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Romiley

Greater Manchester


Slow Ways linking Romiley and Denton, Glossop, Hazel Grove, Hyde, Marple, Stockport

England / Greater Manchester / Romiley

Romiley’s six Slow Ways are 75% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 6/6
verified: 3/6
and surveyed: 3/6

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Walk to Romiley from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Denton—Romiley
Denrom one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 119m Descent 112m
Hazel Grove—Romiley
Hazrom one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 103m Descent 126m
Hazel Grove—Romiley
Hazrom two Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -
Romiley—Glossop
Romglo one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 335m Descent 384m
Romiley—Hyde
Romhyd one Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 61m Descent 55m
Romiley—Marple
Rommar one

Enjoy me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent 82m Descent 86m
Romiley—Marple
Rommar two Survey me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 87m Descent 88m
Stockport—Romiley
Storom one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 139m Descent 97m
Stockport—Romiley
Storom two Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 137m Descent 94m
Stockport—Romiley
Storom three

Verify me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 129m Descent 86m
Stockport—Romiley
Storom four Enjoy me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

66% of Romiley’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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10/11

reviewed

4/11

surveyed

4/11

verified

12 people have contributed to Romiley’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Romiley

69km out of 77km have been walked and reviewed

174km of reviews have been shared in Romiley

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The lane was traffic free but there is also a safe path over the hedge. Here it was temping to think the Slow Way took a local unrecorded path, but no, the map confirms green dash lines along a route now uneven and crossed by exposed tree roots. The next path which leaves the lane after crossing the stream was again a bit of a scramble up the hillside especially as the ground was very wet. The alternative recorded path would be the CEW which I did explore and found to be rather overgrown and muddy, it would also involve a lot a main road walking as reported in a review of Hazrom. Back on a recorded path which takes us to the roads of Hazel Grove, passing a few shops it offers a safe crossing of the busy A6 before arriving via a step free station approach but having managed the middle section of this walk, what are a few steps?...

Ken

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Hazel Grove—Romiley

Ken added Hazrom two, a new walk from Hazel Grove to Romiley

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Leaving Stockport Station and climbing up this section is all pavement on a busy road, crossing Wellington Road South and Edward Street. Continue towards Woodbank Ind est and Pear Mill towards Woodbank Memorial Park and Vernon Park. Nice walk through the park until you get to Bredbury Hall and Country Club, It was a really hot sunny day and the walk was nice with some shade. Through the fields crossing the River Goyt. Down Berrycroft and direct pavement walking into Romiley village. Mixed access for wheelchairs or prams but plenty of access on a bicycle....

Andrew B

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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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Hugh Hudson surveyed Storom four

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A good ,reasonably direct route.Some sections do not exactly show on the os map.Although a very urban walk the route avoids too many busy roads,There a number of interesting buildings and parks on route,no obstructions or issues...

J w ollid

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No stiles, mostly good surfaces, some steps and safe road walking....

Ken

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After the eighth lock the canal was lower than the railway and we walked under a small viaduct, then along the canal aqueduct over the River Goyt, parallel to the viaduct over the Goyt....

Mary Oz

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Hugh Hudson took this photo on Rommar one

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This doesn’t yet show on the OS Map, and from here there are good views of the appropriately named Pear Mill....

Mary Oz

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We turn left onto Goyt Crescent and right up Goyt Valley Road, then cross a park left and look for the steps down to the path along the bottom (there is a choice of two sets of steps). We cross at the lights, turn right and then turn left down Railway Road to reach the meeting point outside Stockport station....

Hugh Hudson

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A direct route a mix of urban pavements, cuts throughs and quality cycle routes....

Ken

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Stockport—Romiley

Ken added Storom four, a new walk from Stockport to Romiley

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The canal section over the Marple aqueduct is spectacular and I enjoyed the road walk through the mill, and had no safety concerns at all. Leaving the meeting point at Marple station, we head up Brabyns Brow and turn right along the Peak Forest canal towpath (were I being hypercritical, I might say that the route designer missed a trick here, as the corner can be shortened by the path around the tennis club)....

Hugh Hudson

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A surprising amount of variety in this suburb-to-suburb route: you start with a steep walk up a residential street to get the blood pumping and achieve an impressive view over towards Manchester, then it's farm tracks, pasture, a few stiles, and a bit of the Peak Forest Canal in the middle. Accessibility thoughts: as mentioned, there are stiles and pasture can be muddy....

Lauren G

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After entering Redbrow Wood and passing through a gate, the route turns right onto a trail which is poorly maintained and overgrown. I am pretty sure the rest of this route is good, though: I've walked Ernocroft Wood up to Glossop Road before, and Brown Low down to Glossop is shared with another reviewed route (Marglo) and should be fine....

Lauren G

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The deviser of the route has given a really detailed description, which I won't go over again, other than to say that this does go through St Thomas's Rec and Woodbank Memorial Park, but I didn't encounter any gates that get locked at dusk as you sometimes see in city parks....

Lauren G

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Note that the close up photo of the gate at Romiley Station southbound line is not on this, or any of the routes to/from Romiley....

nightauk

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* there is no pedestrian crossing at Dooley Lane after exiting Warren Wood, this is extremely dangerous and the main reason I'm refusing a recommendation * walking alongside fast cars on Dooley Lane and on Offerton Road (both A-roads) is unpleasant...

Lauren G

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A pleasant route which is almost all over smooth and compacted surfaces, except for the road either side of Middle Farm which includes small boulders and potholes. Slopes and narrow widths mean that this route would be suitable for some mobility scooters but not for others: for details please see survey....

Ian V

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The steps up to the canal from Vale Road are narrow, but they do have a handrail....

Mark Gould

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Bear left and shortly find a flight of steps up onto the towpath, then follow the canal east and rejoin the mapped route at Hyde Bank....

Lauren G

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Left my 3-star review on Rommar 1, saying I actually came this way - this is the correct way to do this route, as Rommar 1 goes through the mill. As for the route itself, it's quite short, direct, and almost all towpath except for one flight of steps in the middle. When I visited, there were families with small children, dogs, and even kayakers out enjoying it....

Lauren G

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Lovely route as mainly canal,interesting local and natural history. Great woods ....

NinaF

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This is the fist time I've given a 5-star review and it's a route of my devising so definitely needs some more opinions and photos of the park and rural sections...

nightauk

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Stockport—Romiley

nightauk added Storom three, a new walk from Stockport to Romiley

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Stockport—Romiley

nightauk added Storom two, a new walk from Stockport to Romiley

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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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However, the route starts from the east end of the station so it is best to commence east, avoiding the lower level which can be busy....

nightauk

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The descent to the River Goyt is broad and fairly steep with a bend (photo 1 looking back). The entrance to the footpath on the bend of the river is difficult to find and a bit of a scramble for older people up a loose earth bank with a flight of wooden steps and no handrail (photo 5). This deviation is longer than the field path but obviously the route preferred by the local landowners and council and it is well-used, popular and well signposted (photo 9 looking back from the A627). StoRom 1 then has a toucan crossing, with Romiley rail station signposted (photo 11), to access Vale Road, which has a sealed surface. I don’t recommend the StoRom 1 route from the first corner of Vale Road where, ignoring the pedestrian/cycle signpost to the station along Vale Road, the route continues through a bridleway gate and horse facility and then a second bridleway gate (photo 12). Access is some meters along the main path up three substantial flights of steps (photo 13, see OSM at this point) to access the Peak Forest canal....

nightauk

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Romiley

danravenellison surveyed Romiley

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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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Secondly, where the Alan Newton Way meets Vale Road there is a path on the right into the fringe of the woods, with a kissing gate type arrangement, possibly big enough to take a mobility scooter (photo 2) but the path doesn't lead straight up into the woods, it continues along the fringe before turning right off this main path and up three flights of steps (photo 3) to the Peak Forest Canal towpath....

nightauk

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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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It is preferable to access the Peak Forest Canal using the route signposted to Chadkirk Chapel through, pleasant suburbs and up a flight of steps to the canal....

nightauk

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Romiley—Marple

nightauk added Rommar two, a new walk from Romiley to Marple

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SimBurt surveyed Rommar one

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There is a step downward set of steps around 0.5km into the route, just past Hyde Bank Farm, with a narrow loosely cobbled cycle path alongside it. There are unparallel cycle barriers at four points on the steps. Apart from this the route is very accessable....

SimBurt

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Denton—Romiley

Slow Ways added Denrom one, a new walk from Denton to Romiley

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Hazel Grove—Romiley

Slow Ways added Hazrom one, a new walk from Hazel Grove to Romiley

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Romiley—Glossop

Slow Ways added Romglo one, a new walk from Romiley to Glossop

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Romiley—Hyde

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

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Romiley—Marple

Slow Ways added Rommar one, a new walk from Romiley to Marple

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Stockport—Romiley

Slow Ways added Storom one, a new walk from Stockport to Romiley

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Romiley, Wed 28 February

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Romiley’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SJ9414990794

Lat / Lon

53.41394° / -2.08949°

Easting / Northing

394,149E / 390,794N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Romiley'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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