The Calderdale Way

Adventure & Leisure, Sport & Leisure, Walking : Across Calderdale

The Calderdale Way
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A superb way to go walking in Calderdale - The Calderdale Way is a 50 mile (80 km) walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale. It is an ‘up and down’ journey with few level sections. However, the higher levels provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views.

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 numerous link paths which connect the Calderdale Way to the valley floor. 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 100ft monument, Stoodley Pike.

The full length of the route is 51.39 miles, with a total climb of 22 metres at a climb rate of 43 metres per mile. This makes a flat equivalent distance of 57.49 miles.
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The Calderdale Way is signed and waymarked and can be joined at any point, the sections walked in any order and at any time of the year (given adequate preparation).

Traditionally the route begins at Clay House before climbing up to Bank top, Greetland near Thick Hollins where a Roman altar was found in 1597. The route then skirts the top of the wooded North Dean hillside, presenting a dramatic panorama of the Lower Calder Valley.

The route continues to Clough Moor Bridge on the edge of Norland moor and the end of the first section of the walk.


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Short Description A superb way to go walking in Calderdale - The Calderdale Way is a 50 mile (80 km) walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale. It is an ‘up and down’ journey with few level sections. However, the higher levels provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views. 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 numerous link paths which connect the Calderdale Way to the valley floor. 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 100ft monument, Stoodley Pike. The full length of the route is 51.39 miles, with a total climb of 22 metres at a climb rate of 43 metres per mile. This makes a flat equivalent distance of 57.49 miles.
Type Adventure & Leisure, Sport & Leisure, Walking
Location Across Calderdale
Address Starts at Clay House, Rochdale Road, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8AN
Web Address http://www.goodrunguide.co.uk/RouteMap/MyRoutes/356116
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The Calderdale Way

Starts at Clay House

Rochdale Road

Greetland

Halifax HX4 8AN

Accessibility

To ensure we offer impartial advice we have provided a link to  ‘Euan’s Guidewhere you'll find detailed access information to many venues across Calderdale and the UK: accommodation, attractions, shops, pubs, restaurants and more.  

VisitEngland lead training provider and contributor in accessible tourism, Visits Unlimited is a Calderdale-based national operator offering a range of accessibility-related services across the UK and abroad.  Visits Unlimited support businesses in not only meeting legal obligations stated within the UK Equality Act 2010 but in exceeding customer service expectations for all customers including those with specific needs.  Services provided include accredited hospitality training and disability awareness training, access auditing, mystery shopping and strategic accessibility planning. 

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