Bring your dog along! A chance to bring your dog along for a walk in the hills overlooking Stalybridge and Manchester. Heading up Hobson Moor and past the reservoirs a lovely walk only a stone’s throw from the city.
Walk length 4-5 hours, 10km, Grade 2.
Walk Start Point; 9:45am - Hobson Moor Rd, parking along right hand side opposite quarry (SK15 6SH).
Book your place for £8.50 via the online shop.
(Walks vary in grades from grade 1 being very easy to grade 5 being very difficult.)
Many staff turn up to their first walk by themselves and by the end of it have made great friends across the university.
What do I need?
Walking boots, rucksack, packed lunch, water (plenty to eat and drink - for your dog too), clothing as appropriate for forecast conditions i.e. waterproofs, hat, glove. Sunscreen/sunglasses in the unlikely event we have a sunny forecast, trekking poles if used, camera, any of your own medication e.g inhalers etc.
If anyone is struggling for what to wear please see advice from the people at mountain safety here. Remember waterproofs and firm footwear/ walking boot type shoes.
Who takes us on the walks?
Walks are led by freelance instructor Chris Gregson. Chris has worked as a mountain leader for the past 11 years and as an outdoor instructor for 13 years.
What does the cost for the walks cover?
We would love to be able offer the trips for free but they do cost us a considerable amount to put on. As a general rule MMU Sport cover an average of 75% of the cost of any one hill walking trip. Your money goes toward covering the other 25%. Helping towards minibus hire, petrol, instructors and any equipment needed for the trip. See costs for each walk below.
How can I get there?
We try to make the walks as convenient as possible to get to.
Meet Point for Minibus; 9:00am at Platt lane Sports Complex (M14 7UU).
Train Pick up; 9:30am - Stalybridge Station.
Note; if you are taking a dog - you will be expected to meet at the walk start point.