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Calder Valley to Ponden

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  • Fields near Heptonstall Moor
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Map / Calder Valley to Ponden

A tough climb at the start, then walk through mixed terrain through fields, moorland and into Brontë country. 

moderate
17.2 km
5:00 h
540 m
373 m

Your most challenging part of the walk begins only a couple of miles in. The diversity of the path will keep you on your toes, but the open scenery rewards. Cross Heptonstall Moor to Graining Water, then continue past several resevoirs and into Ponden. This is Brontë country, and the sisters lived nearby in Haworth.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
450 m
Lowest point
114 m
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Tips, hints and links

This route is used in the following itineraries:

WESPWS1

WESPWS2

 

WESPW1

WESPW2

WESPW3

WESPW4

WESPW5

Start

Calder Valley, 30 minutes walk from Hebden Bridge along the Rochdale Canal (115 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
53.734103, -2.043977
UTM
30U 563064 5954362

Destination

Ponden

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
540 m
Descent
373 m

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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