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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. 


Walk Details (to date)

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B Walk

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

C Walk
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.   

D Walk
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.

Blackburn Coach

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

Burnley Coach

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