We’re now officially a ‘Walkers are welcome‘ town. We had a launch on Sunday 31st July 2016 at the Unitarian Church. There was lots of cake and conversation, about 50 people came. Full details on our Walkers are welcome page. We’re part of a group of such towns in the upper Calder Valley in the Heart of the Pennines.
TodWalkers is a group of enthusiastic walkers based in and around Todmorden West Yorkshire, officially formed in March 2015. We have a constitution (copy here), some people to form a Committee (chair, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer).
Our first project, ‘Bus walks’, has now resulted in a handsome booklet that’s on sale.
The aim of TodWalkers is:
- to encourage recreational walking in the Todmorden area, both for local people and visitors
- to campaign for better facilities for walkers, including the adequate maintenance of existing footpaths/bridleways and the creation of new footpaths.
In meeting these objectives, TodWalkers will as much as possible seek to encourage the use of public transport.
Our work will be in the form of projects. See the rest of this website for more details of our current projects.
To become a member of TodWalkers, please contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org . We’ll send you a form to fill in – and membership is free.
Walkers in Tod should be aware that the canal towing path from Littleborough to Sowerby Bridge has been eroded in many places and there are closures along the route where you have to leave the path. However, the route is now clear for walkers, cyclists (and boats) from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge. There is a major landslip which blocked the Pennine Bridleway on the London Road above Harvelin Park, but that has been cleared from the bridleway and the track is being made good. There are still other minor slips along other paths – so take care!
Rapid progress is being made in the repair and restoration of the Rochdale Canal towpath. If you would like to help, please contact Jon Stopp for details of what you could do, where, and when.
If you come across any local paths that need repairing, please could you contact us at email@example.com