Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
A very varied walk from Disley to Buxton that proceeds in a less than direct route! Expect a lot of ascent, a lot of awkward stiles, and some rough wet paths. Two bailout points so this is a good walk if you're wanting to push yourself a bit further: but you will need to walk at the pace of the group even if you intend to leave early.
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.
07:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Buxton £10.10 or a Wayfarer (£12) may be cheaper if coming in across Greater Manchester.
07:49: Train departs for the walk start at Disley Station.
08:15: Walk starts at Disley Station.
Return from Buxton Train Station. X:29 aiming for 18:29
Waypoints: The Cage; Lantern Woods; Todd Reservoir; Taxal Edge; Howlersknowl; Shining Tor; Pannier's Pool; Axe Edge; Buxton Country Park
Bailout at the 6 mile mark (train station) and at the 13 mile mark (hourly buses to Macclesfield or Buxton where there are trains back. Wayfarer will cover travel on a bus too).
You will need fluid and food for the whole day & appropriate equipment. Gaiters etc may be useful depending on weather
OS Map Ex 24