Join us for a meandering walk to Marple!
Meeting at Hyde train station we will car share to the start of the walk.
Please note the change in Location for the Start and the change in distance.
After Romiley we'll leave the canal to visit the Chadkirk Country Estate where there is beautifully restored 18th Century chapel. Returning to the canal via the Goyt Way, we will then cross the 97 feet high Marple Aqueduct, with the railway viaduct running parallel. Those who aren't afraid of heights will be able to look down and see the River Goyt flowing through the wooded valley below. The canal then begins the 209 feet ascent of the 16 Marple Locks.
On arriving in Marple we'll stop for lunch before catching the train back to Hyde where those who left their cars at the station this morning can give us a lift back to. Jane will make a note of who needs a train ticket and collect money before we start the walk (£3.80) and will buy the tickets when we arrive in Marple. This will save time rather than us all having to queue.
This walk is all along the canal towpath, so it's flat but might be muddy! Approx half a dozen steps up then down at start.
(There is the option of car sharing, meeting at 9:15am at The Car Park above The Midland Hotel on Brabyns Brow rather than taking all our cars to Hyde. Please let me know if you'd prefer that option so we can ensure spaces are available.)
Gears 1 and 2, Distance approx. 7miles (12km)
If you need to borrow poles, please let Tim know when booking. Dress appropriately for the weather, and don’t forget waterproofs, money, water and a snack.
Contact Tim directly if you are running late/need to cancel (07718314966). Similarly, if you book on after 8pm on Friday, please text so we know to wait for you.
Toilets available in Portland Basin Museum (open 10am-4pm) or Asda (Cavendish St, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 7PF)
Meeting Location: Hyde Morrisons
We will set off from Morrison's at 10am. Please allow enough time to get yourself ready. There are toilets in Morrison's, and no time limit on the car park.
Start Location: Hyde Train Staion
If you wish to catch the train we will meet outside Hyde Central Railway Station, Great Norbury St, SK14 1AA
Cancellations more than 24hrs before a walk can be made on the Exercise Anywhere booking system. Cancellations made less than 24hrs before a walk will not be refunded and cannot be made on the system - please contact Tim either by phone or text on 07718 314966 to cancel.
Some tips to get the most out of your walk.
2 A small rucksack
5 Walk Leaders mobile
6 Suitable walking shoes
Cancellation Policy: Please cancel 24 hours before the scheduled start time for a session credit to be applied. Cancellations inside of 24 hours will be charged in full.
Welcome to Stockport Nordic Walking
Here is a little bit about me.
I’ve had a love for the outdoors and history for as long as I can remember. I love walking my dog and being out and about, be that in parks, woodlands, hills or cities.