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Welcome to the event listings for the 2017 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2017 we've introduced a new feature - you can now search the listings by activity, or by Local Authority area, using the filters on the right of the page. Then click on the event of your choice to get full details about start times and locations.

Updates

Due to the pocket guide going to print in July sometimes events have to change for the actual festival due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Walk and Ride Festival website for up to date advice.



EVENT 20: South Crosland Airfield Ride-cancelled due to lack of bookings.



EVENT 71: A Taste of Le Tour – deleted



EVENT 72: Mary Towneley Loop Endurance-Unfortunately this year’s event has had to be cancelled due to the low number of entries received so far. Refunds for the current entrants will be processed ASAP.  Any questions please email: events@rpmrt.org.uk 



EVENT 114: In the Footsteps of Outlaws and Legionaries-incorrect postcode in pocket guide. Event will meet at Ogden Reservoir, Ogden Lane, Newhey, OL16 3TQ. We are trying to secure a walk leader to meet at Ogden Reservoir, Halifax as an alternative but have nothing sorted as yet.



EVENT 118: Brighouse Boundary Walk Part 1: Cancelled due to ill health.



For self guided routes throughout the year visit www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk.

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09th September - Green Withens Circular

Start Time: 09:30
A demanding walk to Blackstone Edge, Green Withens reservoir and Buckstones. Dogs on Leads. Expect rough terrain across open moorland and steep climbs.
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09th September - Fungi Foray

Start Time: 10:00
Explore the fascinating world of fungi and discover some of the rarer species on this foray through the woodland. Cost £7 adult, £4 child, maximum 25 people so please book early.
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09th September - Guided walk using 906 Bus Midgehole to Gibson Mill and back.

Start Time: 10:30
This circular walk takes you through the delightful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags, wandering up and down boulders and stone steps along a riverside path, with the added attraction of visiting Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill is the National Trust flagship sustainable property with the Weaving Shed café where you can get a free coffee with your bus ticket. Head back through a slightly higher woodland trail, the old mill walk, to reach the bus stop to catch the 906.
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09th September - Guided walk using 906 Bus Widdop Gate to Gibson Mill and back to Clough hole.

Start Time: 11:00
This is a short walk mainly in woodland and partly following the route of an old railway line used to build local reservoirs. It starts with steep steps down and then follows the railway line, after which you then head down hill and follow the river down stream. Arriving at the mill pond continuing down to Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill is a National Trust property with facilities and refreshments available at the Weaving Shed café. From here you can then head back up the hill up the stone steps to end at the Clough Hole car park, catching the 906 bus back. At Gibson Mill there is an option here to add a mile onto the walk following a wide track that contours along through woodland to Midgehole.
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09th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
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09th September - A Point of View

Start Time: 13:30
As part of Heritage Open Day and Halifax Heritage Festival, take part in a unique heritage themed photo walk with award winning Yorkshire photographer Rich Bunce. Looking at the immediate environment in a creative way you will discover the hidden details of the world around you. This is accessible to people with any kind of camera including smartphones and tablets. It will include practical ways to enhance your photography and different composition techniques.
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09th September - The Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk

Start Time: 22:30
The midnight walk is a family/dog-friendly fundraising event for Overgate Hospice. Both routes are moderate, roadside walks with some hills. Registration starts at 10:30 pm but walk starts at midnight.£14 per individual or £60 for a team of 5.
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10th September - The Chartists Way

Start Time: 10:00
A guided walk with Pendle and South Pennines Area Walkers up a secluded valley to Stoodley Pike, Langfield and Gaddings Dam beach and past the Basin Stone. Stop at Shepherds Rest and back along Rochdale canal. Wear suitable walking gear and refreshments.
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10th September - The Calder Valley

Start Time: 10:00
A guided walk with Calderdale Ramblers, up hill and down dale with a few stiles. Families welcome, bring a packed lunch.
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10th September - Berries and What Eats Them

Start Time: 10:00
Find out about the berries and what eats them at Denso Marston Nature Reserve.
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10th September - Todmorden Open Studios Trail

Start Time: 11:00
Todmorden Open Studios is a self-guided walking trail using brochure and trail map. It can be done as a gentle afternoon stroll to visit local artists studios and art work on display in cafes and bars around the town centre or as a longer walk/bus ride to visit outlying artists studios. See brochure for venues offering disabled access. Not suitable for dogs. Trail is also running on 9th and 11th September. Take as long or as little time as you like exploring our local artists studios and their work.
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10th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
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10th September - Archaeological, Nordic Walk on Crompton Moor

Start Time: 11:00
Borrow a pair of our walking poles, come Nordic Walking and listen to Mike Nevell talking about the industrial archaeology of Crompton Moor. Paths are steep, rough and dog friendly. Free car park.
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10th September - Fawcett200-Men Who Changed Hebden Bridge

Start Time: 13:00
Discover how John Fawcett and Dan Taylor, two Baptists, left their mark on Hebden Bridge.
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10th September - Halifax Music Heritage Trail

Start Time: 14:00
A guided tour of the Halifax Music Heritage Trail. You will hear about the fascinating and surprising music history of Halifax from the mid-1950s onwards. Expect to hear tales of Shirley Bassey, Donovan, The Kinks, Pulp, The Jacksons, John Grant and many more as we visit many of the venues of yesteryear.
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11th September - Walking the Calder Woodland Way - Part 1

Start Time: 10:00
The first of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a linear route from Brighouse to Walsden.
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11th September - Crimsworth Dean & Midgley Moor Heritage Walk

Start Time: 10:30
This is a circular heritage walk that visits Crimsworth Dean and Midgley Moor. It follows ancient packhorse tracks and visits wayside crosses, packhorse bridges, manorial boundary markers and milestones. Some of the paths are steep and rough and can be boggy.
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11th September - History Walk from the Museum

Start Time: 11:00
Walk to local landmark Pots and Pans. Enjoy a historical journey through Saddleworths unique past as you walk. Bridleway and path, some stiles. Suitable for experienced walkers. Bring Lunch.
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11th September - Illingworth Health Walk

Start Time: 13:00
The walk is on pavements and footpaths and includes Ogden Water. Everyone is welcome but no dogs please.
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12th September - Saddleworth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 09:30
Come & try Nordic Walking! Use your upper body to make walking twice as effective. Suitable for all abilities & ages. Poles provided. Join us for coffee after.
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12th September - Walking The Calder Woodland Way - Part 2

Start Time: 10:00
The second of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a section of a linear walk from Brighouse to Walsden.
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12th September - Home to Home

Start Time: 10:00
Cliffe Castle to East Riddlesden Hall, a walk from one stately Home to another, through the town along riverside paths and canal. Dog Friendly.
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13th September - Colden, Clough Head and Hebden Dale

Start Time: 10:00
The Calderdale and Pennine Ways to Clough Head then down to the old railway line to Gibson Mill, Hebden Dale and Heptonstall with Pendle and South Pennine Area Walkers. Refreshments available en-route.
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13th September - The Highest Beach in Britain

Start Time: 10:00
Circular walk from Todmorden via Gaddings Dam with some uphill sections and stiles. Suitable for experienced walkers. No dogs or children please.
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13th September - The Waters of Ryburne and Rishworth from the 901 bus

Start Time: 10:00
This circular walk is very varied, including riverside walks, upland farmland and high moorland. Much of the walk is on good paths and farm tracks but the high moorland is uneven in places so good boots are recommended. There are several stiles and a gate on the walk. There are no facilities on route but there are facilities and the beginning and end.
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13th September - The London Road below Stoodley

Start Time: 10:30
Guided walk with CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation through Exercise and Walking) on gentle inclines, stony tracks, stiles and a ford. There are animals and old buildings en-route. Dogs on leads welcome. Not suitable for children under 12 or for people with mobility issues.
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13th September - Mills A Plenty

Start Time: 11:00
Explore the sites of the mills of Sunnydale. A steady climb at the start. Circular and bring a packed lunch.
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13th September - Marsden Heritage Walk

Start Time: 13:30
Stroll the streets on this family friendly walk. Hear stories of historic farmers, weavers, textile magnates, luddites, romans and jaggers. Dogs on leads.
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14th September - Calder Woodland Way (in a day)

Start Time: 08:30
A challenging day’s walk at a brisk pace experiencing the finest woodland landscapes of the Calder Valley and involving 4700 feet of ascent. Some rough and uneven paths – suitable for experienced walkers and those ready for a challenge.
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14th September - The Haunts of the Cragg Vale Coiners

Start Time: 10:00
Discover the haunts of those involved in the illegal practice of 'clipping' with Mick Chatham.
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14th September - Standedge Classic

Start Time: 11:00
A historic, high moorland walk with Rochdale Ramblers on packhorse trails, old turnpikes and moorland tracks (one being the Pennine Way). You will be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views on a clear day.
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14th September - A Saddleworth History Walk

Start Time: 11:00
Explore Saddleworths beautiful landscape along bridleway and paths with some stiles. Suitable for experienced walkers. Bring Lunch.
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14th September - Wood Top Walk

Start Time: 11:00
A family walk with great views of the area taking in a hamlet, some traditional houses , one of which was the home of Lavena Saltonstall from a family of fustian dyers who became a leading suffragette. Dogs on leads welcome.
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15th September - The Bride and The Cross

Start Time: 10:00
A walk on the east side of the valley above Todmorden with curious stone formations, a lovely waterfall and an ancient royal cross and superb views with Norman Mitchell. Bring suitable walking equipment and refreshments.
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15th September - Cliffe Castle

Start Time: 10:30
An autumn walk down through Shipley Glen to Saltaire along Leeds-Liverpool canal to Riddlesden for lunch and back via Cliffe Castle Park with Friends of Bracken Hall Countryside Centre. Bring a packed lunch and money for public transport. Dogs on leads at all times.
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15th September - The Hills and Mills of Cornholme

Start Time: 10:30
Scenic walk up out of the valley bottom exploring Cornholmes textile past on well defined tracks , some uneven ground, several stiles and steep drops. Dogs welcome on leads . Not suitable for children under 10 yrs and must be supervised by an adult. 592/589 bus alight at Waggon and Horses. Walking boots and waterproofs essential.
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15th September - Round Brighouse

Start Time: 18:00
Along the river, through the woods and back on the canal path with Calderdale Ramblers. No stiles but one climb.
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16th September - Todmorden Centenary Way - Part 1

Start Time: 09:30
A circular walk devised in 1996 to celebrate 100 years of Todmorden Borough status with Mick Chatham. Part 2 on Sunday, 17th September.
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16th September - Packhorse Trail Walk

Start Time: 10:00
We explore the Pack Horse Trails of the Crimsworth Valley, and learn about their history and development. Dogs allowed. Some tricky paved trails.We'll wait until the 906 bus arrives before starting.
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16th September - Aircraft Wrecks of Black Hill

Start Time: 10:00
This strenuous walk explores aircraft wrecks on Black Hill and Sliddens Moss. Dogs on leads. Expect rough terrain across open heather moorland and steep climbs.
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16th September - Todmorden T Bus Walks – Gaddings Dam

Start Time: 10:30
Panoramic views and moorland swimming! Visit Gaddings Dam and its famous beach. Take good footwear/warm clothing/drinks and snacks- and swimwear.
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16th September - Todmorden T Bus Walks – Todmorden Stones

Start Time: 10:30
Up to open moorland and the iconic Bridestone. Some steep ascents/descents; tracks, causey paths and stiles. Moderate but strenuous in parts. Bring good footwear/warm clothing/drink and snacks.
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16th September - Fawcett200 at Luddenden

Start Time: 13:30
Tour of Peel House and the site and remains of 2 nearby mills, including Peel House Mills with explanation of the Fawcett family’s involvement of the development of the mill. The afternoon will be dog/family friendly. If a volunteer with a car is available to take people who may have problems with steep terrain to meet in the bottom of the valley, then the tour of the former mill sites would become a gentle walk.
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16th September - Swellands Walk

Start Time: 13:30
Explore the scenic Wessenden Valley, sections of the Pennine Way and Standedge Trail above Swellands reservoir with Marsden Walkers are Welcome. Possibility of a pie and pint at the end! Graded as moderate to severe.
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17th September - Todmorden Centenary Way - Part 2

Start Time: 09:30
A circular walk devised in 1996 to celebrate 100 years of Todmorden Borough status with Mick Chatham. Part 1 on Saturday, 16th September.
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17th September - Scouting Above Cliviger

Start Time: 10:00
A moorland walk on paths and old packhorse routes on both sides on the Cliviger Gorge with Pendle and South Pennine Area Walkers. Two steep ascents on the Burnley Way. Optional pub stop half way round. Come well equipped and with refreshments.
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17th September - Great Bride Stones

Start Time: 10:30
A walk with Rochdale Ramblers tracing part of the Calderdale Way to Great Bride Stones - a gathering of weathered gritstone rocks with spectacular shapes and sizes. Well established paths, some steep gradients, not advisable for young children.
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17th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
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17th September - Nutclough, Old Town, Wadsworth Moor and Birchcliffe

Start Time: 11:00
A scenic walk up to the tops above Hebden Bridge, aiming for the summit at High Brown Knoll. Return trip ends at Hebden Bridge Hostel (Birchcliffe) where tea & cake will be served. Bring packed lunch and stout footwear. Donations for refershments welcomed.
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17th September - Dixie Woods

Start Time: 13:00
Spot natural features and wildlife with Friends of Dixon Scar woods in ancient woodland. Family walk, through some ancient woodland, with river, flood plain, weir, wildlife, may sight Roe Deer, lots of wild flowers and plants.
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17th September - Marsden Heritage with the National Trust

Start Time: 13:30
Stroll the streets hearing stories of historic farmers, weavers, textile magnates, luddites, romans and jaggers. Dogs on leads welcome.
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17th September - Transportation in Brighouse

Start Time: 14:15
Exploring the development and uses of transport by road, river, canal and railways which passed through Brighouse from early times right down to the present day.
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18th September - The Calder Woodland Way - Part 3

Start Time: 10:00
The third of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a linear route from Brighouse to Walsden.
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18th September - Ovenden Health Walk

Start Time: 13:00
Walk on pavements and footpaths with CREW including Beechwood Park and woods. Everyone is welcome.
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19th September - Mount Calvary

Start Time: 10:00
A walk suitable for the casual walker, through the town along country lanes and riverside paths, to the woods following fourteen stations of the cross. Dog friendly.
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19th September - The Calder Woodland Way - Part 4

Start Time: 10:00
The final of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a linear route from Brighouse to Walsden.
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19th September - The Quakers of Marsden

Start Time: 10:15
Visiting places associated with the Quakers - their homes, farms, school, burial grounds and then to HAPPA animal sanctuary cafe for lunch.
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19th September - Fawcett200-Wainsgate and Brearley

Start Time: 10:15
Follows some of Calderdale Way with the Hebden Bridge History Society using footpaths and farm tracks. Option of additional 3 mile canal walk from Brearley to Hope Chapel. Bring lunch. Walking shoes recommended. In wet weather there may be some muddy sections.
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19th September - Exploring the beautiful Strinesdale Valley

Start Time: 10:15
A walk with Lees Health Walks up the River Medlock Valley to the wooded Strinesdale Valley and around the reservoir and return to Lees.
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20th September - Bride Stones Moor

Start Time: 10:00
Wednesday Walkers Oldham will be starting in Todmorden, passing a decommissioned church, Dobroyd Castle, Todmorden Edge and Bride Stones. Two steep hills. No dogs or children please. Email chair@wednesdaywalkers.org if you need any more information.
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20th September - Wednesday Walkers Oldham

Start Time: 10:30
A few slight inclines, country lanes and fields and a little road walking. Lunch in the park – no facilities. No children or dogs please. Email chair@wednesdaywalkers.org if you need any more information.
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20th September - A Walk for Women-Discover Lovely Luddenden Valley

Start Time: 10:45
A gentle pace for chatting and catching breath through the lovely Luddenden Dean with Hebden Hikes. Some uneven paths and some hills. Bring a packed lunch.
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21st September - In Search of the Source of the Yorkshire Calder

Start Time: 10:00
It’s all in the title! With Mick Chatham.
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21st September - The Poet’s Trail

Start Time: 10:00
Hebden Dale, Hardcastle Crags, the Calderdale Way and Crimsworth Dean to Heptonstall. Following the route of Calderdale’s famous poet to his favourite waterfall with Pendle & South Pennine Walkers. Bring suitable walking equipment and refreshments.
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22nd September - Mountain Training-Hill Skills – Day 2

Start Time: 09:30
For novice walkers to develop a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the map and learn about equipment required. Certificates awarded.
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22nd September - Todmorden Tops and the Fielden Dynasty

Start Time: 10:30
One of 13 e-trails devised by Pennine Horizons to illustrate the history of the area downloadable to a smart phone. Enjoy the history and landscape forged by nature and the Fielden dynasty. Two long, continuous steep climbs onto the hills and one short stretch with exposure to a long drop at the side of the hill. Walking over stiles, on farm tracks, lanes, open fields and moorland where it can be wet and boggy.
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22nd September - The Emmotts, Cunliffes and Brontes

Start Time: 14:00
A history walk with the Pendle Leisure Trust’s Up and Active Team, we focus on places with connections to the above three families - such as the Cunliffes’ Wycoller Hall, an apparent inspiration for Ferndean Manor in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Visit Foster’s Leap just south of Lancashire Moor (aka Haworth) Road. Some moderate hills and stiles. Well-trained dogs are welcome and there’s also a drink to look forward to at the Emmott Arms afterwards.
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23rd September - In the Footsteps of Outlaws and Legionaries- Exploring the Great Pennine Divide

Start Time: 10:00
Follow in the footsteps of outlaws and Roman soldiers with Saddleworth and Oldham Discovery Walks exploring the secluded Peithorne Valley and Blackstone edge. This walk crosses open moorland with steep climbs. Please bring suitable clothing, footwear and a packed lunch. More information from info@saddleworthdiscoverywalks.co.uk
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23rd September - Hail Caesar! with the National Trust - Marsden Moor

Start Time: 10:00
Discover a hidden Roman road and follow ancient tracks to the Roman Forts at Castleshaw. Dogs on leads welcome. Rough terrain with steep climbs.
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23rd September - The Archaeology of Park Wood

Start Time: 10:00
Meet a Roman and explore Park Wood. Led by Chris Atkinson, Woodland Heritage Officer from Pennine Prospects. Dogs on leads.
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23rd September - Circles, Halls and Roman Forts

Start Time: 10:00
A walk back in time visiting ancient stone circles, Roman forts, old halls to hamlets and villages in the South Pennine moors with Pendle & South Pennine Area walkers.
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23rd September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
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23rd September - Fawcett200 Hebden Bridge in Fawcett’s Day

Start Time: 13:45
Wheelchair-friendly. A slow, circular walk with slight gradients on tarmac with stops for you to use your imagination as Diana, from Hebden Bridge History Society, describes Hebden Bridge between 1777 and 1817.
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23rd September - Stoodley Pike at Night

Start Time: 18:30
A night walk onto the moor below Stoodley Pike using public footpaths. Strong boots and head torch essential. More info from mapandcompassOL21@gmail.com
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24th September - Mountain Training-Lowland Leader Award-day 2

Start Time: 09:30
Day 2 of The Hill and Moorland Leader award is designed for people who want to lead others in the UK. Candidates for this course must independently register with Mountain Training prior to the course.
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24th September - An Introduction to the History of Smithills Estate

Start Time: 09:30
Dog and family-friendly walk with the Woodland Trust. Find out about the history of the Smithills Estate and the industrial past of the moor.
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24th September - Fawcett200-Hope to Wainsgate via Birchcliffe

Start Time: 10:00
Old packhorse route uphill to Birchcliffe Chapel with Hebden Bridge Local History Society. Visit Wainsgate Chapel then join in with lunch and other events at the nearby community centre. Walking shoes recommended.
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24th September - Larks of Dean

Start Time: 10:00
To commemorate the Larks of Dean, an 18th Century choir who walked the moors from Dean to Goodshaw Chapel with musical instruments. Hosted by Rural Rossendale to celebrate a HLF drystone wall project.
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24th September - Brighouse Boundary Walk-part 2

Start Time: 10:30
Circular guided walk. Bring a packed lunch and drinks.
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24th September - Towards Ben Rhydding

Start Time: 11:00
Meet Barbara Walker representing Bradford Countryside and Rights of way Service for a stroll along the valley and back via Sun Lane Nature Reserve. Bring a packed lunch.
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24th September - Big Walkies with the RSPCA

Start Time: 11:00
The Big Walkies is a sponsored dog walk around beautiful Shibden Park in aid of the local RSPCA centre.
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24th September - Norland Edges

Start Time: 11:00
A walk around Norland and Barkisland with far-reaching views led by Halifax and Huddersfield Inter-Varsity Club. Single people welcome. Bring a packed lunch. Possible pub stop en route.
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24th September - The Shedden Hushings

Start Time: 13:00
Looking at the remains of the limestone quarrying industry long gone with Mick Chatham.
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