You don't have to book a place to go on any of our walks - just turn up at the designated meeting place!

Please ensure you are appropriately equipped for walking! If you do not have appropriate footwear, or are wearing jeans, the walk leader may refuse to let you join the walk. Before coming on a walk, please read the Before Walking page and our disclaimer. Also check the weather.

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Additional Sunday public transport walks are organised by Manchester Coach Rambles..

JANUARY

 

Saturday 27th: Edale Circular

Train-based walk 8.5 miles 500 metres ascent - Leader: Pauline (from Manchester Coach Rambles)

Description: A climb out of Edale to Hollins Cross and along the ridge to Mam Tor. Then it's down to Blue John Cavern and onwards to Treak Cliff Cavern before heading into Castleton where the walkers can eat their packed lunches. After lunch we head up again to Back Tor and Hollins Cross again for the descent back in to Edale.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at 09:49.

Suggested Ticket: Edale return £11.80.

Walk Start: Edale station at 10:35.

Waypoints: Hollins Cross, Mam Tor, Blue John Cavern, Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton, Back Tor, Hollins Cross

Return Services: x:47, until 19:47, 21:11.

Extra: Map EX OL1. Toilets near Walk Start. The ascent of Mam Tor will not take place in case of poor weather. We usually visit a pub close to the station at the end of the walk, and everybody is very welcome to come along. You may want to make a note of the return train times as people return home at different times.

 

FEBRUARY

 

Saturday 3rd: 4 Reservoirs Walk - Hadfield Circular

Train-based walk 9.5 miles 50 metres ascent - Leader: Paul S

Description: Starting from Hadfield station, we join the Longdendale Trail in a NE direction for 4.5 miles to the weir just before Woodhead Reservoir. We then return to Hadfield via Crowden, the Hollins, and then along the side of Torside, Rhodeswood, Valehouse and Bottoms Reservoirs. We stroll along the southern edge of the last 3 reservoirs. From Bottoms Res., we walk uphill to Padfield main road and re-join the Longdendale Trail to Hadfield.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at 10:18.

Suggested Ticket: Return to Hadfield £6.30.

Walk Start: Hadfield station at 11:10.

Waypoints: Longdendale Trail, Woodhead Reservoir, Crowden, The Hollins, Torside, Rhodeswood, Valehouse Reservoir, Bottoms Reservoir, Padfield.

Return Services: x:59 and x:29 until 19:29 and then x:29 till 22:29.

Extra: There is a toilet at Hadfield but it may not be open, so use the train's. Map EX OL1. We usually visit a pub close to the station at the end of the walk, and everybody is very welcome to come along. You may want to make a note of the return train times as people return home at different times.

 

Saturday 10th: Singing Ringing Tree - Burnley Circular

Train-based walk 8 miles 500 metres ascent - Leader: Ryan

Description: A nice walk in Lancashire to visit the iconic landmark.

Meet Point: Victoria station for the train at 09:56.

Suggested Ticket: Return to Burnley Manchester Road £10.60.

Walk Start: Burnley Manchester Road train station at 11:00. Map ref SJ816321

Waypoints: Rose Hill, Small Hazels, Crown Point, The Singing Ringing Tree, Cliviger, Towneley Hall.

Return Services: x:39 until 20:39, 21:55.

Extra: No toilets at Walk Start. Map EX OL21. We usually visit a pub close to the station at the end of the walk, and everybody is very welcome to come along. You may want to make a note of the return train times as people return home at different times.

 

Saturday 17th: Lyme Park & Higher Poynton - Disley Circular

Train-based walk 9 miles 500 metres ascent - Leader: John M & Ev & Ian H

Description: Lyme Park is a well-known National Trust property. We start just outside its boundaries before walking through a rugged moorland deer park with extensive views of the Peak District and Cheshire Plain. We descend through fields followed by a stretch along the Macclesfield Canal before returning back to the starting point through fields and valleys. Most of the ascent will be during the first half of the walk.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at 09:49.

Suggested Ticket: Off-Peak Day Return train ticket to Disley £6.70, or a TfGM Travelcard Train & Tram ticket £8.20.

Walk Start: Disley station at 10:30.

Waypoints: Lyme Hall, Bow Stones, Dale Top, Harrop Brow, Mitchell Fold, Barlow House Farm.

Return Services: 15:54, 16:55, 17:59, 18:55, 19:54.

Extra: Map EX OL1. Toilet stop 45 minutes into the walk at Lyme Hall. Lunch stop will be near the Coffee Tavern at Harrop Brow. The route will be extremely muddy and slippery in places. We usually visit a pub close to the station at the end of the walk, and everybody is very welcome to come along. You may want to make a note of the return train times as people return home at different times.

 

Saturday 24th: Worsley Wander - To the Mardi Gras via Castles in the Air - Trafford Centre Circular

Direct walk 9 miles 50 metres ascent - Leader: John L

Description: A walk that has only become possible with the opening of the new bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal in December. After crossing the bridge, we join the new Port Salford Greenway path, also only recently completed, which takes us to the pretty and historic village of Worsley. We walk through Worsley Woods to Beesley Green to join the Tyldesley Loopline which takes us to Monton Green and Salford's only lighthouse. We then follow the Bridgewater Canal all the way back to the Trafford Centre. The paths in Worsley Woods can be wet and muddy, otherwise this walk is mostly on level, well-surfaced paths, with just one short climb.
Please make your own way to the Trafford Centre for 12:00. From the city centre, the quickest and cheapest way is by frequent Stagecoach buses X50 or 250 from Piccadilly Gardens. The X50 at 11:12 should get you to the Walk Start in good time. Some may prefer First Manchester bus 100 at 11:00 from Shudehill Interchange (which also picks up at Victoria Station). There are also buses direct to the Trafford Centre from many parts of Greater Manchester. Ticket costs: Stagecoach Dayrider £4.50 (on 250/X50), FirstDay £4.80 (on 100) or appropriate System One Daysaver if also using train, tram or other bus companies.

Walk Start: Information kiosk next to the Trafford Centre bus station at 12:00.

Waypoints: Chill Factor, Peel Green Cemetery, Winton Park, Worsley village, Old Warke Dam, Beesley Green, Broadoak Park, Monton Lighthouse, Bridgewater Canal, Barton Square.

Return Services: Frequent buses to the city centre until late evening. Last buses to Piccadilly and Shudehill both at 0:10.

Extra: Toilets at walk start and in Worsley village (4 miles). Maps EX276 and EX277.

 

MARCH

 

Saturday 3rd: Adlington

Train-based walk ? miles ? metres ascent - Leader: Max

Description: TBC.

Meet Point: TBC.

Suggested Tickets: TBC.

Walk Start: TBC.

Waypoints: TBC.

Return Services: TBC.

Extra: TBC.

 

APRIL

 

Saturday 7th: The Great Estates of Cheshire - Knutsford - Navigation Road linear

Train-based walk ? miles - Leader: Martin, joining at Stockport

Description: TBC.

Meet Point: Piccadilly station for the train at TBC.

Suggested Tickets: TBC.

Walk Start: Knutsford station at TBC

Waypoints: A50, Legh Road, A537, Knutsford Moor, Knutsford Gate, Tatton Park Beech Walk, Tatton Hall, Rostherne Drive, Rostherne village, Little Bollington, Dunham Massey, Dunham Town, Bridgewater Canal.

Return Services: TBC.

Extra: TBC.

 

Saturday 21st: Edale Circular

Train-based walk ? miles ? metres ascent - Leader: June & Phil Slater

Description: TBC.

Meet Point: TBC.

Suggested Tickets: TBC.

Walk Start: TBC.

Waypoints: TBC.

Return Services: TBC.

Extra: TBC.

 

 

 

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