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Gritstone Trail Part 1: Congleton to Macclesfield

Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.

16.5 mi


A beautiful low level walk through the Cheshire countryside, with a few hills and fantastic views.

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.

08:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Either a return ticket to Congleton £7.80, or if travelling in from elsewhere in the Greater Manchester area then Wayfarer £10 plus single from Macclesfield to Congleton £3.70. (NB Wayfarer tickets can’t be bought on the train: buy in advance from the station or from any GMPTE travel shop)

08:48: Train departs for the walk start at Congleton Station.

09:25: Walk starts at Congleton Station.

Return from Macclesfield Station. Trains from Macclesfield every 20 minutes. If driving the car to start point then return train from Macclesfield to Congleton every hour at xx:18

Waypoints: The Cloud, Barleigh Ford Bridge, Croker Hill, Rossendale Brook, Greenbarn, Langley, Ridge Hill, Macclesfield


OS Map: OL268 & OL24

Please note this is a long walk for the time of year and we will need to keep a reasonably brisk pace up. There are no easy bail out points.

15-10-2011 08:30 15-10-2011 20:00:00 Europe/London Gritstone Trail Part 1: Congleton to Macclesfield Congleton Station MAD Walkers
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