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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


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


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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