Public Transport based walk with Niall MacLennan.
A familiar start and a popular end point, just a less often used route to reach. A 15 mile walk with no majorly strenuous climbs over open and exposed moor and bogland after leaving the relative shelter of Rivington Country Park.
Upon leaving Blackrod we will make our way to Great Hill via Redmonds Edge, on to Darwen Moor before descending into the Strawberry Duck via parts of the Witton Weavers Way.
For at least 3 quarters of this walk the ground underneath will be muddy and boggy and there are hidden deep holes, waterproof and supportive boots are an absolute must. Gaiters are strongly recommended. Due to it being lambing season, there are farmers and newborn lambs in the fields so no dogs are permitted to be brought along. As it's a linear walk driving to the walk start is not recommended.
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 Victoria for the train at 09:23. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Please allow enough time for you to purchase the relevant ticket, station kiosks can be busy and trains will not be held.
GM Rail Ranger £5.90 will cover the journey to Blackrod and back from Bromley Cross. Please purchase these at any GM rail station with a manned kiosk. This train also calls at Salford Central, Crescent and Bolton.
A single ticket to Bromley Cross from Entwhistle will cost £2.30 and can be purchased on the train.
09:23: Train departs for the walk start at Blackrod Station.
10:00: Walk starts at Blackrod Station.
Return from Entwistle Station. 16:23, 17:23, 18:23
Waypoints: Rivington Country Park, Redmonds Edge, Great Hill, Hollinshead Hall Ruins, Brown Lowe, El Ducko