5th February 2017
Coach Trip to Glossop
Glossop is a market town in the High Peak district of Derbyshire. The ancient parish of Glossop is mentioned in the Domesday Book it was the centre of the spinning industry during the Industrial Revolution and now town retains much of its industrial heritage. The rugged moorland of Bleaklow or Black Hill offers vigorous walks across hill and high moorland.
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Leader Michael Counter
Walking Distance 9 miles (Moderate with one steep climb)
We alight the coach in Glossop and wind our way through the streets, to the next section which includes a steep steady climb up to Whitley Nab and then across to Cown Edge Rocks. The Pennine Bridleway is then followed crossing the open moorland plateau to drop down to the A624 Glossop Road via Knarrs Farm. The walk now follows the stone pavement that climbs across the open moorland to Burnt Hill (1535ft) and then traverses Chunal Moor to arrive at the trig point known as Harry Hut. We continue downhill,l passing the impressive Worm Stones to Gnat Hole. The final section follows field paths and minor roads into Glossop.
This walk offer extensive views over to Manchester, the Cheshire plain and Kinder Scout
Leader Tony Culverhouse
Walking Distance 8.25 mile (Moderate with a hill climb)
Alighting the coach in Glossop we head out of the town towards Dinting Vale where we join up with the Trans- Pennine Trail near to the town of Gamesley. The trail now takes us onto Broardbotton, where we find and follow the Tameside Trail through the historic mill site in the Etheron Valley. (An option here for a stop at the garden centre tea rooms). We then head off south to the village of Chisworth and then south-east towards Coombes Tor ( its all been pretty level until this bit of a climb up Coombes Tor). This is the highest point on the walk with good views. The route now goes north-east as we traverse Coombes Rock to another view point, Whiteley Nab, overlooking Glossop. We now descend to Simmondley and on to Glossop.
Leader : Paul Brown
Walking Distance 7 miles ( Fairly easy )
This walk takes us into the Longdendale Valley to the north of Glossop, where in 1847 work began to build a chain of 5 reservoirs to supply water to the increasing population of Manchester and Salford. We alight at Woolley Bridge, walk to Tintwistle Bridge and Tintwistle village, then continue along the north side of the valley. After crossing to the south side on the dam between Rhodeswood and Torside reservoirs, we walk westwards to join the Longdendale Trail along the route of the former Manchester to Sheffield electrified railway. The walk ends at Hadfield station from where we take a very short train ride into Glossop, ( the rail fare is covered by your coach ticket).
The walk follows mainly tracks and valley side footpaths;some road walking, no stiles, muddy stretches in places.
08:00 Clitheroe : York Street
08:05 Whalley : King Street
08:10 Harwood : Nightingales Garage
08:20 Clayton : Hare and Hounds
08:25 Accrington : Victoria Hospital
08:30 Accrington : Whalley Rd, opposite Music Box
08:35 Oswaldtwistle : The Civic Theatre
08:40 Oswaldtwistle : Black Dog
08:50 Blackburn : Penny Street
08:50 Ewood : Empire Theatre
08:55 Darwen : Lynwood Avenue
09:00 Darwen : Boots Duckworth St
08:00 Nelson : Walton lane, Leeds Road
08:02 Colne : Crown Hotel
08:05 Colne : Library
08:10 Colne : Alkincoates
08:15 Barrowford : Heritage Centre
08:25 Nelson : Bus Station
08:30 Brierfield : Town Hall
08:35 Burnley : Brennard Street
08:40 Burnley : Bus Station
08:40 Burnley : Tim Bobbin
08:45 Padiham : Whitegates
08:50 Padiham : Town Hall