Public Transport based walk with Anthony Helm.
A linear walk from Jubilee Tower on Darwen Moor, to Peel Tower on Holcombe Moor, featuring open moorland, woodland, farmland, and a couple of reservoirs thrown in too. There are two distinct climbs, one at the start of the day up to the first tower and one at the end of the day up to the second tower. The Peel tower is open to the public on the day and usually remains open until 4pm, so if we go at a reasonable pace, we should make it in time to have a look inside. At the end of the walk, there is the option of a ride on the East Lancs preserved railway from Ramsbottom back to Bury, or for those that aren't enthusiasts, there's a regular bus service from Ramsbottom to Bury. Either way, the tram runs from Bury to Manchester for the journey home.
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.
08:45: Meet at Manchester Oxford Road for the train at 08:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Wayfarer @ £12. This covers the train journey in the morning, and the tram back from Bury to Manchester. I intend to get the train back from Ramsbottom to Bury, using the East Lancs railway, this is an additional cost of £5.40. If anyone does not wish to use the train, then there is a regular bus service from Ramsbottom to Bury, which is covered by the Wayfarer ticket
08:57: Train departs for the walk start at Darwen Station.
09:45: Walk starts at Darwen Station.
Return from Ramsbottom Station. 15:38, 16:30
Waypoints: Jubilee Tower, Witton Weavers Way, Turton & Entwistle reservoir, Wayoh reservoir, Turton Bottoms, Peel Tower, Ramsbottom