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. 
At some point it was reported that only one (Stockport) was still going although others were about to reform (and some of those are still active).

In 2007, the YHA local groups ceased to exist and most of the groups changed their name to exclude "YHA". We became Stockport Walking and Outdoor Group, becoming known as SWOG. We remained an Affiliated group of the YHA until 2018 when YHA ended affiliations.

In 2015 the group celebrated a 60th anniversary, although it has existed for 80 years in various forms

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