MAD go picnicing in the Park

Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Alan Beeby and John Ireland.

4.8 mi


Summer's here, so how about a Picnic in the Park? We'll have a walk around Heaton Park, see various unusual architecural phenomena, revisit one of the locations of 'Big Chimp' and then have a picnic, then walk back through past a Pope once stood for a nice drink at a pub. Let's just hope it stays sunny!

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.

10:45: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 11:00. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Metrolink Manchester to Heaton Park Return £3.70

11:00: Train departs for the walk start at Heaton Park tram stop.

11:30: Walk starts at Heaton Park tram stop.

Return from Heaton Park tram stop. Regular Trams back to Manchester

Waypoints: Heaton Park, Heaton Park Reservoir, Trig Point at SD828052, Heaton Hall, Ha-ha, Boating Lake, Papal Monument


It's a picnic, so bring stuff to sit on, copious amounts of food and lashings of ginger beer. If the weather is inclement a 'Plan B' option will be prepared. It is also along well made paths, so full-on walking gear isn't necessary.

4-8-2013 10:45 4-8-2013 20:00:00 Europe/London MAD go picnicing in the Park Heaton Park tram stop MAD Walkers
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