Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Andy Buckley.
A nice gentle late start stroll through the countryside around Marple and Chadkirk. We will leave Marple train station and follow the canal for a while crossing the aquaduct with impressive views of the railway viaduct that runs alongside, Before heading off through Kirk Woods and onto Chadkirk Chapel and Chadkirk.
We then head back through Kirk woods via a different path and rejoin the canal and retrace our steps back along the canal unti we reach the aquaduct where we then dive under both the aquaduct and the viaduct with spectacular views of both.
We then prceed through the countryside to Etherow Country Park and then back towards Marple station via Brabyns Park.
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.
11:25: Meet at Manchester Piccadilly for the train at 11:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
11:40: Train departs for the walk start at Marple Station.
12:05: Walk starts at Marple Station.
Return from Marple Station.
Waypoints: Peak Forest Canal, Chadkirk, Kirk Wood, Lower Watermeetings Farm, Etherow Country Park