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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.

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

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09th September - Get Dirty

Start Time: 09:00
If you are new to off-road biking this half-day course will build confidence and make you feel at home on easy man-made and natural trails.
Cycle

09th September - Ride Leader Training

Start Time: 09:00
The course will equip people with the required skills to lead/supervise cycle rides with theory and practical training including route planning, risk assessments plus more. You need to be a competent cyclist to take part. Bring a bike (although one may be provided for you on request) and suitable clothes for riding.
Nordic Walk

09th September - Saddleworth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 09:30
Come and try Nordic Walking! Use your upper body to make walking twice as effective. Suitable for all abilities and ages. Poles provided. Gentle to moderate. Join us for coffee after.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Spectator Event

09th September - (Static Stalls) Walking information on Walks in the Heart of the Pennines.

Start Time: 10:00
Come and chat to local Heart of the Pennines experts on walking in the area. Opportunity for people to buy walking leaflets on abundant walks with over 60 available walking routes for purchase. Information tying the history together is available through Pennine Prospects in-depth publications on the South Pennines.
Horse Ride

09th September - Ponies for People

Start Time: 10:00
An opportunity to get hands on with our lovely Fell Ponies, and try a taster ride in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Open to all ages and abilities.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Cycle

09th September - Above Royd (Women-Only)

Start Time: 14:00
Join our friendly, fully qualified ride leader Chris for a gentle introduction to the great off-road riding of the Calder Valley.
Walk

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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Cycle

10th September - Holme Valley MTB Challenge

Start Time: 09:00
Three mountain bike routes of varying difficulty and duration.Check their website for details on times, routes and registration.
Cycle

10th September - Learn to Ride

Start Time: 09:30
Learn to ride a bike with trained professionals. For more information on this activity visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/better-by-cycle. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Please check Eventbrite listing for full details.
Cycle

10th September - Shibden Valley Explorer

Start Time: 09:30
Guided Off-Road cycle ride with optional lunch and opportunity to visit Shibden Hall as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme in the afternoon.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Horse Ride

10th September - South Crosland Airfield Ride

Start Time: 10:00
There will be several led rides with varying lengths from 5 miles to 20 miles, riding along local bridleways and quiet roads enjoying the stunning countryside of the South Pennines. Plenty of parking for horse boxes and trailers.
Cycle

10th September - Hollingworth Diggler

Start Time: 10:00
Join your friendly, fully qualified ride leader Chris for a full day's riding from Rochdale over the hills into Oldham and back. (See Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/WhooshMTB/events)
Rock Climbing

10th September - Outdoor Climbing

Start Time: 10:00
Let us go climbing outside! Contact us on 01706370499 to book and confirm your places. We will bring all the equipment, all you will need is: appropriate footwear to walk and climb, appropriate clothing, layers are best and food and water for a day out.
Event

10th September - Work Rest Eat Play Repeat

Start Time: 10:00
Drop-in sessions to find out how you can increase you activity levels, physical fitness, mental health with run and ride events and taster fitness classes. More information from graemewoodward@hotmail.com
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Spectator Event

10th September - Towneley Heritage and Woodland Day

Start Time: 12:00
Dozens of activities for all the family showcasing woodlands and heritage : traditional woodland crafts, working horses, funfair, forest school, birds of prey display, archaeology, bands and Jacobite re-enactment.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Event

11th September - Work Rest Eat Play Repeat

Start Time: 08:00
Drop-in sessions that will be focused on how local businesses can increase the health of their employees and will be hosted by the Mytholmroyd Business Network, Royd Regeneration and Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
Run and Ride

11th September - Run and Ride the Calder Valley Trails and Moors

Start Time: 09:00
Runs and mountain bike rides covering the trails and moors of the Upper Calder Valley, Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale.
Walk

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.
Nordic Walk

11th September - Nordic Walking

Start Time: 10:00
Nordic walking uses 90% of muscles but reduces stress on joints. Suitable for novices and experienced, equipment provided.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Cycle

12th September - Saddleworth Circuits, Morning

Start Time: 10:00
A gentle, mainly off-road, exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Off-Road Cycling Club (www.rsf.org.uk). Suitable for beginners. Morning ride starts at 10.30am. Afternoon ride starts at 1.30pm. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln Cafe. Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 4pm. Contact Rob Newton 07941757685 for further details.
Trike

12th September - Huddersfield Narrow Canal Ramble

Start Time: 11:00
Inclusive ramble along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, suitable for everyone including those using Mountain Trike off-road wheelchairs. People who use other types of off-road mobility equipment are welcome to join the ramble. £32.50 to hire one of our Mountain Trikes for the day. £12.50 ramble fee only. Hire charge helps with the sustainability of our CIC business.
Cycle

12th September - Saddleworth Circuits, Afternoon

Start Time: 13:00
A gentle, mainly off-road, exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the RSF Off-Road Cycling Club (www.rsf.org.uk). Suitable for beginners. Morning ride starts at 10.30am. Afternoon ride starts at 1.30pm. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln Cafe.Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 4pm. Contact Rob Newton 07941757685 for further details.
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Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Walk

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.
Training

14th September - National Navigation Award Scheme - Silver Day 1

Start Time: 09:30
Breaking down navigation into stages, attack point, use of accurate compass bearings, aiming-off and effects of route choice on the walker with Outdoor Activities Service and Alternative Adventures. Certificates awarded. Part 2 on 15th.
Walk

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.
Cycle

14th September - Easy Riders Ride

Start Time: 10:30
An easy, slow paced ride for people who don’t want to cycle on roads. There will be short gradients; a rest will be incorporated into the ride at the top of each hill. Starting at Thompson Park we will follow the scenic Brun Valley route, come and hear the birds sing, spot wildflowers along the beautiful route. Who knows, we may event see the heron on the river Brun. If raining the session will be cancelled. Book, limited places available Bring your own bike.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Spectator Event

14th September - Birds of a Feather

Start Time: 18:30
Come and see the calder Valley search and rescue Team train their dogs and talk about how to keep safe out in the South Pennines. There will be an easy, family and dog friendly walk with Calderdale Ramblers giving panoramic views of Cragg Vale and Stoodley Pike, before returning to Craggies Café and Farm Shop for refreshments.
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Training

15th September - National Navigation Scheme - Silver Day 2

Start Time: 09:30
Breaking down navigation into stages, attack point, use of accurate compass bearings, aiming-off and effects of route choice on the walker with Outdoor Activities Service and Alternative Adventures. Certificates awarded. Part 1 on 14th September.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Cycle

16th September - Level 1 Brooksbank Circuit

Start Time: 00:00
Event for women and children. The circuit is at the junction of Hammerstones Road, Between Elland and Halifax, HX5 0TA
Walk

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.
Spectator Event

16th September - Walking in the Heart of the Pennines

Start Time: 10:00
Meet the local Heart of the Pennines walkers from TodWalkers. Browse the exhibition of walking guides and take a virtual walk on the Todmorden Centenary Way with Google. Static event – exhibition of walking guides and conversations with walkers. Two accompanied walks available on the day. Drop in Event.
Cycle

16th September - Get Tech

Start Time: 10:00
A full day skills course on the rocky terrain at Lee Quarry for experienced riders - Improve confidence and flow on technical trails. (See Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/WhooshMTB/events)
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Cycle

16th September - MTB Trails Tester

Start Time: 10:00
Would you like to try some extreme mountain biking in the Upper Calder Valley? Havok Bike Park provides purpose built mountain bike trails that twist through the pines of Cock Hill Woods, starting at Red graded (Advanced) right the way up to Orange bike park graded trails that cater for elite level riders. If you are a competent mountain biker with your own bike and a helmet come and see what it’s all about. Limited parking on site with the entrance road passing through a farmer’s field with gates wither side. We look forward to seeing you on the hill.
Walk and Woodland Activities

16th September - Alpaca Trekking and Bushcraft Day

Start Time: 10:00
Alpaca walking and Woodland activities for all the family. Some rough terrain. Parking available.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Run

16th September - Cross Keys Road & Fell Relay

Start Time: 13:00
A unique event where teams of four runners contest a relay over two road legs of 3 miles and two fell legs of 2.5 miles. Team prizes available in various categories. http://www.saddleworth-runners.co.uk/cross-keys-road-fell-relay/
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Cycle

17th September - A Taste of Le Tour and Cobbles for Brunch

Start Time: 00:00
The sportive is aimed at all ladies, ranging from beginners to the most confident of riders. We will have two routes. A Taste of Le Tour (20 miles) and a lovely ride including some of Queensbury Queens of the Mountain favorite hill climbs, (34 miles). No shame in pushing to enjoy the views even more. Funds raised in support of Candlelighters.
Cycle

17th September - Delph Donkey Ride

Start Time: 08:45
This moderate paced (10-12mph) road ride starts in Halifax and heads out towards Rishworth, where we stop for coffee. We continue towards Delph crossing the M62 at its highest point near Windy Hill, giving panoramic views of the South Pennines and beyond. The ride will take in a section of the disused railway line, known as the Delph Donkey, before stopping for lunch. We will return to Halifax via Buckstones or Milnrow, depending upon time and weather conditions. This ride includes some long gradients and descents, making it suitable for reasonably fit cyclists.
Cycle

17th September - Mary Towneley Loop Endurance

Start Time: 09:00
Bridleway loop around Rossendale, Calderdale and Rochdale. With 6300ft of climbing, a variety of surfaces and very little road makes this a genuinely big day out in the saddle. Registration from 8am.
Cycle

17th September - Bronte MTB Challenge

Start Time: 09:00
There are routes suitable for all standards of mountain bike and cyclo-cross rider navigating the stunning and challenging landscapes inspired by writings of the three Bronte sisters. All participants will receive a medal and well-earned complimentary hot meal at the finish. Various costs for different routes, individuals and teams. Additional fundraising for Sue Ryder, Manorlands Hospice.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Run

17th September - Introduction to Trail Running and Navigation

Start Time: 10:00
Introduction to trail and fell running over the paths, hills and moors involving uphill and downhill technique and a major focus on navigating skills on the run. Run by qualified coaches.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Training

18th September - National Navigation Award Scheme - Bronze - Day 1

Start Time: 09:30
Award covers understanding map symbols, settings or orientating the map, use of handrails, estimation of distance and time. Certificates awarded. Day 2 on the 19th.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Training

19th September - National Navigation Award Scheme - Bronze - Day 2

Start Time: 09:00
Award covers understanding map symbols, setting or orientating the map, use of handrails, estimation of distance and time. Certificates awarded. Day 1 on the 18th.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Walk

19th September - Fawcett200-Wainsgate and Brearley

Start Time: 10:15
Follows some of Calderdale Way which drops down to Brearley via Midgley using footpaths and farm tracks. Option of circular walk of further 6 miles. Bring sandwiches to eat at Brearley. Walking shoes recommended. In wet weather there may be some muddy sections.
Walk

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.
Cycle

19th September - Huddersfield Narrow Canal-Hand Cycle Mountain Bike Ride

Start Time: 11:00
Circular Hand Cycle ride along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to Marsden in the Colne Valley with www.experiencecommunity.co.uk
Run

19th September - Run from the Museum

Start Time: 18:00
Run from the museum up into the hills of Saddleworth along bridleway, canal towpath and section of road. Suitable for experienced runners. Trail/fell trainers strongly advised.
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Cycle

20th September - Ogden Water to Haworth

Start Time: 09:30
An easy-going off-road cycle with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship www.rsf.org.uk via bridleways, quiet country lanes and part of the Great Northern Railway Trail. Contact Robert Newton for more details 07941 757685 pro@rsf.org.uk. Includes a lunch stop.
Walk

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.
Cycle

20th September - Cycle from the Museum

Start Time: 10:30
Expect tough climbs and incredible views. For experienced road cyclists only. Must wear appropriate kit. In case of poor weather event will be cancelled.
Walk

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.
Walk

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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Training

21st September - Mountain Training - Hill Skills - Day 1

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.
Walk

21st September - In Search of the Source of the Yorkshire Calder

Start Time: 10:00
It’s all in the title! With Mick Chatham.
Walk

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.
Event

21st September - BogFest – day 1

Start Time: 10:00
A free, three day festival-style event to celebrate our uplands and blanket bogs with activities and entertainment for everyone. The two day conference (Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September) is free but booking required. Visit: www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk to find out more. Public engagement activities taking place throughout the Thursday and Friday. There will also be a special day of events on Saturday 23rd September which is completely free to attend and no registration is necessary – just turn up on the day and enjoy! Pay and display car park available in Edale, just a 5 minute walk from the Moorland Centre. Edale train station also a 5 minute walk away from the Moorland Centre. Hosted by Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme, BogFest will encompass a festival atmosphere with Bogtastic activities, walks, talks, entertainment, music, refreshments and more!
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Event

22nd September - Saddleworth Outdoor Festival – day 1

Start Time: 08:00
A fun-filled weekend of outdoor pursuits, including an illustrated talk night.
Walk

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.
Event

22nd September - BogFest - Day 2

Start Time: 10:00
A free, three day festival-style event to celebrate our uplands and blanket bogs with activities and entertainment for everyone.The two day conference (Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September) is free but booking required. Visit: www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk to find out more. Public engagement activities taking place throughout the Thursday and Friday. There will also be a special day of events on Saturday 23rd September is completely free to attend and no registration is necessary – just turn up on the day and enjoy! Pay and display car park available in Edale, just a 5 minute walk from the Moorland Centre. Edale train station also a 5 minute walk away from the Moorland Centre. Hosted by Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme, BogFest will encompass a festival atmosphere with Bogtastic activities, walks, talks, entertainment, music, refreshments and more!
Walk

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.
Walk

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.
Evening Talk

22nd September - An Evening of Adventure Talk Night, Saddleworth Outdoor Festival

Start Time: 19:00
Enjoy an exciting evening of illustrated talks, listening to a selection of speakers who will awaken the inner adventurer in you. Charity raffle to raise funds for Oldham Mountain Rescue Team.
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Event

23rd September - Saddleworth Outdoor Festival – day 2

Start Time: 08:00
A fun-filled weekend of outdoor pursuits, including an illustrated talk night.
Event

23rd September - BogFest - Day 3

Start Time: 10:00
A special day of events on Saturday 23rd September completely free to attend and no registration is necessary – just turn up on the day and enjoy! Pay and display car park available in Edale, just a 5 minute walk from the Moorland Centre. Edale train station also a 5 minute walk away from the Moorland Centre. Hosted by Moors for the Future Partnership and IUCN UK Peatland Programme, BogFest will encompass a festival atmosphere with Bogtastic activities, walks, talks, entertainment, music, refreshments and more!
Walk

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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Cycle

24th September - Crossing the Watershed

Start Time: 08:45
Challenging ride across the moors to Foulridge for lunch including morning café stop. Long climbs, fast descents but good company.
The Bigger Boat