Marsden & Standedge Walk - 20th May

Posted 21/5/2017

Starting from Marsden station in warm and dry conditions our walk headed along the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal as far as Standedge Tunnel entrance. At this point the day’s rain started to arrive and coats were quickly donned before we made our way westwards onto open moorland along the Stan

Starting from Marsden station in warm and dry conditions our walk headed along the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal as far as Standedge Tunnel entrance. At this point the day’s rain started to arrive and coats were quickly donned before we made our way westwards onto open moorland along the Standedge Trail ascending to Little Moss – a gain of around 800 feet in almost continuous rain.

At Little Moss we headed southwards along the Pennine Way continuing at height before we reached Millstone Edge trig point where our gradual descent began. After crossing the A62 we re-joined the Standedge Trail and skirted Brun Clough and Redbrook Reservoirs before making our return to Marsden via Old Mount Road. As we returned the rain stopped and the sun finally broke through for a short spell of dry weather as we enjoyed a post walk drink at the Railway pub.

Well done to the 9 people who completed this 9 mile walk in atrocious conditions across largely open moorland and congratulations to David Richardson who has now passed 500 miles walked with the group.


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