Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
A very varied walk across moor and woodland to the south of Bamford and Edale. We start the day with 3 significant climbs and descents as we cross over Offerton Moor and over Bretton Clough. A long loop through the rolling Derbyshire dales forms the middle section before a final long climb brings us over the Great Ridge & down to Edale for a well-earned drink.
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.
08:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Either return to Bamford £11.20 or a Wayfarer £13.
08:49: Train departs for the walk start at Bamford Station.
09:45: Walk starts at Bamford Station.
Return from Edale Station. X:48 aiming for 18:48
Waypoints: Offerton Moor, Sir William Hill, Abney Moor, Great Hucklow; Windy Knoll; Edale
As the title suggests there is a lot of ascent on this route & it's fairly long for the time of year. There are no bailouts so please be sure you can do the whole route at a reasonable pace so we don't finish in the dark. Full waterproofs, warm layers etc and enough food/fluid for the whole day will be needed.
Based on the recce in August you can expect a lot of mud, possibly a lot of overgrown vegetation and an exciting set of stiles in various states of collapse. Come equipped accordingly.
If you want to drive suggest you park at Edale and join the train at 09:34. Single to Bamford will cost you £3.80.
OS Map: Explorer 24 & 1