Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with John Ireland.
Walk Leader joining train at Stockport
An evening walk around that unexpected centre of the Cheshire Coal Industry - Poynton!
Starting off by walking down the Middlewood way, we follow the track of an old colliery railway and then go round Poynton Lake and follow one of the newest footpaths in the area, before heading back to Hazel Grove for a pint at the Rising Sun.
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.
18:30: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 18:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Middlewood £4.30
18:49: Train departs for the walk start at Middlewood Station.
19:20: Walk starts at Middlewood Station.
Return from Hazel Grove Station. 21:03, 22:03
Waypoints: Middlewood Way, Prince's Wood, Towers Yard Farm, Poynton Lake, Towers Farm, Norbury Brook, Sausage Factory (Site of), Rising Sun (Pub)
Despite the 37m of ascent, the end of the walk is lower than the start!
As well as the train, other travel options back from Hazel Grove include the 192 bus.
If you are going to the pub we will be getting the 22:03 train back to Manchester.
Finally, if you wish to drive to meet us, it is recommended to park the car at Hazel Grove station and get the train one stop to Middlewood as there is NO parking at Middlewood station.