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Hyde

Greater Manchester


Slow Ways linking Hyde and Denton, Dukinfield, Glossop, Romiley, Stalybridge

England / Greater Manchester / Hyde

Hyde’s five Slow Ways are 50% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Walk to Hyde from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Denton—Hyde
Denhyd one Pioneer me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 42m Descent 39m
Denton—Hyde
Denhyd two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 98m Descent 96m
Dukinfield—Hyde
Dukhyd one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 31m Descent 42m
Hyde—Glossop
Hydglo one Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 237m Descent 185m
Hyde—Stalybridge
Hydsta one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 144m Descent 134m
Romiley—Hyde
Romhyd one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 61m Descent 55m

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Collective progress

50% of Hyde’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

6/6

drawn

4/6

reviewed

1/6

surveyed

1/6

verified

3 people have contributed to Hyde’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in Hyde

28km out of 40km have been walked and reviewed

45km of reviews have been shared in Hyde

Latest Updates

As this one stands, it's still got quite a lot of suburban pavement, but Cheetham Park and Hyde Park make very nice diversions and the section past Hough Hill has quite broad views (or it did in January, I think if the trees are in leaf you'd just see the trees)....

Lauren G

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Heather surveyed Hyde

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Largely agreeing with previous comments from Nightauk - this is a nice simple walk, from Romiley it amounts to 'get to the towpath, turn north, and continue til you hit Manchester Road'. I did encounter some steps getting on and off the towpath, and it does include the Woodley Tunnel which I'm not comfortable walking through without a torch (there is a handrail between you and the canal, but the concrete underfoot is uneven and the ceiling gets very low if you try to move away from the water). Lovely views, even now when the trees are leafless, would be even better in the spring or summer....

Lauren G

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I would recommend one alteration near Godley Brook: the current GPX recommends you leave the Trans Pennine Trail at Brook Fold Lane and head southeast to Little Acre Farm. This doesn't actually work, as the trail passes over Brook Fold Lane on a bridge (photo 2) and there's no direct way down. Furthermore between Brook Fold Lane and Little Acre Farm, there is a stream crossing (photo 3) which I found unnecessarily difficult....

Lauren G

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At the start, facilities in the bus station are excellent with a ramp to access the broad footbridge, north over the M67 (photo 1). There is an incompletely-dropped kerb where the path emerges onto Mary Street, which has no footpath on the left and a footpath without a dropped kerb on the right. The access to the canal towpath from Nursery Road is via a modern ramp (photo 4). There is also ramped access to the canal from Dunkirk Lane (photo 5), which looks well used by residents of the north end of Hyde. Chapel Street is a quiet residential road with kerbs dropped only for car access (photo 12)....

nightauk

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Likewise the 2 steps on the snake bridge at Hyde, Wood Lane access (photo in first review)....

nightauk

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Rhys I surveyed Romhyd one

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Some tunnels to go through, one of which is long a reasonably narrow, requiring a torch to safely navigate. Some bridges to go over, all of which are wheelchair/pram firendly but cobbled which may make it difficult on wet days....

Rhys I

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There is also access for push chairs and cycles from Woodend Lane in Hyde, again with a couple of steps and the cobbled slope of a snake bridge (photos 1, 2 cobbled ramp, 3 child security checked before descending two steps, photo 4). More typically other access is by flights of steps (photo 5, access from Apethorn Lane, Hyde)....

nightauk

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Hyde

bothknees surveyed Hyde

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rachelscoward surveyed Hyde

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Denton—Hyde

Slow Ways added Denhyd one, a new walk from Denton to Hyde

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Denton—Hyde

Slow Ways added Denhyd two, a new walk from Denton to Hyde

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Dukinfield—Hyde

Slow Ways added Dukhyd one, a new walk from Dukinfield to Hyde

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Hyde—Glossop

Slow Ways added Hydglo one, a new walk from Hyde to Glossop

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Hyde—Stalybridge

Slow Ways added Hydsta one, a new walk from Hyde to Stalybridge

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Romiley—Hyde

Slow Ways added Romhyd one, a new walk from Romiley to Hyde

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Hyde, Wed 28 February

Light rain

Hyde’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9478695119

Lat / Lon

53.45282° / -2.07998°

Easting / Northing

394,786E / 395,119N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hyde's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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