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Todmorden

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Todmorden and Bacup, Blackshaw Head, Cliviger, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, Littleborough, Pack Horse Inn, Whitworth, Worsthorne

England / West Yorkshire / Todmorden

Todmorden’s nine Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 9/9
reviewed: 7/9
verified: 0/9
and surveyed: 0/9

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Slow Way Route To do
Bacup—Todmorden
Bactod one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 418m Descent 304m
Cliviger—Todmorden
Clivtod one

Double check Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 426m Descent 451m
Todmorden—Blackshaw Head
Todbla one Review me Distance 6km/4mi Ascent 296m Descent 102m
Todmorden—Cragg Vale
Todcra one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 326m Descent 284m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 122m Descent 160m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb two Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 318m Descent 287m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb three Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 307m Descent 271m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb four Pioneer me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 25m Descent 64m
Todmorden—Littleborough
Todlit one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 375m Descent 369m
Todmorden—Pack Horse Inn
Todpac one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 412m Descent 249m
Todmorden—Pack Horse Inn
Todpac two Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 492m Descent 334m
Whitworth—Todmorden
Whitod one Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 319m Descent 233m
Worsthorne—Todmorden
Wortod one Pioneer me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 369m Descent 445m

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Collective progress

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

13/13

drawn

9/13

reviewed

0/13

surveyed

0/13

verified

6 people have contributed to Todmorden’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Todmorden

81km out of 121km have been walked and reviewed

106km of reviews have been shared in Todmorden

Latest Updates

Recommend combining with "Blaheb One" to make a scenic high-level route between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge with great views of Calderdale and the surrounding hills....

RGW

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We walked about 60% of this route, starting from Todmorden, before giving up, partly due to the extreme heat that day, but also because we were encountering difficulties in the track by this stage. We ended up backtracking and climbing over a gate into a field where we followed what looked like a fairly well-used bit of footpath nearer to the railway line, until we rejoined the plotted route soon after. It was at this point, with the prospect of more steep, rough climbing, in the extreme heat, that we called it a day....

Mary Oz

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

RGW added Todheb four, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Moderately strenuous climbs both ends quite steep , but short , the climb out of Hebden has alternate easier routes using bridleways. Great views most of the way at first the Hebden bridge and Heptonstall towns then after Studley pike views of Todmordon and the Pennines....

Dave Powell

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There is much of the area's former industrial heritage too to be seen around Lambutts, with four small dams and a delightful piece of woodland - and a fine pub, the 'Top Brink', very well worth seeking out just off the route in the village. After leaving Todmorden and crossing over the Rochdale canal, continue up Kilnhurst Road to regain the route above the new housing estate (still under construction at the time of writing) which, for the time being at least, has obliterated the right of way on the footpath shown on the OS map and also suggested by the Slow Ways map online. For those walking east to west, on passing the third of the dams before coming to the road in Lambutts, the footpath shown on the maps (i.e. a right on to the road, and then almost immediately left alongside the stream through the clough) is nonexistent, and probably has been so having been eroded away for years....

Sneil68

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Todmorden—Blackshaw Head

Sneil68 added Todbla one, a new walk from Todmorden to Blackshaw Head

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If you asked most local people which route they would chose to walk between Tod & Hebden Bridge (for typical Slow Ways purposes, e.g. to walk to work, school or the shops or something) most would say, just follow the canal towpath....

Sneil68

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Todmorden

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Todmorden—Pack Horse Inn

Sneil68 added Todpac two, a new walk from Todmorden to Pack Horse Inn

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There are some quite steep but short sections (but you can't really walk anywhere in these parts and avoid these if you want to escape from the valley bottom!), and one or two muddy bits in wet weather, but the reward is that on this route you really get to sample much of the best that a walk in the South Pennines has to offer....

Sneil68

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The views, looking back as you climb out of the Calder Valley, are fine but thereafter the route gets worse:1...

Sneil68

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I've walked between the 2 towns quite a few times but this was a new route to me and I'm v glad I walked it....

fruitbat

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The most important comment to make is that an early part of the route marked here (from the edge of Bacup town to the moorland at Reaps Moss) is NOT a public footpath and cannot be accessed (the track to Tong Farm, near the school, where the contour is marked 334 on the map, has a private property sign and leads to a quarry)....

fruitbat

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The first half of the route is easy to follow but the Rochdale Way section (Warland to Littleborough) is very tricky - there's no marked route on the ground and so many sheep tracks that it's very difficult to know where to go unless you constantly check the map....

fruitbat

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Certainly walking from Hebden to Tod, if the weather is good, many will prefer to climb the extra 200' and follow the Pennine Way to take in the iconic Stoodley Pike, but in fact the Pennine Bridleway on this Slow Ways route provides a gently descending, less exposed and very clear path below the Pike, and passes a good pub too by way of compensation! The c.150 steps up from Tod through modern housing estates are a bit of a killer, but the views along the rest of the route more than make up for this slightly grotty start/finish....

Sneil68

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However, the diversion up through Horsehold Wood is an unnecessary complication, and the route can be improved by following the recently upgraded canal towpath throughout. With this tweak made, this would be an excellent Slow Way. For those able to navigate a steep cobbled section of towpath, suggest a small diversion using the tunnel under the main road in Todmorden, avoiding the need to cross the traffic to get to/from the station....

WalkyFeet

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Bacup—Todmorden

Slow Ways added Bactod one, a new walk from Bacup to Todmorden

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Cliviger—Todmorden

Slow Ways added Clivtod one, a new walk from Cliviger to Todmorden

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Todmorden—Cragg Vale

Slow Ways added Todcra one, a new walk from Todmorden to Cragg Vale

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb one, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb two, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb three, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Todmorden—Littleborough

Slow Ways added Todlit one, a new walk from Todmorden to Littleborough

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Todmorden—Pack Horse Inn

Slow Ways added Todpac one, a new walk from Todmorden to Pack Horse Inn

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Whitworth—Todmorden

Slow Ways added Whitod one, a new walk from Whitworth to Todmorden

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Worsthorne—Todmorden

Slow Ways added Wortod one, a new walk from Worsthorne to Todmorden

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Todmorden, Wed 29 May

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Todmorden’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD9356224176

Lat / Lon

53.71398° / -2.09902°

Easting / Northing

393,562E / 424,176N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Todmorden's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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