Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.
Part 2 of 3 of this complicated walk, and the title hopefully won't be your view of your decision to come on this walk but simply reflect the several Dam's and a quarry mined via some blasts that we go past.
I've done remarkably few walks down the Ryburn Valley, but there are a host of nice routes, both in the bottom of the valley and, as with this, on one of the ridges either side. There's the odd short sharp climb through the latter two thirds of the walk, but most of the climbing is done straight out of of Marsden up to Cupwith reservoir.
We then drop down to Scammonden reservoir and see what's left of the villages before they were drowned by the reservoir, traverse the M62 and then begin the ramble down the Ryburn valley which a couple of hours later will see us, and the river, reach our conclusion in Sowerby Bridge
NB. Walk Leader meeting at walk start. If the incoming walk is a bit late, then please wait! Please note 20 minute delay between train arriving and walk starting, to allow the incoming group some refreshment. Pace will need to be brisk, though not frantic, to meet the schedule for the third walk of the day. .
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.
11:50: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 11:57. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
If just doing Part 2 of the trilogy, then a rail rover (£5.40), Greenfield to Marsden single (an exhorbitant £6) and a Sowerby Bridge to Littleborough (£6.60) seems your best bet.
11:57: Train departs for the walk start at Marsden Station.
12:50: Walk starts at Marsden Station.
Return from Sowerby Bridge. Aiming for the 17.33 but trains at xx47, xx09, xx33
Waypoints: Deanhead, Ringstone Edge reservoir, Ripponden Bank Top, Norland Moor