Manchester Coach Rambles

Walking using Coach and Public Transport

Manchester Area Ramblers Public Transport Walks Programme

 Summer 2018 Programme
Sun, 24 June - Entwistle Circular change to Bromley Cross Circular  - 09.59  train Victoria Station - Leader: Mark 
Grade - Moderate 
Distance - 9 miles
Walk Route - From Entwistle Station down the east side of the Wayoh, the crossing the bridge at the North end of The Jumbles.  Following the Witton Weavers Way past Turton Tower.  Cross Green Arms Road down to the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir.  Then following the waterside path along the Southern edge clockwise and North side walk back to Entwistle Station above the reservoir.
Please note:Due to no train to Entwistle, the route will partly change and the walk will start and end in Bromley Cross Station.
Expected time back in Bromley Cross Station - no later than 4.30pm 
Suggested Train Ticket - Day Return Bromley Cross (if no train to Entwistle) 

Sun, 08 July - Hope to Bamford - 9.45 train Piccadilly Station (note new train time)  - Leader: Roger 
Grade - Moderate 
Distance - 9.5 miles
Meeting Point - at the entrance of the platform of the 9.45 train in Piccadilly Station
Walk Start- from Hope Station @10.36  straight after the arrival of the train
Walk Route - Hope station - Thornhill - Bamford mill - Bamford edge (1,320ft/400m) - Heatherdene carpark / toilets - Thornhill trail - Bamford Station          Distance 9.5miles
Please note that From Bamford mill, the route to the edge includes a steady uphill trek (160m/530ft of ascent)  followed by a fairly steep climb ( 80m/262 ft of ascent)
Suggested Ticket - Day return ticket Bamford Station 
Expected time back in Bamford Station - no later than 4.30pm

Sun, 22 July - Edale Circular - 9.22 train Piccadilly Station  - Leader: Elizabeth & Paul  Moderate   Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 05 August - Chinley to Edale - 9.22 train Piccadilly Station - Leader:  Roger  Moderate/Strenuous  Distance 10-12 miles
Sun, 05 August - Edale Circular - 9.22 train Piccadilly Station - Leader: Pauline  Easy/Moderate  Distance 7miles 
Sun, 19 August - Greenfield Circular - 10.13 train Victoria Station - Leader: Ralph   Moderate Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 02 September - Accrington to Ramsbottom - 9.45 bus X1 Chorlton Street (Stand EZ) - Leader: John (leader joins bus @ Prestwich)  Moderate  Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 16 September - Hope to Grindleford - 9.22 train Piccadilly Station - Leader:  Jeff  Moderate  Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 30 September - Todmorden to Littleborough - 10.15 train Victoria Station - Leader:  Alan  Moderate  Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 14 October - Ramsgreave (Wilpshire) to Clitheroe - 10.03 train Victoria Station - Leader: John (Leader joins @ Bromley Cross)   Moderate  Distance no more than 10 miles
Sun, 28 October - Altrincham to Styal - Walk starts @ 10.00 Altrincham Interchange - Leader: Jeff  Moderate  Distance no more than 10 miles 

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  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 Joyce Davenport,

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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Saturday, June 23, 2018