Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.
A varied linear walk of farmland, moorland, valley views, the iconic Peel Monument, reservoirs and woodland; finished off with a drink and a meal (for those that want to) at the fantastic Strawberry Duck Pub.
There are two prolonged climbs on this route, with several smaller climbs (a couple of which are steep) and a much easier second half. One of the climbs takes us up to the iconic Peel Monument and it's stunning 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape, such as Scout Moor to the east and Rivington Pike/Winter Hill over to the west.
Please note that some of the route is going to be open to the elements so layers/hat/gloves are recommended. A shortish section also includes rough ground with wet sections and no noticeable path so gaiters are recommended if you have them.
The walk should take around 5.5 hours to complete
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.
09:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 10:03. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return from Victoria to Entwistle costs £6.60.
Parking is available at Bromley Cross train station and on Chapeltown Road (the main road that runs alongside the train station).
If you prefer to park at the end point, a single ticket from Entwistle to Bromley Cross costs £2.40. Get the train at Entwistle at 10.22am; ariving at Bromley Cross at 10.28. Please note, Entwistle is a request stop so you must clearly indicate to the driver that you want him/her to stop.
10:03: Train departs for the walk start at Bromley Cross Station.
10:35: Walk starts at Bromley Cross Station.
Return from Entwistle Station. 16:21 / 17:23 / 18:21 / 19:21 / 20:22
Waypoints: Affetside, Croichley Fold, Redisher Wood Nature Reserve, Peel Tower, Pilgrims Stone, Beetle Hill, Crowthorn, Pleasant View, Wayoh Reservoir
No toilets at Bromley Cross so please use the toilets on the train.