Direct Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with John Ireland.
Something slightly different for Boxing Day to previous years - a linear walk along the waterways of South Manchester from Stretford to Didsbury making use of the Metrolink.... (99a)
Meet & Travel arrangements - Direct
This is a walk with direct transport arrangements, meeting at the walk start.
10:45: Meet at the walk start (Stretford tramstop)
11:00 Walk starts.
Waypoints: Broad Ees Dole Nature Reserve, Sale Water Park, Chorlton Ees and Ivy Green Nature Reserve, Jackson's Bridge, River Mersey, Chorlton Water Park, Trans-Pennine Trail, Simon's Bridge, East Didsbury
To get to Stretford Tram Station and then to travel onward after the end of the walk at East Didsbury, use the following tickets -
Metrolink Adult Day Travelcard £5
System One Bus/Tram Daysaver £6.70
Please note no National Rail services are running on Boxing Day, only a restricted bus and tram service are running. Allow plenty of time to get to Stretford. See http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/Pages/christmas.aspx for full travel details.
Short refreshment stop at Jackson's Boat Pub, then drinks/food after the end of the walk at the Gateway (a Wetherspoon's) in East Didsbury.
ETA in Didsbury 3.30pm.