Walk books

Here’s a selection of walk books that include walks in and around Tod.  Let us know if you use and enjoy them!   Email feedback@todwalkers.org.uk

WY Woods Part 1 by Christopher GoddardThe West Yorkshire  Woods Part 1: The Calder Valley  by Christopher Goddard 2016  ISBN 978=0-9954502-0-2

A hand-drawn guide  to walking and exploring the woodlands  in the borough of Calderdale. 20 suggested routes, beautiful maps in homage to Wainwright’s style of pictorial guides, lots of detailed information, incredibly well researched. Chapter 10 covers  Hebden Bridge to Todmorden, 23 Pages; Chapter 11  covers Todmorden & Walsden  in 17 pages. Lots that you will learn studying the maps, and 6 great detailed routes to explore across  our local area through lots of interesting different woods.

50walksinwestyorkssnipAA 50 Walks in West Yorkshire 2013 3rd Edition , ISBN-10:0749574877.  Includes Langfield Edge to Stoodley Pike, the Packhorse Trail above Salter Rake, the Bride Stone Rocks from Lydgate, Jumble Hole and Colden Clough

30walksinwestyorksAAsnipAA 30 Walks in West Yorkshire 2010, includes walks around Stoodley Pike, Todmorden, Lydgate, and Jumble Hole and Colden Clough. Each walk on a separate card, handy for taking out.

calderdalewayguidesnipThe Calderdale Way Guide . 3rd Edition Calderdale Way Association, and also previous Second Edition 1983. ISBN-10:0950632910A . 50 mile circular walk around Calderdale. The section from Cragg Vale through to Heptonstall circles around 3 sides of Todmorden . Now a bit dated, not really pocket size, but full of information.

Calderdale Way. Paul Hannon 2nd Impression 2009. Hillside Publications ISBN-10:1870141710. More up-to-date handy pocket size guide of 50 Pages with good clear directions and sketches of points of interest along the route.

fieldentrailjjarrattsnipThe Fielden Trail: A ramble through Todmorden’s past . Jim Jarrat 1998. ISBN-10:1870071154 . 19 mile historic themed route.

Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley 20 Short Scenic Walks . Paul Hannon, 2012. Hillside Publication ISBN-0:1907626093. Pocket sized guide. All walks less than 5 miles. Includes Reddyshore Scout, Gorpley Clough, Salter Rake, Robinwood, Bride Stones, Langfield Common, Stoodley Pike, Black Hameldon and Around Colden.

penninewalkssnipPennine Walks Around Hebden Bridge. A Calder Civic Trust Publication 1973 . Includes Packhorse Route Lobb Mill via Mankinholes to Cragg Vale; Erringden Deer park from Burnt Acres Wood; Erringden and Stoodley Pike; and Jumble Hole Clough

onfootinthepenninesrolandsmithsnipOn Foot in the Pennines . Roland Smith, 1994.David & Charles ISBN-10:0715399462. Includes 10 mile walk around Stoodley Pike.

onthetopsboswellsnipOn the Tops around Todmorden – Hill Walks with Geoff Boswell. Revised Edition 1988, Delta G Publications. ISBN-10:0951079003: 12 longer walks described in detail, beginning from the Town Hall.

Short Walks for Motorists: Twenty Four Walks Around Todmorden. Geoff Boswell 1989 ISBN-10:0951079018

South Pennine Walks: An Illustrated Guide to 30 Circular Walks of Outstanding Beauty and Interest. Jack Keighley 2001. ISBN-10:185284390X. Includes the Bride Stones, Inchfield Moor and Freeholds Top, Stoodley Pike from Lumbutts, Stoodley Pike from Withins Clough,and Walsden Moor .

southpenninesandrewbibbysnipSouth Pennines and the Bronte Moors. Andrew Bibby 2005. ISBN-10:071122501X . Features on Causey Paths and Packhorse Trails and the Chartists

thereandbackboswellsnipThere and Back :16 Pennine Walks between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge with Geoff Boswell. 2000. Delta G Publications ISBN-10:0957079026. Walks of 5.5miles to 14 miles, though distances and directions rather vague in places. Now considerably out of date, so some pubs referred to are closed.

Todmorden Trail: A Self Guided Walk Around Todmorden . Todmorden Conservation group 1975

kiddiwalksramblerssnipThe Ramblers’ Association Book of Kiddiwalks in West Yorkshire. 2005. ISBN-10:0900613882. Includes The Great Wall of Todmorden, a short easy 2 mile walk suitable for children.

calderdalehannonsnipWalking Country – Calderdale in the South Pennines. Paul Hannon. Hillside Publication 3rd Edition, 2010. ISBN-10:190762607425. Good pocket-sized guide, up-to-date, good clear directions. Walks 5-7 miles, includes Bride Stones, Robinwood, Freeholds Top, Walsden Moor, Reddyshore Scout, Stoodley Pike, Jumble Hole Clough, Withens Clough and Cragg Vale.

walkingthepeak&pennines hardingsnipWalking the Peak and Pennines. Mike Harding . 1992. ISBN-10:0718133580. Includes section on Calderdale including The Coiners of Cragg Vale, & Whirlaw and the Bride Stones.

Walks Around Calderdale (Dalesman Walks Around). Dorian Speakman. 2010 ISBN-10:1855682710. 10 Walks of 6 miles or less

todbuswalkssnipA great bus for walking – T Bus walks around Todmorden .Tod Walkers June 2015. 6 walks described in detail, and a further 6 available from Tod Walkers website .

westyorksmoorsgoddardsnipThe West Yorkshire Moors. Christopher Goddard 2013 . ISBN-10:1906600990. A hand drawn guide (in homage to Wainwright’s Walking Guides) to walking and exploring the county’s open access moorland. 21 chapters focusing in detail on individual Moors. Includes Freeholds Top, Bridestones, Stoodley Pike. Well researched, up to date, lots of fascinating detail,strong on historical context, and beautifully drawn maps, several pages devoted to each chapter.

Todmorden Centenary Way. Todmorden Town Council 1996. Somewhat out-of-date, but still valuable.

Walking in the South Pennines. Gladys Sellers. 1991. Cicerone Press. ISBN-10:1852840419. Sections around Todmorden; Hebden Bridge and Hardcastle Crags and the rest of Calderdale.

anna_carlisle_bookGone Walkabout: 24 Walks in the Upper Calder Valley Anna Carlisle. 2004 Published by Pennine Pens ISBN 1 873378 18 1 ; 12 local walks closer to home, all starting from Hebden Bridge, includes Jumble Hole Clough & Stoodley Pike. Another 12 walks further afield, includes The Great Bride Stones and Gorpley Clough. These first appeared in the Hebden Bridge Times and Todmorden News