Public Transport based walk with Steve Rawlins.
A nice (but probably not very romantic) Valentines Day circular walk from the lovely West Yorkshire Village of Marsden.
We'll head straight out of the village and a short climb to join the popular Standege trail which cuts through some beautiful Moorland before joing the Pennine Way and passing the Redbrook, Black Moss & Swellands Reservoirs decending into the valley before taking one of several paths back into Marsden.
There are several pubs and cafes that can be visited after the walk and also the option of visiting some of the 'Ale Trail' pubs on the way home.
There may be a few wet areas so waterproofs/Gaitors may be required.
Free parking is available at the station for those wishing to drive.
**Please note that upon reccie-ing we could not pass a stream due to heavy rainfall so may have to adapt the walk accordinly**
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 Victoria for the train at 09:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Marden £9.80
(if you purchase your tickets along with someone else you can get a 2-persons ticket for £14.70... feel free to meet up at the station if needed and I will find someone for you to buy a ticket with)
09:57: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.
10:30: Walk starts at Marsden Station.
Return from Marsden Station. 15:28, 16:28, 17:28, 17:58, 28 past the hour until final train 23:19
Waypoints: Marsden, Standedge Trail, Pennine Way, Redbrook, Black Moss & Swellands Reservoirs, Blakely Clough, Kirklees Way