Public Transport based walk with Josh Dawson.
A bracing walk with stunning vistas from the high points of Blackstone Edge. This walk takes in a short part of the Rochdale Canal and skirts Hollingworth Lake before climbing up to Littleborough's 'breathing space' of the surrounding hills. On a clear day you can see for miles and miles.
Please bring warm clothes and waterproofs as the weather can suddenly change and there may be some low cloud. Would recommend 2 litres of drinking water as it is quite thirsty work! Packed lunch also essential!
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 Victoria for the train at 09:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
The 09:40 train from Victoria from Platform 4, arriving at Smithy Bridge at 10:05
The walk concludes at a pub in Littleborough where return trains to Victoria can be caught.
09:40: Train departs for the walk start at Smithy Bridge Train Station.
10:10: Walk starts at Smithy Bridge Train Station.
Return from Littleborough train Station. 15:05, 15:58, 16:05, 16:57
*** Walk leader to meet at Smithy Bridge Railway Station. ***