About The Mellor March

The 'Mellor March' is a walk around the boundary of the village of Mellor.

It started in 1995, with the intention of getting as many walkers to take a part in the whole or any part of the walk.

From a slow start of between 50 - 60 participants it has grown over the last few years to where we register over 500 walkers per year.

Assembling outside the Royal Oak, Mellor March 2004

The walk takes place on the Sunday of the first Bank Holiday weekend in May, this year's being held on the 5th May 2019.

2009 was our 15th year and we were able to make the March extra special, by breaking the £100,000 barrier.

Every penny raised is donated to a cancer related charity and where ever possible we try to ensure that the monies go to a specific cause.

The walk takes you from the village pub (The Royal Oak) up to Mellor Church where on a clear day you can see as far as North Wales, the Cheshire Plain, Liverpool and all the surrounding countryside.

From there you drop down into the village of Mill Brow where the local pub awaits you with bacon butties and a hot (or cold) drink. Its then onto the wilds of Ludworth Moor with yet even more spectacular views before you descend to the Goyt Valley for a stroll along the River Goyt which takes you past the Roman Lakes and back up to the Royal Oak where food and drink await the weary walker.

It's a great day out for individuals, couples, family's and friends and all for a good cause.

We look forward to seeing all our old friends back this year and welcome any new comers who we feel sure will enjoy their first but not their last 'Mellor March'

Find out how to take part in the Mellor March on our 'Get involved' page.