Circular and Linear Walks

Circular and Linear Walks

A 15.5 mile walk which crosses windswept moorland by rough paths that can be boggy in places.  Passing small reservoirs and a ruined cotton mill, points of interest include Ponden Hall, the inspiration for  Thrushcross Grange in "Wuthering Heights" and the Earl Crag monuments.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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An enjoyable 13.75 mile walkfollowing the Pennine Way beside reservoirs and over moorland, returning by an old pack horse route.  This route features the isolated ruin of Top Withins, the inspiration for the Earnshaw residence in "Wuthering Heights".

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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This 13.5 mile circular walk offers an unequalled combination of beautiful countryside and industrial heritage. The varied route includes narrow lanes and open moorland as well as a beautiful wooded valley, a visit to the centre of Hebden Bridge and the towpath beside the Rochdale Canal.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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A short (6.75 miles) but varied walk taking in a wooded valley side, moorland ridge, an attractive dene and a canal towpath. The imposing monument on Stoodley Pike is the principal landmark in the area, offering spectacular views over Upper Calderdale.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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A 15.5 mile circuit crossing wild moorland. Navigation is easy as the route follows good tracks beside a chain of reservoirs and permissive paths created by Yorkshire Water.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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A long 17.5 mile walk following the Pennine Way through a landscape of rugged charm, with moorland paths running along Millstone Grit scarps. The return route follows tracks and lanes including parts of the Pennine Bridleway.

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A 12.5 mile challenging walk across open moorland combining old and new Pennine Way routes. After following an easy path beside reservoirs and up onto Black Hill, the return crosses difficult terrain where naviagtion is tricky.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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A 12.5 mile enjoyable hill walk following a cliff edge path then a flagged path up to Black Hill summit. The descent is via a broad ridge with some difficult terrain. A circuit of Torside Reservoir adds variety.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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A 13.75 mile circular walk across open moorland this walk truly gives you a sense of the Pennine Way.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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An 8.75 mile circular walk taking in a Roman Road and a forest trail. It follows the flagged path of the Pennine Way along a broad ridge with fine views.

This walk is reproduced with permission from Circular Walks on the Pennine Way by Kevin Donkin, published by Frances Lincoln.  
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