Public Transport based walk with Ken Banks.
This is one of my favourite Bluebell hunting walks, a varied walk along hillsides, through woods and beside the Derwent River.
From Hope station we wander to the edge of the delightful if unfortunately named village of Shatton before a steep accent part way up to Shatton Moor. We then take the bridleway across to Offerton Hall, with weather permitting splendid views accross to Stanage Edge and Burbage Rocks. The route then drops down beside the hall, to the Derwent River, which we follow to Leadmill Bridge. The walk then undulates up through Dunge and Callow woods with their bluebells, before the gentle accent up onto Smelting Hill and Abney Moor. A steep decent then follows down to Bradwell Village with a possible pub stop. It's then a pretty flat walk back through the meadows to Hope, for the final pub stop. Hope Village is about 10 to 15 mins walk from the station.
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.
10:20: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 10:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
Off peak return to Hope £11.20
10:40: Train departs for the walk start at Hope Rail Station.
11:33: Walk starts at Hope Rail Station.
Return from Hope Rail Station. 18:41, 19:41, 22:40
Waypoints: Brough, Shatton, Offerton Hall, Derwent River, Mount Pleasant, Highlow Hall, Abney Moor, Brough, Hope.