Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Chris Morris.
New members can join for the whole walk, or leave after 3 miles at Handforth, or after 5 miles at Styal (trains are less frequent). The walk leader will provide more details on the day.
Following on from November’s stages. Although passing close to many urban areas, by making maximum use of green belt land, this route has been designed to feel on the whole like a pleasant country walk. A walk underneath the airport runway features! Potential for pub stop during 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 09:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Suggested Ticket: GM Rail Ranger £4.60 (includes your whole day’s train journey). DaySaver Train & Tram (£7.20) can be used if you wish to use Metrolink from Altrincham at end of walk.
09:48: Train departs for the walk start at Bramhall Station.
10:10: Walk starts at Bramhall Station.
Return from Altrincham Rail and Metrolink Station. xx.04 hourly until 22:31, 23:45. Metrolink every few minutes.
Waypoints: Waypoints: Bramhall, Hall Moss, Dairy House, Handforth, Deandale Farm, Styal, Styal Country Park, Castle Mill Farm, Brooks Lane, Davenport Green, Well Green, Timperley Brook, Altrincham
New members have option of 3 mile section from Bramhall to Handforth. As Handforth is slightly outside of the GM Rail Ranger area, this may require additional purchase of single train ticket from Handforth to Cheadle Hulme (£2.10). As this is a linear walk, advised if driving not to park car at walk start or end, instead £4 per day at Piccadilly long stay. Proper walking boots must be worn as many sections will be muddy. Stage 7 (Altrincham to Glazebrook) coming soon