Monday, January 13, 2014
This 10 Mile circular walk begins at Marsden Railway Station (on the Leeds to Manchester Line) and heads South on The Kirklees Way, then North on The Pennine Way.
The walk begins in Marsden Town Centre and continues past the church and then up “Binn Road”, joining The Kirklees Way at Butterley Reservoir.
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Pennine Way is a 268 Mile Trail between Edale (Derbyshire) and Kirk Yetholm (Scottish Borders). A good proportion of this route passes through Yorkshire and is quite accessible as a series of “Day Walks” shown in the table below.
This is a bit of a work in progress…
|Edale (Derbyshire)||OL1||Edale to Crowden||16||Edale Railway Station (Sheffield to Manchester Line)|
|Route crosses A57 Snake Pass|
|Crowden (Route crosses A628)||OL1||Crowden to Standedge||11||Overnight stay at Crowden Youth Hostel. Another possibility is to walk stright through from Edale to Standedge.|
|Black Hill (Cheshire)||OL1|
|Route crosses A635 (West Yorkshire)||OL1|
|Wessenden Reservoir||OL1||Marsden Railway Station (Kirkless Way)|
|Black Moss Reservoir||OL1|
|Route crosses A62 (near Standedge)||Standedge to Hebden Bridge||15||Marsden Railway Station (on the Leeds to Manchester Line)|
|Route crosses A640 (Saddleworth)||Marsden Railway Station (Standedge Trail)|
|Route crosses A672|
|Route crosses M62 (Windy Hill Footbridge)|
|Route crosses A58|
|Route crosses The Calderdale Way|
|Route crosses The River Calder (Hebden Bridge)||Hebden Bridge to Ponden||10.75||Hebden Bridge Railway Station|
|Walshaw Dean Reservoirs|
|Ponden Hill||Ponden to Thornton-In-Craven||-|
|Thornton-In-Craven||Thornton-In-Craven to Malham||-|
|Leeds and Liverpool Canal (East Marton)|
|Gargrave In Airdale (A65)|
|Airton||Yorkshire Dales National Park|
|Malham||Malham to Horton-In-Ribblesdale||-|
|Horton-In-Ribblesdale||Horton-In-Ribblesdale to Hawes||Horton-In-Ribblesdale Railway Station (Settle-Carlisle Railway) to Hawes|
|The Dales Way|
|Dodd Fell Hill|
|Hawes||Hawes to Keld||-|
|Great Shunner Fell|
|The River Swale|
|Keld||Keld to Bowes||-|
|Route crosses the Coast To Coast Walk|
|Tan Hill||Tan Hill Inn||-|
|Bowes (County Durham)|
Tan Hill is the final destination at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The nearest town is Kirkby-Stephen (6 Miles).
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Barnsley Boundary Walk is a 74 mile (120 km) circular walk around the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The route is summarised in the table below.
|West Bretton (YSP) / Haigh||OS 278: Sheffield & Barnsley||Route follows The Dearne Way.|
|Notton / Royston||OS 278||Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.|
|South Hiendley||OS 278||-|
|Bolton Upon Dearne / Old Moor||OS 278||Route follows The Dearne Way (Trans Pennine Trail).|
|Old Moor Nature Reserve||OS 278||Route follows The Dearne Way (Trans Pennine Trail).|
|Broomhill / Old Moor||OS 278||Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.|
|Brampton / Wombwell||OS 278||-|
|Elsecar||OS 278||Route follows The Trans Pennine Trail.|
|Tankersley||OS 278||Route crosses The Timberland Trail.|
|Oughtibridge (Wharncliffe Woods)||OS 278||-|
|Wharncliffe Woods||OS 278||Route follows The Trans Pennine Trail.|
|Wortley||OS 110: Sheffield and Huddersfield|
|Dunford Bridge (Winscar Reservoir)||OS 110||Route crosses The Trans Pennine Trail.|
|Hepworth||OS 110||Route crosses The Kirklees Way.|
|Upper Denby||OS 110||-|
|High Hoyland||OS 110||-|
|West Bretton (YSP)||OS 110||Route follows The Dearne Way.|
I intended to do a circular walk from Marsden to Black Hill (along the Kirklees Way / Pennine Way), returning to Marsden along the “Old” Pennine way route towards Black Moss Reservoir. Unfortunately, conditions at the summit of Black Hill forced me to return by the same route.
The walk begins in Marsden Town Centre and continues past the church and then up “Binn Road”, joining the Kirklees way at Butterley Reservoir.
As noted above. the visibility was very poor (and the ground very boggy). Venturing off the main path was not an option, so I decided to call it a day and descended by the same route. Better safe than sorry.
Friday, September 28, 2012