17th October 2021-- Coach to Hayfield --Itinerary

News date: 

Wednesday, 13 October, 2021


The Itinerary for our coach to Hayfield next Sunday, 17th October, is below. There are a few seats still available…anyone wishing to join us, should contact Susie Quinn on 07891 101 968 to book a seat(s).




Our coach leaves Central Square at 8:15 a.m prompt, going via M58 and M6 to Lymm Services (short toilet stop). Then on to Hayfield Bus Station (toilets), arriving about 10 a.m. where all parties alight.


“A” Party: Leader Pauline Munro

Kinder Downfall & Mount Famine

Hard 12 Miles: 2300ft climbing

This is a very pleasant hard walk of 12 miles with approx 2300 ft of climbing. Most of height is in first half. Mainly Ridge walk along Kinder Scout with a few undulations then down hill back into Hayfield, arriving about 4 p.m. Can be windy on Kinder and possibly muddy so hats and gaiters advisable.


“B” Party: Leader Dave Schumacher

Kinder Downfall

Hard 10 Miles 1400ft climbing

The walk starts from Hayfield with a gradual climb along Snake Path to Nab Brow, from here we take our only real climb of the day up the William Clough path (this maybe boggy at times) onto Kinder. We follow a good path to Kinder Downfall, onwards then to a path down to Tunstead Clough Farm and on to Hayfield, arriving back about 4pm.


“C” Party: Leaders Dave & Elaine Kay

Furness Vale & Sett Valley Trail

Moderate 9.5 Miles 700ft climbing

The walk starts with a uphill climb from the car park to a TV mast where the views are lovely in all directions.

We then make are way down through fields to join the Midshires Way and join the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal at New Mills and onto the Sett Valley Trail back to the car park, arriving about

4 p.m.


D PARTY: Leader  Gail Aindow

Thornsett & Rowarth

Easy 7 miles 600ft climbing

This is a lovely circular walk from Hayfield carpark/bus station and is approximately 7 miles.  There are toilets in the carpark and there is no charge.  We set off gently along a bridlepath which then leads onto a main road.  This is then quite a long stretch but the views are lovely and there is a path to walk on.  This part of the walk is all uphill but it is only a slight incline and  not difficult.   At the top of the road we turn onto a footpath that takes us through fields (some cows and horses but they appeared friendly).  There are two difficult stone stiles but I managed them so we should be ok.  About 7 stiles over the walk overall.  From the fields we take a minor road to The Little Mill pub.  Depending on time, there is some covered seating areas for a drink but we would not be allowed to eat here (I asked). Leaving the pub  we take footpaths through a wooded area that leads onto a minor road.  We have to cross a ford here which was ok but could be more tricky if the weather has been very wet. (I have a plan B).  Walking uphill but not too steep, we pass a couple of farms until we reach a bridle path.  This is pretty much as high as we go and, weather permitting, there are lovely views.  We then start to descend via a fairly steep, narrow, stony footpath.  I would strongly advise using a pole here, particularly if the weather is wet.  We follow this path until we reach a bridlepath and then onto an easy footpath leading back to Hayfield, by about 4 p.m.



Our coach will be parked near the bus station at Hayfield.  To reach the village use the pelican crossing.  There are some pubs and a café in the village.  Our coach leaves at 5:45 pm…with a comfort stop at Lymm services at about 6:45pm, we expect to arrive back in Maghull at about 7:30 pm.