Dove Holes to Buxton via Monsail Trail (elements of Bullock Smithy Challenge Walk)

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.

16.1 mi


A 16 mile walk involving quite a bit of ascent and descent over the course of the route; some of it quite steep. It involves a mix of valleys, open farmland, clear & unclear paths, rocky bridleways, wooded areas and part of the Monsal Trail disused railway line; including two of the tunnels that are on the trail.  PLEASE NOTE A few sections were very muddy and water logged during reccies so waterproofs and gaiters are essential and short sections of road walking will be required to avoid the worst of the sections.  Please make sure you have enough food and fluids to last the day and bring a torch just in case

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.

08:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:52. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Buxton (£9.90) or two people can use a duo return to Buxton for £14.80

08:52: Train departs for the walk start at Dove Holes.

09:55: Walk starts at Dove Holes.

Return from Buxton Train Station. xx:29 until 21:29 then 22:56

Waypoints: Dove Holes Quarry, Peak Forest, Hay Dale, Wheston, Limestone Way, Monsal Trail, Wye Dale, King Sterndale, Cowdale, Staden


No toilets are available at Dove Holes train station so use the toilets on the train.

1-3-2014 08:30 1-3-2014 20:00:00 Europe/London Dove Holes to Buxton via Monsail Trail (elements of Bullock Smithy Challenge Walk) Dove Holes MAD Walkers
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