Stockport Walking & Outdoor Group

A short history

  • In 1935 the Cheshire & Derbyshire subregion of the YHA (Youth Hostels Association) was formed.
  • In 1955 several Local YHA Groups were formed from this, including Stockport YHA Local Group. 
  • In 2007 all "YHA Local Groups" were required to change their name to exclude "YHA". 
  • We became Stockport Walking and Outdoor Group, becoming known as SWOG, but remained an Affiliated Group of the YHA. 
  • In 2015 the group celebrated a 60th anniversary (from the 1955 date).
  • The YHA ended its Affiliation status of Groups in February 2018
  • The group affiliated to the Peak and Northern Footpath Society in 2018

Everyone taking part in Group activities does so at their own risk. Please read our accountability and risks statement in full.

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