Marsden to Edale – update

Marsden-Edale 6th January.
The annual post-Christmas romp on the moors needs no introduction!  Meet as usual at Marsden at the end of Wessenden Rd (GR SE048107 OS South Pennines OL 21 map) for a 7:45 start – finish at The Ramblers in Edale. Granville will be doing his world famous soup kitchen again at Woodhead (car park at the start of the old road to Glossop) and Upper North Grain.  Granville writes:
“I will be in the two usual places. Firstly just off the Woodhead road, and then when everybody has past through, I will proceed to the Snake road, and again wait there until every weary soul has passed through.
The menu will be… Woodhead road: Golden vegetable soup , mild chilli bean soup and bread roll. Tea , coffee, hot chocolate and plenty of water for bottles.
Snake road: All of the above plus cakes various, for a little sugar boost, before hitting the Seal Stones.
NB  Both soups are vegetarian , the chilli soup is vegan.
If any body needs gluten free bread and cake, would they please let know via email so I know what quantities I need to provide.
COST! Sorry about this, but inflation an all and as you know I have never charged in the past. 3 pounds is the cost per head. So if everybody can carry 3 nice shiny pound coins, I will be ever so grateful.”

Some further details for the day:

For people going to Marsden by train, the 7:26 from Manchester Victoria arrives in Marsden at 7:54 (Ashton 7:36, Stalybridge 7:41). Note this train does NOT stop at Mossley or Greenfield!

For an earlier start, 6:15 from Piccadilly change at Stalybridge (6:41) also calls at Mossley 6:45 and Greenfield 6:49 and arrives Marsden 6:58

and a later train is the 7:57 from Victoria that arrives Marsden at 8:29 (Ashton 8:07, Stalybridge 8:12, Mossley 8:16, Greenfield 8:20).

For those travelling the other way, trains from Huddersfield at 7:15 (arrives 7:27), 7:43 (arrives 7:55), 8:15 (arrives 8:27).

Carole Smithies will be doing her usual “counting them out and counting them all back in again” (many thanks Carole!). She will be at the Marsden end from about 7:30 so please make sure she gets your name on the day – and even more importantly crosses you off at the end of the day in Edale (she will be at the Ramblers). If, for any reason you do not make it to Edale, please make sure Carole knows about it so that we know you are safe – note there is no mobile reception at the Ramblers but, if necessary, you can phone the pub and pass on a message (01433 670268).

Don’t forget to bring a few pounds to cover Granville’s costs if you are going to partake of his glorious culinary delights…

Hope to see you all on the day – Ian

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