Public Transport based walk with Sarah Peppiatt.
A very long walk mostly down the Hope Valley line, with no less than five bailouts (hence the title as it's possible everyone will bail out, not that there won't be any survivors!). Ideal if you want to push the boat out a bit without risking being left for dead in the hills or if you want a shorter walk. Average pace going to be around 2.5 miles an hour including breaks. Bailouts at Chinley (5 miles in) Edale, (13 miles), Hope (18 miles) Bamford (21.5) and Hathersage (24.5)
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.
07:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 07:49. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Wayfarer ticket £12.
07:49: Train departs for the walk start at Chapel-en-le-Frith Railway Station.
08:20: Walk starts at Chapel-en-le-Frith Railway Station.
Return from Grindleford Station. X:28 aiming for 19:28
Waypoints: Eccles Pike, South Head; Brown Hill; Great Ridge; Lose Hill, Win Hill, River Derwent
Expect mud in the valleys and bog on the tops and come equipped accordingly. Lots of bailouts but not many places to pick up food/fluid so you'll need enough to see you through.
OS Maps OL 1 and 24