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Letters CW/trefoilCalderdale Way

W Yorkshire

80 km / 50 miles
The Way, a circuit around Calderdale, was pioneered by local civic trusts and groups who came together under the umbrella of the Calderdale Way Association. The main and link routes to the valley bottom are designed so that they can be completed in short stages. The walk encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, following old packhorse ways across the open gritstone hillsides with sections of traditional stone causeway, passing through hillside villages and old mill towns on the banks of the River Calder. There are medieval settlements at Lumbutts and Mankinholes, and Withens Gate, where the Pennine Way crosses. A short diversion along the Pennine Way takes in the popular walk to the 120ft monument, Stoodley Pike.


Waymark: Letters CW/trefoil
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters CW/trefoil
Attributes: Challenging
Industrial History
Start and Finish: SE069224 - Greetland, W Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 1978
Web Sites: Heart of the Pennines - Updated directions for Calderdale Way Calderdale Way [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Calderdale Way  (Hillside Publications  - 2009 )
Guidebook Calderdale Way Guide  (Todmorden Information Centre Trust  - 1997 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 103, 104, 110
OS Landranger Active 103, 104, 110
OS Explorer 21, 288
OS Explorer Active 21, 288

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Route Profile:

80.0 km (49.7 miles)
2,595 m (8,514 ft) ascent
379 m (1,243 ft)  maximum height

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