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Overview

PLEASE NOTE NEW TRAIN DETAILS

This walk is an adapted Hope Pilgrimage Way, suitable for wintertime walking. During the walk we are going to pass by a number of churches in Hope and Castleton.

There is an area which could be very muddy and slippery. In very bad weather we may move part of the walk on to paved roads.

The route includes a steady ascent up to Hollins Cross, so a good degree of fitness is required. Other sections of the route are fairly easy and mostly on grassland. The views throughout this walk are magnificent. 

Train-based walk

Leader: Annie

Ascent: 400 metres

Transport to Walk Start: 09:41 train from Manchester Piccadilly station (final destination Sheffield). 

Due to engineering work, the train will be diverted and will only call at Stockport, Chinley and Edale en route. It will not call at Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple or New Mills Central.

Meet Point:  Near the ticket barriers at Piccadilly Station. Alternatively, meet the group on the train or at Hope Station. If you are driving, please note the walk starts from the back exit of the station, so please do not wait in the car park and instead come and meet the group off the train on the Sheffield-bound platform.

Suggested Ticket: Off Peak Day Return to Hope (Derbyshire) £13.70

Walk Start: Hope Railway Station at 10:40

Waypoints: Aston Lane, River Noe, Hope Methodist Church, St Peter’s Church, Hope Old School, Pindale Road, Peakshole Water, Saint Edmund’s, Castleton, Castleton Methodist Church, Mam Farm, Hollins Cross/Tom Hyett Memorial, Brocker Booth Plantation, Edale Road, Hope Old Hall.

Return Services: x:39/40 until 21:40, then last train at 22:49.

Extra: No toilets at walk start. Toilets en route in Castleton. Optional drinks at The Old Hall at the end of walk.

Saturday, 10 February 2024
Start time:
10:40 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12.9km / 8.0mi
Ascent:
400m / 1312ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SK 18139 83268
Nearest postcode:
S33 6RU
what3words:
geologist.bonnet.piles
Start time:
10:40 am

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