Rudyard Lake Railway - March 2016
Rudyard Lake Railway - March 2016
A cycling visit to the Leek to Rushton disused railway line on 27/03/2016. The line opened in 1849 and closed in 1960. Part of this route is used by the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway. I wouldn't normally go out of my way to ride on a railway with this gauge (260 mm), but it is on a former railway trackbed......
Trans Pennine Trail - May 2016
Trans Pennine Trail - May 2016
Today 22/05/2016 I cycled from Wath to Dunford Bridge and back, along the former Great Central route, now mostly forming the Trans Pennine trail. Total mileage was 42, gross distance climbed was about 1700 ft.
The line closed to all traffic in 1981 and the section Wath - Worsbrough - Penistone was lifted very quickly; Penstone - Woodhead - Hadfield lasted a few more years before it was lifted. I never travelled over the Worsbrough route, and only ever travelled over the Woodhead route once.