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Ripponden

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Ripponden and Cragg Vale, Elland, Huddersfield, Littleborough, Marsden, Slaithwaite, Sowerby Bridge

England / West Yorkshire / Ripponden

Ripponden’s seven Slow Ways are 39% checked

Drawn: 7/7
reviewed: 4/7
verified: 0/7
and surveyed: 0/7

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Slow Way Route To do
Cragg Vale—Ripponden
Crarip one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 318m Descent 260m
Littleborough—Ripponden
Litrip one

Double check Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 342m Descent 347m
Littleborough—Ripponden
Litrip two Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 415m Descent 423m
Ripponden—Elland
Ripell one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 222m Descent 266m
Ripponden—Elland
Ripell two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 279m Descent 331m
Ripponden—Huddersfield
Riphud one Pioneer me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 460m Descent 508m
Ripponden—Marsden
Ripmar one Pioneer me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 340m Descent 406m
Ripponden—Slaithwaite
Ripsla one Pioneer me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 423m Descent 420m
Ripponden—Sowerby Bridge
Ripsow one Review me Distance 5km/3mi Ascent 146m Descent 99m

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Collective progress

42% of Ripponden’s seven route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

9/9

drawn

6/9

reviewed

0/9

surveyed

0/9

verified

2 people have contributed to Ripponden’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ripponden

58km out of 93km have been walked and reviewed

57km of reviews have been shared in Ripponden

Latest Updates

I walked this route, and found that near the start at Littleborough it needs a correction to get access to the canal bridge at Ealees Road. Otherwise you will be walking round in circles, which you don’t really want to be doing. I’ve made Litrip Two, which includes the correction, and also has a couple of other small changes to make it an easier journey overall, but is otherwise the same....

Jane Taylor

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There’s a nice contouring section along a levada style ditch before dropping a little to the White House pub on the A58 Halifax Road. The A road (about 600 metres) has a side path, so is safe. It’s about another 600 metres and there is no side path, there is little traffic but it still goes fast! But then I crossed a stile and had to forge my own way across c 500 metres, heading for the top of the hill and a cairn marker. It is quite easy to see where others have gone before, so I’ve made this route option follow the ‘straight through the middle’ path trod by other walkers and runners. It doesn’t really matter how you get there, you need to get through the boggy dip and then up to the top of Collin Hill, where the path ahead becomes a little clearer, and then continue on to the cairn marker, where there is also a bench!. I dropped a star partly because of the road walking section, which seemed a poor payoff for slogging up on the roman road and then finding the pub is shut. I did wonder if there is another route option which stays south of the A58, uses a bit more old roman road/packhorse track, contours round on a permissive path, and eventually drops down to the reservoirs, coming into Ripponden along the river Ryburn...

Jane Taylor

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I set off to walk this route from Ripponden to Elland. Apart from having to backtrack and reroute I enjoyed this route, especially the unexpected mill complex at Bowers Mill and seeing how even a small valley supported big mills....

Jane Taylor

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Turn off the B road onto a quiet road, which descends through Barkisland village all the way to the Black Brook valley. At this point the route has met up with Ripell One and now both routes continue on the same path. After lunch I followed the Black Brook through meadows (and some industrial units too, where the path is clearly marked), all the way to Elland outskirts....

Jane Taylor

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Littleborough—Ripponden

Jane Taylor added Litrip two, a new walk from Littleborough to Ripponden

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Ripponden—Elland

Jane Taylor added Ripell two, a new walk from Ripponden to Elland

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On a dry summer's day this would no doubt be a very nice walk, albeit one with a few boggy patches....

Sneil68

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What looked on the map like a fine off-road route which avoids the busy A58 along a dismantled railway line between two old mill towns, following the River Ryburn mostly through deciduous woodland, in fact turns out to be for the most part on a wet, wintry day a squelch through quagmire....

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Cragg Vale—Ripponden

Slow Ways added Crarip one, a new walk from Cragg Vale to Ripponden

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Littleborough—Ripponden

Slow Ways added Litrip one, a new walk from Littleborough to Ripponden

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Ripponden—Elland

Slow Ways added Ripell one, a new walk from Ripponden to Elland

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Ripponden—Huddersfield

Slow Ways added Riphud one, a new walk from Ripponden to Huddersfield

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Ripponden—Marsden

Slow Ways added Ripmar one, a new walk from Ripponden to Marsden

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Ripponden—Slaithwaite

Slow Ways added Ripsla one, a new walk from Ripponden to Slaithwaite

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Ripponden—Sowerby Bridge

Slow Ways added Ripsow one, a new walk from Ripponden to Sowerby Bridge

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Ripponden, Thu 22 February

Light rain

Ripponden’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SE0404919898

Lat / Lon

53.67555° / -1.94018°

Easting / Northing

404,049E / 419,898N

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