Public Transport based walk with Alan Beeby.
Please see transport section
For the people who wish to travel by Train we will pass through Greenfield and up to Dovestones Reservoir to meet up with the car drivers group. Starting from the car park at Dovestones will we get all of the ascent done in the first stretch up to Chew Reservoir, at which point we will follow some unmarked paths on a ridge walk joining the Dovestones, Fox Stone and the amazing Dean Rocks. We will make our ascent and finish with a nice stroll of the the reservoir itself.
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.
09:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
return to Greenfield £4.30
09:57: Train departs for the walk start at Greenfield Station.
10:20: Walk starts at Greenfield Station.
Return from Greenfield Station. 15:36, 16:36 etc
Waypoints: Hey Top, Dove Stones Car Park, Chew Place Plantation, Oldham Way, Chew Road, Chew Reservoir, Dish Stone Brow, Dish Stone Moss, Bramley's Cot, Carn on Fox Stones, Great Dove Stone Rocks, Dean Rocks.
The official walk for both groups will start from Dove Stones Reservoir Car Park at 10.50am. We will wait for the Train Group to arrive before setting off.
The walk from the Car Park will be 7.5 Miles and 480 metres of ascent.
Post code for car park is OL3 7NE. We should be there about 10.50am
Car Park costs £1.30 for the day.
++Some areas near Chew Reservoir can be quite boggy Gaiters are advisable++