A: Mytholmroyd, Stoodley Pike, Giddings Dam, Mankinholes, Hebden Bridge; 13.0ml
B: Winnats Pass walk with fixed rope; Approx 8.0ml

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03/08/2022 10:00 - 16:00

A: Mytholmroyd, Stoodley Pike, Giddings Dam, Mankinholes, Hebden Bridge; 13.0ml, 1483ft
Coordinator: Chris Munsch
Start: Mytholmroyd community car park (just off Burnley rd) SE011260; Meet by mountain rescue station to right of community centre
Pub: dusty miller (myth) or stubbing wharf (heb)
Route: Stoodley Pike via Dicks Lane. Pennine Way to Giddings Dam (highest beach in the country), Return along langfield edge to withens gate. Then Mary Townley loop and pennine bridle way to pinnacle lane. Hebden bridge and Rochdale canal to mytholmroyd.

B: Winnats Pass walk with fixed rope; Approx 8.0ml
Coordinator: Richard Evans
Start: Mam Nick Car Park SK141820;   Free for National Trust Members.
Pub: Plenty of pubs in Castleton if desired
Maps: Dark Peak
Route: Walk goes in clockwise direction. Start at Mam Nick Car Park onto Mam Tor. Follow the ridge and drop down to Losehill Farm before reaching Lose Hill. Through Castleton leaving along Goosehill to gully at SK141826 near Speedwell Cavern. Ascend the gully assisted by a fixed rope. Then follow the top of Winnats Pass to the gate at SK141825.  Then either cross the road and go back to Mam Nick via Winnats Farm or explore the area from the gate at the top of the pass which is not shown on the 1:25000 OS map. Anyone not happy with fixed rope – the option is Winnats Pass.

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  • 24/08/2022 10:00 - 24/08/2022 16:00

    A: Ecton, Warslow, Butterton, Grindon, Beeston Tor & Wetton; 12.0ml
    Done: 03/12/1997 (Howie)
    Coordinator: Tim Taylor
    Start: Ecton roadside SK097581
    Pub: Royal Oak, Wetton; good, beer dear but excellent, beer garden
    Maps: White Peak W - 119 Buxton, Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM: Rd/fp/rds W up thro Warslow to 084586; fps/rd/fps WSW/SSW by Little Brownlow, Stoneyfold to Hill Fm 066575; fps & rds SEly by-passing Butterton, by Ford, Hillsdale & Oxclose Fms to Grindon Ch (lunch); rd/fp by Weag's Barn, down to Beeston Tor Fm 105540; fps Nly to Wetton, Royal Oak
    Route PM: Fps Nly past Wetton Hill to fb 105566; trk SW down to Wettonmill (tea by cave); quiet by-rd Nly along E side of Manifold by Dale Farm to Ecton Br; rd back to cars

    B: Ecton, Wetton; 8.1ml
    Start: Ecton roadside SK097581
    Pub: Royal Oak, Wetton; good, beer dear but excellent, beer garden
    Maps: White Peak W - 119 Buxton, Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM: N then E thru Ecton to 099584, where S/SE over Ecton Hill to rd, fp S/SE to Wetton, Royal Oak
    Route PM: Fps NE/N around Narrowdale Hill to 124575. Fps NW to Beresford Lane where R for 100m, then fp N to Lower Hurst Farm. Fp S/E to rd, where N/W to Hulme End 103593. SW/S via Westgate Mill onto Manifold Way. Sly to cars.

  • 31/08/2022 10:00 - 31/08/2022 16:00

    A: Bamford, Leadmill, Stoke Ford, Bretton Clough, Bretton & Abney Moor; 11.0ml
    Done: 29/07/2009 (Chris Massey)
    Start: Bamford, A625 lay-by SK209823
    Pub: Barrel Inn, Bretton ; Jammed to the doors but warm & welcoming
    Maps: Dark Peak E; White Peak E - 110 Sheff & Hudder; 119 Bux, Mat & Dove Dale
    Route AM: Riverside fp ESEly to Leadmill Br; rds Sly to 231799; fps/etc WSWly/SWly by Highlow Brook, Stoke Ford, Bretton Clough, Nether Bretton to Bretton, Barrel Inn
    Route PM: rd Wly to 190781; fps Nly by Abney Grange, Abney Moor t jn 190802; fp/Shatton Lane NEly down to cars

    B: Leadmill Bridge, Abney, Bretton & Stoke Ford; 8.1ml
    Start: Roadside parking on B6001 North of Leadmill Bridge SK234807
    Pub: Barrel Inn, Bretton 201779
    Maps: 1:25,000 Dark Peak E & W Peak E- 1:50,000:-10 Sheff & Hudders& 119 Buxt Matl & Dove Dale
    Route AM: 4.3 mi Fps/rd W/SW on S side of Derwent by Mount Pleasant, Offerton Hall to Abney 197797. Fp Sly to Bretton.
    Route PM: 3.8 mi Rd ESE 400m, lane/fp NE/Nly to Stoke Ford 211795. Fps/rds ENE by Hazelford Hall back to cars.

  • 07/09/2022 10:00 - 07/09/2022 16:00

    A: Dunford Bridge, Windleden Rsvrs, Hingcliff, North America & Langsett, Thurlstone moors; 11.5ml
    Done: 01/08/2007 (Harvey Condliffe)
    Start: Dunford Bridge SE158026
    Pub: Wagon & Horses, Langsett ; Pleasantly received, sat out (windproofed!) in sun
    Maps: - 1:25,000: Dark Peak E - 1:50,000: 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield
    Morning Route: 10km. Rd Sly 300m to field track, over fence 167020, Rsvr road to 150014, Sly on rough and faint trods to cross Glead Nest Clough 155006, rogh Wly to path to cross A628 at Fiddler's Green. Ely on rough old trods to Wicken Hill grouse butts (coffee at clough 165000). Track via Upper Hordron and unmarked path to ford Little Don at 191001 (ignoring FB at 192003). Steeply SE along wall over Hingcliffe common, crossingCut Gate path 196988 to lunch at North America 203988. Track to 209995 then NEly on woodland conc. path to dam road to Langsett.
    Afternoon Route 7km. Fps Wy via Langsett Bank and Swinden to A628 183012. Wy on A628and track of old road to 1685 0075 (GPS) then rough NWly to162015, then path on W bank of Long Grain and track to start.
    The original route:
    AM: (6.5 mi) Rd 500m SW; fp SSEly to A628 Fiddler's Green 155001; SE/E by Loftshaw (coffee) & Hordron Cloughs to junction with Bradshaw Clough 185995; SEly up across Bradshaw, struggle down & over Mickleden Beck, up & over Cut Gate path at access point 192991; E along wall to fp 199992; fp NE down to North America (lunch); fp (Thickwoods Lane) Ely to 214995; lane/rd Nly to Langsett, Langsett Inn
    PM: (5 mi) Fps WNW/NW by Langsett Bank on N side of reservoir, Swinden & Far Swinden to A628 191014; E 125m on concession fp N of rd to Swinden Walls; fp NNW to old rly at Cote Bank Bridge 188028; old rly (Trans-Pennine Trail) boringly Wly (tea) to rd Dunford Bridge 157023; rd up SWly to cars

    B: Dunford Bridge, Winscar & Harden Reservoirs, Snailsden Pike; 8.6ml
    Start: Dunford Bridge SE158026
    Pub: early doors?
    Maps: Dark Peak W & E - 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield
    Route: Fp N/NE/N by Winscar Reservoir to join rd at 154033. Rd NNW to 151038 (to N of Harden Reservoir), trk NW, cross rd, NW (Holme Valley) to 137048 (ruins of Hades). NE (or NW) to Kirklees Way, where fp/trk NW to 130055, trk/rd SW/S/SE to 134041. (E on rd for shorter route) Trk, fp W/SW/S/SE round Snailsden Pike End, E to join trk, S/E/N across Harden Reservoir dam. SE to retrace road back to cars. (short-cut =7ml)

  • 14/09/2022 10:00 - 14/09/2022 16:00

    A: Fernilee Dam, Windgather, Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle & Bunsal; 11.75ml
    Done: 22/04/1998 (Howie) 19/04/2006
    Start: East end Fernilee Dam SK015777
    Pub: Cat & Fiddle; is no more
    Maps: White Peak W
    Route AM: W over dam & N/W up by Madscar & Overton Hall Fms to ridge at 999787; W/S to Windgather Rocks, Pym Chair , Shining Tor, Cat & Fiddle.
    Route PM: Nly on informal fp, over fence & down Stake Clough to rd 011735; rd Sly to cross Goyt on fb at appx 014792; Nly & Ely on informal but well-used fp to fb at 022747; Wly & Nly behind Bunsal Cob & back on old rly E side of Fernilee reservoir

    B: Fernilee Dam, Windgather, Shining Tor; 8.8ml
    Start: East end Fernilee Dam SK015777
    Pub: early doors at Shady Oak
    Maps: White Peak W
    Route AM: W over dam & N/W up by Madscar & Overton Hall Fms to ridge at 999787; W/S to Windgather Rocks, Pym Chair, Shining Tor. SE,NE to Errwood Dam, where back on old rly E side of Fernilee reservoir.

  • 21/09/2022 10:00 - 21/09/2022 16:00

    A: Little Longstone, Longstone Edge, Rowland & Hassop; 10.7ml
    Done: 20/03/1996 (Ian Howie) 28/09/2016 (Mike Gregg)
    Coordinator: Ray Grover
    Start: Ashford car park SK194698
    Pub: Eyre Arms, Hassop; OK, comfy
    Maps: Dark Peak W
    Route AM: Fps from 194701 N of village Nly to Monsal Trl & Li Longstone, fp NW/N to 184728, trk E/fp NW/trspss up N thro wood, Ely by old shafts & rake to 205732, trspss below Longstone Edge to 215731, trk/rd/fp down Sly thro Rowland to rd 217722, rd E to Hassop, Eyre Arms
    Route PM: Rd/ln SW/SEly to A619 235714, R & L, ln/fp/ln up to 238709, fp SWly to B6048 Redway Fm 234706, busy rds Wly to Hassop Sta, Monsal Trl Wly to 206710, ln/fp/rd SSEly by Churchdale Hall to cars

    B: Little Longstone, Longstone Edge, Rowland & Hassop; 8.0ml
    Start: Ashford car park SK194698
    Pub: early doors at Ashford Arms
    Maps: Dark Peak W
    Route AM: Fps from 194701 N of village Nly to Monsal Trl & Li Longstone, fp NE/NW to 185732. Ely by old shafts & rake, across rd, NE to 205732, trk NE to 214735. Fp S/SW thru Rowland to Great Longstone. Rd/fps S/SW to cars.

  • 28/09/2022 10:00 - 28/09/2022 16:00

    A: Castleton, The Cop, Tideslow Rake, Great Hucklow & Bradwell; 9.5ml
    Done: 22/09/2010 03/06/2015 (Mike Gregg)
    Start: Roadside A625 Castleton SK147829
    Pub: Queens, Great Hucklow
    Maps: - 1:25,000: Dark Peak E; White Peak W & E- 1:50,000:-10 Sheff & Hudder 119 Bux Mat & Dove Dale
    Morning Route: (5.25 mi) Fps SWly up by Goosehill Hall, over Cow Low, by Old Moor to The Cop 129797; fps SEly, over rd 133792, to rd 139783; E 200m to near New Fm; fps ESEly by Tideswell Rake (lunch) to rd 160778; fp, rd Ely to Queens, Gt. Hucklow
    Afternoon Route: (4.25 mi) Fp rd Nely to Abney Grange, N over Abney Moor, down to Bradwell, fp to SW of cement works to Castleton.

    B: Castleton, Cave Dale, Bradwell & Hope; 8.0ml
    Done: 19/10/2011
    Start: Roadside A625 Castleton SK147829
    Pub: Bowling Green, Bradwell 171815
    Maps: Dark Peak W & White Peak W - 110 Sheffield & Huddersfield; 119 Buxton, Matlock & Dove Dale
    Route AM 5m: Up Cave Dale to jcn 135813, fp SSE to 139799. Indistinct fp NE by Potter Barn to rd 158811, rd ENE down Smalldale to Bradwell, Bowling Green.
    Route PM 3m: Rd E/NE to 175819, rd N/NW to rd 172833. Rd 50m SW, fp/rd Wly through Castleton to cars.