Disley Footpath SocietyObjectives of the Society dfs3

  • repairs and improvement works
  • promoting publicity and information about footpaths
  • arranging events and encouraging use of footpaths
  • liaising and co-operating with other organisations which share a mutual interest
  • establishing new footpaths where appropriate
  • reporting to Authorities any obstructions which prevent free access to footpaths

History of the Society

Established in 1999 after the dissolution of Parish Paths Partnership.
Affiliations The Peak and Northern Footpaths Society
Contacts Tony Jackson (Chair) 01663 764489 Pat Featherstone (Membership Secretary) 01663 765058A Gritstone Trail direction sign with Lyme Park out of focus in the background.
Membership 1st September to 31st August Membership Subscription £3 per annum Download a membership application form here.
For more information contact membership secretary Pat Featherstone.
The Parish of Disley, covering some 9 square kilometres, enjoys breathtakingly varied scenery: wooded valleys, rolling farmland and typical Pennine moorland punctuated by rocky outcrops of Millstone Grit.
Over 36 kilometres of well maintained, well signposted footpaths, together with the Peak Forest Canal towpath, offer gentle rambles and more strenuouswalks alike; and six ‘promoted routes’ start in, pass close by or go through
Disley, including the Gritstone Trail, Midshires Way and North Cheshire Way.Our pubs, cafe and excellent rail and bus links with Manchester, Stockportand Buxton, make Disley an ideal centre for walkers.


The Society, established in 1999, and can look back with pride at a number of achievements since then:

  • footbridges installed
  • signposts repaired
  • new footpaths designated
  • as well as the on-going battle with encroaching vegetation.

The overall result is that Disley has some of the best signposted and maintained footpaths in Cheshire. Additionally, we offer an organised walks programme each year and arrange general meetings twice a year with guest speakers.
Full details of the 2016 Walks programme can be found here

WAW logo“Walkers are Welcome” in Disley
Disley’s bid to become a full member of this UK-wide national accreditation scheme has been successful! The application was submitted on behalf of the village by DFS and accreditation received in 2015.  To find out more about the ‘Walkers are Welcome’ scheme click here

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01663 762726
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Monday to Friday
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