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Marden Circular via the Conduits

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in Kirklees, England, about 18.10km (11.25 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 6:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 377m (1236ft)
Loss 381m (1250ft)
Max. Elevation 480m (1574ft)
Elevation (total) 758m (2486ft)
Start & End
Marsden (West Yorkshire)
Distance 18.10km
(11.25mi)
Duration ~6:15h
Difficulty  
Moderate
2Created by mac.hawk on 13 Dec 2015
A circular walk from Marsden along it's nearby conduits (water drains). Accessible for older or more energetic children. Marsden is served by hourly trains (1/2 hourly @ peak times) between Manchester Victoria & Huddersfield (Mon-Sat). Regular buses from Huddersfield (every 20 mins Mon-Sat) & hourly buses from Manchester. Public toilets, convenience shops and several pubs in Marsden.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SE046118
The walk starts at the railway station. If using the bus pick the route up on the Manchester Road. From the station head downhill towards the village.
OS Grid SE048116
Follow the road as it veers left and turn right to cross the river into Peel Street. Follow Peel Street to the junction with the A62 Manchester Road (bus stops here), carry on ahead uphill.
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE050114
Reach the T-junction with Carrs Road and turn left. Follow the road for 1/3 mile to a road junction and go right, uphill, along Meltham Road for 1/2 mile.
About 0.27 km (~0.17 miles) from
OS Grid SE059121
1/2 mile up Meltham Road reach a wayposted track on the right (just after the housing has ended), follow the track for 250 yards & at a fork take the left hand track for 300 yards to the conduit.
About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SE058116
Follow the track as it rises the hill, crosses Blackmoorfoot Conduit, continues for a further 1/2 mile to reach Deer Hill Conduit.
About 0.50 km (~0.31 miles) from
OS Grid SE061111
At Deer Hill Conduit (it's a water drain) simply turn right and follow the conduit towards Black Edge.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid SE053108
At Black Edge the conduit turns south along the western flank of Binn Moor for 1 1/4 miles. After crossing Hey Dike, leave the conduit behind & follow the high path for a mile to Leyzing Clough.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid SE067081
At Leyzing Clough the path descends right to join the Pennine Way and pass Wessenden Head Reservoir before reaching Wessenden Head Road.
About 2.98 km (~1.85 miles) from
OS Grid SE076075
Turn left and follow Wessenden Head Road for 1 1/4 miles (trig tiggers can detour to 'tig' the West Nab pillar) and at a bend in the road take a path on the right towards Royd Edge.
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
OS Grid SE091096
At Royd Edge follow the footpath for another 1/4 mile then turn left briefly to cross another conduit.
About 2.58 km (~1.6 miles) from
OS Grid SE093100
Once over the bridge turn left to follow the conduit for approx 1 mile to reach footbridges at Brow Grains Dike.
About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid SE081105
Follow the conduit (Catchwater Drain) as it heads north for just under a mile to reach the Slaithwaite Road.
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid SE087115
From Slaithwaite Road turn left to cross the conduit & then immediately rejoin it and follow to cross Deer Hill End Road and follow for another 1/3 mile to reach a RoW track south of Quebec.
About 1.25 km (~0.78 miles) from
OS Grid SE076118
At the track turn left and follow as it heads to Deer Hill Reservoir. As you approach the reservoir climb the embankment.
About 1.15 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid SE073116
Follow the northern end of Deer Hill Reservoir and rejoin the conduit north of the Rifle Range and continue to follow to your initial access point.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid SE062111
Retrace your route back to Marsden.
About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid SE047118
The walk is approx 14 miles from the train station, you can knock about 3/4 mile off if arriving/returning via the bus stops at the A62 Manchester Road junction.
About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from

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