Public Transport based walk with David Littlemore & Mark Roper.
Walk leaders will meet at the walk start.
A walk around Parbold showcasing the picturesque Douglas valley. Although we don't go very high, we obtain some terrific views of the Lancashire plain towards Ormskirk, Southport, Blackpool and way beyond. It's quite easy going, with gentle ascents, apart from one challenging climb (but that's rewarded by a pub stop shortly afterwards at about 6 miles in). There's also another pub at the end!
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.
11:05: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 11:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Parbold £5.90, if using connecting bus/train/tram services a Wayfarer ticket (£10) may work out cheaper. A Northern Rail Duo ticket is also available for £8.80 if two are travelling together.
11:22: Train departs for the walk start at Parbold railway station.
12:14: Walk starts at Parbold railway station.
Return from Parbold railway station. 16:41, 17:42, 18:40, 19:41, 20:41
Waypoints: Parbold station, Leeds & Liverpool canal, Fairy Glen, Boar's Den, High Moor, Harrock Hill, Bannister Lane, Hunter's Hill quarry, Rigbye Arms Pub, Parbold Hill, Windmill Pub
Given the late start, a long lunch stop is not planned although there is time to eat on the train en-route.
The train also calls at Bolton (11:45) and Wigan Wallgate (12:02).
If driving, parking spaces at the station are limited although there are housing estates close by with plenty of on-road parking available.
If there has been heavy rain a few days before (or on the day!) gaiters are recommended.