Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
A long walk and varied walk over some of the less visited moorland to the south of Stanage, including several climbs and some pretty woodland.
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.
08:40: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 08:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Either Wayfarer ticket (£12) if coming in across Greater Manchester or return to Grindleford (£11.10)
08:49: Train departs for the walk start at Grindleford Station.
09:55: Walk starts at Grindleford Station.
Return from Hathersage Station. X:32 aiming for 17:32
Waypoints: Grindleford Station, Padley Gorge; Longshaw Lodge, Totley Moor; Flask Edge Trig; Big Moor; Ramsley Reservoir; Smeekley Woods; Old Fanshaw Hall; Gill Woods; Totley Bents; Blacka Woods; Houndkirk Moor;
This is a fairly challenging walk with no easy bailout points so please be sure you're capable of doing the walk at a reasonable pace before coming.
If you wish to drive, Hathersage station has a car park whereas Grindleford Station does not, so it would probably be best to join us on the train when it stop at Hathersage at 09:42. Please inform the walk leader or the walks coordinator if you plan to do this so they know to expect you.
Walk can be very exposed in places so please ensure you're properly equipped for the weather. Likely to be soggy underfoot so gaiters/waterproofs may be useful
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