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Everyone is welcome to join us. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch and drink on all day walks. Please wear strong footwear and waterproof clothes. 

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Friday 21 December

Winter Solstice Celebration
Shortest day, longest night, help call back the sun on this 4 mile early morning walk up to Hartshead Pike.

7.15am – 10.15am @ Park Bridge Heritage Centre, The Stables, Park Bridge, Ashton under Lyne OL6 8AQ



Tuesday 1 January

New Year’s Day Walk
Start the New Year by resolving to enjoy this 10 mile ramble taking in some of the high spots of Tameside. Lunch stop at The Wharf Tavern, Stalybridge where meat and potato pie and veg. option will be available (£5.00)
10am – 4pm @ Castle Clough car park, Buckton Vale Rd, Carrbrook, Stalybridge, SK15 3PJ

Sunday 6 January

Moors and Mills Meander
Drive away those winter blues on a seven mile walk with Paul Nethercott.
11am – 3.30pm @ Copley Recreation Centre, Huddersfield Rd Stalybridge, SK15 3ET.

Sunday 20 January

Lowry Walk
Join Paul Nethercott on an easy two mile walk around Portland Basin  looking at its natural and historic aspects and spot the views which Lowry used.
12 noon – 3.30pm @ Portland Basin car park, Portland Place, Ashton under Lyne. OL7 0QA   

Sunday 27 January

Portrait of Werneth Low
A short stroll around Lower Higham and Werneth Low looking at what makes this place so special. A great family walk.
1pm – 3pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre. Higham Lane Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR


Sunday 3 February

Millbrook Moorland Edge
Discover the moorland around Millbrook on a moderate 3 mile walk with Paul Nethercott.
12 noon – 3.30pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge, SK15 3EP.

Sunday 10 February 

Early Morning Etherow
An early morning amble along the banks of the River Etherow, looking at the wildlife when it thought it had the world to itself.
8am – 11am @ Etherow Lodge entrance, Manchester Road, Hollingworth. SK14 8JZ

Sunday 17 February

Ramble to Rowarth
Join John and Margaret Morrison on this moderate 10 mile walk over the hill to Rowarth. Enjoy extensive views over Tameside, Kinder Scout and the Cheshire Plain.
10am – 4.30pm @ Lymefield, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG

Wednesday 20 February

Nature and Nestboxes
With spring and the nesting season just around the corner, come and give our feathered friends a helping hand this half term.
Build a birdbox to take home and try a wild craft activity. £3 charge per nestbox
Between 11am and 3pm @ The Orchard, Hyde Park, SK14 4JX

Sunday 24 February

Transport Heritage Trail
An easy 2 ½ mile walk with Paul Nethercott, exploring the transport routes of the past and the long forgotten motor racing track.
12noon 3.30pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge. SK15 3EP    2 ½  hours.


Sunday 17 March
Etherow Classic
Join John and Margaret Morrison on this ten mile walk to Compstall and back with hills, woods, rivers, lows and beautiful views.
10am – 4.30pm @ Lymefield Visitor Centre, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom, SK14 6AG   


Sunday 24 March            

Rome on the Low
Take a 4 mile stroll back through the ages, with Maximus Bamforth, when Imperial Rome governed Werneth Low and Tameside with a hand of iron.
1pm – 3pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre. Higham Lane, Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR

Sunday 31 March            

Parks Hills and Mills
A 5 mile moderate walk by Paul Nethercott, connecting Stalybridge Country Park with Cheetham Park via the local hills.
11.30am – 4pm @ Oakgates car park, Hartley Street, off Huddersfield Road, Millbrook, Stalybridge, SK15 3EP.        


Wednesday 10 April

It’s a Small (and wiggly) World
Join us on a bug hunt and nature walk, taking a close look at the tiny creatures that live around us. Let’s try some ‘worm charming’ and then create your very own miniature world.
Between 12noon and 3pm @ Lymefield Broad Mills, off Lower Market Street, Broadbottom. SK14 6AG.

Sunday 14 April

Spring in your Step
Explore the Tame Valley to see whether spring has sprung. Bluebells just flowering, vibrant green leaves and the first songbirds will all be there for your enjoyment on this six mile walk.
11am – 3pm @Hyde Central Station car park, Great Norbury Street, Hyde. SK14 1BW

Thursday 18 April

Go Wild in Spring
A chance for the whole family to get outdoors and ‘Go Wild’ in Cowbury Dale. You can try den building, have a go at a nature craft
and see what secret life lurks in the stream.
1pm – 3pm @ Castle Clough car park, Carrbrook, Stalybridge.SK15 3PJ

Easter Sunday 21 April  

Easter Egg Hunt
An egg – stravaganza for younger children. As well as the hunt there will be competitions for best dressed Easter egg and bonnet.
1pm - 3pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre. Higham Lane Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR

Sunday 28 April

Chadkirk Chapel Ramble
A 10 mile walk across wild, windswept Werneth Low to the historic delights of Chadkirk Chapel and back via Etherow Country Park.
10am – 3.30pm @ Lower Higham Visitor Centre. Higham Lane Gee Cross, Hyde. SK14 5LR

Sunday 28 April

Spring Family Fun Day
Celebrate Spring with a family funday. Lots of mostly free entertainment; face painting, craft workshops, climbing wall, music, sports activities, stalls and street theatre amidst a carpet of spring flowers.
12noon - 4pm @ Stamford Park, Stalybridge, SK15 1NJ

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