Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Andrew Forbes.
This walk has two main ascents: from Edale up to Hollins Cross and when heading out of Castleton up to the Limestone way via Cave Dale. Some of this could be muddy so gaiters would be helpful but not essential. Pace will be steady so the walk is still appropriate for new members.
There are two short wooded sections and we will pass through Peak Forest but the majority of the walk is over open fields or through valleys.
There is the option to pay a visit to the Donkey Village towards the end of the walk where we can stop for tea and scones (if they have any left by that time). Although admission is free they do ask for donations to help fund their work with sick or abandoned donkeys. The train from Dove Holes is every two hours so the amount of time we spend at the Donkey Village will be dictated by the time remaining to catch the 2.35pm train (or 4.35pm train if necessary).
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.
We will head back on a different train line so it's best to buy a Wayfarer ticket at £11 prior to getting on the train
09:45: Train departs for the walk start at Edale Station.
10:30: Walk starts at Edale Station.
Return from Dove Holes. 2.35pm / 4.35pm / 6.35pm
Waypoints: Hollins Cross, Hollowford Road, Cave Dale, Limestone Way, Peak Forest, Donkey Sanctuary, Dove Holes
Toilets are available at walk start