Trafford Walkers are based in Manchester.
We are a small and friendly walking club, established for over 25 years, whose members are mainly from the local area.
Some of the most varied and beautiful countryside in the whole of the UK is on our doorstep, and the Club exists to give people of mixed abilities the chance to enjoy it whilst walking in good company.
Walk venues are usually within a radius of 40 miles from Manchester, but from time to time we venture further afield to areas such as the Trough of Bowland, North Lancashire, the Yorkshire Dales, Wales and the Lake District.
The Programme of Walks alternates each week, with the walk on Saturday one week and on Sunday the following week.
Wherever possible, two walks are offered each weekend throughout the year, listed as (a) and (b) on the Walks Programme.
The 'A' walks are aimed at more energetic and experienced walkers, and are normally between 8 and 12 miles in length. They often include a significant amount of climbing to reach ridges, fells and high moorland, and are taken at a brisk pace.
The 'B' walks are normally 7 to 9 miles in length, and will often include some climbing whilst walking in undulating countryside at lower levels. They are taken at a slower pace than the 'A' walks.
Total weekly attendance on the above walks is around 20 to 30 members and guests.
'C' Walks are normally between 4 and 6 miles in length, and include only a small amount of climbing. They generally take place on Sundays, with the details being circulated on the previous Friday via the members' email list.
Any member is free to join any walk offered by the Club, provided that they meet the requirements of the Walkers section of the Club's Safe Walking Policy.
If you are interested in joining, please go to the Joining Us page and get in touch.
We are a friendly group who organise regular curry nights etc.
During the summer months a number of coach trips and walking based holidays are arranged.
Further, over the last five years groups of Members have enjoyed walking holidays abroad in Malta, Austria, Switzerland, Majorca and Bulgaria.