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Calder Valley to Ponden

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  • Fields near Heptonstall Moor
    / Fields near Heptonstall Moor
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A tough climb at the start, then walk through mixed terrain through fields, moorland and into Brontë country. 
moderate
Distance 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 and hints

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:
OS Grid
SD 97196 26413
DD
53.734103, -2.043977
DMS
53°44'02.8"N 2°02'38.3"W
UTM
30U 563064 5954362
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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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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
SD 97196 26413
DD
53.734103, -2.043977
DMS
53°44'02.8"N 2°02'38.3"W
UTM
30U 563064 5954362
w3w 
///investors.evolving.fussy
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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B Gibbons
June 19, 2018 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
17.2 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
540 m
Descent
373 m

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