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The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill The...
The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.
The monument replaced an earlier structure, commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, but collapsed in 1854 after decades of weathering and a lightning strike.
You can only reach the Pike on foot, as there is no vehicular or bicycle access to the monument. Stoodley Pike is accessible by well-defined Right of Way footpaths. The Pennine Way also passes Stoodley Pike. There are many walking routes to the Pike from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Walking guides to all these routes available from local Visitor Centres and the Heart of the Pennines online shop.
Stoodley Pike Monument contains a spiral staircase of 39 steps, accessed from its north side. If you visit, please be aware that several of the internal steps are in darkness, so it’s useful to have a torch to light your way, as there are no windows. The entrance to the balcony is on the Monument’s west face, some 40 feet above ground level. The views are well worth the walk and the climb!
TodmordenOnce the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. Th...Once the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. The Pennine Way and The Calderdale Way are close by and you’ll find an abundance of other footpaths, bridleways and packhorse trails to explore. Despite the quiet, rural location, YHA Mankinholes is within easy reach of other attractions should the weather prove inclement. Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, Shibden Estate, The Piece Hall, Bankfield Museum, Haworth, The Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway and Hollingworth Lake & Activity Centre are all nearby. YHA Mankinholes offers 8 bedrooms, each with a number of bunkbeds. Each bunkbed sleeps two people.
TodmordenLarge, well-equipped property, ideally located for access to the Pennines and Calderdale Way. Property is secluded, yet the town centre is not far ...Large, well-equipped property, ideally located for access to the Pennines and Calderdale Way. Property is secluded, yet the town centre is not far away for local amenities. Good bus and train links to Hebden Bridge & Hollingworth Lake. Shoebroad Barn is set amongst the Pennines on the outskirts of Todmorden, one mile from the town centre, affording beautiful views in all directions. The property offers seclusion, country life, easy walking or harder stretches for the more advanced, adjacent to the Pennine Way, Calderdale Way and the Mary Townley Loop. Being situated in the heart of the Pennines, Todmorden is within easy reach of many places of interest in both Yorkshire and Lancashire. There is a nearby horse riding facility, fishing/bird watching and stabling if necessary. This is a large property for family gatherings or reunions in a quiet location but within easy reach of good hilltop pubs/eating places, local amenities, train and bus station. The Rochdale Canal passes through the town. There are four bedrooms. 1 double. 1 twin, en-suite. 1 twin, sharingbathroom. 1 family room sleeping 4/5 people