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Stage 3: Standedge to Calder Valley — Pennine Way

Stage 3: Standedge to Calder Valley — Pennine Way

Difficult
06:22
14.6 mi
2.3 mph
750 ft
1,700 ft
Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
0.30 mi
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Standedge

Hiking Highlight

0.95 mi
5.33 mi
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Blackstone Edge

Hiking Highlight

12.1 mi
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Stoodley Pike

Hiking Highlight

14.6 mi
Destination

Map

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Mountain Hiking Path: 435 yd
Hiking Path: 5.47 mi
Path: 8.78 mi
Street: < 109 yd
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 0.52 mi
Unpaved: 435 yd
Gravel: 5.04 mi
Paved: 0.30 mi
Asphalt: < 109 yd
Unknown: 8.40 mi

Weather Forecast

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May 23, 2019

Comments

  • komoot

    Day three follows high moorland paths and gritstone edges, resulting in flat, easy-going walking with wonderful views every step of the way.

    According to Alfred Wainwright the worst part of the Pennine Way is over by this point. However, this stage is not particularly awe-inspiring due to the ever-present sounds of civilization. That said, there is much to enjoy.

    You begin by strolling onto Standedge, an escarpment that has been a major moorland crossing point since Roman times, possibly even earlier.

    You continue over bleak but beautiful moorland, enjoying views over reservoirs and the rolling landscape until you reach Blackstone Edge.

    Whilst it might not be the tallest at 1,549 feet (472 meters), Blackstone Edge commands a fine view over over Manchester, West Yorkshire, Huddersfield, and beyond. It is a lovely spot to experience some solitude.

    Navigation can sometimes be difficult along Blackstone Edge, especially in bad weather conditions, but there are cairns and poles to guide you.

    After another seven miles (11 kilometers) of moorland walking, you reach Stoodley Pike Monument. A fixture on the horizon for the second half of the day; the monument pierces the weathered skies ahead.

    Erected in 1856 to mark the end of the Crimean War, Stoodley Pike Monument sits atop a 1,300 foot (396 meter) hill. You are treated to breathtaking views from the summit ridge over Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley.

    It is a gentle descent from Stoodley Pike all the way into the Calder Valley. A good option to stay is Hebden Bridge. Only one mile (one-and-a-half kilometers) detour from the trail, the market town has a range of places to stay, eat, and drink, as well as shops.

    • May 23, 2019

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Stage 3: Standedge to Calder Valley — Pennine Way