Public Transport based walk with Stu Edwards.
Basing ourselves in the High Peak Spa town of Buxton for the day, this first walk explores the stunning countryside to the West of Buxton. We meander through the towns quaint streets as we make towards Nithen End and begin our climb to Watford Moor. Upon reaching the summit of the walk you are greeted with the excellent views of the Goyt Valley and Fernilee and Errwood Reservoirs. For our descent, we pick up the unusual path of the disused railway line over Wild Moor and dropping back via the golf course into Buxton. From here, you can either make your way to the station or join us at the pub ready for Part II - Solomon's Under the Stars walk.
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 09:52. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Buxton: £8.70 or Northern Duo available for £13.05
09:52: Train departs for the walk start at Buxton Train Station.
10:55: Walk starts at Buxton Train Station.
Return from Buxton Train Station. 14:30, 15:27, 16:30, on the half hour
Waypoints: Nithen End, Watford Wood, Longhill Farm, Wild Moor, Nithen End and Buxton Station.
Please ensure you are appropriately equipped for the weather conditions including the possibility of snow and ice. Only one train ticket is needed to do both this walk and 'Solomon's under the stars' walk. If you would like to stay on for the second part please ensure you have a torch.
Gaiters are also recommended.