Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Steve Rawlins.
A gentle walk between some of Tameside's finest drinking establishments..
We'll meet at the Palatine pub which is opposite Hadfield station from 12:00 onwards and start the walk at 13:00. Walk Leader to meet at pub/start of walk
If you would like to join us for a lunchtime drink in the Palatine please either get the 11:18 or 11:46 from Piccadilly to Hadfield or if you'd just like to join us when the walk starts please get the 12:18 from Piccadilly.
We'll then head out of Hadield and make our way past Bottoms Reservoir and into Tintwistle where we'll visit pub number 2 which is the popular Bull's Head
As soon as we're satisfactorily refreshed, we'll then head towards Swallows Wood/Hollingworth Nature Reserve passing through some lovely moorland/woodland and farm fields before heading towards the Waggon & Horses - pub number 3.
Finally we'll then head through/around Stalybridge before finishing at pub number 4 - the Buffet Bar at Stalybridge Station.
The walk is very gentle but you may wish to wear gaiters as one or two of the farming fields can be a little muddy at times.
It will get dark around 5pm-ish so please bring a headtorch just in case
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
12:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 12:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Please note the above times are for joining at the Walk Start; if you would like to join us at the pub first, please get the 11:18 or 11:46
Railranger £5.40 (valid on trains only)
Daysaver Train and Bus £6.70
Daysaver Train and Tram £8
12:18: Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.
13:00: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.
Return from Stalybridge Station. 15 & 50 past the hour to Piccadilly, 12 & 46 past the hour to Victoria
Waypoints: Palatine Pub, Hadfield, Bull's Head Tintwistle, Anfield Reservoir, Swallows Wood, Pennine Way, Hobson Moor Road, Waggon & Horses, Stalybridge Buffet Bar