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Up and down the Valley Walsden and Todmorden

  • Todmorden Train Station

    Rise Lane, Todmoden (map)

    53.713402 -2.098673

  • In addition to all the other fab walks on. How about joining me for a nice long walk in and around my home valley above Walsden - up to 20 miles. More details to follow as I have yet to finalise my exact route. I am aiming to make it challenging to prep us for the 3 peak challenge (as I am now dreading that) so will involve some nice big hills but then the rewards are the splendid views from the tops. Will plan my route around pub/loo stops, with the usual pub at the end. For best travel for all, I will start/end the walk at Todmorden Rail Station.

    UPDATE...........

    As promised , Planned route:

    To warm up I propose to start nice and easy by following the cycle route from Tod Rail Station to an area known as Gauxholme, climb up the hillside above the Rochdale Canal towards Walsden before skirting back round again to Gauxholme (by way of and up down the valley above Bacup Road) ..... lovely views along the way.

    From Gauxholme we will head up the hillside on the other side of the valley towards Lumbutts. Taking a detour to climb up the hillside, crossing over open moorland, so that we have lunch (if it is not windy) at what has been recently described as the Todmorden Riviera "Gaddings Dam". We can then follow the most direct path back down onto Lumbutts Road to enable us to pop into the Shepherds Rest Inn/use their facilities if we need to.

    Stoodley Pike is the next stop (a good climb up) and from here downhill back onto the Rochdale Canal. Only so that we cross the valley floor for the final leg. If we are not too tired (as otherwise I can just as easily lead us along the flat back to the Station by way of the canal) I would like us to take a steep climb up, but on a proper paved path, up and over the next valley side which leads towards Burnley. There are a number of really lovely routes to chose from to take us down the otherside, all bringing us down onto Burnley Road at Lydgate, Todmorden. All that is left to finish is a pleasant stroll through Centre Vale Park (we pass the Sports Centre with Cafe and loos) and a direct route back to Todmorden Rail Station.

    Wetherspoons or the The Queens Hotel are both next to the Station for a much needed drink .... if you don't have to dash away.









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  • Tony L.

    I'm really sorry I can't attend the walk, but I have some problems with my shoulder. I've been taking painkillers for it, and I've been told to rest it for a couple of days :(. Everything should be brill for the next walk I will be attending. I hope you have a brill time on the hill :)

    March 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry that i am having to pull out but still unwell and not feeling up to doing 15 miles, hope the weather is good and you all have a great day! x

    March 7, 2014

  • Vanessa S.

    Apologies!! Though I'm feeling loads better after my op think the number of miles planned might finish me off ;(......

    March 6, 2014

    • Elaine L.

      Didn't know youd had an op . Glad you are recovering Vanessa . Can't wait to see you ! :-)

      March 6, 2014

  • Chinacathy

    Sorry to pull out but something has come up. .hope to see you soon

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • Steve Y.

    For those intending to take the train to Tod, you may have noticed that there are rail replacement services operating at the weekend. You have to go to Brighouse (even from Bradford) and then take a bus from Hebden Bridge. Basically, it's a mess!

    March 5, 2014

    • Imelda

      Hi,just saw some posters up when I got off the train tonight. I don,t think it was scheduled this weekend. They have been working on the line for weeks now. If it is difficult for some to come, if planning on the train, will understand. When they do the rail replacements it is very hard to work out what time you will arrive at the destination and likewise to return. Thanks Steve.

      March 5, 2014

  • Ana M

    (Phew!!!!! 15 miles does sound better! :-] )

    March 5, 2014

  • trizia

    I've done this route a few times but not all in one go before. Unfortunately I'm working so will have to miss out this time :( fingers crossed you have good weather for some great views

    1 · March 2, 2014

    • Imelda

      Thank you Trizia, I would have loved for you to come along. With a bit of luck the weather will be kind to us.

      March 2, 2014

  • Chinacathy

    Hi am just wondering how long you think this will take and if we will be walking in the dark ?

    February 6, 2014

    • Imelda

      Hi, I have no plans of walking in the dark...…......I,d say we are looking at around 15 miles on what I haver now set down. It is still quite challenging due to the variety of the route. So finish time will depend on our speed. At a steady pace, allowing for breaks we are looking at a finish at around 5.00pm, if not earlier. Hope this helps.

      February 6, 2014

    • Chinacathy

      Yes thanks Imelda :-)

      February 7, 2014

  • Imelda

    Have been out today to work out which way as I planned to take you all as promised. Didn't do it all to today as I left late and the weather was so awful later on.......had a good walk though ......think you will like it.

    February 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    if i can get a lift i will be there :)

    January 9, 2014

    • Imelda

      Many thanks, hope you enjoy it.

      January 9, 2014

  • Angela

    Imelda, do you think it would be OK to I park in train station car park? Is it free?

    January 9, 2014

    • Imelda

      Yes it is. I have never seen them checking like in Hebden Bridge but if you want to play safe there are usually places just next to station by the Queens Hotel.

      January 9, 2014

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