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Stoodley Pike

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) starting and finishing in West Yorkshire, England, about 8.90km (5.53 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 241m (790ft)
Descent 261m (856ft)
Max. Elevation 400m (1312ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 502m (1646ft)
Hebden Bridge Station
Walsden Station
Distance 8.90km
Duration ~3:15h
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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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.
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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.
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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Carry on past Langfield Edge and Jeremy Hill. The monument of Stoodley Pike stands out on the horizon,
About 1.43 km (~0.89 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.
About 1.16 km (~0.72 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.
About 1.61 km (~1 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.
About 0.78 km (~0.48 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.
About 1.61 km (~1 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.
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from

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