Wild Bank Hill & Werneth Low Hike (AGM Weekend)
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This walk is part of the AGM weekend.
With just a 20 minute train journey from Manchester Piccadilly Station; join Ant and the Outdoor Lads for a hike offering great views of both the Manchester skyline and The Peak District.
The walk will start at Broadbottom Train Station, following the Tameside Trail to Hollingworth, from where we'll start our first ascent of the day up to Wild Bank Hill. Next we'll descent to Harrop Edge, where Bees Coffee Pot will give us the energy for the remainder of the walk. The second half of the walk will take us over the top of Werneth Low and back onto the Tameside Trail to Broadbottom.
Points of interest on the route:
Werneth Low Country Park: Established in 1980, the park gives great views of both Manchester and The Peak District, depending on which side of the park we're on, in addition to some nice wooded areas. Located within the park is the Hyde war memorial, which was erected in 1921 to honour the local soldiers who died in the first world war.
Wild Bank Hill: At 399m, this will be the highest point of the walk and in Tameside. From the top we'll get views over Manchester City Centre, The Peak District, Cheshire Plains and West Pennine Moors.
Dogs are welcome, though will need to be on leads if we go through any fields with livestock. There are also several stiles they may need lifting over.
Once finished, we can go to the nearby pub.
Message the event leader if you've any questions.
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What to bring
Water: bring plenty of water (~2 Litres)
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Footware: ideally designed for hiking, sturdy trail runners are OK too.
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproofs: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water. As the weather may be cold, you may want to bring a flask with a hot drink or soup too.