Welcome

Welcome to the website of Manchester CHA Club. We are  a group of people who love walking and who appreciate our beautiful countryside.

Our regular rambles take us to places in Derbyshire, Cheshire, Lancashire, the Peak District and occasionally Yorkshire.

Our walks vary from gentle strolls along leafy Cheshire lanes to more strenuous hikes over high Pennine moorlands.

Mid-week breaks take us to more distant areas such as the South Coast, South Wales and the West Country.

A few times a year we meet to hear about subjects of interest to walkers and friends of the countryside. We sometimes have visits to sites of interest in the Manchester area.

Look at our programme to get an idea of what we have to offer and if you like what you see contact us to find out what to expect, what to wear, and where to meet.

Come and join us - you are sure of a warm welcome.

Special Notice

Thomas Arthur Leonard  


We are pleased to be able to welcome Dr Douglas Hope, who is going to speak on the life of the Rev Thomas Arthur Leonard, the founder of the Co-operative Holidays Association and the Holiday Fellowship.  Douglas was awarded a PhD for his research into the activities of the CHA and HF and has written a book about the life and times of T A Leonard.  He has been heard on radio and seen on television talking about T A Leonard’s contribution to the outdoor movement.  We are sure all of us who remember fondly CHA and HF holidays will find Douglas's talk very interesting.  The meeting will take place at 2.30pm on Thursday 23 November in St Werburgh's Church, Wilbraham Road, Chorlton.  Our sister CHA and HF Clubs from around the city have been invited to attend, so with luck you might meet up with old friends for a cup of tea and a natter after Douglas's talk.  There is a bus stop outside the church and the Metro is not far away. Cars should park in St Werburgh's Road outside the parish hall . (For satnav, use M21 0TJ).  The cost will be £2 payable on the door and we shall serve tea and biscuits.