Public Transport based walk with David Bratley.
A circular walk, we start by ascending to James Thorn which involves a moderate climb of 370m (final 50m is quite steep) to the KB933 wreck monument from here we drop down slightly to C-47 Skytrain (Dakota) wreck and then pass Ashton Clough which contains the remains of a Seafire/Spitfire. Next we ascend approx. 100m to Higher Shelf stones Trig point and then onto the B29 Superfortress which crashed on the 3rd November 1948. Afterwards we head north to the Hern stones then the Wain stones and across to Bleaklow head after which we hopefully head for the the Bleaklow stones and the wreck of the Bolton Paul Defiant and finally the De Havilland L-20A Beaver on Sykes Moor. Our visits to the wrecks are now done and we head back into Glossop, Walk finish hopefully approx. 16:30, visiting the final 2 wrecks are optional and will depend mainly upon time and available light.
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 09:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return ticket to Glossop £3.60, also Greater Manchester Rail Ranger (covers whole days train travel in Greater Manchester) £4.40.
09:48: Train departs for the walk start at Glossop Station.
10:20: Walk starts at Glossop Station.
Return from Glossop Station. From Glossop at xx:09 and xx:39 until 17:09 then at xx:39 until 22:39
Waypoints: Old Glossop, Lower Shelf, James' Thorn, Lower and Higher Shelf Stones
Toilets are available on the train, Pub at walk finish.