Public Transport based walk with Richard Washington & John Irel.
If we listed all the features this walk has, you'd still be reading whilst the rest of us were back in the pub warming up by the fire. From Whaley Bridge, we head off up the Goyt Valley, passing through woodland, reservoirs, pine forests, 1970s housing estates, rhododendron dells and a ruined mansion. Eventually, we make our way off-trail on to the moors and follow a ridge back to the pub and that fire. Fire not hot enough for you? Well, there's a curry, too!
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.
08:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:52. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Whaley Bridge £6.80
08:52: Train departs for the walk start at Whaley Bridge Station.
09:35: Walk starts at Whaley Bridge Station.
Return from Whaley Bridge Station. 16:40, 17:11, 17:44, 18:14, then xx:44 to Manchester Piccadilly.
Waypoints: Horwich End, Shallcross Wood, Fernilee Reservoir, Errwood Reservoir, Clough Bridge, Errwood Hall, Shooter Clough, Shining Tor, Cats Tor, Pym Chair, Windgather Rocks, Taxal Moor, Toddbrook Reservoir.
Previously known as 'Staly or Whaley or a walk of two chairs', this title has become a bit superfluous now Richard has gone for the Whaley Bridge option.
Anyway, to join us for a curry after the pub, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space. This is a long hike on one of the shortest days of the year. Just in case progress is slower than anticipated, bring a torch.