Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Angela Robinson.
This walk heads out of Sowerby Bridge, following old transport links before gradually climbing the valley sides and meandering through woodland. After walking around the hilltop township of Norland, we descend back into the town.
Back in Sowerby Bridge you may wish to sample some local ale at 'The Works' (food served until 5pm) and 'Jubilee Refreshment Rooms', which is conveniently situated a few metres from the platform for the train 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.
11:00: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 11:21. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Off peak day return to Sowerby Bridge £9.60
Northern Duo tickets- buy 2 adult tickets, get 2nd for half price
11:21: Train departs for the walk start at Sowerby Bridge.
12:08: Walk starts at Sowerby Bridge.
Return from Sowerby Bridge. 14:59 15:20 then xx:59 xx:19 xx:31 until 19:19, then xx:19 until 23:19
Waypoints: Sowerby Bridge Train Station, Canal Wharf, North Dean Woods, Norland Moor, Sowerby Bridge Train Station
Walk leader meeting on train at Todmorden
No toilets at walk start, use those on the train
This walk may be muddy in places, gaiters advisable