South Pennine Walks
An illustrated guide to 30 circular walks of outstanding beauty and interest
The 30 circular walks in this guidebook cover the South Pennines, the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire / Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks. These walks range from four to eight and a half miles and explore an area of varied and contrasting landscapes. For experienced and novice walkers.
SeasonsYear-round walking possibilities.
CentresHeptonstall, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Haworth, Holme Chapel. The area is within easy reach of Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and Halifax.
DifficultyNothing difficult. Walks of no more than eight or nine miles.
Must SeeHardcastle Crags, Stoodley Pike, Pendle Hill, the ancient packhorse bridge at Wycoller... whichever you choose, you will be delighted.
For the purpose of this guidebook the term 'South Pennines' is taken to refer to the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire/Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks.
These 30 circular walks range from four to eight and a half miles and explore an area of remarkably varied and contrasting landscapes. They have been selected to delight both experienced and novice walkers, and vary from simple valley strolls (ideal as family half-day rambles) to more challenging moorland expeditions.
Hand-written and profusely illustrated in Jack Keighleyís highly distinctive style, each walk description contains parking information; a meticulously detailed map and concise route directions all together on the same page; a general description of the terrain, and notes on features of interest.
Some Words of Advice
- Earl Crag’s Monuments
- Around Keighley Moor
- Pendle Hill
- Boulsworth Hill
- Wuthering Heights
- Oxenhope and Nab Hill
- Widdop and Gorple
- Wadsworth Moor
- Black Hameldon
- Hurstwood and Worsthorne
- Ogden Water and Ovenden Moor
- Hardcastle Crags
- High Brown Knoll
- Cliviger Gorge
- Heptonstall and Colden
- Luddenden Dean
- Cragg Vale
- The Bride Stones
- Inchfield Moor and Freeholds Top
- Stoodley Pike from Lumbutts
- Stoodley Pike from Withens Clough Reservoir
- Walsden Moor
- Great Manshead Mill
- Four Reservoirs Walk
- Blackstone Edge
- Hollingworth Lake
- Scammonden Water
OS 1:25,000 Outdoor Leisure (South Pennines) Sheet 21
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Jack Keighley has developed a unique style of guidebooks based on his own research and artistic skills. Born in Rimington, he taught at Park Secondary School, Colne, in 1959/60 before becoming a headmaster in Yorkshire. He now lives in Skipton and is accompanied on his walks by his faithful Border terrier, Brandy.View Guidebooks by Jack Keighley