Saturday, 15 July 2017 (Group: Take a Hike group / Hike On Lancashire)
Start time 10:30
13 miles / 20.9 km
This is a linear walk of about 13 miles from Littleborough in Lancashire to Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, mainly following the Pennine Way/Bridleway. From Littleborough we wind through farmland before ascending to Blackstone Edge Reservoir, following an old Roman Road for part of the route. After pausing to have a look at the Stanza Stone at Cows Mouth Quarry we pass further reservoirs and moorland as we head towards the Stoodley Pike Monument. We then descend into Hebden Bridge.
Refreshments in Hebden Bridge before catching the train back to Littleborough or Leeds.
Parts of the route are high up and quite exposed, with no protection from the elements. It should be a lovely walk on a nice still warm July day...but as it's British summertime please come prepared for all types of weather. Be aware it may be a bit muddy in places too.
We will meet outside the front of Littleborough railway station. The walk will start at 1030. There are various train options from the Leeds or Manchester direction. Please check www.thetrainline.com for the latest information.
Parking at Littleborough railway station is free for rail users.