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Welcome to the event listings for the 2015 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2015 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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12th September - Mountain Training - Lowland Leader Award Training

Start Time: 09:00
Lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside/woodland. Route planning, map work, equipment, hazards, leadership, group management , environmental access etc. Cost of course : £144 inc VAT per person, plus candidates will need to register with Mountain Training.
Cycle

12th September - RSF Family Friendly Off Road Cycle Ride

Start Time: 09:30
An easy going family friendly ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off Road Cycling Club, 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.
Walk

12th September - Walking the Todmorden Centenary Way Day 1

Start Time: 09:30
Walking the Todmorden Centenary way over two days. Each days walk will be approximately 12-14 miles. Bus fare/pass required for each day.
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12th September - Rooley Moor Roast

Start Time: 10:00
A 6 mile circular route taking in Fern Isle Wood, Bagden Quarry, Prickshaw Village, returning via Healey Dell and ending with a delicious hot roast pork sandwich at the Posh Pig. Dogs allowed. Walks must be pre-booked. Cost £5.
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12th September - Chi Walking Experience Day (Adults only)

Start Time: 10:00
Chi Walking is a path to lifelong health and fitness. Learn to focus your mind and body and begin your mindful journey towards a more enjoyable way to exercise. Your learning will move through the following areas: - Posture - use your bodies structure, not muscles for support and stability - Ankle Lift - remember, a relaxed muscle will not get injure Lead from your centre of mass and develop balance between upper and lower body - Arm Swing - relax and provide directional alignment - Walking at different speeds and on hills - vary stride length and cadence. How to develop Chi Walking as a mindful practice through the 5 Mindful Steps. The morning event will be a focused workshop on the Chi Walking technique. In the afternoon there will be three separate focus walks to apply your learning: A fitness walk, a hilly walk, and calming walking meditation to end the day. This all takes place in the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park. This mainly outdoor workshop also includes: - 6 hours of teaching with a Certified Chi Running and Chi Walking instructor - video observations during the day with oral feedback - A range of practical exercises that you can work on after the day - Lunch - Learn outdoors in the stunning scenery of the Peak District National Park - Follow up your learning with mindful walks and runs with a Chi Running focus.
Cycle

12th September - Up the Buttress

Start Time: 12:00
Brave riders will once again take up the momentous challenge to cycle this fearsome cobbled slope. Booking at www.singletrackworld.com and register on the day
Horse Ride

12th September - Fells on the Fells

Start Time: 13:00
40 minute taster rides on our fabulous locally bred Fell ponies. For only £10, come and help us celebrate 10 years of trekking in the South Pennines
Walk

12th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 14:00
A guided tour of the site and setting of the Roman Forts at Castleshaw on the Chester to York military road, including findings from 2014 excavations. The walk will take 1.5 hours.
Cycle

12th September - Evening Sunset Ride to Singing Ringing Tree

Start Time: 18:00
An easy going mainly off-road ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off Road Cycling Club on the bridleways towards Crown Point. Returning via alternative bridleways over the moor. The whole ride will be less than 10 miles. Fat tyres recommended. Lights essential as some of the ride will be on road. Return by 8.30pm
Walk

12th September - Night Navigation on the Edge

Start Time: 20:00
This is a guided evening walk learning some tips and tricks to help navigate in the dark or other limited visibility conditions. We will be out for about 2.5 hours but will not be covering very great distances, this is more about learning techniques safely. Come prepared with OL21 Explorer map, compass and head torch. price £10 per person. Booking essential. Payment must be received within 1 week of booking.
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13th September - Cycle Ride to Padfield

Start Time: 08:30
A 50 mile hilly ride featuring moorland climbs and descents, but at a social pace to take in the views.
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13th September - Walking the Todmorden Centenary Way Day 2

Start Time: 09:30
Walking the Todmorden Centenary way over two days. Each days walk will be approximately 12-14 miles. Bus fare/pass required for each day.
Cycle

13th September - Darwen to Tockholes Mountain Bike Ride

Start Time: 09:30
Introductory Mountain bike ride through the West Pennine Moors to Vaughn's Cafe at Tockholes and back. Mountain bikes available if required at a charge of £5. Please book in advance.
Cycle

13th September - Stansfield Boundary(ish) ride

Start Time: 09:45
View the exhibition on the township of Stansfield in Hebden Bridge Town Hall then ride around it. Challenging mountain bike ride with technical sections. Approx 30km. Please note this route is quite remote and does not pass any shops, pubs etc
Walk

13th September - Lumbutts, Langfield and Gaddings Dam

Start Time: 10:00
From Lobb Mill to Mankinholes, Lumbutt and Langfield Common and Britain's highest beach. Returning past the Chartist's stone to the canal towpath and back to start.
Cycle

13th September - Ogden Water to Haworth

Start Time: 10:00
An easy going off road ride to Haworth for lunch returning via bridleways, party of the Great Northern Railway Trail and quiet country lanes. Expect to be back about 4pm.
Walk

13th September - Pie in the Sky

Start Time: 10:00
This 8 mile walk takes in the heights of Grane Valley offering spectacular views, reservoirs and woodland scenery, ending with a delicious hand-made savoury pie. Cost £5.00. Walk unsuitable for dogs. Walks must be pre-booked.
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13th September - Rochdale and Oldham Reservoirs

Start Time: 10:00
An 11 mile strenuous walk in fine upland scenery with far-reaching views - if fine!
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13th September - Rise to the Heights

Start Time: 10:00
Cross the watershed to the 18C Heights Church in Delph and return via the Harrop Edge ridge walk, enjoying Pennine views along the way. This is an 11.5 mile walk lasting approximately 6.5 hours, with some steep climbs and rough terrain along the way.
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13th September - The Puddle Stones

Start Time: 10:30
Meet Stewart Ellioy at 10.30am at Wells Road car park, Ilkley to climb to a moorland high point to find these recycled Stanza Stones
Woodland crafts event

13th September - Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage Event

Start Time: 11:00
Celebrating Our Woodland Heritage will launch a three year project across the South Pennines. Free craft and woodland displays, heritage re-enactors and owls, birds of prey.
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13th September - Nordic Walking on Crompton Moor

Start Time: 11:15
Did you know a Neolithic stone arrow head was found on Crompton Moor? Walk in this wilderness, listen to Dr Mike Nevell's tales of his archaeological investigations. Nordic Walking poles are loaned freely and use of walking poles is optional. Walkers are offered a lift at 11am from Dunwood Park to the start of the walk at Brushes Clough Car Park on Crompton Moor if required. Vehicular and pedestrian access is via turning onto a track at Shore Edge Methodist Church, postcode OL2 8LS, Buckstones Road, Shaw, Oldham
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13th September - Towneley Heritage and Woodland Day

Start Time: 12:00
Come along and join us as we celebrate Burnley's heritage, countryside and woodlands. There is so much to see and do, watch the woodcarvers and chainsaw sculptors in action; learn how to make your own bird box; see the rescued hedgehogs and the beautiful birds of prey; learn the art of bushcraft; become a archery champion; meet the horses from HAPPA, enjoy the mini farmers market for special treats; see the historic vehicle cavalcade and join the guided walks through the park and woodland. The Sealed Knot will be in their military encampment and at skirmish in front of the hall. Take a close look at the weapons and uniforms, find out about the lifestyle of the camp followers and hear the muskets firing over the crowds as they practice their drill. Inside the hall costumed guides will show you around some of the secret places and the local history museum will give you a glimpse of times gone by.
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13th September - Dollywaggons and Brownbacks

Start Time: 13:00
Discover bygone quarries linked by fascinating moorland tramways on the valley sides and moors above Cloughfold and Cowpe (a steep ascent)
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13th September - The North East Corner

Start Time: 13:00
Fields, farms, woods and a nature reserve!
Cycle

13th September - Calderdale Panorama

Start Time: 14:00
Come and join us on this beautiful route that takes in some fantastic views of the Halifax countryside. This is a 8 mile double circular route around Norland Moor, a site of special scientific evidence. You are almost at the very top of the area here and can hug the contour line so there is very little change in gradient around the whole of the route. This ride is ideal for anybody who would like to get a bit more confidence riding on the road without having to do a huge distance. The scenery around is a feast for the eyes but please, remember to keep your eyes on the road every now and then! This ride uses part of National Cycle Network (NCN) route 68.
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14th September - Rossendale Explorer

Start Time: 09:30
An easy going 18 mile ride mainly off-road with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Cycling Club around the moors of SW Rossendale with lunch at the Park Farm cafe before climbing towards Norden to then return via Greenmount. There will be a post-ride option to cycle up to Peel Tower should riders have energy left at the end.
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14th September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 1

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
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14th September - Meltham Health Walks

Start Time: 10:00
A group health walk exploring the local area around Meltham. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind. Approx 1.5 hours long. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe form a cuppa or some lunch. For mor information please contact Jean 01484 850299
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14th September - Marsden Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A group Nordic walk exploring the local area, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. Approx. 1 ½ hour long. There are Nordic poles available hire at the small charge of £1, please call Graham to pre book. Instruction will be given on the day. For more information please contact Graham on 07761488745 www.kirklees.gov.uk/walking
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15th September - Saddleworth Circuits

Start Time: 10:00
A gentle mainly off-road exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off-Road Cycling Club. Suitable for beginners. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln Cafe. The afternoons ride will start at 1.30pm from the Cafe. Each circuit is 8 miles. Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 4pm.
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15th September - From the Beach to the Tower

Start Time: 10:00
We climb up to Britain's highest beach, then onto Langfield Common, to reach the tower on Stoodley Pike with great views
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15th September - Holmfirth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:00
A group Nordic Walk exploring the local area around Holmfirth. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! Approx 1.5 hours long. There are nordic poles available for hire at the small charge of £1. Please call Christine to pre-book. Instruction will be given on the day. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Christine 07715566816
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15th September - Lees Health walks

Start Time: 10:15
A tree lined track to Clarksfield to access the 300 million year old hillside of Glodwick Lows. Enjoy extensive views to Jodrell Bank. Return via Nether lees. The walk will take 1.5 hours.
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15th September - Slaithwaite Health Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Slaithwaite. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! The walk is approx 1 hour. For more information please contact Colin 01484 8413898
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15th September - Honley Health Walk

Start Time: 11:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Honley. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! For more informationn please contact Peter on 01484 321506
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15th September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 13:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Meltham. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind. Approx 1 hour long. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe form a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Ann 07779936026
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16th September - 16th - 17th September National Navigation Award Scheme Bronze Award

Start Time: 09:30
Award covers the skills of understanding the map symbols, setting or orientating the map, use of handrails, estimation of distance, time etc. Cost of course : £66 per person
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16th September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 2

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
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16th September - Wednesday Wallkers Walk 3

Start Time: 10:00
A circular walk in the Hardcastle Crags area
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16th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 4

Start Time: 10:00
Dovestone Skyline - circular walk
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16th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 2

Start Time: 10:30
A circular walk around the Ogden area
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16th September - Wednesday Walkers Walk 1

Start Time: 10:30
A circular walk around the Royton area
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16th September - Marsden Health Walk

Start Time: 11:00
A group health walk exploring the local area around Marsden. There are 2 walk options available - a 1 hour long and a 1.5 - 2 hour long option. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind. For more information please call Colin 01484 841389
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17th September - Tracks Old and New from Littleborough

Start Time: 08:30
20 mile moorland walk (at a reasonably quick pace), traversing Hoar Edge, Great Manshead Hill, Withens Gate, Gaddings Dam and Long Causeway
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17th September - Using Your GPS

Start Time: 09:30
GPS Training This course will primarily focus on gaining an understanding of the characterisitcs and use of a basic hand held GPS. At the the end of the course participants will have gained more knowledge, skills and be confident about the use of GPS receivers, and be able to use a GPS receiver to its maximum advantage for other navigational skills. This course will look at the basic functions of the GPS device. However, there will be an opportunity to discuss other GPS receivers which have a range of functions. The day will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor practical exercises in the locality of the West Pennine Moors. The course will look at the following: An overview of the GPS system and how it works including acquiring satellite signals Setting up the GPS receiver for use at home or abroad, main function buttons and accessories Main menu pages, navigation, map, trip and computer. Inputting waypoints and routes. Finding locations using the "GoTo" function by the introduction of geocaching. Setting and using the trip computer and Track log as a checking aid. Navigating a pre designated route with your GPS. Cost of course : £70 per person
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17th September - Heptonstall to Clough Head and Back

Start Time: 10:00
From Heptonstall along the Calderdale and Pennine Ways to Clough Head. Return down Hebdendale from Black Dean to Gibson Mill and back to start, with a look round the village.
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17th September - Mustard Pot and Honey Pot

Start Time: 11:00
Meet Barbara Walker at 11am at the Ling Bob pub, Wilsden (A6144) to discover the industrial past of this area, via Egypt, World's End and new Holland. Take in field paths, flagged millworkers paths and a little road walking.
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18th September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 3

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
Cycle

18th September - Family Friendly RSF Off-road cycle ride

Start Time: 10:30
An easy-going Family Friendly ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off-road Cycling club riding to Padiham for lunch via the canal then to Gawthorpe Hall before returning. Young riders must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
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18th September - Holmfirth Health Walk

Start Time: 11:00
There are two walk options available - a 1 hour and a 1.5-2 hour long option. This is a group health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome - noone gets left behind! The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact John on 01484 680468 or Stephen 01484 663225
Cycle

18th September - An Evening Ride to Haslington Halo

Start Time: 18:15
An easy going sunset ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off Road Cycling Club to the Halo for sunset. Lights essential. The whole ride will be less than 10 miles. Fat tyres recommended
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19th September - 19th - 20th September Mountain Training - Hill Skills

Start Time: 09:30
Novice walkers to develop a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the map, learn about equipment required etc. The event is free, but candidates will need to register with Mountain Training.
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19th September - Head for the Hills

Start Time: 09:30
A testing moorland walk visiting the 3 highest points in the area: Pule Hill, Black Hill and West Nab. This is a challenging 15 mile walk with some rough terrain and steep climbs along the way.
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19th September - Sliven Clod Sausage Stomp

Start Time: 10:00
This 7 mile circular route takes in the hills and valleys of Rossendale, following ancient pack horse trails, passing through historic villages and includes a mouth-watering award-winning sausage sandwich from Rileys Butchers. Walk unsuitable for dogs. Walks must be pre-booked. Cost £5
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19th September - Wandering around Widdop

Start Time: 10:30
Explore the wild and beautiful countryside around Widdop reservoir and see where people have left their mark since prehistoric times. No dogs due to walking across open access land with restrictions.
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19th September - Views over Worth Valley

Start Time: 10:45
A 6 miles walk, single people especially welcome. Train from Keighley 9.40am, Haworth 9.55, arrives Oxenhope 10.00. packed lunch required. Railway tearoom to finish.
Horse Ride

19th September - Fells on the Fells

Start Time: 13:00
40 minute taster rides on our fabulous locally bred Fell ponies. For only £10, come and help us celebrate 10 years of trekking in the South Pennines
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19th September - Walking with History – Mills and Hills of Cornholme

Start Time: 14:00
Discover Cornholme's past: Bobbin Mill, Baptists and a Barrel Bridge ! Or download the App from your App Store by searching ‘Pennine Horizons’.
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20th September - Candy Floss and Ice Cream ride to Hollingworth Lake

Start Time: 08:30
Ride up West Vale and over to Ripponden. Continue up A58 past Baitings reservoir and over Blackstone Edge to Littleborough and Hollingworth Lake Country Park (cafe stop). Return via similar route to Elland. Mixture of quiet lanes and main roads but light traffic most of the way. 3000' of climbing in total, including ride back up Blackstone Edge.
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20th September - Tockholes Loops

Start Time: 09:30
An easy going ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off Road Cycling Club. The morning loop takes us through Roddlesworth plantation returning to Tockholes for lunch. The afternoon ride will commence at 1pm where we will climb to Jubliee Tower. Riders have the option to attend one or both loops, which form a figure 8 together.
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20th September - Meltham - Wessenden Way Picnic Walk

Start Time: 10:00
A 9 mile walk exploring the beautiful area around Meltham. The walk is free and will start punctually at 10am. There are almost invariably hills, some of them steep. Changeable weather, mud and boggy ground, slippery steps or stiles may be encountered on the walk. Families are welcome - children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/carer. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa.
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20th September - Soup Loop

Start Time: 10:00
This 12 miles circular route takes in part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail, The Rossendale Way and the Pennine Bridleway. Stopping off en route for a very tasty bowl of homemade soup at Peers Clough Farm. Unsuitable for dogs. Walks must be pre-booked. Cost £4.00
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20th September - Walking with History; Coops and Visions - Radical History around Hebden Bridge

Start Time: 10:00
Exploring the early radical social movements of the area: cooperative, trade union, womens suffrage. Also available as an App see: www.pennineheritage.org.uk/Trails
Horse Ride

20th September - Pleasure Ride

Start Time: 10:00
Join us for a Pleasure Ride over National Trust Land to Meltham and Wessenden Moor, back to Marsden. Enjoy beautiful views over Last of the Summer Wine Countryside. Riders should be proficient standard and know their horses well. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All riders will receive a rosette.
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20th September - Widdop to Swinden

Start Time: 10:15
Stone circles, tumuli and roman forts on the moors above Widdop and Swinden. Possibly last chance to view these ancient monuments before planned wind farms are built.
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20th September - Warley Wander

Start Time: 10:30
The walk takes field paths along the edge of the Calder Valley to the picturesque viillage of Warley. From there the walk goes up and along the Luddenden Valley to Jerusalem Farm before returning to Luddendenfoot.
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20th September - Cheese Breeze

Start Time: 11:00
This 2 miles, family friendly walk around Cronkshaw Fold Farm provides stunning viewing of the farm animals and learning about farming in the Alden Valley. Lancashire Cheese samples for all walkers. Unsuitable for dogs. Walks must be pre-booked. Cost adults £3.00, children free. More info at www.ruralrossendale.co.uk
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20th September - Romans, Monks and Weavers

Start Time: 13:00
Guided walk of Castleshaw Valley : roman forts, medieval grange, domestic textile manufacture, water powered mills. The walk will take 3.5 hours
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21st September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 4

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
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21st September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 10:00
A group health walk exploring the local area around Meltham. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind. Approx 1.5 hours long. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe form a cuppa or some lunch. For mor information please contact Jean 01484 850299
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21st September - Middleton Moor

Start Time: 10:30
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 - Marsden Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A group Nordic walk exploring the local area, all abilities welcome, no one gets left behind. Approx. 1 ½ hour long. There are Nordic poles available hire at the small charge of £1, please call Graham to pre book. Instruction will be given on the day. For more information please contact Graham on 07761488745 www.kirklees.gov.uk/walking
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22nd September - Ilkley to Addingham

Start Time: 10:00
Following the Dales Way to Addingham, returning via Woodhouse Crag and the Swastika Stone, through Hebers Ghyll to Ilkley
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22nd September - Holmfirth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:00
A group Nordic Walk exploring the local area around Holmfirth. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! Approx 1.5 hours long. There are nordic poles available for hire at the small charge of £1. Please call Christine to pre-book. Instruction will be given on the day. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Christine 07715566816
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22nd September - Geocaching

Start Time: 10:00
Geocaching is the most fun you can get with a GPS. An activity you can do as a group, as a family, or just individually. Find out how it all works.
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22nd September - Walk to Clock House

Start Time: 10:15
Enjoy a walk alongside Thornley Brook to open farmland offering magnificent views of Oldham. Return to Lees Library via Holts and the River Medlock Nature Reserve. The walk will take 1.5 hours.
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22nd September - Slaithwaite Health Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Slaithwaite. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! The walk is approx 1 hour. For more information please contact Colin 01484 8413898
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22nd September - Crossing The Pennines Heritage Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A circular heritage walk from Marsden visiting a roman road, a famous packhorse track and 18th century turnpike roads, not to mention marker stones and milestones
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22nd September - Old Bess

Start Time: 10:45
A linear moorland walk climbing Crumber Hill onto the Pennine Way and Old Bess passing Keighley Moor, Ponden & Lower Laithe reservoir's
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22nd September - Honley Health Walk

Start Time: 11:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Honley. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind! For more informationn please contact Peter on 01484 321506
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22nd September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 13:30
A group health walk exploring the local area around Meltham. All abilities welcome. Noone gets left behind. Approx 1 hour long. The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe form a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact Ann 07779936026
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23rd September - Up the Wessenden Valley

Start Time: 10:00
An easy paced mainly off road ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off Road Cyclinbg Club climbing the Wessenden Valley to the Isle of Sky Road, and then riding brdielways to Meltham for lunch. Returning via Slaithwaite and the Huddersfield canal. Expect to be back around 4pm.
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23rd September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 5

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
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23rd September - Health Walk

Start Time: 10:45
Let an experienced walk leader guide you on a relaxed and sociable 2 – 4 mile walk around the Marsden countryside, suitable for walkers of all ages.
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24th September - Widdop and the Calder Aire link

Start Time: 09:30
An easy going ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship off-road cycling club via Colden Water and the Pennine Bridleway towards Widdop, then along the Calder Aire link over Lancashire Moor, Warley Moor into Luddendenfoot where we join the canal to Hebden Bridge. Please bring a packed lunch
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24th September - 24th - 25th September National Navigation Award Scheme Silver Award

Start Time: 09:30
Breaking down navigation into stages. Attack point, use of accurate compass bearings, aiming off, effects of route choice on the walker. Cost of course : £90 per person
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24th September - Two Valleys Walk

Start Time: 10:00
Heptonstall to Hebden Dale, then over the top to New Delight and Colden Clough and back to Heptonstall. Includes a look around the village and the local pub.
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25th September - Darwen to Tockholes Mountain Bike Ride

Start Time: 09:30
Introductory Mountain bike ride through the West Pennine Moors to Vaughn's Cafe at Tockholes and back.Mountain bikes available if required at a charge of £5. Please book in advance.
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25th September - Walking the Rossendale Way Day 6 Congratulations!

Start Time: 10:00
A challenge for keen walkers who want to complete the whole of the Rossendale Way as six circular walks over 6 days in its 30th Anniversary Year. Each of the walks are 12-14 miles long and a certificate will be awarded to those walking all six. You can of course do just one or two of the walks if you so wish.
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25th September - Holmfirth Health Walk

Start Time: 11:00
There are two walk options available - a 1 hour and a 1.5-2 hour long option. This is a group health walk exploring the local area. All abilities welcome - noone gets left behind! The walk finishes with the option of visiting a local cafe for a cuppa or some lunch. For more information please contact John on 01484 680468 or Stephen 01484 663225
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25th September - An Evening Ride to the Carribean

Start Time: 17:30
An easy going evening ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off-road Cycling Club following the canal to Blackburn for an evening of fun at Calypso Caribbean restaurant. Riders can either make their own arrangements to return home from there, or enjoy a return journey back along the canal in which case lights will be required. Booking essential for the restaurant.
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26th September - Stanza Stone Poetry Trail : Day 1

Start Time: 08:30
The Stanza Stone Poetry Trail is a 47 miles trail from Marsden to Ilkley through dramatic watershed landscape linking six poems by Simon Armitage, carved by Pip Hall in atmospheric and dramatic locations. This 18.5 mile guided walk from Marsden to Hebden Bridge takes us past two of the poems on day one of the three day trail. It is a strenuous and satisfying walk, arriving in Hebden Bridge by 7pm. Price: £20 per person. Booking is essential. Payment must be received within 1 week of booking. The walk ends at Hebden Bridge Railway Station. Trains returning to the start of the walk at Marsden Railway Station are at 19:09 and 20:09, take 1h 18m with 2 changes. Please check prior to booking and make your own arrangements. You can plan your return route using http://thetrainline.com or http://www.wymetro.com/.
Cycle

26th September - Todmorden Moor and Gorple

Start Time: 09:30
A challenging ride with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off-road cycling club starting along the canal to Todmorden, then climbing to Todmorden Moor and dropping into Burnley for lunch at Towneley Park. Returning via Gorple Road by Widdop Reservoir and Walshaw. A challenging ride with plenty of hills. Fat tyres and low gears recommended. To be back in Hebden by 5pm.
Walk

26th September - 26th - 27th September Mountain Training - Hill Skills

Start Time: 09:30
Novice walkers to develop a practical understanding of how to plan walks, become familiar with the map, learn about equipment required etc. The event is free, but candidates will need to register with Mountain Training.
Walk

26th September - Honest Johns Walk

Start Time: 10:00
A history walk following in the footsteps of "Honest John" Fielden along the canal, Calderdale Way and Todmorden edge
Walk

26th September - Snug and Snittle

Start Time: 10:00
A hilly and varied Holme Valley medley on this 10.5 miles hard walk
Walk

26th September - Brighouse Boundary Walk Part 1

Start Time: 10:00
A heritage history trail looking at various points of interest around the former Borough Boundary of Brighouse
Walk

26th September - Ramble for All

Start Time: 11:00
If you like being out in the countryside but struggle getting there then come along and try a Mountain Trike - the all-terrain wheelchair. Have a go and challenge yourself with expert tuition from our staff. We'll then do a 2.5 mile circular ramble around the reservoir which is open to everyone. Tea, coffee and disabled toilets are on site.
Horse Ride

26th September - Fells on the Fells

Start Time: 13:00
40 minute taster rides on our fabulous locally bred Fell ponies. For only £10, come and help us celebrate 10 years of trekking in the South Pennines
Walk

26th September - Manorlands Starlight Hike

Start Time: 18:00
Walk with us under starlight and raise money for Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The Starlight Hike is a night out with a difference and now features the Starlight Express.
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Cycle

27th September - Crossing the Watershed

Start Time: 08:30
A popular and challenging cycle ride taking in some of the South Pennines' finest scenery. We leave Hebden Bridge and climb over the Long Causeway towards Burnley and make our way to Whalley , where there is a chance to view a vintage cycle exhibition over lunch. As we return via Widdop and Heptonstall we take in more panoramic views of the South Pennines including the Upper Calder Valley and Hardcastle Crags. A classic ride of about 60 miles with plenty of hills to challenge the keen road cyclist.
Horse Ride

27th September - Pleasure Ride

Start Time: 09:30
Pleasure ride from Wainstalls and Ogden with short (approx 3-4 miles - graded "easy") and long route (approx 10-12 miles, graded "medium/hard", depending on how much riding you do) options. Rosettes and mints to all taking part. Maps and route directions provided on a marked route. Limited horsebox/trailer parking but this will be organised and stewarded. Unlimited hack to venue capabilities.
Walk

27th September - Bride Stones Moor

Start Time: 10:00
Walking the Calderdale Way up to the Bridestones and back, visiting interesting stone outcrops above Todmorden along the way.
Cycle

27th September - Shibden Valley Explorer

Start Time: 10:00
An easy going exploration of the bridleways around the beautiful Shibden valley with members of the Roughstuff Fellowship Off-Road Cycling Club. Lunch will be at Shibden Park cafe. Expect to be back around 4pm.
Walk

27th September - Brighouse Boundary Walk Part 2

Start Time: 10:00
Part 2 of the Brighouse Boundary Walk following the former Borough Boundary as a heritage trail
Walk

27th September - Above the Colne Valley

Start Time: 10:30
A walk along part of the Kirklees Way with views into the Colne Valley returning mainly via field paths to the start point
Walk

27th September - A Strange Story

Start Time: 13:00
Impressive upland walk, ascending attractive National Trust woods. Visiting en-route the site of the betrayal and murder of Ellen Strange
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27th September - Warp and Weft

Start Time: 13:30
Enjoy a stroll around Marsden to unravel the yarns of cloth making amid the Pennine Hills. This 3 mile walk will last approximately 2.5 hours.
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