Out on Sunday logo
Simon Duckmanton
Walk description
This easy walk is approximately 6 miles and mainly flat with some undulations at Daisy Nook country park and the Park Bridge heritage centre. There are a few flights of stairs at the railway footbridge before Daisy Nook, but this obstacle can be avoided if necessary, by joining the walk slightly later: contact Simon for details. 
Daisy Nook Country Park is in the heart of the Medlock Valley. The park is a great habitat for wildlife and with an abundance of creatures from great-spotted woodpeckers and owls, to foxes and squirrels.  On arriving at Daisy we can take a refreshment/toilet break. Once we’ve passed through Daisy Nook we meander on to Park Bridge heritage centre which was formerly a family owned ironworks for nearly 200 years. Park Bridge is our Lunch stop. 
From Park Bridge we head along a well defined path to Ashton town centre where you can either take the replacement bus* back to Manchester or Ashton Moss metrolink park and ride if you have travelled by car
The walk is suitable for dogs but there is no pub stop unfortunately. Walking shoes are suitable for the walk but some of the park trails can be wet and muddy
Start point and time
Meet at 12.30 at Ashton Moss metrolink stop OL6 7UB 
Directions to start
If travelling by car take the M60 and Exit 23 to Lord Sheldon Way/A6140 in Ashton-under-Lyne or A635 Manchester Rd from the city centre. Purchase a zone 3 Adult 1-day off-peak travelcard which will cover your parking and replacement bus* ride from Ashton-under-Lyne
*If travelling on the metrolink please note that due to improvement works there will be no tram service between Piccadilly and Ashton under Lyne. A replacement bus service will operate instead, but you will need to allow longer for your journey to Ashton Moss.
replacement bus service 
Simon on 07734 536 547
You can book your walk here