Public Transport based walk with Gavin.
A linear evening walk taking in the picturesque country park (though you could hardly say peaceful with an airport a kilometre away!). This route is undulating and may be muddy. This is a longer walk than the standard evening walk and within a steep-sided and darker valley, a faster pace will be required to beat the light. Opportunity for pubs in Wilmslow. As this is a linear walk if you drive to the Walk Start, you'll need to get the train back to Handforth.
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.
18:38: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:38. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Wilmslow Off-Peak Return £5.60.
18:38: Train departs for the walk start at Handforth Rail Station.
19:00: Walk starts at Handforth Rail Station.
Return from Wilmslow Station. 20:56, 21:20*, 21:38, 21:47, 21:55, 22:15*, 22:29, 22:56, 23:23, 23:39*. *These services go via Handforth.
Waypoints: Deandale Farm, Styal station, Styal Country Park, Giant's Castle, Hotel, Rylands Farm, Bank House Farm, Quarry Bank Mill, North Cheshire Way, The Carrs, Wilmslow.
Map EX268. No toilets at Walk Start; use the train's.