Manchester Coach Rambles

Walking using Coach and Public Transport

Public Transport Walks Information

All you need to know about our Public Transport Walks

Sunday walks are usually about ten miles and will often incorporate some climbing but can sometimes be up to twelve miles. These distances are not particularly daunting as the time spent on the walk is usually six or seven hours. No walks should present a problem to a reasonably fit newcomer but please ring the Sunday Public Transport Walks Officer, Jeff, 0161 766 4683,  if you need guidance about whether a walk would be suitable for you.

If the walk leader thinks that the walk is more challenging than would normally be expected this will be noted in the programme.

There are currently no strenuous walks in the current Public Transport Walks programme. Future availability of strenuous walks is dependent upon suitable volunteers being available to lead these walks.  If you are interested to lead a walk, please contact Jeff, 0161 766 4683.

Meet up point for the Sunday Walks - This will be either at a train station, bus stop or tram stop.  At the train station the leader usually will meet the party at the entrance of the platform of the departing train.  Leader will definitely meet the party on the platform at the destination station.  For walks by bus or tram, the leader will meet party by the bus or tram stop. 

Membership - Walks are opened to the public -  Members and Non Members  of The Ramblers.  However,  Non Members who regularly take part in the walks would need to join membership of The Ramblers.  To join the Ramblers, details on the Ramblers website.


 What you need so to enjoy our walks

Below is a guide to what you need on a walk. It is not a definitive list but gives you an idea of what to expect.

  • Good footwear. Most of our walks will involve various combinations of footpaths, bridleways, tracks, roads, rocks and lumpy boggy moorland. You need to have the right footwear to protect your feet
  • Food for lunch.  All walks are planned assuming that participants will bring a packed-lunch. Once on the walk there may be nowhere to buy food so ensure that you buy a sandwich in town prior to boarding the train/bus.
  • Water or non alcoholic drinks 
  • Water-proof clothing 
  • Warm clothing. All our destinations have the potential to be a bit chilly; especially if the wind gets up. It's wise to always have a fleece, hat and gloves in your ruck-sack
  • Torch for Winter excursions.  It can get dark very early at 4-5.00pm.

Please note that:- 

  • Footpath issues can be reported direct to the Ramblers via the Pathwatch webpage or app;
  • Be nice to your leader! They are trying to make your day enjoyable!
  • You should be reasonably fit to join the guided walks 

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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

Next Manchester Area Ramblers Public Transport Walks

For full programme, please  click here  

Sun, 27 January - Marple to Stalybridge - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Alan For walk details click here

Sun, 10 February - Heywood to Ramsbottom WALK CHANGE to Chapel en le Frith to Whaley Bridge - 9.45 train Piccadilly Station -  Leader Ralph For walk details click here- 

Sun, 24 February - Horwich Parkway to Brinscall - 9.31 train Victoria Station - Leader Jeff    For walk details click here

Sun, 10 March - Chinley to Hayfield - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Ralph  For walk details click here

Sun, 24 March - Grindleford Circular - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Elizabeth & Paul For walk details click here

Sun, 07 April - Knutsford to Wilmslow - 9.04 train Piccadilly Station, 9.20 train Stockport Station, 9.34 train  Navigation Road Station, 9.37 train Altrincham Station, 9.30 train Hale Station - Leader John - For walk details click here

Sun, 21 April - New Mills to Hayfield - 9.31 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Roger - For walk details click here

Next Manchester Associates Public Transport Walks

Sun, 20 January - Grindleford Circular - 9.31 Piccadilly Station - Leader Peter

Sun, 27 January - Middlewood to Disley - 9.45 Piccadilly Station - Leader Veronica

Sun, 03 February - Wilmslow Circular - 10.20 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Mike

Sun, 17 February - Littleborough Circular - 10.30 train Piccadilly Station - Leader Veronica

Sun, 24 February - Furness Vale to Whaley Bridge - 9.45 train Piccadilly - Leader Simon 

All Public Transport Walks are moderate no more than 10 miles. 

For more information on the Manchester Associates Public Transport Walks and for Membership, please ring Simon on 0161 860 0350

Join the Ramblers

As a Ramblers Member you can ralogo200x157
  • be part of Britain’s biggest walking charity
  • join a community of over 110,000 members
  • enjoy a wide range of membership benefits
  • choose from 38,000 led walks a year across England, Scotland and Wales
  • help us continue our charitable work to protect Britain’s footpaths and promote walking
Friday, January 18, 2019