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Manchester Weekend Walkers Group

Manchester Weekend Walkers lead public transport walks into fantastic countryside all year round.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

The walk takes us across wide open moorland up to Musden Head Moor, along the Rosendale Way and Holcombe Moor, past Pilgrims Cross to Peel Tower and then dropping down to Ramsbottom.

We walk on moorland paths, paths and metalled roads. Expect mud and some waterlogged areas.

Please bring a torch, as we may lose light towards the end of the walk.

Bus-based walk

Leader: Cathryn & Jeremy

Ascent: 400 metres

Transport to Walk Start: X41 bus at 09:10 from Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station (final destination Accrington).

Meet Point:  At Manchester Chorlton Street Coach Station. Alternatively, meet the group on the bus.

Suggested Ticket: £2 for each bus journey

Waypoints: Musden Head Moor, Rossendale Way, Holcombe Moor, Pilgrim's Cross, Peel Tower.

Walk Start: Sports Centre on Helmshore Road, Helmshore at 10:10

Return Services: From Ramsbottom: X41 bus at x:16/17 until 22:17

Extra: Drivers can park in Ramsbottom and join us on the bus when it stops in the Market Place at 09:55. Toilets at Chorlton Street Coach Station. No toilets on the bus, at walk start or en route.

Saturday, 6 January 2024
Start time:
10:10 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
400m / 1312ft
Type:
linear

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 77890 21215
Nearest postcode:
BB4 4DN
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Start time:
10:10 am

Starts at the leisure centre

Finishing point

Grid reference:
SD 79153 16867
Nearest postcode:
BL0 9FN
what3words:
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Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking