Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alan Beeby and Dave Pannell.
***JOINT WALK WITH THE LEEDS TAKE A HIKE GROUP**
Due to the weather conditions the walk has had to be changed slighty and a detour added. Anyone taking public transport might find it difficult to get to the bowling social for 6.30pm. Please note that it will be exposed along areas of the walk and potenially very cold.
Meet at Marsden Railway station from where we will follow the canal out of Marsden onto the old Pack Horse trail across the moors. Picking up the Pennine way across Standedge right on the Yorkshire / Lanchashire border, we will then divert off to take in the magnificent Butterly Reservoir and grade 2 listed spillway which is currently under threat. An easy route including 211 stone steps takes us back down through Bank Bottom Mill into the village, for a pint or three at the Riverhead micro-brewery.
The start time has been set so that public transport is available from both Manchester and Leeds. Please note we will be waiting 35 minutes for the Leeds Group to arrive.
If you get there early there are lots of nice cafes in the village with a public toilet on Peel Street.
Parking - there is lots of free parking in the National Trust car park next to the train station.
Please wear either a white rose or a red rose to show where your loyalty lies!!
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.
09:15: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:43. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Off Peak Open Return £9.30
09:43: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.
11:00: Walk starts at Marsden Station.
Return from Marsden Station. 15:50, 16:50, 17:50, 18:50, 19:50, 20:50, 21:50
Waypoints: butterfly reservoir, bank bottom mill