Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
In June this year a new long distance walk was launched in Buxton: a 190 mile route around the boundaries of the Peak District National Park. Seeing as it's on our doorstep I thought it'd be rude not to give it a go: or at least those parts accessible by public transport. We start at Chapel en le frith and head East to pick up the trail at Middle Barford heading East to Peak Forest before swinging back through some of the stunning limestone dales to Buxton.
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.
07:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
07:49: Train departs for the walk start at Chapel-en-le-Frith Railway Station.
08:35: Walk starts at Chapel-en-le-Frith Railway Station.
Return from Buxton Train Station. X:24 aiming for 16:24
Waypoints: Peak Forest, Dam Dale; Peter Dale; Chee Dale; King Sterndale; Buxton
Long walk for the time of year so the pace will be brisk. No bailouts.
The ascent comes in several short steep bursts as we climb out of the dales. The dales themselves are generally rough walking over limestone that gets extremely slippery in wet conditions so you must have proper walking boots with you. You should also expect quantities of mud and come prepared accordingly.
Bring a torch in case we run out of daylight.
OS Map 24.