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Standedge Trail

19 km / 12 miles

Lancashire, W Yorkshire
A 12-mile circular walk crossing the Pennines with a transport history and archaeology theme links both ends of Standedge Tunnel revealing a unique concentration of remains from the canal, rail and turnpike eras.

It includes structures by Thomas Telford, and John Carter known as 'Blind Jack' of Knaresorough. The route goes from Marsden over Warcock Hill to Diggle returning by way of Dry Bridge, Dean Heads and the Redbrook and Tunnel End Reservoirs. The route covers many areas of open moorland reaching an altitude of some 450 metres. Walking boots are essential.


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Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; Industrial History
Start and Finish
SE046119 - Marsden, W Yorkshire
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External PDF
Standedge Circuit (Walk Unlimited - 2009)


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18.3 Km (11.4 miles)
612 m (2,008 ft) ascent
435 m (1,427 ft)  maximum height