Public Transport based scramble with Tom Whitehead.
This walk involves a scramble up Wilderness Gully West midway through the walk and thus is not suitable for new or very inexperienced hikers.
The scramble up Wilderness Gully West to Chew Hurdles is one of the best Peak District scrambles. Enormously fun, it involves frequent use of hands to go over a series of rocks close to (or in) a stream. Good quality gloves are thus essential.
The scramble being next to (an in!) a shallow stream is not exposed and there is an alternative hiking route if necessary. Note that there is also a stream crossing.
The scramble should be within the limits of any reasonably experienced hiker, but please discuss with the walk leader via email@example.com if you are unsure. In particular no experience of climbing is needed and no ropes are used. It does involve however, moderate heights.
The walk starts with a jaunt along the charming Chew Valley prior to the scramble. After the scramble (and lunch) we follow an unnamed edge with brilliant views. We descend (somewhat steeply) to Dove Stone Reservior before the final ascent of the day - the obelisk on Board Hill. We pass by Dick Hill before descending to Saddleworth and returning to Greenfield via the Tame Valley way
I'd rate the views as panoramic.
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.
08:45: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Greenfield - £5.40
08:57: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.
09:20: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.
Return from Greenfield Station. xx:36 aiming for 16:36 or 17:36
Waypoints: Greenfield Station, Waterside, Wimberry Stones Brow, Chew Valley, Wilderness Gully West, Chew Reservoir, unnamed Edge, Ashway Gap, Dove Stone Reservoir, Board Hill, Saddleworth, Greenfield Station