwise specified) to leave at the departure time given.  Transport will be pooled.  Please note car share is at the driver’s discretion and cannot be guaranteed.  You should ensure you are properly equipped: walking boots, waterproofs, rucksack with extra clothing and a packed lunch are all essential.  Participation on walks is at the discretion of the walk leader.  Please check with the walk leader before bringing your dog.  For A, B and C grade walks it should be noted that winter conditions may render these outings more strenuous.

 ** Rambling Mid-Weekers – We are now also offering 1 to 3 mid-week walks per month. The dates for the mid-week walks are delineated on the calendar as MWW. Details are emailed.  Please contact Paul L. Tel. 07768 564751 for details or to volunteer a walk.  **

Grade of Walks

A Very strenuous outing.  Serious mountain walking (e.g. Lake District/Snowdonia). 
B Strenuous walk, which may include rough mountain terrain or steep ascent (e.g. Pennines). 
C Moderate hill walk (e.g. Peak District). 
D Easy low level walking. 
 DateLocationDepartDist.GradeLeaderTel. No.
 08/05/22Fair Snape Fell 9.0013 m.CChris C 
 08/05/22Lymm 5-6 mDSue H. 
 15/05/22Mobberley/Ollerton 9.459.5 m.DNigel & Anne 
 22/05/22Chester Meadows 7m.DSimon D. 
 29/05/22Marsden to March Hill 9.306 mCAnnetta B. 
 05/06/22Kinder Circuit 9.0011.5 m.CAlison Mck 
 05/06/22Millers Dale 9.158.5 m.CSteve B. 
 12/06/22Whernside 9.0012 m.BChris 
 12/06/22Rudyard Lake 9.157.5 m.CAnthony 
 19/06/22South of Oswaldtwistle 9.3010-11 m.CHelen & Harvey 
 19/06/22Marple10.006 m.DNick 
 26/06/22Eyam 9.0010 mCDave J. 
 26/06/22TBC   Eric 
 03/07/22Edale skyline 8.3020 mCJohn G/ Chris C 
 03/07/22Chorley circular 9.309 mDJill H. 
 10/07/22TBC   Steve Bur 
 10/07/22TBC   Nick 
 17/07/22TBC   Alison R. 
 17/07/22Sale/Chorlton 7 m.DCecilia 
 24/07/22TBC   Andy W. 
 31/07/22Baslow / Beeley 9.0010-11 mCHelen & Harvey 
 31/07/22Litton 9.307 m.CPaul L. 
 07/08/22Heptonstall 9.308 m.CJo E. 
 07/08/22TBC   Eric 
 14/08/22N Wales 9.009 m.CEva 
 14/08/22Smithills/Dunscar10.006.5 m.CViv R. 
 21/08/22Frodsham 9.0011 mCWendy B. 
 21/08/22TBC – Dog friendly walk 7 m. Pam H. 
 28/08/22TBC   Sheila P. 
 28/08/22Lymm 8 m.DSue H. 
 04/09/22Brabyns Brow/Marple Ridge9.0012 mCClaire Y 
 04/09/22TBC/Local 4-5 m Yvonne F. 


Meet at Brooklands Metrolink Station approach at 6.55 pm . Walks are 3-4 miles, 1.5-2 hours

DateLocation  OrganiserTel. No . .    
04 MayGrappenhallEva 
11 MayFletcher MossHelen B. 
18 MayTimperleyTony A. 
25 MayLindowOliver 
01 JunHale/AshleyTony A. 
08 JunOgden reservoirChris C 
15 JunWorsley/MontonCarol F 
22 JunNorthwich woodlandsAndy T. 
29 JunHulmes woodSteve Bur 
06 JulHigher PoyntonAndy W. 
13 JulRostherneNigel 
20 JulVernon ParkHelen B 
27 JulChorlton Water ParkWillie W. 
03 AugMobberleySimon 
10 AugBollin ValleyChris C. 
17 AugDevisdaleMegan 
24 AugBredburyWillie W. 
31 AugSale Water ParkNick A. 


  • Please contact the organiser by the booking date or at least 3 days beforehand if no booking date is given.  It may be necessary to reserve space in advance and this also saves the organiser unnecessary phone calls or hassle with restaurants.
  • Events are likely to be cancelled if people do not follow this advice and late bookings are at the organiser’s discretion and patience!
  •  Notice is not required for pub nights.  Just turn up from 8.30pm onwards.   Details will be emailed or as specified.
Fri 13 MayPetisco Portuguese meal, Sale 8pmCecilia  
Sat 14 MayAbsolute Bowie, Sale Waterside, £16Cecilia  
Fri 20 MayPub Night, JP Joule, SaleNigel Cinema Night,  Vue, Altrincham  
Mon 23 MayCinema night, Vue, Altrincham, £5.99Kathy N.  
Sat 28 May80’s Gold Night, Sale Conservative Club, £10Ali G.  
Sat 11 JunJazz at Clonter, £31Eva  
Thur 16 JunImprobable Fiction, Alan Ayckbourn, Wilmslow Green Room, £10Eva  
Fri 17 JunPub Night, JP Joule, SaleNigel Cinema Night,  Vue, Altrincham  
Mon 20 JunCinema night, Vue, Altrincham, £5.99Kathy N.  
Sat 2 JulMeal, details TBCEric  
Mon 11 JulCinema night, Vue, Altrincham, £5.99Kathy N.  
Fri 15 JulPub Night, JP Joule, SaleNigel Cinema Night,  Vue, Altrincham  
Sat 30 JulColin Paul & The Persuaders 60’s Act, Sale Conservative Club,£10Ali G.  
Mon 15 AugCinema night, Vue, Altrincham, £5.99Kathy N.  
Fri 19 AugPub Night, JP Joule, SaleNigel  
Fri 19 AugMuch Ado About Nothing, Walkden GardensViv R.  
Other / Advance Notice   
Mon 19 SepThe Glass Menagerie. Royal Exchange, £12Cecilia  
Sat 8 OctDrop me off in Harlem, Clonter Theatre, £20Eva  
Fri 18 NovSWAG CeilidhPaul  
Mon 12 DecBetty! The Musical, Royal Exchange, £12Cecilia  

If you would like to organise anything details can be circulated by email however we would appreciate it if you would please avoid clashing with other events.

MWW = Mid week walk                                          CALENDAR

2 May3 MWW4 Grappenhall5678 Fair Snape Fell /Lymm
910  11 Fletcher Moss12 MWW13 Petisco Meal14 Absolute Bowie15 Mobberley
1617-20 N. Somerset21-22 Sidmouth Week
1718 Timperley1920 Pub Night – JP Joule2122 Chester Meadows
23 -28 Sidmouth Week29 Marsden
23 Cinema Night24 MWW25 Lindow262728 80’s Gold Night
30311 Jun Hale/Ashley2345 Kinder Circuit/ Millers Dale
67 MWW8 Ogden Reservoir91011-12 Helvellyn Weekend
11 Jazz at Clonter  12 Whernside /Rudyard Lake
13-17 Church Stretton HF1819 South of Oswaldtwistle /Marple
1314  15 Worsley / Monton16 Improbable Fiction /MWW17 Pub Night – JP Joule
20 Cinema Night2122 Northwich Woodlands23242526 Eyam /TBC
2728 MWW29 Hulmes Wood301 Jul2 Meal3 Edale Skyline /Chorley Circular
4 Jul56 Higher Poynton7 MWW8910 TBC /TBC
11 Cinema Night12  13 Rostherne1415 Pub Night – JP Joule1617 TBC /Sale
1819 MWW20 Vernon Park21222324 TBC
252627 Chorlton Water Park28 MWW2930 Colin Paul & The Persuaders31 Baslow / Litton
1 Aug2 Comm. Meet3 Mobberley4 MWW567 Heptonstall /TBC
89  10 Bollin Valley11121314 N Wales/ Smithills
15 Cinema Night16 MWW17 Devisdale1819 Pub Night – JP Joule / Much Ado About Nothing2021 Frodsham / TBC (Dog friendly walk)
222324 Bredbury25 MWW2627-28 Llanidloes Weekend
2728 TBC/ Lymm
293031 Sale Water Park1 Sep234 Brabyns Brow /TBC