Saturday, 24 August 2019 (Group: Manchester Weekend Walkers)
Meeting time 9:45,
Start time 10:25
9 miles / 14.5 km
Train-based walk 9 miles 600 metres ascent, circular -
Leader: Dave G
Description: From Todmorden, we skip though Stones, the climb through the beautiful valley of Gorpley Clough which is home to the rare Twite. We continue to climb to the high point of the walk and lunch at the appropriately named Trough Edge End with its panoramic views across Calderdale’s many valleys. We drop back down through Burnt Hill, Ragby Bridge and Ramsden Wood, back to Gauxholme, were we join the canal for the last mile or so back to Todmorden. The majority of the paths are good, although we do cross open moor which can be quite wet underfoot after rain.
Meet Point: Victoria for the 09.58 . Walk leader meeting at Todmorden Station
Suggested Ticket: Todmorden Return at £9.30.
Walk Start: Todmorden station at 10.25.
Waypoints: Stones, Gorpley Clough, Burnt Hills, Inchfield, Ramsden Wood, Gauxholme
Return Services: From Todmorden station: x.53; X.14, X.23; X.38; 17.55; 18.14 taking around 30 minutes back to Manchester.
Extra: Toilets at Todmorden station are very limited, so best to use the trains, then none en-route. The only bail out option is around 2 miles in, with a couple of miles walk along the road back to the start (or a taxi). We will stop at a pub at the end of the walk as usual.