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Saskia

Walks from the Cheshire Ring towpath

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We are going to cruise the Cheshire Ring in May for two weeks, which hopefully leaves us some time to explore Manchester city and the more rural parts of the area on foot as well.

So far, White Nancy/Bollington is already on our list, and maybe a day out to Mam Tor/Edale by train from Bugsworth, weather and schedule permitting. Do you have any good recommendations for other walks away from the Cheshire Ring towpath?

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Sutton Common - Wincle Minn - Bosley Cloud is a good walk from the Macc. Can be done separately if too far. Further round, the Weaver valley is good too - you can follow the river out and return along the canal. Marbury Park between Northwich and Anderton for short walks.

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Hi Saskia, AFAIK you can't get a train from Bugsworth. Nearest station is Whaley Bridge, and weather permitting it's a lovely walk over Wild Moor to Buxton, then a bus or train back to Whaley. Also, from Congleton walk along the old railway line to Biddulph Grange, NT, just one (busy) road to cross.

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25 minutes ago, jeanb said:

AFAIK you can't get a train from Bugsworth. Nearest station is Whaley Bridge

In fact, if you are going to Edale, you need to get the train from New Mills Central (different line from the station at Whaley). This line also goes through Chinley.

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2 hours ago, Saskia said:

We are going to cruise the Cheshire Ring in May for two weeks, which hopefully leaves us some time to explore Manchester city and the more rural parts of the area on foot as well.

So far, White Nancy/Bollington is already on our list, and maybe a day out to Mam Tor/Edale by train from Bugsworth, weather and schedule permitting. Do you have any good recommendations for other walks away from the Cheshire Ring towpath?

Only a short walk but once moored up at Latchford, walked down to the ship canal, went across on the ferry then crossed back over at Latchford locks. A picture of the ferry:

 

239 28th March 2005 Manchester Ship Canal Thelwall.JPG

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

Looks like if we are going for a day out to the Peaks/Mam Tor we'll have to moor near New Mills and depart from the right station (I see now on Google Maps there are 2 stations in New Mills, both on different lines, thanks for noting that out :)), or catch the train from Chinley. How is the mooring at the end of the line at Bugsworth Basin?

Tim, that looks like a proper ferry experience :D Love those kinda things, thanks for the tip!

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43 minutes ago, Saskia said:

How is the mooring at the end of the line at Bugsworth Basin?

About as good as it gets. You can walk along the old tramway from the far end of the basin which gets you most of the way to Chinley station, avoiding the road.

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There's also Mow Cop from Scholar Green. Great view from the top on a clear day. 

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Another two great looking walks, thanks.. Wish we had booked another week ;)

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There are lots of walks from Bugsworth / Whaley bridge.    http://www.mapmywalk.com/gb/whaley-bridge-eng/

http://walksfromthedoor.co.uk/i/walks/Derbyshire/Buxworth/NavigationInn.pdf

http://www.bugsworthbasin.org/pages/visit.html

You can get  information sheets from the Bugsworth info. office & from the Navigation Pub (upper basin)

 

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