/ Moorland Grit - by train
Laddow is 45 minutes from crowden. You might be able to get a bus out of manchester to drop you off.
Shinning is more like 30 minutes. from near crowden.
Crowden is a good 2 hours walk from hadfield. Taxi from glossop would not be too much. Rank is just fown hill from station. Hitch back. Bikes from hadfield and lock them to the gate at the end of the track to shinning or at crowden camp site or youth hostel.
Laddow is well worth the effort for that grade range. Shinning get hard after a few routes, that said they are classics.
Rob's Rocks and Dovestones Edge in Chew will be good at your stated grade range.
Where are heading from? A friend (whom I'll be meeting at Dovestones tomorrow) gets the bus from Oldham to Greenfield and then walks up.
I use to catch the bus to greenfield and then walk upto wimberry etc.
Getting off the train at Greenfield station will add 15 minutes' walk along Chew Valley Road to the Clarence, which is the terminus for the 180 bus from Manchester.
With the weather as it has been I would recommend Ravenstones unreservedly for your grade range and you might just get there in an hour or so from the Clarence.
Wherever you go I hope you have a grat day!
Buxworth Railway Crag is in the Definitive Climbers Guide to Moorland Gritstone.
Greenfield station to Dovestones took me an hour yesterday (inc. stop off for cash and toilet stop at the car park).
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