Public Transport based walk with Andrew Forbes.
Walk leader to meet the group at Disley train station
A varied walk involving a stuck superhero, all four iconic buildings of the Lyme Park estate, a truly miniature mine, lovely lunchtime views over beautiful valleys, grassland, woodland, moorland and a canal. Oh, and two ice cream stops.
There are three reasonably short but steep climbs across the route but the rest is fairly flat with smaller, easier undulations on good paths. A toilet stop is available in Lyme Park with a wee (no pun intended) deviation from the route.. There is one short section of road walking with no pavement so care needs to be taken there. There were several small but wet & muddy sections on the route when reccied so bring your gaiters. Or flippers. Or a devil may care attitude to trench foot.
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.
10:35: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:51. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Return to Disley costs £5.90. Return to Disley for 2 adults on a duo ticket costs £9.30. A small amount of free parking spaces are available at Disley train station. Pay and display parking is avialable at a nearby pub. Cost is around £5 - 6 for the day.
10:51: Train departs for the walk start at Disley Station.
11:25: Walk starts at Disley Station.
Return from Disley Station. 52 or 53 minutes past the hour
Waypoints: Gritstone Trail, Bollinghurst Bridge, The Lantern, Knights Low, Bow Stones, Sponds Hill, Brink Farm, Andrew's Knob, West Parkgate, M/Canal Towing Path, Middlecale Farm, Ryles Wood
There are no toilets at Disley train station so please use toilets on the train