Standedge - Marsden - Wessenden Valley
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This is a walk of wide variety, from high Pennine moorland to edge-walking, river and canal banks. It visits the little Pennine town of Marsden, passing the excellent visitor centre at the end of the Standedge Tunnel (Britain's longest and deepest canal tunnel). This is well worth a visit if time permits.
The walk predominently uses named footpaths which are easy to follow and are in good condition. It starts with an easy climb along the Pennine Way to Standedge, before dropping to Marsden via the old pack-horse road now used as the 'Station to Station Path' between Marsden and Newhey. At the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre, the route picks up the Kirklees Way, initially along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and then climbing along the Wessenden Valley. A short but very steep climb is then used to cross to the Pennine Way, which rises to Wessenden Moor and onwards to return to the start.
England - North England - Yorkshire - Pennines
Church, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River
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