Marsden - Moorland and reservoirs.

2021-10-16 10:30:00 2021-10-16 :00 Europe/London Marsden - Moorland and reservoirs.

OS maps OL21 and OL1.

This route is a combination of various walks that I have done in the past – some more recently than others. I last walked between Wessenden and Black Moss reservoirs on 07.03.20.

http://www.marsdenhistory.co.uk/leisure/marsden-cuckoo

https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors/days-out/cuckoo-festival-of-marsden-west-yorkshire/

The National Trust, Close Moss Waymarker

Close Gate Bridge

 

THE WALK

We walk along the canal towpath to Tunnel End, then along Waters Road and over the packhorse bridge at Haigh Clough to take the moorland path up to Standedge trig point (which has views of Castleshaw reservoirs).

We continue along a moorland path past Redbrook, Black Moss and Swellands reservoirs.  The path along Blakely Clough leads to a waterfall which can be crossed when the water is low enough by stepping on the exposed stones (see Geograph photos).

Waterfall near Wessenden Reservoir

Above the Wessenden Valley

The return to Marsden is on the Kirklees Way past Wessenden, Blakeley and Butterley reservoirs.

COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.

53.60284,-1.93016 Suzanne McRobbie suz.mcrobbie@gmail.com
date
Saturday 16 October, 2021
distance
11 miles
grade
Moderate
starts
10:30
description

OS maps OL21 and OL1.

This route is a combination of various walks that I have done in the past – some more recently than others. I last walked between Wessenden and Black Moss reservoirs on 07.03.20.

http://www.marsdenhistory.co.uk/leisure/marsden-cuckoo

https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors/days-out/cuckoo-festival-of-marsden-west-yorkshire/

The National Trust, Close Moss Waymarker

Close Gate Bridge

 

THE WALK

We walk along the canal towpath to Tunnel End, then along Waters Road and over the packhorse bridge at Haigh Clough to take the moorland path up to Standedge trig point (which has views of Castleshaw reservoirs).

We continue along a moorland path past Redbrook, Black Moss and Swellands reservoirs.  The path along Blakely Clough leads to a waterfall which can be crossed when the water is low enough by stepping on the exposed stones (see Geograph photos).

Waterfall near Wessenden Reservoir

Above the Wessenden Valley

The return to Marsden is on the Kirklees Way past Wessenden, Blakeley and Butterley reservoirs.

COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, we all need to take extra steps to stay safe. Please follow all safety advice given by the walk leader, including the latest guidelines on physical distancing. For more information about COVID-19 and Ramblers group walks, please see our guidance for walkers on the coronavirus pages of the Ramblers website.

starting point
If travelling by train please check the relevant website for times. If driving, head for The Railway pub, 34 Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. With the pub on your left the car park entrance is just before it on the right. There's a little bit of parking in front of the train station which is opposite the pub. The car park is very large.
starting grid reference
SE047118
post code
HD7 6DH

Start point

If travelling by train please check the relevant website for times. If driving, head for The Railway pub, 34 Station Road, Marsden, HD7 6DH. With the pub on your left the car park entrance is just before it on the right. There's a little bit of parking in front of the train station which is opposite the pub. The car park is very large.

53.60284, -1.93016

contacts
name
Suzanne McRobbie
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