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Big Bad Buxton Part 2: Whaley Bridge back to Buxton via a shiny cat

Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.

12.5 mi

636m

Walk leader to meet at Whaley Bridge Station.  The walk may be a couple of minutes late in starting if the first walk arrives into Whaley Bridge slightly later than planned.  Please wait at the train station until I arrive.

This is the second part of the two part walk and takes in Windgather Rocks, Cats Tor, Shining Tor and a lesser used view of Errwood reservoir on the way back to Buxton.  We will have a combination of open fields, woodland, pretty riverside paths, moorland and ridge views.  The ascent is a mixture of short & steep sections and more gradual but longer climbs.  Paths were good throughout on the reccy but a large section of the walk will be open to the elements so please bring appopriate clothing in case the weather isn't too friendly.  We will have a few short stops for food/drink and there are plenty of nice pubs in Buxton for a well deserved drink afterwards.

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.

12:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 12:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

Return to Buxton £10.10 or a Wayfarer ticket (£12) if travelling into Piccadilly first.  A duo ticket (second ticket is half price) is available on this line if two people travel out and back together

12:49: Train departs for the walk start at Whaley Bridge Station.

13:30: Walk starts at Whaley Bridge Station.

Return from Buxton Train Station. 18:29 / 19:29 / 20:29 / 21:29 / 22:56

Waypoints: Toddbrook Res, Taxal, Overton Hall Farm, Taxal Edge, Windgather Rocks, Cats Tor, Shining Tor, Berry Clough, Burbage

Toilets:

No toilets are available at Whaley Bridge Station.  Please use the toilets on the train

16-5-2015 12:30 16-5-2015 20:00:00 Europe/London Big Bad Buxton Part 2: Whaley Bridge back to Buxton via a shiny cat Whaley Bridge Station MAD Walkers
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