Manchester Coach Rambles

Walking using Coach and Public Transport

Manchester Area Ramblers Public Transport Walks Programme

Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 Programme 
 
Sun, 09 December - Bamford to Edale (Please note the walk starts at Bamford and NOT Hope  as previously advertised)- 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Roger - Distance 10 miles 
 
Meeting Point - At the entrance of the platform of the departing 9.31 train at Piccadilly Station AND at Bamford  Station 
 
Walk Start- From Bamford Station @ 10.26 straight after the arrival of the train
 
Suggested Ticket - Day Return from Bamford Station 
 
Walk Route: Bamford station -Shatton - Brough - Hope - Castleton - Treak Cliff cavern - Hollins Cross (1,320ft) - Edale station
There are 2 short climbs of approximately 60m each between Castleton and Hollins Cross 
 
Expected time back in Edale - no later than 4.00pm 

Sun, 23 December - Disley Circular - 9.45 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Pauline - Distance 9 miles 
 
Meeting Point - At the entrance of the platform of the departing 9.45am train AND at Disley Station 

Walk Start- at Disley Station @  10.13  straight after the arrival of the train

Suggested Ticket - day return to Disley Station 

Walk Route - Disley Station - Parkgate Lyme Park - Lady Brook Trail - Macclesfield Canal - Harestead Farm - Hase Bank Lyme Park - Pursefield Wood - Paddock Cottage - Cluse Hey - Bowstones - Lantern Wood - The Cage - Disley Station

The terrain is undulating with a long steady climb up to Bowstones.  Distance 9 miles 

Expected time back in Disley Station - no later than 4.30pm



Sun, 30 December - Cheadle Hulme to Disley - 9.55 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Jeff - Moderate
 
Sun, 13 January - Bamford to Hope - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Ian    Distance 9 miles
 
Meeting Point - At the entrance of the platform of the departing 9.31 train AND at Bamford  Station 

Walk Start- at Bamford  Station @  10.26  straight after the arrival of the train

Suggested Ticket - day return to Bamford 

Walk Route - Bamford Station - Golf Course - Bamford Clough - Bamford Edge - Win Hill - Aston - Thornhill - Hope Station 

There is a climb up onto Bamford Edge.  

Expected time back in Hope Station - no later than 4.30pm


Sun, 27 January - Marple to Stalybrige - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Alan   Distance 9 miles 
 
Meeting Point - At the entrance of the platform of the departing 9.31 am train AND at Marple Station 

Walk Start- at Marple Station @  09.52  straight after the arrival of the train

Suggested Ticket -  to be advised nearer the date  

Walk Route - Marple Station - Macclesfield Canal - Babyns Park - Etherow County Park - Werneth Low - Godley Cross - Hough Hill - Eastwood Nature Reserve - Canal - Stalybridge Station

There is a climb up onto Werneth Low.  

Expected time back in Stalybridge Station - no later than 4.30pm


 Sun, 24 February - Horwich Parkway to  Brinscall - 9.31 train Victoria Station - Leader Jeff - Moderate 
 
Sun, 10 March - Chinley to Hayfield - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Ralph - Moderate 
 
Sun, 24 March - Grindleford Circular - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Elizabeth & Paul - Moderate
 
Sun, 07 April - Knutsford to Wilmslow - 9.04 train Piccadilly Station (calls at Stockport @ 9.20, Navigation Road @ 9.34, Altrincham @ 9.37 and Hale @ 9.39)  - Leader John - Moderate 
 
Sun, 21 April - New Mills to Hayfield - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Roger - Moderate 
 

All walks use public transport from Manchester. The leader of the party may cancel the walk or change the destination of the walk if a bus/train service is withdrawn or if there is advance notice of significant delays. Be sure to check public transport times a couple of days prior to the date of the walk at the Transport for Greater Manchester 0161-228 7811, website or www.nationalrail.co.uk  phone 08457 484950, to ensure that times have not changed or that trains are not affected by engineering works.

If a Ramblers’ Public Transport walk is not shown for the Sunday which interests you it is because there is a Ramblers’ Coach Excursion on that day so check The Manchester Coach Rambles  Programme Page.   There is also the Ramblers' affiliated group, The Manchester Associates Rambling Club that organise a monthly coach excursion and a Sunday Public Transport Walk when there is no Manchester Coach Rambles' coach excursion.  For details of the Club's Public walks and coach excursions, please contact Simon on 0161 860 0350 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for Walk Leaders

If you are interested to lead a walk on the Manchester Coach Rambles coach excursions, please contact Brenda Parkinson, 0161 736 8710

If you are interested to lead a Public Transport Walk, please contact Jeff Lewis, 0161 766 4683

If you are interested to lead a walk on the Manchester Associates Rambling Club coach excursion and public transport walk, please contact Simon, 0161 860 0350

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Sunday, December 09, 2018