Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Bayda'a Nasralla.
Weather warning: heavy showers, so waterproofs and gaiters will come in handy!
Part 1 of the Sandstone Trail series. Starting at Frodsham train station, we walk out of the town and straight up a steep ascent to join the start of the Sandstone Trail. As we reach the memorial we continue along a sandstone ridge around Overton hill. Following the trail through the undulating countryside. Passing through a garden where walkers can purchase tea, coffee and bacon butties from a local who has embraced the trail going through his garden!
With a short walk along Dark Ark Lane we go through Manley and head into the beautiful green landscape of Delamere Forest. As the trail continues south, we will depart it at this point and follow the Baker Way to the train station, passing Delamere Forest's rest area for toilet breaks, ice cream and a hot beverage (or a pint at the nearby pub) before going to catch the train home.
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.
09:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 09:50. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
£11.50 single from Frodsham, or a Cheshire Day Ranger for £20.50 if you are travelling from Glossop or surrounding Manchester areas by train (or if you wish, you can purchase this ticket, however it is slightly cheaper buying two singles)
For return from Delamere, you can purchase a single to Altrincham for £8.40 or Manchester Picadily for £9.00
Or, there is a 17:34 No. 48 bus from Hatchmere crossroads to Frodsham (arriving 17:49) which means that a return train ticket to Frodsham (£12.60) could be the cheapest option, depending on the bus fare (unknown!). Return trains from Frodsham are xx.04. It's a 1 mile walk (20 minutes) from Delamere Train Station to Hatchmere crossroads North along the B road.
09:50: Train departs for the walk start at Frodsham Railway Station.
10:40: Walk starts at Frodsham Railway Station.
Return from Delamere Station. 15:23, 16:23, xx:23 until 20.23
Waypoints: Memorial, Overton Hill, Woodouse Hill fort, Alvanley Cliff, Simmond's Hill, Dark Art Lane, Manley Common, Delamere Forest, Baker Way, Forestry Depot.
Walk leader will be getting off the train at Altrincham and going to Le Trappiste for some belgian beers. All welcome to join!