Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Tom Whitehead.
This walk explores the area around Grindleford on the Eastern edge of the Peak District. We wander through the woods to the beautiful Padley Gorge. We then investigate the Iron Age hill fort at Carl Wark before heading to the 'dominant landmark' of Higger Tor.
Continuing Northwards, we enjoy the stunning views of Burbage Rocks. Meandering over Houndkirk Moor we then decend to the oft deserted woods at Blacka Dike. After ascending the wonderfully named Wimble Holme Hill on Totley Moss we bear West to White Edge Moor. Diverting to the Maynard Arms, we run out of verbs before catching the train home.
An enjoyable but straightforward walk at a steady pace.. Note that the trains are not exactly frequent on Sundays and thus it is unlikely we will be in time to catch an earlier train.
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.
09:05: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Grindleford - £11.40
09:22: Train departs for the walk start at Grindleford Station.
10:25: Walk starts at Grindleford Station.
Return from Grindleford Station. 17:29, 19:30 (if you take a long time to drink a pint)
Waypoints: Grindleford Station, Padley Gorge, Burbage Bridge, Carl Wark, Higger Tor, Upper Burbage Bridge, Burbage Rocks, Houndkirk Moor, Blacka Dike, Wimble Holme Hill, Totley Moss, White Edge Moor, Grindleford