The maximum number of people on this walk will be 15, including the walk leaders.
This beautiful, varied, linear walk starts in Hebden Bridge Railway Station and almost immediately gets out into open countryside.
The walk is fairly easy for those with walking experience with the exception of a few hills. This walk goes through stunning open country with spacious fields so the route naturally works well for a socially distanced walk.
A section of the walk can feel quite exposed so please bring adequate clothing and sufficient food/drink – if in doubt please ask /check the Kit Section alongside the walks diary page on this site. It can be muddy in short sections so you may wish to wear gaiters.
Walkers will have the opportunity to take the few moments to climb Stoodley Pike monument itself and take in the fabulous panoramic views.
The latter part of the walk is along a moorland path with fantastic views on a clear day. The walk then descends into Todmorden.
The walk is timed to start to meet those arriving at Hebden Bridge on the train. There is a car park at Hebden Bridge Railway Station. At the end of the walk, the walk leaders will be taking the five minute train journey from Todmorden back to Hebden Bridge and the starting point. Please note hand sanitizer and a mask are required for public transport.
As an alternative option; After the Take a Hike Walk has finished, you could always choose to independently walk back to the starting point. This is a short, flat walk of 4.5 miles and a straight along the canal. A canal path allows less opportunities for social distancing if we all go as a group, the reason this is not included in the Take A Hike walk.
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.
Booking your place
If you would like to join this walk, please book a place using the Link in Additional Notes section below. If you are viewing this on the Ramblers App the Additional Notes are not displayed, please visit the websites for the booking link.
Please note that places will fill up quickly, bookings will start at 8pm on 19/10/20 and will close 24hrs before the start time of the walk. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking so that someone else can take your place. Please do not turn up for a walk without booking, as we will have to turn you away.