Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
Need a challenge to get your teeth into for the New Year? Look no further: the Mid-Summer Challenge Walk - 27 miles over Black Hill, Bleaklow, Kinder Scout and the Great Ridge, with a total ascent equivalent to climbing Snowdon twice! Do it for fun or if you need a bit more motivation why not choose a favourite charity and get your friends to sponsor you?
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.
07:15: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 07:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Wayfarer ticket (£10 - purchase in advance from any manned station or GMPT travel shop) plus a single from Greenfield to Marsden (£5.40), or, for two adults, a Greenfield-Marsden Duo ticket for £8.70 would be the cheapest option.
07:40: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.
08:15: Walk starts at Marsden Station.
Return from Hope Rail Station. 19:39; 21:00; 22:48
Waypoints: Wessenden Reservoir; Black Hill; Hey Moss; Crowden; Torside Clough; Bleaklow Head; Upper North Grains; Lady Clough; Seal Edge; Golden Clough; Edale; Hollins Cross; Lose Hill; Hope: Hope Station
This is a hard walk!! Please do not just turn up for this unless you are absolutely confident of your ability to complete this walk at a brisk pace (or are confident of your ability to navigate yourself to an alternative finish).
This walk is over remote moorland with few bailout points so you must be properly equipped, including full waterproofs, good boots and warm layers whatever the weather. Please bring at least 2 l of water - more if it's hot and plenty of food - you'll need it!
This is not a car based walk - unless you want a very very late finish to your day.
Ex Map OS 1.
Any questions put them up on the MadWalkers facebook page and leader will respond there.