Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Wild Bank Hill Circular - In The Snow
If you watch the video it starts at Walkerwood Reservoir and ends at Shutts Lane which is just off Mottram Old Road. My map is very basic and the route I took is marked with a thick red line. I actually started the walk by parking the car at the bottom of Huddersfield Road and walking up to Brushes Road and from there up by the reservoirs and then over the tops and back down onto Mottram Road then Stocks Lane and back to where I started. According to the GPS on my phone this little trek falls just short of seven miles. It is not a particularly strenuous walk but if you do head up there on a wild day like today proper footwear and clothing is essential.
I am purely amateur when it comes to hiking, if you are interested in finding out more about some of the wonderful walks in and around Tameside check out the Great Walks in Tameside website. These guys are real experts and know far more about the subject than I. And before anyone accuses me of shamelessly advertising for Bill and the team let me state right now that I have never met or had any contact with any of the people behind the Great Walks in Tameside website other than on the comments section of this blog. The reason I recommend them is that I have viewed what they have to offer and what they offer is beneficial to anyone interested in exploring the great places of beauty and interest which are right on our doorstep.