04/09 – Marsden Standedge Loop

Our next walk will be returning to the moors and the small town of Marsden. We’ll be meeting in the car park next to the station so if anyone wants to come by train they can. The walk will start off down the canal, heading to Tunnel End, the location of Marsden’s Imbolc festival of fire. We’ll then follow a stream and road onto Close Moss, where we’ll climb up the moorland. When this reaches the A640 we’ll turn left, joining the Pennine Way above Standedge edge. We’ll find a lunch spot here, looking back over glorious Lancashire. After lunch we’ll go back over the A62 and join what used to be the Old Leeds Road (or something like that). People will then have an option, either head straight back to Marsden or do some off roading over Pule Hill. Both routes then descend into Marsden avoiding the grumpy farmers farm, finishing off at the Riverhead pub in the heart of Marsden.

Walk Date
4 Sep 2016
Calendar File
8 miles
447 metres
OS Maps

The Plan

- 10:45 : Meet at the car park (free)
- 11:00 : Start Walk
- 12:45 - 13:00 : Lunch looking over Manchester
- 15:30 : Finish Walk
- 15:45 : Have a pint in the Riverhead (if it’s not too busy) http://theriverheadmarsden.co.uk

The Kit

- Clothes suitable for the conditions
- Waterproof coat
- Suncream
- Walking boots
- Rucksack (to carry stuff)
- Lunch
- Water (at least 1L)
- Camera?

- A good attitude