Red Ratcher to Marsden

Walk Details

Date: 2013-09-08
From: Red Ratcher    To: Marsden Station
Distance: 8.2 mls, 13.20 km
Height Gain: 1000 ft, 304.8 m

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Route Description: Red Ratcher, Black Hill, Wessenden Head Moor, Wessenden Reservoir, Butterley Reservoir, Marsden Station

Start Time: 07:45    End Time: 11:45    Duration: 04:00
Ave Speed: 2.0 mph

Region: Peak District

Walking with: Matthew King

Long Distance Path: Pennine Way

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Walk Notes

An early start and the tents were soaking from dew and condensation, but no rain in the night and the morning dawned beautiful and sunny - the best day of the three. We were aiming for the 11:50 train out of Marsden to take us back to Manchester and we set a steady pace over Black Hill and found a lovely tea van at Wessenden Head where we had a second breakfast and a welcome hot tea. Then it was down between the reservoirs into the town and the delayed train into Manchester. The tram system confused us for a while until we made our separate ways to different destinations. A great weekend backpacking with great company and another 25 miles of the Pennine Way ticked off.

Hills on this Walk

2810 - Black Hill (1909 ft, 582.00 m) - (Ma,5,CoH,CoU,CoA)

Trig Points on this Walk

TP3980 - Holme Moss - (Pillar in Good condition)

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Date: 2013-09-07, Walk Name: Kinder Low to Red Ratcher

Distance: 16.6 miles, Height Gain: 2300 ft, 701.0 m

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Date: 2013-09-14, Walk Name: Kinder via Grinds Brook

Distance: 10.3 miles, Height Gain: 1900 ft, 579.1 m