Public Transport based walk with Mike Dent.
Walk leader to meet at walk start, please note amended date and return train times
Heading straight out of Broadbottom station, up on to Mottram Hill. We then pass an old quarry on the way up to the Cairn on Hobson Moor - if we're lucky, there are views out across Manchester and towards Wales. We then head round the moor to Brushes resevoir, before joining the canal into Stalybridge and heading round to the station - with its famous buffet bar.
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.
10:05: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:18. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Greater Manchester Rail Ranger £5.20
10:18: Train departs for the walk start at Broadbottom.
10:50: Walk starts at Broadbottom.
Return from Stalybridge Station. 17:50, 18:17, 18:50, 19.15
Waypoints: Mottram Church, Mottram Old Hall, Hobson Moor Quarries, Hobson Moor Cairn, Brushes Reservoirs, Huddersfield Canal
No toilets at Broadbottom, use toilets on the train.
If you are driving and want to complete the loop, the 236/7 from Stalybridge will take you back to Mottram, a few miles from the station.