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Date(s) - 27th September 2018
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Buxton Railway Station


Cromford & High Peak Railway (Part 3): Thursday 27th September 2018

Please note that the itinerary for this walk has been changed from that previously published in the May/June issue of the Bulletin (#473).

A walk, led by Paul Blurton, along former track beds to explore further sections of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway. Walking distance is five miles approx.

The Group will meet at Buxton Railway station at 11.00 a.m. following arrival at 10.49 a.m. of the 09.48 train departure from Manchester Piccadilly (also departs Stockport at 10.02).

From Buxton a coach will be available to transport the group to Parsley Hay, where the walk will commence. Note that there will be a charge of £10 for travel on the coach.

The morning itinerary will be a walk to view those parts of the line between between Parsley Hay and Hurdlow, noting the 1892 route alterations. To save time the lunch break will be at the former Hurdlow Station picnic area so please bring a packed lunch. There is a pub in close proximity which can be used for purchase of beverages and use of toilets. After lunch the walk will continue along the 1869 track bed to Dowlow where we will view the incline and earlier track bed that the 1869 new route made redundant. Return via Hurdlow Township to the former Hurdlow station, where the coach will be available in mid-afternoon to make the return journey to Buxton Station, estimated arrival there at 4.30 p.m.

Firm bookings are now being accepted, but to monitor the possible numbers, it would be helpful if members could provide to Gerald Leach an early indication of their interest in joining the walk. Such notifications will not be regarded as firm commitments at this stage.

The closing date for bookings and payment is 31st August. Gerald Leach’s contact details are email: gerald.leach@btinternet.com – telephone 01565 654342.