This, our first project, is to create a booklet of six walks that people can take using local buses, especially the T buses that go around Todmorden and get us halfway up the slopes that surround our lovely town!
In June 2015 the booklet has just been published. Outlets are
Todmorden Tourist Information Centre
Book Case, Hebden Bridge
Mountain Wild, Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge Visitors Centre
Just Books, Hebden Bridge
Heptonstall Post Office
Springfield Camping, Luddendenfoot
Here are six more walks you can do from the bus. Click on the title for a full description. We’ll soon be posting maps and more pictures too.
An 8km ( 5 miles ) walk which has far – reaching lovely views across open moors from Lancashire to Yorkshire. A detour could be the Todmorden Geology Trail. The walk starts with a steady climb and ends with a descent back into Todmorden.
A 12.5km ( 8 miles) varied walk with open views of moorland, farmland, and through Callis Wood. The canal towpath takes you back to Todmorden.
An 8km ( 5 miles) historical meandering walk through small hamlets to standing stones and a ‘stately home’.
A 12km (8 miles) challenging walk that criss-crosses the narrow reaches of the Upper Calder Valley, with steep ascents and descents on both sides of the valley. There are packhorse trails, high open moorland, wind turbines, a reservoir perimeter and a coniferous forestry plantation.
This walk could be split into 2 sections.
An 8km (5 miles) varied walk including low and high level stream and field paths. Lovely open views of Walsden and Bacup Moor. As well as a local nature and protected geological site, Gorpley Clough is described as a ‘hidden gem’ in the South Pennines.
An 11km (7 miles) walk in varied terrain. Starting at Lobb Mill car park, to The Great Rock, and the historic house at Hippins. Walking down through a lovely steep wooded valley then up a pleasant greenway path above woods. Climbing up and then descending both sides of the Calder Valley. This walk could be split into 2 sections.