A friend of mine in her late 60s has to make a journey from Portsmouth to Knutsford by public transport. The only option seems to be a train journey of about 5 hours with several changes en-route. As she will only be up there for one night it looks as if it will be a pretty tedious trip. I just wondered if by any chance anyone had done a similar trip (ie from the South coast up to Cheshire)and could offer any hints or tips as to the best route to take etc. Any help would be much appreciated.