This is a linear walk and we will be travelling back to Manchester on a different train line than they one we start out on so it's best to meet up at Piccadilly first rather than drive directly to the walk start and have to find your way back to your car. Suggested train ticket is a Wayfarer (£11) and this can be used on buses, trams and trains on the day of travel. The expected train back will be the 4.35pm train.
This is a 10.5 mile walk with 435 metres of ascent over the course of the route; (made up predominantly of two big ole hills to get over). There were a few muddy sections when I reccied it so good footwear is necessary and gaiters would be helpful (but not essential).
We'll visit the Donkey Village near Peak Forest towards the end of the walk, where we'll stop for a bite to eat and a drink (tea and scones will (hopefully) still be available by the time we get there). Admission is free but they ask for a donation to help support their work.
The train from Dove Holes back to Manchester is every two hours so the time left to get to the train station will dictate how long we spend with the donkeys.