Public Transport based walk with John Ireland.
Due to Road Closures Car travel is not advised - if you are using a car please park at Todmorden and catch the train there.
Who actually needs to go to France to watch the Tour de France? Well you can watch it on the telly but in 2014 it starts from Leeds, so we'll be going up on the moors above Hebden Bridge to watch it go past!
It will be a gentle ascent up onto the moor via Lumb Hole Falls, a spot that inspired the poet Ted Hughes to write his poem 'Six Young Men', till we go up to the A6033 to have lunch and see the tour go past at around 13:30 to 13:45, before carrying on up over the moors and along the edges to descend into Hebden Bridge from the east.
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.
09:15: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 09:52. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
£9.30 Off Peak Return to Hebden Bridge - please note that trains will be busy so arrive as early as possible to get a ticket. Tickets can also be bought in advance from staffed railway stations.
09:52: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.
10:45: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.
Return from Hebden Bridge Station. 16:42, 16:49, 17:42, 17:48 etc.
Waypoints: Lee Wood, Midgehole, Lumb Hole Falls, A6033, Naze End, Limers Gate, High Brown Knoll Edge, Deer Stones Edge, Keelam Edge, Snow Booth, Wood End
Toilets available at Hebden Bridge Station, due to road closures in Hebden Bridge, Car Travel is not advised, please use the train.
The train will be stopping at Littleborough at 10:18, Todmorden at 10:28.