Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019, Rose Hill (Marple, Stockport) station is at the terminus of a spur line of the Hope Valley line with service to Manchester Piccadilly on Northern Trains. There is direct access to Middlewood Way, a ten-mile trail ending at Macclesfield which follows the route of the former Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple railway.
Consequently it is now one of the gateways to Cheshire and Derbyshire and onwards to the Pennines.
There is a very active friends group at the station, they have made many improvements to the station over recent years. The aims of the group are to promote the greater use of Rose Hill station; to improve the environment of the station and its surroundings by renovating shrub and flower beds, by painting handrails, seats, steps etc; to campaign for an improved train service; to campaign for better integration of all public transport at Rose Hill station; to encourage the local community, including the local schools, to participate in events at Rose Hill station; to encourage the rail companies to make Rose Hill a zero carbon station.
They have also designed a number of walks based around the station. Details of the walks can be found here.
Rose Hill has a number of Geocaches surrounding the Station. An example circular route has been created that you may choose to follow to explore the nearby Geocaches, while enjoying the outdoors. Click the subtitle of this section to view the route on Google Maps.
This circular Route is 3.1 miles long and takes 1 Hour 2 Minutes to complete; with the opportunity to find 5 Geocaches along the route. (Time taken to find the Geocaches not included)
Below is the listed route that is shown on Google maps with the names and co-ordinates of the Geocaches. Click on Geocaches below to be re-directed to more information on each one (You must have an account to view content)
Rose Hill Station
Rose Hill Station