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MAD's pad from Had

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes and Gemma Wilson.

11.1 mi

754m

17

11.1 mi

754m

MAD's pad from Had

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes and Gemma Wilson.

Walk leaders to meet the group at the walk start

A walk that combines woodland, moorland, ridges, valley views, reservoirs and farmland.

 

There's an easy start to the walk, with the first 3 - 4 kilometres along the flat and well marked out Longdendale Trail.  After this is the first climb of the day; up onto clough edge with it's striking views back towards Torside Reservoir and onwards to Torside clough and Naze.  The path up there is fairly well established; if a bit slippy and boggy in places so gaiters and walking boots are recommended.  It can be very cold and windy up there so warm layers will be necessary.  

 

There are some pretty spots to stop for photographs / snacks /drinks on the way up to Bleaklow Head, where if the weather is favourable we'll stop for lunch.  The path from there on is less well established in places as it meanders through beautiful moorland and along some lesser walked valley ridges that afford a wonderful sense of openness, before dropping down and briefly passing through Glossop and onto the final section of the route.  

 

This final section has an altogether more rural feel, passing through open farmland and following old stone walls before reaching the outskirts of Padfield, and the short walk back to the station.

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 09:46. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Off peak return to Hadfield £6.30

09:46: Train departs for the walk start at Hadfield Station.

10:30: Walk starts at Hadfield Station.

Return from Hadfield Station. 15:59 / 16:29 / 16:59 / 17:29 / every 30 minutes until 19:29 then hourly

Waypoints: Longdendale Trail, Clough Edge, Pennine Way, Far Moss, Bleaklow Head, Dog Rock, Old Glossop, Swineshaw Reservoir, Padfield

Additional:

No toilets at the station so please use toilets on the train.  One public toilet on the way

17-2-2018 09:30 17-2-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London MAD's pad from Had Hadfield Station MAD Walkers
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