17/09 – Werneth Low Loop via River Tame

For our return after the summer break we’ll be continuing our exploration of the Manchester suburbs by visiting the countryside around Hyde. Werneth Low is a small hill which the MEN says has some of the best views over Manchester. Most hill walks start at the bottom but we’ll be doing the opposite and starting at the top of the hill (free parking). Heading away from the main Werneth Low viewing point we’ll head south west before starting our descent. After weaving through some woodland we’ll join up with the Peak Forest Canal and transition across to the River Tame. This is our first opportunity for an early lunch/snack break. After the early lunch stop we’ll head back across the river and briefly rejoin the canal. A disused railway line has been converted into a footpath and cycle route, this will take us north east for a few kilometres, back towards our starting point. We’ll branch off to the right and start our assent towards Werneth Low Country Park, making a decision wether to go off piste through Werneth Brook. Arriving at the A560 signals 10 minutes to go until the main viewing point at the war memorial and a short sharp ascent. We’ll take in the views and return to the cars.

Walk Date
17 Sep 2017
Calendar File
7 miles
249 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:30 : Meet at the Quarry Car Park Werneth Low, free parking
- 10:45 : Start Walk
- 11:30 : Join the Peak Forest Canal
- 12:15 - 12:45 : Lunch
- 13:15 : Join the disused railway
- 14:15 : Werneth Low war memorial
- 14:30 : Finish Walk

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Suncream
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch
- Water

- A good attitude