Stoodley Pike from Hebden Bridge aprox 6.5 mile

The Bradford Ramblers
The Bradford Ramblers
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Hebden Bridge Station (stop HB1)

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Meet at the railway station in Hebden Bridge

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This is one of the most popular walks in Calderdale. The reason for its renown is the Stoodley Pike Monument. The monument can be seen for miles in the Upper Calderdale area. It stands 100 feet tall, which is much higher than most hillside monuments. I can't think of one in Yorkshire which comes close. The existing monument is the second to be erected as the first one fell to the ground in 1854, forty years after it was built to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon's armies at the Battle of Leipzig. The people of Calderdale must have been pleased about Napoleon's reversal for the first monument was paid for entirely by public subscription. The monument stands tall and proud today, a tribute to the people of this historic valley. The walk takes us up to the monument on Stoodley Pike from Hebden Bridge. After climbing from the valley floor along tracks to the pike we head back and follow the pennine way and eventually follow the canal path into the park by the railway station The plan is to meet at Hebden Bridge railway station .I will post train times near to the date .A picnic lunch stop of 30 mins is also planned .There is a steep climb to Stoodley Pike... Please Note Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times during the walk .