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

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
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Overview

A short walk through the parks and green spaces around Romiley and Marple.

Christmas fancy dress is optional for this walk, but please wear walking boots or strong shoes as there is likely to be mud and uneven ground.

Please bring a torch in case it is gloomy at the end of the walk.

Train-based walk

Leader: Mary

Ascent: 200 metres

Transport to Walk Start: 12:18 train from Manchester Piccadilly station (final destination New Mills Central).

Meet Point:  Near the ticket barriers at Piccadilly Station. Alternatively, meet the group on the train or at Romiley Station.

Suggested Ticket: Off Peak Day Return to Romiley £6.70

Walk Start: Romiley Train Station at 12:40

Waypoints: Peak Forest CanalBrabyns Park/ Midshires Way, Compstall Bridge, Etherow Park, Compstall Hall, Redbrow Wood, Lower Watermeetings Farm, Upper Watermeetings Farm, Tangshutt Fields, Compstall Road,

Return Services: x:11/12, x:44/45 & x:47/48 until 21:44.

Extra: No toilets at walk start. Toilets en route at Etherow Park.

Saturday, 16 December 2023
Start time:
12:40 pm
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
200m / 656ft
Type:
circular

Features

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

Starting point

Grid reference:
SJ 94181 90802
Nearest postcode:
SK6 4DS
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Start time:
12:40 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