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Stoodley Pike

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in West Yorkshire, England, about 8.51km (5.29 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 241m (790ft)
Loss 261m (856ft)
Max. Elevation 400m (1312ft)
Elevation (total) 502m (1646ft)
Start
Hebden Bridge Station
End
Walsden Station
Distance 8.51km
(5.29mi)
Duration ~2:30
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 17 Dec 2007
Stoodley Pike is an 19th century monument standing on the hill of the same name in West Yorkshire. It marks the middle point of this walk through the low Pennines, from Hebden Bridge to Walsden. If you're not that into monuments, don't worry - it's still a great day out along the glorious Pennine Hills. Easy transport too - both stations are on the same line, just ten minutes apart.

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Waypoints

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Start at Walsden Railway Station. Just over the line, a footpath leads from the town through a disused quarry and on to Rake End.
West Scout About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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The path leads up on to the edge of Langfield Common. Keep to the path along the northern side of the top.
Langfield Edge About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from
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Carry on past Langfield Edge and Jeremy Hill. The monument of Stoodley Pike stands out on the horizon,
Bald Scout Hill About 1.16 km (~0.72 miles) from
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Near Bald Scout Hill, you will pick up the Pennine Way. Keep on the northeastern trajectory towards the tower. The path sticks to the edge of the hills, with a steep drop to the western side offering some great views of the Todmorden valley.
Stoodley Pike About 1.61 km (~1 miles) from
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The site of the tower has a fairly turbulent history. Once a burial site, it was also a beacon marking the sight of the Spanish Armarda before the first tower was built to mark the end of the Napoleonic War. Climb the steps inside to the top for a truly wonderful view.
Down to Swillington About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
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Drop down from the hills after the monument, and switch the Pennine Way for the Pennine Bridleway near Swillington.
Erringden Grange About 1.61 km (~1 miles) from
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The bridleway passes Erringden Grange, where you leave for a footpath into Hebden Bridge. The path descends steeply through Crow Nest Wood into the town.
Hebden Bridge Station About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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The walk ends just through the woods at the station. If you need to wait for the train, cross over to explore the town - a pleasant, visitor-friendly stopover.

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