Public Transport based walk with Luke Burley.
We leave Marsden and head uphill towards Binn Moor and the Deer Hill Conduit, looking down on Butterley and Blakeley Reservoirs for some lovely views if the weather is clear. We then pass around Wessenden Lodge before joining the Wessenden Way very briefly, before descending down then up again onto the Pennine Way, crossing Swellands and Black Moss reservoirs, passing the Standedge Tunnels and Close Moss. From here we take the Old Packhorse Road and descend back into Marsden, crossing Easter Gate Bridge before joining the canal briefly and back to Marsden Station. The route follows a number of good paths but may also be boggy in places.
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.
08:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Marsden return £9:60
08:57: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.
09:35: Walk starts at Marsden Station.
Return from Marsden Station. 15:28 and then hourly at 28 past thereafter
Waypoints: Marsden, Binn Moor, Deer Hill Conduit, Pennine Way, Swellands Reservoir, Blackmore Reservoir, Millstone Edge, Packhorse Road