Todmorden - Stoodley Pike Monument - Erringden Moor - Rochdale Canal - Charlestown - Todmorden

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From the start, you are soon climbing up age-old lanes and old causeys to get to your highest point at Stoodley Pike. Pass through little hamlets and new housing until you get to one of the oldest roads in the area, London Road, with magnificent views of the Pike to spur you on most of the way. After visiting the Pike and climbing part-way up inside, take in the all-round views and then a short walk on the Pennine Way and over moors, which will take you back down again into the valley and onto the Rochdale Canal.

On arriving at probably the best-known West Yorkshire hill town of Hebden Bridge, stop for a look around and some shopping or refreshments. There is a wealth of history and sights in the town, from the pack-horse bridge to the converted mills and other buildings now doing trade as cafes and shops of every kind. Back to the canal for more places of interest, then peace and calm, until you arrive back at your car or station.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Canal Walk


Hills or Fells, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
4/19/2017 - Sue Fidler

Did this yesterday, lovely walk, just a few comments: There are no signs from point 6-9, I think the farmer has removed them. So turn 90' right at 6 and follow the built path through the gates either end. At the end of this path *8) the farmer has removed the style and pedestrian gate and replaced it with a whacking great 5 bar gate.. with no signs except "please close the gate' which if fine if you can open it as its very heavy and with a very strong spring loaded bar. Once through the gate it is quite off putting as the obvious route is to the manure pile, so bear left a little on to the grass, then right along side the raised platform and wall and you can see a style in the distance the path at 18 isnt clear once you get past the wall, i ended up bearing diagonally across to point 20, was fine but full bog. I suspect this is just time of year and lack of feet. and finally the path down from24 to Mytholmroyd was vicious. The mud wasn't deep but very slippery on a steep hill. left is an elderly wire fence with half the posts rotten and some barbed wire, right is a stone wall. nothing to hold onto so take very good care.

4/7/2014 - Barry Smith

Thank you Ian, Rupert, Barbara and Norman for the feedback. I really appreciate it and I'm pleased you all enjoyed the walk.

2/3/2014 - Norman Brannick

I completed this walk on the 3rd April 2014. It was cold, crisp, clear day and that's just how I like it. The directions and map were quite straightforward to follow. The steep climbs were a challenge but the views made up for that once up on Stoodley Pike, crossing Bell House Moor is best done on a clear day or as other people have pointed out take a compass with you. The rest of the walk was downhill with the canal being the final leg of the journey. Excellent walk would recommend to anyone..

12/24/2012 - Barbara Howcroft

Did this walk 23/12/2012, dog friendly, good directions. On waymark 11 the bridleway sign you need to follow (slightly left) has been broke off. Thanks Barb,Jeff and Millie the dog.

8/29/2006 - Rupert Mainwaring

Excellent walk and I agree with Ian's commenst about the easy directions. The views are wonderful on a clear day. Do take the opportunity of visiting Stoodley Pike as it is well worth while. Great panoramic views and a perfect place for a rest and a cuppa. Take care as you climb the first few steps inside the Pike, it is pitch black. The descent is fairly gentle but do take a compass to cross Bellhouse Moor particularly on a bleak day. The last third is along the Canal and relaxing. I walked this on 27.08.06 on a cloudless and sunny day. Most enjoyable all round.

1/28/2006 - Ian Fairnie

Cracking walk - all directions easy to follow. Superb views on ascent. I guess this area is not high on most walkers list - but should be. The first third is almost all ascent - but not gruelling. The second third is nearly all descent. The third third is completely flat and the fourth third - well it felt like four by then... I recommend this walk. Done 28/01/06 on a cold but cloudless day.

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