Guided Walk, 10th July 2005

A guided walk along a section of the proposed route of the A57/A628 Mottram-Tintwistle bypass.

Description: The walk will start in Hollingworth, heading west via Meadowbank Farm into the Swallow's Wood nature reserve. At Devil's Bridge we cross the river and head up to Hobson Moor road via Middle Brow, before returning via Thorncliffe to the start point.

Start time: 2pm
Distance: Approx 4 miles
Meeting point: map At the top of Spring Street, off Market Street, Hollingworth (by the bus bays for Longdendale College)
OS Map: Explorer OL1

Access: The walk follows waymarked trails and paths. Regrettably it is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies and isn't advised for younger children, unless you're happy to carry them.

What to wear/bring: Walking boots are advised, as some parts of the path can be muddy. Bring waterproofs, just in case.

Refreshments will be available en-route toward the end of the walk. If you do intend to come it would be really helpful if you could call Emma on 07932 991961 to give us an idea of numbers.

Please note: Walkers do so at their own risk.