Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.
A shortish walk, with two main ascents/descents and a lot of level walking in between. There will be muddy sections so please bring your gaitors and money for the admission to Treak Cliff Cavern (there is also a shop at the cavern for those that fancy a wee mooch around). We'll pass through the imposing Winnats Pass, site of the 18th century murder of two eloping lovers and I'll aim to get people to Hope for the 3.39pm train.
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 09:45. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
£10.60 return to Hope or Wayfarer ticket (£11) if travelling outside of Manchester
09:45: Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.
10:30: Walk starts at Edale Station.
Return from Hope Rail Station. XX:39 until 19:39, then 2100
Waypoints: Hardenclough Farm, Greenlands, Hollins Cross, Woodseats, Treak Cliff Cavern, Winnats Pass, Goosehill Hall, Castleton, Hope, Hope station
Treak Cliff Cavern tours run twice an hour and last roughly 45 minutes. Cost of admission is £8.75 per person, or £7.75 with a valid YHA card (prices taken from the Treak Cliff Cavern website November 2013).