Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.
Part two of the walk, nothing that tricky but of course subject to the exigies of getting to Hebden in time for the third walk of the day so we won't be drifting along slowly.
There are at least hundred different ways of doing this particular town to town but hopefully we’ll stick to just this one for today. Our start will be as relaxing as a walk along the canal, before we climb up to the shoulder of the southern edge of the calder valley, enjoy a perilous walk atop some woods, before using one of the myriad of exciting ways to get into Jumble Hole Clough.
A brief period of following the Pennine Way will follow before we shear off to go across Popples Common and down into Hardcastle Craggs and wander back to our walk end.
A mere 10 miles, but it will need to be brisk to ensure that we hit the timings for the third walk of the day.
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.
13:10: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 13:16. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Whether you're doing Part 2 or Parts 2 and 3, a Manchester-Hebden return (£9.80) is your best option.
If you're driving, both Hebden and Tod stations have car parks
13:16: Train departs for the walk start at Todmorden Station.
13:45: Walk starts at Todmorden Station.
Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for 18:08 but there are three trains an hour
Waypoints: Lumbutts, Eastwood, Colden Valley’s Clapper Bridge, Midgehole