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MIKE GRAVES' MEMORIAL WALK 

SATURDAY 17 MARCH 2018

HATHERSAGE TO GRINDLEFORD

 

TRAVEL DETAILS

  • Catch the Sheffield stopping train from Manchester Piccadilly at 9.49 am to Hathersage.
  • Meet at the entrance to Platform 1 at about 9.35am. This is the normal platform for this train but, possibly, it might change on the day so be alert to this.
  • Alight train at Hathersage at 10.47am.
  • Those with Greater Manchester Travel Concession Passes should be able to travel free as far as Marple; so a ticket will be required from Marple to Hathersage on the outward journey and from Grindleford to Marple on the return.


THE WALK

  • This is a linear walk from Hathersage to Grindleford.
  • Distance c7.5miles
  • Ascent of 1100ft
  • Description: From Hathersage, it is a steady climb up to Bank Top church to visit Little John's grave; then, on through Cowclose and North Lees and up onto Stanage Edge.   SE along Stanage Edge to the trig point; then, drop down to Upper Burnage Bridge and follow the path below Burbage rocks to Burbage Bridge; finally, down Padley Gorge to Grindleford. There is a cafe at Grindleford where you get the famous bacon butties!
  • Packed lunch and drink for walk as usual.


RETURNING

  •  Trains back to Manchester from Grindleford are 28 minutes past the hour.
  • The most likely train back would be the 16.28pm, arriving in Manchester at 17.34pm

                                   

IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS WALK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF YOU COULD NOTIFY TREVOR RAWLINGS IN ADVANCE SO THAT WE HAVE SOME IDEA OF THE TOTAL NUMBERS (either e-mail: trevorannerawlings@talktalk.net or text 07748 146123).

 
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