Saturday, 17 February 2018
Start time: 10:00
Moderate 11 miles / 17.7 km
The start is from Station Road, a quiet road running alongside the south side of the railway line. It is mainly unrestricted and wide enough to park on both sides.
This walk from Slaithwaite, or Slawit as it is also known in the area, is about 10 miles long. The anti clockwise route is moderate, not too strenuous, and there are excellent views en route over surrounding West Yorkshire, if the weather allows.
We start with a climb north then descend northwest to Scammonden Water, the reservoir formed when a dam was built across the Deanhead Valley to carry the M62 in the 60's. The route around the lake takes us through the grounds of Deanhead church, one of the few village properties high enough on the valley side to escape the water. We pass Deanhead reservoir and climb onto Marsden Moor, then head east along the hill and descend to join the canal towpath, less than a mile from the start.
To finish off, the lovers of real ale amongst us might appreciate the choice at the Swan, a short walk away, where there are a selection of beers at very reasonable prices. (Lagers too!)
Grid reference: SE080141
Nearest postcode: HD7 5AG
Start time: 10:00
This is a circular walk
We provide walks of varying grades on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. We walk locally, in the Peak District, the South Pennines and, on occasion, the Lake District and North Wales.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.