Public Transport based walk with Stephen Mcrobert.
A walk from Blackrod over to Entwistle which will take in some steep climbs that will be rewarded with some great views, should the weather oblige. Terrain will be varied from occasional short stretches of road to some potentially boggy sections of moorland. There is always the excellent Strawbury Duck at the end to keep you motivated if you fancy some refreshment before the train back to Manchester.
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.
09:05: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:22. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
a GM Railranger £5.00 and a single from Entwistle to Bromley Cross £2.30. if you are travelling in from within manchester by rail the Railranger may cover this also.
09:22: Train departs for the walk start at Blackrod Station.
09:52: Walk starts at Blackrod Station.
Return from Entwistle Station. 15:17, 17:17, 17:48, 18:48.
Waypoints: Rivington Pike, Winter Hill, Belmont, Longworth Moor, Turton Heights and Turton and Entwistle Reservoir
This walk will take a different train line on the return so is not suitable for driving to the walk start unless you want 2 train journeys to return. It will be exposed and boggy so warm clothing, boots, waterproofs and gaitors if you have them will may be needed.