Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.
Walk leader to meet everyone at Grindleford station
This is the reverse route of my 'a bridge, a ridge and a smidge under 13 miles' walk from last year. We'll start and finish in woodland, with a nice mix of small river crossings, fields, the site of little John's grave, bridges, ridges, the site of an ancient fort and open moorland in between. There is a small amount of scrambling in the second half of the walk and we'll avoid one of the river crossings if there has been a lot of rain prior to the walk.
There are a few short steep sections on the route; some of which can be a little slippy if there's been recent rain so care will need to be taken. There is also one stretch of road with no pavement for approximately a mile, so again care will need to be taken at that point.
There are NO bail out points on this route and it should take us around 6 - 6.5 hours to complete it.
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.
09:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return ticket to Grindleford (£11.40) or wayfarer ticket (£13) if travelling into/out of Manchester
09:49: Train departs for the walk start at Grindleford Station.
10:50: Walk starts at Grindleford Station.
Return from Grindleford Station. 16:28 / 17:28 / 18:29
Waypoints: Bolehill Wood / Dale Bottom / Hathersage / Cow Close / Northlees / Greens House / Stanege Edge / Cowper Stone / Higger Tor / Burbage Bridge / Yarncliffe Wood
Access to :
No toilet at the station so please use the toilets on the train. There is a toilet in the cafe near the station and a public toilet part way round.