Getting to the Start
Stockport is an ideal place from which to start a long-distance trail because of the transport links, being well connected to main rail networks with frequent services to London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and many other places. It is also well serviced by public transport provided by private bus companies, is on the motorway network and is located only seven miles from Manchester Airport.
Stockport is mainly served by Northern and Avanti West Coast trains. Avanti West Coast trains run from Manchester Piccadilly to Stockport and from London Euston to Stockport whilst Northern services connect Buxton to Stockport and Chester to Stockport. In addition to the local rail network, the national rail networks to Manchester and Birmingham, which connect to Stockport, means that you can easily travel by rail from anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales.
Northern Rail website: www.northernrailway.co.uk
Avanti West Coast website: www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk
National Rail enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Rail Timetables: www.thetrainline.com
There is an extensive network of bus routes throughout the Stockport Borough and beyond and a frequent service to Manchester.
Greater Manchester Transport: https://tfgm.com/public-transport/bus
Manchester International Airport, just 7 miles from Stockport, is a major international airport which has global routes from many countries as well as regional routes in the UK. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Stockport as well as taxi services.
Stockport is ideally located on the M60 and so travel on the national motorway network is easy.
AA Route Planner: www.theaa.com/route-planner/index.jsp
RAC Route Planner: www.rac.co.uk/route-planner