Stanbury - Ponden Reservoir - Oakworth Moor - Oldfield

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This walk starts in the little Pennine village of Stanbury, nestling high on the southern side of the Upper Worth Valley. After climbing gently up towards Haworth Moor to join the Pennine Way, we drop back to skirt Ponden Reservoir, before crossing the infant River Worth and the second climb of the day, up to Oakworth Moor. Here, we leave the Pennine Way to pick up the Millennium Way, a circular long distance path around Bradford. A typical moorland crossing takes us to Keighley Moor Reservoir with its wide variety of waterfowl and onwards to Hare Hill on the edge of Oakworth Moor.

From Hare Hill, we drop to the hamlet of Oldfield where we leave the Millennium Way and descend steeply through pastureland to re-cross the River Worth. The final climb is steep but not too long, finding us back in Stanbury, where we can choose from either of two excellent pubs for refreshment.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Pennines


Birds, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife
4/27/2014 - Janet Pickard

Gary is spot on with his comments! Did this walk on 13th April this year. The moorland bit was slightly boring but I remember that last climb well!

10/6/2013 - Gary Crossley

Completed this walk 05/10/13. Great views all round and good underfoot for most part. Waymarks 22 to 23 - Don't be tempted to turn right at the first gap in the wall. carry on until the straight wall in front of you ends. Waymark 35 - it's the second drive on the right (NOT the one with footpath sign on opposite side of road and postbox in wall). The style at Waymark 36 is difficult to find. Carry all the way down the drive to the end. On the right of the last house is two metal gates and the style is tucked down to the right below these. Also be prepared to trade your calf muscles in for new during the last climb!! Enjoy!

8/24/2010 - Steve Barnes

Did this walk recently, beautiful views, easy going. As usual directions very easy to follow. My ony snagging point was the need to pay attention just before step 17 where there is a house to the right of the picture and the pathway at that point signposts you to take a path behind that house to the right which you would naturally follow . Don't do this but follow onwards to the style as directed in the picture.

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