Public Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.
A linear walk from Jubilee Tower to Peel Tower, featuring open moorland, woodland, farmland, and a couple of reservoirs thrown in too. There are two distinct climbs, one at the start of the day up to the first tower and one at the end of the day to the second tower. If the weather is warm, plenty of fluids are advised, and if we make it to Ramsbottom in time, there will be an opportunity for a pub stop before catching the train back to Bury.
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.
08:50: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:03. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Wayfarer £11 (Covers bus, train and tram apart from steam train from Ramsbottom to Bury)
09:03: Train departs for the walk start at Darwen Station.
09:50: Walk starts at Darwen Station.
Return from Ramsbottom Station. 16:25, 17:10
Waypoints: Jubilee Tower, Witton Weavers Way, Turton & Entwistle reservoir, Wayoh reservoir, Turton Bottoms, Peel Tower, Ramsbottom
Return travel from Ramsbottom to Bury is on the East Lancs Railway, there is an additional cost for this, I believe there is a concession for ramblers, so have your membership card with you! From Bury back to Manchester is on the tram which is covered by the wayfarer. There is the alternative option of a regular bus service from Ramsbottom to Bury, which is also covered on a wayfarer.