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A U-turn on the A646

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

21.0 mi

1500m

10

21.0 mi

1500m

A U-turn on the A646

Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.

Two walks in one so anyone wanting to try a longer walk without commiting to the full distance can give it a go - a shade over 12 miles from Hebden to Sowerby Bridge, where people can drop out and enjoy the town or return to Manchester; and then a bit over 8 miles to get us back. Most of the hills are in the first half so if you're not shattered by the time we reach our bail out point, you might be able to contemplate trying the second half.

We start climbing the hill behind Hebden Bridge up to Erringden Moor, then drop down to Crag Vale, up again to near Crow Hill before dropping down again to the under-explored Ryburn Valley and excellently named village of Triangle before the final hill before the drop out up to Norland Moor before dropping down to Sowerby Bridge, whereupon the excellent Jubilee Refreshment rooms and two trains an hour beckon for those leaving us.

The second phase of the walk cuts off the corner as we had towards Luddenden Dean, and then the final climb of the day over Midgley Moor and back down to Hebden.

About a quarter of the walk is on quite uneven moorland path (or not path) which is often boggy and where fast progress won't be possible so a brisk pace for the rest of the walk will be needed (though we're on surprisingly good tracks for much of the remainder).

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.

08:40: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.

Suggested ticket:

A Manchester to Hebden Bridge return ticket is £9.80. To Sowerby Bridge if you're planning on the bail out option an extra 10p.

08:48: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.

09:20: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.

Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for 18:08 but there are three trains an hour back to Manchester at this time of day

Waypoints: Erringden Moor, Crow Hill, Norland Moor, Sowerby Bridge, Luddenden Dene

10-3-2018 08:40 10-3-2018 20:00:00 Europe/London A U-turn on the A646 Hebden Bridge Station MAD Walkers
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