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Letters CW/trefoilCalderdale Way

80 km / 50 miles

W Yorks
The Way, a circuit around Calderdale, was pioneered by local civic trusts and groups who came together under the umbrella of the Calderdale Way Association. The main and link routes to the valley bottom are designed so that they can be completed in short stages. The walk encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, following old packhorse ways across the open gritstone hillsides with sections of traditional stone causeway, passing through hillside villages and old mill towns on the banks of the River Calder. There are numerous link paths which connect the Calderdale Way to the valley floor. There are medieval settlements at Lumbutts and Mankinholes, and Withens Gate, where the Pennine Way crosses. A short diversion along the Pennine Way takes in the popular walk to the 100ft monument, Stoodley Pike.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Letters CW/trefoil Waymark: Letters CW/trefoil
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland; Industrial History
Start and Finish:
SE069224 - Greetland, W Yorks
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Open Date: 1978
User Group: Calderdale Way Association
  16 Trenance Gardens, Greetland, HALIFAX, HX8 8NN
  01422 373832
Web Sites: GPS Routes - Calderdale Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback: Calderdale Way (Hillside Publications - 2001)
Paperback: Calderdale Way Guide (Calderdale Way Association - 1997)
Badge: Badge for Calderdale Way (Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre)
Paperback: John Merrill Challenge Walk Reference Book (John Merrill Foundation - 2013)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 103104110
OS Landranger Active: 103104110
OS Explorer: 21288
OS Explorer Active: 21288

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

From Path Along Path
Self-catering: Cherry Tree Cottages  (bookable online) 1 Km < 1 Km
Self-catering: Cragg Cottages  (bookable online) < 1 Km 13 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Mankinholes YHA, Mankinholes, Todmorden, Lancashire < 1 Km 18 Km
Hotels: Croft Mill  (bookable online) 1 Km 36 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Hebden Bridge Hostel 1 Km 36 Km
Self-catering: Oatsroyd Mill  (bookable online) < 1 Km 45 Km
Hotels: BEST WESTERN Bradford Guide Post Hotel  (bookable online) 3 Km 63 Km

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Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Dover to Kirk Yetholm
National Trails (England & Wales): Pennine Bridleway - Mary Towneley Loop; Pennine Bridleway National Trail; Pennine Way National Trail
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Bronte Way; Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk; Todmorden Centenary Way
Other Paths: Bradford Ring; Brighouse Boundary Walk; Fielden Trail; Great English Walk; Paulinus Way; Pennine Way - Hebden Bridge Loop; Railway Heritage Trail; South Pennine Ring; Stanza Stones Trail; Tops of the North (Carlisle and Cheviot to Cat and Fiddle); Yorkshire Water Way
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Anytime Challenges: Aiggin Stone Amble Anytime Challenge; Aiggin Stone Amble Short Route; Bronte Round; Four Pikes Hike; Hebden Valleys Heritage Trek; Six Trigs Challenge Walk; Wadsworth Parish Boundary Walk
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Route Profile:

80.0 Km (49.7 miles)
2,595 m (8,514 ft) ascent
379 m (1,243 ft)  maximum height