Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Bayda'a Nasralla.
Part 2 of the Sandstone Trail series. This part of the walk see us following the Baker Way back to rejoin the Sandstone Trail where we left it at the end of the first walk.
As we walk out of the forest, we head into the undulating countryside. Heading South, we will pass a delightful teashop (and go in if we so choose...) before carrying on along the trail. The varying landscape will take us through woodland, farmland and down country lanes.
We will arrive in Tarporley in time for a drink before getting the 84 bus to Chester for the train.
Depending on what people would like to do, there is a possibility of food and drinks in Chester before getting the train home.
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.
09:00: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:17. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Off-Peak Day Return to Chester £11.60
For 2 adults, it would be cheaper to get a Northern Duo Return to Chester £17.10 **Only available on the slow stopping train - if you wish to get the direct train from Chester to Manchester, please do not purchase this ticket.
Prices are cheaper from Altrincham. Walk leader will meet at Altrincham.
Please use toilets on the train, or at Delamere Visitor Centre at Walk start.
09:17: Train departs for the walk start at Delamere Station.
10:26: Walk starts at Delamere Station.
Return from Chester Train Station. 17.07, 18.07, 19.07, 20.07, 21.33 and 22.49
Waypoints: Delamere Forest, Primrose Hill, Urchin's Kitchen, Summertrees, Rock Farm, Dickinson's Rough, Oxpasture Wood, Ash Hill, Crib Lane, Pudding Lane, Town Fields, Tarporley
To get back to Manchester we will need to get the number 84 bus from Tarporley to Chester in order to catch the train back.
Cost: £3 single
Bus times are from 15:18, 15:48, 16:18, 16:48, then 17:23 and 17:53
xx:18 bus arrives at Chester at xx:50, xx:48 arrives at xx:20, bus takes approx. 30 minutes, plus a 5 minute walk from thebus stop to the train station. We will aim for the 16:18 bus.