Public Transport based walk suitable for new walkers, with Gavin.
A simple linear walk north of the city. The short train journey takes us straight into the countryside, where a monument and trigpoint await. We get a great view over to Oldham on one side to Rochdale on the other. The middle view stretches to the horizon over Manchester to the Welsh hills. From there, it's a short trip into Castleton, as we gradually return to the urban scene.
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.
12:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 12:40. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
12:40: Train departs for the walk start at Mills Hills Station.
12:55: Walk starts at Mills Hills Station.
Return from Castleton Station.
Waypoints: Rochdale Canal, Chadderton Fold, Healds Green, Cinder Hill Farm, Tandle Hill, Thornham Fold, Thornfields, Trows Farm, Castleton
Map EX277. No toilets at Walk Start; use the train's.