Marsden-Edale 4th January 2020

Marsden-Edale 4th January 2020.
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 later at 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, 3 pounds is the cost per head. So if everybody can carry 3 nice shiny pound coins, I will be ever so grateful.”
Granville keeping the troops fed and watered.

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).

For people going to Marsden by train, things look better in the new timetable. Best bet is the 6:58 from Manchester Piccadilly arriving in Marsden at 7:29 (Stalybridge 7:13, Mossley 7:18 and Greenfield 7:22). 

For the faster people, the 7:30 from Manchester Piccadilly arrives in Marsden at 8:01 (Stalybridge 7:45, Mossley 7:49 and Greenfield 7:53).

For an earlier start (in the dark!), 6:32 from Manchester Victoria arrives at  7:01 (Stalybridge 6:44, Mossley 6:49 and Greenfield 6:53).

For those travelling the other way, trains from Huddersfield at 6:53 (arrives Marsden 7:05), 7:25 (arrives 7:37), 8:53 (arrives 8:05).

Trains back to Manchester from Edale are at 16:47, 17:47, 18:47, 19:47 gives details for these and all other trains.

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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