A longer walk (2.5 miles) circles above Colden Valley to Popples and Slack and back into Heptonstall, with memories of the Industrial Revolution, Nonconformist era, witch mania, pestilence, folklore and famous and (not-so-famous) poets.
Steep drops, a half mile of very uneven woodland terrain included: Walking shoes, good footing and a head for heights recommended.
Meet John Billingsley at Heptonstall Bowling Club Car Park,HX7 7LT
Unless stated, walks begin at 2pm. Please wear appropriate footwear.
Most walks lasts 2 to 2¼ hours and those are fairly easy walking – normally on surfaced paths. A few walks are a little longer, use rural paths or are harder walking – there will be a note in the text about those. Almost all starting points are served by public transport.
The majority of walks are circular, finishing at the starting point, however a few walks are linear and these are marked in the text. Except where stated otherwise, there’s no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day. The charge for our walks is £4 (all ages).