In the second part of our series of city walks celebrating the great history of European immigrants in Manchester, Emma Fox of Show Me Manchester is going to answer the question: “What did the Germans ever do for Manchester?”.
West Kirby – Red Rocks – Hilbre Island
We are returning to West Kirby and the stunning Hilbre Island with a subtle tweak to our first walk there last August. We will loop along the coast to Red Rocks before walking the 2 miles across the Dee Estuary to Hilbre Island.
Hear from Philippa Vishnyakov of Reveal Manchester how Manchester’s early doctors tackled illness and ailments in a growing town. Includes stories of cholera, corpses, accidents and ethics.
Chinley – South Head – Mount Famine – Chinley Churn – Cracken Edge – Chinley
A brand new circular route, based out of the Peak District village of Chinley, this will be a superb springtime hike with fabulous views of rural surroundings.
Edale – Mam Tor – Rushup Edge – Edale
The plan is to leave one of our favourite villages, Edale and head up the Shivering Mountain of Mam Tor. We’ll be walking a bit further than our inaugural route and climbing up to 544m along Rushup Edge. The route will then see us drop down and return to Edale. Remember, nanna and grandad are welcome too. Like the kids, they go free!
Marple – Peak Forest Canal – Strines – Mellor Cross – Marple
Our first evening walk of 2019 will see us heading out from Marple Station along the Peak Forest Canal towards Strines. We’ll then gently climb to the superb vantage point of Mellor Cross looking back towards Manchester before dropping back down towards the River Goyt and into Marple via the Roman Lakes. It’s a perfect entry level route for any walker of reasonable fitness.
Edale – Kinder Scout – Alport Castles – Bleaklow – Glossop
This is a repeat of an epic route from 2017 which sees us take in both Kinder Scout and Bleaklow in one day, connected by the remote Alport Valley and the Lord of the Rings like backdrop of Alport Castles. This will be a superb hike for the experienced walker looking to explore some of the most remote landscapes in the North West of England.
Hebden Bridge – Stoodley Pike – Withens Clough Reservoir – Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve – Hebden Bridge
This brand new circular route, starting in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, is intended to bring together people from both Leeds and Manchester’s business communities. This will be a glorious May hike – with changing scenery including woodlands, reservoirs and moorlands – finishing in a charming market town easily accesible from both cities.