Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.
The latest in my attempt to find every walk imaginable between Littleborough and Hebden Bridge, short of doing something easy like using the canal. This one starts by going in the wrong direction, overshoots at the other end, includes some lovely greenery at both ends and an exposed route over the moors.
Once we've escaped the clutches of the town, heading North West, we use the Pennine Bridleway and then Rochdale Way to head in a more North Easterly direction off to Warland before pegging back to Summit. This route, although technically all on footpaths, includes a range of amusing climbs, stiles and invisible junctions and comprises virtually all of the tricky underfoot walking of this venture.
We then embark on the main hard climb up Chelburn Moor. From the top of that climb we wrap our way round White Holme Moss and Withens Moor before dropping down beyond Withens Clough reservoir.
From there, it's a shortish sharpish climb up to Bellhouse Moor, back down to Mytholmroyd and then up again for a wander along the shoulder of the hill to get back to Hebden via the odd legal incursion through the odd garden.
The first 6 or so miles comprise most of the serious work of the walk; assuming the clouds holds off and we don't spend a day in fine mist, the walk promises a variety of fine views.
It's an early start for a medium length walk, aiming for an early-ish finish to facilitate evening plans
NB Walk leader meeting at walk start
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
08:20: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:26. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
08:26: Train departs for the walk start at Littleborough train Station.
08:55: Walk starts at Littleborough train Station.
Return from Hebden Bridge Station.
Waypoints: Warland, White Holme reservoir, Withens Gate, Bellhouse Moor, Burlees Wood