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Welcome to the event listings for the 2014 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2014 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.

Please take a few minutes to complete our Festival Feedback survey Thank You.

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

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Walk

06th September - Stoodley Pike x3

Start Time: 09:30
A strenuous walk up and over the moors around Stoodley Pike
Cycle

06th September - Family friendly ride

Start Time: 10:00
Riding to Barden Mill cafe for lunch via the canal and returning via the Brun Valley greenway. Returning by 2pm. Fat tyres recommended. Young riders must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Ideal for newer riders.
Art exhibition

06th September - Walk on the Wildside Art Exhibition

Start Time: 10:00
The wainsgate artists (&poet!) in residence have an exhibition inspired by the Pennine landscape. We hope to encourage lots of you to take a walk on the wildside
Walk

06th September - First steps to Navigation

Start Time: 10:00
Beginners’ day course to learn navigation skills. Need to bring baseplate compass and OL21 map. The day will include basic map and compass skills training and practical navigation exercises. The walk will take place in the beautiful landscape above Hebden Bridge in sight of Stoodley Pike. 6.5 hours including half hour lunch break.
Walk

06th September - Walshaw & Wadsworth Moor

Start Time: 10:00
Walshaw and Wadsworth Moor. From the Packhorse Inn we cross fields and follow Alcomden valley along the Calder/Aire link and Pennine Ways passing Walshaw reservoirs. The route then goes to a shooting hut for a refreshment stop. From here we start climbing to the top of Wadsworth Moor before dropping down to Walshaw hamlet. Here we take a level track before dropping down to Black Dean, then Blake Dene to return back to the Packhorse Inn. If the weather and ground conditions are favourable, then amendments to the route may take place at the walk-leaders discretion. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks for a refreshment stop and you need suitable walk/hiking footwear and outdoor clothing.
Walk

06th September - So That's Where Le Grand Départ Went!

Start Time: 10:00
A moderate walk in beautiful surroundings up to Yateholme Reservoir.
Horse Ride

06th September - Peers Clough Packhorses Open Day

Start Time: 10:00
Meet the Peers Clough Packhorses - locally bred, native Fell ponies of the type used in packhorse trains hundreds of years ago to transport goods between the rugged upland communities of the South Pennines. A chance to get hands on with these lovely ponies and trial a ride on the historic Mary Towneley Loop of the Pennine bridleway - all welcome. Why not stay here during the festival www.peerscloughfarm.co.uk
Walk

06th September - Cragg Vale Walk

Start Time: 10:00
Join a guided walk following the route of Pennine Horizons Cragg Vale e-trail. This linear walk takes you down past a wooded stream where you can see remnants of the area’s industrial heritage
Cycle

06th September - UP THE BUTTRESS

Start Time: 12:30
This amazing event returns for another year. Those brave riders that take up the challenge to cycle this cobbled slope will be handsomely rewarded with kudos as well as prizes.
Walk

06th September - Norden Nordics

Start Time: 16:00
A 5 mile moderately easy walk up and around Rooley Moor taking in Lane Head and Wood house Lane, Norden.
Cycle

06th September - Ride to singing ringing tree

Start Time: 18:15
Evening ride for sunset at The Singing Ringing Tree. Meet at the carpark at Clowbridge Reservoir at 6.15 to ride on the Bridleways towards Crown Point. Returning via alternative bridleways over the moor. Fat tyres recommended. Lights essential as some of the ride will be on road. Return by 8.30. Moderate
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Cycle

07th September - Calder Valley Ups and Downs

Start Time: 09:30
A 25 mile on road led bike ride above the Calder Valley. Steep climbs, long descents, fabulous views.
Cycle

07th September - The Tod Double Loop

Start Time: 09:30
A 22 mile tour of the Calder Valley taking in Great Rock, Horsefold, Mankinholes, Flowerscar Road, Freefolds Top. Pub lunch at Todmorden. Some very steep climbs and descents. Not for beginners.
Cycle

07th September - Blackstone Edge Reservoir Rumble

Start Time: 10:00
Fairly confident on your bike and wanting to broaden your cycling horizons? This guided bike ride is ideal, find out more and register for the ride at goskyride.com/Calderdale
Cycle

07th September - North Huddersfield Explorer

Start Time: 10:00
Fairly confident on your bike and wanting to broaden your cycling horizons? This guided bike ride is ideal, find out more and register for the ride at goskyride.com/Kirklees
Rock Climbing

07th September - Rock Climbing Adventure Day

Start Time: 10:00
Ever felt the challenge of the real rock face calling? Our day will give you the opportunity to experience the thrill of real rock climbing outdoors on a small, friendly single pitch (25-85ft) crags, at Cadshaw Rocks, Blackburn. A fun, informative and safe course delivered by members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors AMI. Booking essential £65 per person. Course applicants must request and return a completed application form.
Walk

07th September - Last of the Summer Views

Start Time: 10:00
An attractive moderate walk in the hills around Meltham. No dogs please.
Walk

07th September - The Two Lads and Holder Stones

Start Time: 10:30
An adventurous exploration of the intriguing features of Blake Moor with Christopher Goddard, the author of The West Yorkshire Moors, including The Two Lads, the Wool Pack Stone, Holder Stones and Stoodley Pike.
Walk

07th September - Unrooley Ramble

Start Time: 12:00
Not too boisterous! But a fine moorland walk over the Rooleys on old tracks to the high part of Rossendale. Superb panoramic views if clear.
Walk

07th September - Tramping with Ammon

Start Time: 13:30
Explore the edge of Friarmere Moor and listen to Saddleworth's Ammon Wrigley's poetry and prose amid the landscape that inspired his work. Some rough terrain
Cycle

07th September - Over and under the bridges to Sowerby Bridge and back

Start Time: 14:00
Fairly confident on your bike and wanting to broaden your cycling horizons? This guided bike ride is ideal, find out more and register for the ride at goskyride.com/Calderdale
Cycle

07th September - North by North-West on Route 66

Start Time: 14:00
This easygoing ride is great for all abilities and ages, taking place along a relaxed, mostly traffic-free route. To find out more and book a free place for you and the family visit goskyride.com/Kirklees
Cycle

07th September - Pedal and Picnic in the Park

Start Time: 14:00
This easygoing ride is great for all abilities and ages, taking place along a relaxed, mostly traffic-free route. To find out more and book a free place for you and the family visit goskyride.com/Bradford
Walk

07th September - History in Heptonstall

Start Time: 14:15
This ancient village, with its ruined church and narrow setted streets is full of tales to tell and sights to enjoy. Meet John Billingsley at 2.15 p.m. by the Museum in Heptonstall churchyard. Guided walk (cost £3)
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Walk

08th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 1

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!!
Walk

08th September - Chew Valley Horse Shoe

Start Time: 10:00
A delightful and exciting guided walk around the tops of the Chew Valley. Visiting Alphin Pike, Indian’s Head, Chew Reservoir, Dove Stones Edge, Ashway Rocks and Birchen Clough. The walk will incorporate talks about the social, historical and conservational aspects of the area as well as some navigation games and mountain safety tips Suitable for beginners / intermediate walkers, Adults / supervised children 8-10 miles Boots and waterproofs can be hired for small fee Max 10 participants Booking essential
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Walk

09th September - The Cotton Famine Road

Start Time: 10:00
An old moorland road built by out of work textile workers made redundant as a result of the American civil war which cut off the supplies of raw cotton.
Walk

09th September - Nordic Walk around Holmfirth

Start Time: 10:00
Come and have a go at walking with poles the Nordic way. It burns more calories and uses more muscles. Look at www.kirklees.gov.uk/nordic for more information. Charge is £1 for hire of the poles. Please ring before the event to book your poles.
Cycle

09th September - Saddleworth Circuits

Start Time: 10:00
Two fairly easy going mainly off-road circuits of the Saddleworth countryside organised by the RSF Off Road Cycling Club. Morning ride starts at 10am and afternoon ride at 1-30pm from the Lime Kiln Cafe, Brownhill Countryside Centre on the Huddersfield Canal, Uppermill. Join us for one or both rides and have lunch in the cafe. As parking is limited please use the canal-side car park off Wool Road.
Walk

09th September - Slaithwaite Health Walk

Start Time: 10:30
Health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Colin on 01484 841389
Walk

09th September - Honley Health Walk

Start Time: 11:30
Health walk exploring the local area around Honley, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Peter on 01484 321506
Walk

09th September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 13:30
Health walk exploring the local area around Meltham, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Ann on 01484 859341.
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Walk

10th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 2

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!!
Camp craft and forest skills

10th September - Camp-craft and forest skills for adults

Start Time: 10:00
An informal session packed with fun things to do in the outdoors to make outdoor life more enjoyable and comfortable. Includes: Knots / lashings, Tarps, Making pegs and mallet, fire lighting & safety, make your own Rocket Stove or Tandori Oven, Swedish Torch, Kelly kettle, some simple cooking recipes – potato pancakes etc… (£25per person) All materials Provided, All personal protection equipment provided Please wear old Outdoor clothes, you may get dirty and smell of smoke. A booklet covering all aspects of the day will be given to each participant. Max 12 participants Booking essential
Walk

10th September - Gorple Stones Traverse

Start Time: 10:15
A linear ramble from Lancashire into Yorkshire crossing the Pennine Hills via Gorple Stones; starting at Burnley Manchester Road railway station and finishing at Hebden Bridge railway station.
Walk

10th September - The Windmills of Your Mind

Start Time: 10:30
Where have all the windmills gone? A walk to Haw Pike to look at the new view points, returning along the river.
Walk

10th September - Map and Compass Day

Start Time: 10:30
Basic Navigation training for walkers. A practical course on navigation techniques such as map types, scale, timing, pacing, distance estimation, contour interpretation, re-location, route planning, route choice. An ideal opportunity for you to gain in confidence in the use of the map & compass. Delivered by members of the Mountain Training Association. Booking essential and course applicants must request and return a completed application form. £60 per person
Walk

10th September - Romans, Monks and Weavers

Start Time: 13:00
Local History Guided walk of Castleshaw valley : roman forts, medieval grange, domestic textile manufacture, water powered mills.
Horse Ride

10th September - Oxhey Western Trail Rides - Beginners

Start Time: 13:00
Have you ever fancied having a go at western riding? Well now you can as we are offering a ride on our western horses with real western saddles. Beginners one hour ride covering parts of Saddleworth & Pennine Bridleways - you will be lead on a lead-rein so you are safe with a great cowboy experience. We also have a new cafe opening.
Walk

10th September - Go Bats at Clay House with Batman and Robin

Start Time: 19:30
An evening stroll around the park and woodlands looking for bats. Bring warm clothing and a torch. Post code of start point is HX4 8AN.
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Cycle

11th September - Tour of Holcombe Moor

Start Time: 10:00
Tour of the local area including Holcombe Moor. Moderate ride.
Walk

11th September - Norden to Narden

Start Time: 11:00
Route following Naden brook through Rochdale's hidden gem Gelder Clough and on to the top of the deep Cheesden valley, then the interesting footpaths around Birlt before returning to Norden
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Walk

12th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 3

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!!
Cycle

12th September - Mountain Bike Repair and Maintenance

Start Time: 10:00
Checking a bike before riding - tyres at correct pressure, wheel cones tight, all cables working, headset tight, wheels true, chainset tight, no other damage. Setting up your bike - align brake pads, align gears, correct seat height, what tools to carry. How to do minor repairs - change inner tube, replace brake pads / discs, adjust brake pads and cables, fit new cables, break and rejoin a chain. After ride checks - tyres for wear, brakes for wear, wheels are true, any damage to bike, clean and oil.
Walk

12th September - Holmfirth Health walk

Start Time: 11:00
Health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. Circular walk up the hills for a view and back down again. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Helen on 01484 681189
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Walk and writing workshop

13th September - Walking Words

Start Time: 09:00
For writers who like walking and walkers who like writing. This day course will include walks in the morning and afternoon, using them as inspiration in writing workshops. Friendly and relaxed, this will be a chance to get together with other writers. Cost £25
Cycle

13th September - Women's Road Ride over Widdop Moor

Start Time: 10:00
A challenging women only 30 mile hilly ride through some fantastic scenery. Best for regular cyclists on a road or hybrid bike with smooth tyres. We will not rush, the pace is steady and no-one is left behind.
Cycle

13th September - Family friendly ride

Start Time: 10:00
Family friendly ride at 10am from Towneley Park (riverside car park) riding to Gawthorpe Hall for lunch via the canal and returning via the Padiham Greenway for 2.30pm. Young riders must be accompanied by an adult over 18. Ideal for improving riders.
Walk

13th September - National Navigation Award (NNAS) Scheme Level 1 Bronze Training and Assessment Day 1

Start Time: 10:00
Provides the candidates with the basic skills of map selection, symbol interpretation, scale, orientation, use of handrails, distance estimation, compass skills, planning and safety procedures. This course is run as training and assessment. The course is delivered by members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors AMI.BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Course fee £66 per person
Walk

13th September - Over and Under Adventure

Start Time: 10:00
Enjoy a trip through the longest canal tunnel in Britain and a 5 mile guided walk over the moors. Booking essential on 01484 844298. £15 per person. This is a joint event with the Canal & River Trust.
Walk

13th September - Craggs, Cliffs and Hanging Woodlands

Start Time: 10:00
Leaving the Hare and Hounds we go through the park before climbing through woodland to stone formations. Then up again, passing a carved stone statue before reaching the "Bridestones" for a lunch stop. We then go down through a pleasant woodland, passing waterfalls, before making our way to visit an ancient, intact 7th century cross. We then walk downhill to pass an old farmhouse and over a packhorse bridge, before visiting more interesting stone formations, then downhill through "hanging woodlands" above the Calder Valley, making our way back to the Hare and Hounds for a well earned drink or bar snack. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks for the refreshment break. Bring suitable walk/hiking footwear and outdoor clothing.
Horse Ride

13th September - Peers Clough Packhorses Open Day

Start Time: 10:00
Meet the Peers Clough Packhorses - locally bred, native Fell ponies of the type used in packhorse trains hundreds of years ago to transport goods between the rugged upland communities of the South Pennines. A chance to get hands on with these lovely ponies and trial a ride on the historic Mary Towneley Loop of the Pennine bridleway - all welcome. Why not stay here during the festival www.peerscloughfarm.co.uk
Walk

13th September - The Hog Hike

Start Time: 10:00
A 7 mile circular route around the hills of Whitworth, Rossendale departing from the Posh Pig on Market St 10.00am. Taking in Brown Wardle Hill and ending with a delicious hot roast pork sandwich. Walks must be prebooked. Cost £5 per person. Visit www.ruralrossendale .co.uk for more information
Walk

13th September - Sliven Clod Sausage Stomp

Start Time: 10:00
Starting at Rawtenstall Market this circular route takes in the hills and valleys of Rossendale following ancient packhorse trails, passing through historic villages and includes a mouth-watering, award-winnig sausage sandwich from Rileys butchers Cost £5.00, walk must be pre-booked see www.ruralrossendale.co.uk for more information
Walk

13th September - Boulsworth Skyline

Start Time: 10:15
An adventurous exploration off the beaten track across the moorland expanses of Boulsworth Hill with Christopher Goddard, author of The West Yorkshire Moors, including a rare visit to the Elk & Bison carvings.
Walk

13th September - The Puddle Stones

Start Time: 10:30
Climb to a moorland high point to find the recycled Stanza stones
Walk

13th September - Visit our Cragg Vale Brewery

Start Time: 11:00
Meet Jill Liddington from Mytholmroyd Walkers Action at 11.00 at Mytholmroyd Railway Station (Manchester Platform) for a 5.5 mile saunter up Cragg Vale to Paper Mill Bridge, then a steady climb uphill - to enjoy the glorious views over a picnic lunch. Walk includes a visit to Little Valley Brewery for a tasting session. Bus back down to Mytholmroyd carrying your purchases! Fare needed
Walk

13th September - Heritage walk around Uppermill, Saddleworth

Start Time: 13:00
This is a 3 hour guided walking tour with narrative, covering heritage buildings in the main Saddleworth village of Uppermill. The narrative will be given by Mike Buckley, Historian and Author, on the Heritage Buildings of the village. This will be an easy/medium walk with refreshments available at own cost at end of walk.
Walk

13th September - History around Hollingworth Lake

Start Time: 13:00
The walk starts at the historic station, goes up Ealees Valley mill and mine workings, round the lake past the coke ovens to Rakewood hamlet (waevers cottage), along Deep Lane to the Lake promontory (Victorian Pleasure Ground), round the lake to Lake Bank, then down the farm track alongside Bown Brow Hill before joining the canal back to the Square. Gentle easy walk but boots or stout shoes recommended.
Cycle

13th September - Haslington Halo ride

Start Time: 18:30
Evening ride to Haslingden Halo. Meet at 6.30 at Rising Bridge outside the Spice Room for a sunset ride up to The Halo for sunset. Lights essential. The whole ride will be less than 10 miles. Fat tyres recommended. Moderate
Walk

13th September - Mad about Bats

Start Time: 19:00
Join us at Standedge Tunnel Visitor centre for a bat walk and talk when we will search Marsden's night time creatures. Supported by West Yorkshire Bat Group. Call STVC on 01484 844298 to book £5 adults, £3 children
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Cycle

14th September - Waddington - a Pennine classic ride

Start Time: 08:30
This challenging on road ride takes in some classic cycling routes across the South Pennines to Waddington in the Forest of Bowland. Starting in Halifax, with the option of joining us in Hebden Bridge, lunch is at Waddington cafe, a cyclists favourite, returning via some quiet, but hilly lanes. Total distance around 80 miles.
Walk

14th September - National Navigation Award (NNAS) Scheme Level 1 Bronze Training and Assessment Day 2

Start Time: 09:30
Provides the candidates with the basic skills of map selection, symbol interpretation, scale, orientation, use of handrails, distance estimation, compass skills, planning and safety procedures. This course is run as training and assessment. The course is delivered by members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors AMI.BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Course fee £66 per person
Walk

14th September - Littleborough Boundary Walk

Start Time: 09:30
Walking the old Littleborough UDC boundary as was delineated in the 1970's by the Littleborough Civic Trust Footpaths group
Walk

14th September - Ovenden Moor and Luddenden Dale

Start Time: 09:45
This is a moorland walk north of Halifax. The route takes in Ovenden Moor, Warley Moor Reservoir, Luddenden Dale, Jerusalem farm and Cold Edge dams.
Cycle

14th September - Tockholes Loops

Start Time: 10:00
A morning loop through Roddlesworth plantation returning to Tockholes for lunch. The afternoon ride will commence at 1pm where we will climb to Jubillee Tower. Riders have the option to attend one or both loops, which form a figure of 8 together.
Cycle

14th September - Halifax Speedway

Start Time: 10:00
This easygoing ride is great for all abilities and ages, taking place along a relaxed, mostly traffic-free route. To find out more and book a free place for you and the family visit goskyride.com/Calderdale
Cycle

14th September - Up and Down Dale

Start Time: 10:00
This challenging bike ride is perfect if you want to improve your fitness and taken in a few more miles. It covers a good distance with a few hills along the way, to find out more about this ride and register visit goskyride.com/Calderdale
Cycle

14th September - Calder Valley Greenway

Start Time: 10:00
Fairly confident on your bike and wanting to broaden your cycling horizons? This guided bike ride is ideal, find out more and register for the ride at goskyride.com/Kirklees
Walk

14th September - The Soup Loop

Start Time: 10:00
The Soup Loop. A circular route departing from Bacup Hub (formerly the Leisure Hall) taking in part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, The Rossendale Way and the Pennine Bridleway. Stopping off en route for a very tasty bowl of home-made soup at Peers Clough Farm. MUST BE PRE BOOKED.Cost £4 More info can be found on our website www.ruralrossendale.co.uk
Walk

14th September - Ovenden Moor & Luddenden Dean

Start Time: 10:00
The walk starts from Ogden Water. The walk goes over Warley Moor and into Luddenden Dean before returning to Ogden Water via Ovenden Moor.
Horse Ride

14th September - West Pennine Bridleways Association guided ride

Start Time: 10:00
This is a guided horse ride over the pack horse trail from Denshaw to Marsden, then back through Castleshaw to Denshaw. If you are an experienced rider and do not have you own horse, then you can hire form Oxhey Western Trail Rides for the day. Please inquire when booking. Bring a pack lunch.
Walk

14th September - The Cheese Breeze

Start Time: 11:00
The Cheese Breeze. A family friendly walk around Cronkshaw Fold Farm. Viewing the animals and learning all about farming in the Alden Valley. Lancashire Cheese samples for all walkers. MUST BE PRE BOOKED Cost £3 adults, children free More information can be found on our website www.ruralrossendale.co.uk
Drop-in

14th September - Pennine Horizons Trails

Start Time: 11:00
Come and join us to find out about our e-trails. Watch DVDs of the trails, explore our walking app and join us to launch the next series of walks.
Horse Ride

14th September - Haworth Riding for the Disabled

Start Time: 11:00
Sponsored Walk and Ride. Come and enjoy Craven Country Ride either on your horse or with your dog and whilst you're having fun, you will be supporting the Haworth RDA. The start will be at the bottom end of the car park. The length of the ride will be in the region of 5-6 miles long. There will be strictly no jumping on route but water features will be open and there will also be handy pony games and a treasure hunt for the little ones to take part in. Its open to both walkers, horses and dogs. Entry Fee £15 for horses £5 for Walkers and £1 extra for a dog. Refreshments also available. For more information on how to enter people can ring our office number on 01535 649448.
Walk

14th September - Whisky on the Rocks

Start Time: 12:00
A superb upland circuit of Grane Valley, with impressive reservoir scenery and rocky quarries. Discover ruined haunts of notorious "whisky spinners"
Walk

14th September - Art On The Wild Side

Start Time: 12:00
Artist Angie Rogers leads an outdoor sketching walk up on the moor behind the atmospheric and historic Wainsgate Chapel with opportunities to view the art exhibition in the chapel afterwards. Fee of £5 per person.
Cycle

14th September - Tockholes Loops

Start Time: 13:00
The afternoon ride will climb to Jubillee Tower. Riders have the option to attend one or both loops, which form a figure of 8 together.
Walk

14th September - Towneley Heritage and Woodland day

Start Time: 13:00
Three short (1mile) guided walks : woodland history, Boggarts and Legends and Woodland Wildlife as part of the Towneley Heritage and Woodland Day
Walk

14th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 13:30
A guided tour of the site and setting of the roman forts at Castleshaw on the Chester to York military road.
Walk

14th September - Naden Valley, Rochdale

Start Time: 13:30
An attractive woodland walk through the Black Dad, Dobb and Jowkin Woods in the picturesque Naden Valley.
Cycle

14th September - Explore Earlsheaton Tunnel from the Spen Valley Greenway

Start Time: 14:00
Fairly confident on your bike and wanting to broaden your cycling horizons? This guided bike ride is ideal, find out more and register for the ride at goskyride.com/Kirklees
Walk

14th September - Lightcliffe's special buildings

Start Time: 14:15
Some of Lightcliffe’s fine houses/ buildings which are listed or of special interest.   But also looking at terraces, cottages, churches, bridges and street artefacts.  Meet John Brooke at 2.15 pm. by the Sun Inn, Wakefield Rd., Lightcliffe.
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15th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 4

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!! Making height today to Theiveley Pike
Walk

15th September - Lovely Luddenden Dean

Start Time: 11:30
Climb to Warley Town and beyond. Mainly upland pasture to Cat i'th Well. Follow the stream to the canal and thence to Mytholmroyd Station. Can be shortened to 9 miles.
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16th September - Nordic Walk around Holmfirth

Start Time: 10:00
Come and have a go at walking with poles the Nordic way. It burns more calories and uses more muscles. Look at www.kirklees.gov.uk/nordic for more information. Charge is £1 for hire of the poles. Please ring before the event to book your poles.
Walk

16th September - Cliviger Gorge

Start Time: 10:00
A remarkable gorge with precipitous crags, hanging woodlands and waterfalls that pepper the stark landscape; this walk visits both sides of the gorge, climbing to a medieval beacon site above the location of a silver mine.
Climbing

16th September - Chew Valley introduction to Rock Climbing

Start Time: 10:00
An exciting introduction to climbing session in the Chew Valley This is a fantastic session for people interested in getting out on natural rock in the outdoors, you may have had previous experience on indoor walls but this is not necessary. Participants will be shown the basics around safety on the rock, climbing techniques, bouldering and traversing, belaying, climbing on a top rope. (£30per person) All personal protection equipment (helmets, harnesses) and rock boots provided A booklet covering all aspects of the day will be given to each participant. Max 6 participants Booking essential
Walk

16th September - Slaithwaite Health walk

Start Time: 10:30
Health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Colin on 01484 841389
Walk

16th September - Honley Health Walk

Start Time: 11:30
Health walk exploring the local area around Honley, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Peter on 01484 321506
Walk

16th September - Easy walk to Clegg Hall, Littleborough

Start Time: 13:00
An easy walk along the Rochdale Canal towpath to Clegg Hall, Branch Road, Wildhouse Lane, across the River Beal and back over Firgrove Playing Field to the Range. .
Walk

16th September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 13:30
Health walk exploring the local area around Meltham, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. For more information please contact Ann on 01484 859341.
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17th September - Shibden Valley Bridleways

Start Time: 09:30
Leisurely off road mountain bike ride exploring the tracks and bridleways of the beautiful Shibden Valley. Lunch stop at Shibden Park cafe
Walk

17th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 5

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!!
Walk

17th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 3

Start Time: 10:00
Join Wednesday Walkers on one of their regular walks exploring the countryside around Oldham
Walk

17th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 4

Start Time: 10:00
Join Wednesday Walkers on one of their regular walks exploring the countryside of the South Pennines
Photography skills day

17th September - Photography workshop

Start Time: 10:30
Spend the day with a professional photographer Sarah Mason to share her knowledge and techniques to take photos you are proud of with any camera. £40 per person, booking essential.
Walk

17th September - Todmorden Packhorse Trails Walk

Start Time: 10:30
Return to the 18th century with a circular walk that visits some of the area's best-preserved packhorse trails such as the Long Causeway and Limers Gate as well as milestones,old hamlets and a couple of hills. Some rough moorland walking with steep sections and great views.
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17th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 1

Start Time: 10:30
Join Wednesday Walkers on one of their regular walks exploring Oldham's countryside
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17th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 2

Start Time: 10:30
Join Wednesday Walkers on one of their regular walks exploring the countryside around Oldham
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17th September - Mustard Pot and Honey Pot

Start Time: 11:00
Discover the industrial past of this overlooked area of West Bradford, via Egypt, World's End and new Holland. Taking in field paths, flagged millworkers paths and a little road walking.
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17th September - Marsden Health walk

Start Time: 11:00
There are 2 walk options available. An hour long and 1.5-2 hour long option. Call Colin on 01484 841389 for more information
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17th September - Syke, Whitworth and Healey Dell

Start Time: 13:00
From Syke to the conservation area of Whitworth Square where the pioneering Whitworth Taylor Doctors practised 200 years ago, into Healey Dell Nature Reserve and return.
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17th September - Oxhey Western Trail Rides- Novice/ Advanced

Start Time: 13:00
Have you ever fancied having a go at western riding? Well now you can as we are offering a ride on our western horses with real western saddles. One hour ride covering parts of Saddleworth & Pennine Bridleways - you will experience being a cowboy. We also have a new cafe opening. Cost £25 per person
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17th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 13:30
A guided tour of the site and setting of the roman forts at Castleshaw on the Chester to York military road.
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18th September - Mountain Training England Hill Skills Day 1

Start Time: 09:30
A two day practical skills course. Participants must register with Mountain Training to attend this course. Beginner hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of a map, learn about the equipment required and also gain an understanding of the effects of weather and emergencies . Course fee £50 per person and Mountain Training Registration fee.
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18th September - Jumble Hole Clough

Start Time: 10:30
Moderate walk along the canal from Hebden Bridge, up Jumble Hole Clough, on to Colden and historical Heptonstall and back down to Hebden Bridge
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18th September - Shaw & Crompton Circular

Start Time: 11:00
Beal valley to Sholver nature reserve. Footpath discovery in Shaw & Newhey area returning to Shaw via the high ground at Whitfield (good views)
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19th September - Mary Towneley Loop in a Day

Start Time: 08:00
Join the Pennine Bridleway Ranger on this guided and supported mountain bike ride around the Mary Towneley loop (47 miles). 26 bookable places available. To book a place go to www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lancashire-countryside-service-events-5276382935
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19th September - Mountain Training England Hill Skills Day 2

Start Time: 09:30
Day 2 of a two day practical skills course. Participants must register with Mountain Training to attend this course. Beginner hill walker and ideal for those interested in developing a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the use of a map, learn about the equipment required and also gain an understanding of the effects of weather and emergencies . Course fee £50 per person and Mountain Training Registration fee.
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19th September - Three Towers Ride, Rivington

Start Time: 09:45
Around the Lord Lever Estate overlooking the plain of Lancashire at the westerly point of the South Pennines area. Challenging.
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19th September - Walking the Burnley Way Part 6

Start Time: 10:00
The final walk in the series of walking the Burnley Way is six sections, each around 12-14 miles, all circular walks. Certificates for those completing all six sections!!
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19th September - Stainland and the Deer Farm

Start Time: 10:30
Walk looping Stainland and the deer farm, then onto Black Brook valley, back via field tracks to Stainland
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19th September - Holmfirth Health walk

Start Time: 11:00
Health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. Circular walk up the hills for a view and back down again. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Helen on 01484 681189
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19th September - Evening ride to the Caribbean

Start Time: 17:30
Evening ride to the Caribbean. Meet at Rising Bridge (outside Spice Room) 5.30 or Accrington (outside The Globe) 5.50, then follow the canal to Blackburn for an evening of fun at Calypso Caribbean restaurant. Riders can either make their own arrangements to return home from here, or enjoy a return journey back along the canal in which case lights will be required.  Booking essential for the restaurant. Contact Georgie 07858241745 or email via the website rsf.org.uk
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20th September - Guided Mountain bike ride on the West Pennine Moors

Start Time: 10:00
Mountain Biking - Mud, sweat, tears and effort. Experience the exhilaration of off road action with the wind in your face, spectacular views and lots of fresh air. For the novices, why not try a ride along a section of the West Pennine Moors link to the Pennine Bridleway. Bikes provide if required. £45 incl VAT per person
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20th September - Scouts and Limers Walk

Start Time: 10:00
From the Ram Inn, this walk passes the remains of an old historic house before taking an uphill path on to moorland above "the Scouts", before going down into the Calder Valley. After crossing the main road, we take the Burnley Way and climb to view the Upper Irwell valley, then walk the Limmersgate packhorse trail, before dropping down through woodland and back to the Ram Inn for a well earned drink, meal or bar snack. Please bring a packed lunch/drinks for refreshment break. A pub is situated half-way round if required. You need suitable walk/hiking footwear and outdoor clothing
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20th September - Shiny Brook

Start Time: 10:00
Enjoy views of the Wessenden Valley, climb up the boggy Shiny Brook Clough to White Moos and return along the Pennine Way. Some steep climbs and rough terrain.
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20th September - Peers Clough Packhorses Open Day

Start Time: 10:00
Meet the Peers Clough Packhorses - locally bred, native Fell ponies of the type used in packhorse trains hundreds of years ago to transport goods between the rugged upland communities of the South Pennines. A chance to get hands on with these lovely ponies and trial a ride on the historic Mary Towneley Loop of the Pennine bridleway - all welcome. Why not stay here during the festival www.peerscloughfarm.co.uk
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20th September - The Treesponsibility Trail

Start Time: 10:00
Starting with a tree-planting, the walk visits new Treesponsibility woodlands in the Todmorden area. Minibus shuttle for parts of the route and refreshments will be provided.
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20th September - Botany Bay to Adlington

Start Time: 10:00
An easy well surfaced traffic free ride from Botany Bay to Adlington along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Meet at 10-00am for a social cuppa, the ride starting at 10-30am. With a cafe stop midway
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20th September - Wandering around Widdop

Start Time: 10:30
Explore the wild and beautiful countryside around Widdop reservoir and see where man has left their mark since prehistory times. No dogs due to walking across open access land with restrictions
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20th September - First steps to Navigation

Start Time: 10:30
A circular 3.5-4 mile walk exploring the streams, fields and moorland around Hollingworth Lake using map reading and compass skills. No prior experience is assumed.
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20th September - Brighouse Boundary Walk Part 1

Start Time: 10:30
A historical trail around the former borough boundary of Brighouse.
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20th September - Walk to the Singing Ringing Tree

Start Time: 11:00
Walk to the iconic Panopticon through Forest of Burnley woodlands and moorland with dramatic views across the South Pennines. Stout boots, waterproofs and food and drink for the day needed. Moderately hard walk. Approx 4pm finish
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20th September - 110th Anniversary walk to Brown Wardle

Start Time: 11:00
Moderate circular walk to Brown Wardle recreating Rochdale CHA Rambling Club's 1st walk in 1904. History, heritage of the area, plus expansive views.
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20th September - Stanza Stones poetry talk and walk

Start Time: 13:30
Hear the fascinating illustrated story of how Simon Armitage's Poetry Trail was created, then walk the first part of the Trail to visit the Snow Stone. Your guide, Tom Lonsdale, worked alongside Poet Simon Armitage and letter carver Pip Hall to create this 47 mile poetry trail for the 2012 Olympics. Take an early lunch at one of Marsden’s excellent pubs and cafes then join Tom for an illustrated talk about the project. Walk together the first two miles of the Trail to visit the Snow Stone (boots advisable for the short but steep ascent of Pule Hill). Choice of scenic routes back to Marsden. £3 per person on the day but please book tom@placecraft.co.uk
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20th September - Starlight Hike

Start Time: 22:00
Walk with us under starlight this September and raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The Manorlands Starlight Hike is a night out with a difference. Our night kicks off with on stage entertainment and a warm up for hundreds of hikers before you set out on your 10k walk. You’ll follow a safe marshalled route around the surrounding villages of Manorlands Hospice, which includes the Starlight Avenue, dedicated to our Sue Ryder stars who have received our incredible care. Crossing the finish line, you’ll be rewarded with a free hot butty and goody bag, knowing you’ve done something incredible for local people living with incurable illness. Entry costs £15 and includes your Starlight Hike T-shirt, goody bag, refreshments, support with your fundraising and a great night out. For more information and to register, go to sueryder.org/starlighthike
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21st September - Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge 2014

Start Time: 09:00
The Bronte mountain bike challenge is a highly regarded event annual which has a route suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider. This will be the 10th Bronte Mountain Bike Challenge in this, the year when the Tour de France Grand Depart will pass our start finnish area and even share a small section of our route. All entry fees go straight to Sue Ryder's care. There is no obligation to raise additional funds through sponsorship but we certainly are grateful to those who do. The Routes Our three routes, Charlotte, Emily and Anne take their names from the three Bronte Sisters who were inspired in their writing by the stunning and challenging landscape that the routes navigate. Charlotte A 27 mile extreme challenge route - following the very popular new route used in 2013. Riders tackle the notorious 'stairs' and goes over the moors to Widdop, towards Worsthorne and back via a brand new section of the Pennine Bridleway and then descend the 'stairs'. . Emily This is the same new intermediate route of 23 miles which was very popular in 2013. The route goes over the moor to Widdop then to Shuttleworth Pasture, historic Wycoller and back via Stanbury (taking in 2 miles of the Tour de France Route). It is a challenging mix of tracks, trails and minor roads, but not as intense as the Charlotte. Anne A beginner’s ride of less rugged terrain, approximately 11 miles and takes in Haworth, Cullingworth and Harecroft. A scenic loop from Oxenhope towards Haworth and Harecroft, mainly on minor roads but there are some tracks. Suitable for the family and younger children, but under 11’s must be accompanied by an adult. All participants receive a medal, a complementary water bottle from our sponsors Walkers Chartered Accountants and a well earned complementary hot meal at the finish. This year the finish is right back at the start in Oxenhope Recreation Ground and there will also be our own bar within Oxenhope Community Centre.
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21st September - Skipton Skidaddle

Start Time: 09:45
A moderately paced (av 10 mph), scenic on-road ride (3500ft ascent) through hills overlooking the Aire Valley. About 50 miles. Lunch at cafe in Skipton. Riders could join us in Keighley
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21st September - Todmorden Moor and Gorple Ride

Start Time: 10:00
Todmorden Moor & Gorple ride. Meet at Hebden Bridge outside Parklife cafe at 10am to ride along the canal to Todmorden. Climbing to Todmorden Moor and dropping into Burnley for lunch at Towneley Park. Returning via Gorple Rd by Widdop Reservoir & Walshaw. A more challenging ride with plenty of hills. Fat tyres & low gears recommended. To be back in Hebden Bridge by 5. Challenging
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21st September - The Hot Pot Hike

Start Time: 10:00
The Hot Pot Hike. Meeting at Maddys Cafe on Newchurch Road Stacksteads, this 6 mile circular route takes in the hills of Stacksteads finishing back at Maddys cafe for a delicious home made Hot Pot. (Veggie option available). Toilets and parking are available. Dogs are permitted on the walk providing they are kept on a lead (please note there are a number of stiles on this walk which some dogs may find difficult to negotiate.. MUST BE PRE BOOKED. Cost £5 More information can be found on our website www.ruralrossendale.co.uk
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21st September - Mytholmroyd Stoodley Circuit

Start Time: 10:00
A fairly strenuous walk from Mytholmroyd up to Stoodley Pike - great views!
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21st September - First steps to Navigation

Start Time: 10:00
This is a full day introduction to basic map reading and compass skills. This walk is for the complete beginner navigator. No experience needed. We will start from the very beginning but by the end of the day you will feel confident to use a map and compass to navigate your way using rights of way across straight forward terrain, such as moorland footpaths and bridleways. Booking essential £35 per person. To Book : email mapandcompassOL21@gmail.com or call 07411 165058
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21st September - Brighouse Boundary Walk Part 2

Start Time: 10:30
A historical trail around the former borough boundary of Brighouse.
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21st September - Middleton Moor Circular walk

Start Time: 10:30
Middleton Moor - Meet Martin Dyche at 10:30am at Addingham suspension bridge for a walk over Middleton Moor with a few stiles along the way.
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21st September - Not a pub walk!

Start Time: 11:00
A lovely walk in Saddleworth's finest countryside.
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21st September - Hidden History : a Millenium of Pennine Endeavour in Marsden

Start Time: 13:30
A fascinating story of 15th century farming, 18th century handloom weaving, textile magnates and Luddites set among the story of the trans-Pennine transport routes
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21st September - Hebden Hamper Ride

Start Time: 14:00
This easygoing ride is great for all abilities and ages, taking place along a relaxed, mostly traffic-free route. To find out more and book a free place for you and the family visit goskyride.com/Calderdale
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21st September - Hebden Bridge to Luddenden Foot Exploration

Start Time: 14:00
This steady ride is great for all abilities and ages, taking place along a relaxed, mostly traffic-free route. To find out more and book a free place for you and the family visit goskyride.com/Calderdale
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21st September - The Crossleys in West Halifax

Start Time: 14:15
They were involved in far more than just carpets. Their many and varied contributions to Halifax included houses, chapels, a major park, almshouses and more ! Meet Linda Croft at 2.15 pm. at the Hopwood Lane entrance to People’s Park, Halifax.
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