Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge

Canal towpaths and high moorland


Route outline for walk wy147:

Hebden Bridge  -  The Rochdale Canal  -  Charleston  -  The Pennine Way  -  Colden Water  -  The Calderdale Way  -  Heptonstall  -  Hebden Bridge



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

American poet, Sylvia Plath is buried in St. Thomas' Churchyard in Heptonstall. Her grave bears the name 'Sylvia Plath Hughes' as she was married to fellow poet Ted Hughes. The epitaph comes from the Bhagavad-Gita.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The Calderdale Way, an 80km (50 miles) circular footpath starting and finishing in Greetland in West Yorkshire, England. The Calderdale Way is waymarked by a CW 'tree' motif. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Calderdale Way.


Part of this walk also follows a section of The Pennine Way, a 404km (251 miles) linear footpath connecting Edale in Derbyshire, England with Kirk Yetholm in The Borders, Scotland. The Pennine Way is waymarked by a National Trail Acorn. For more walks that include a section of this trail see The Pennine Way.



You can find more walks near this one on these unique free-to-access Interactive Walk Planning Maps: (click/TAP to select)


1:25,000 scale OS Explorer Map (the ones with orange/yellow covers):

OL21 South Pennines


1:50,000 scale OS Landranger Map (the ones with pink/magenta covers):

103 Blackburn & Burnley, Clitheroe & Skipton


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge

In no particular order . . .

Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge - Autumn on the Rochdale Canal

Autumn on the Rochdale Canal

Photo: Christine Shepherd (679)

Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge - Contributory Stream entering The Rochdale Canal near Bridge 26

Contributory Stream entering The Rochdale Canal near Bridge 26

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (22)

Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge - The Rochdale Canal (Lobb Mill - Lock 16)

The Rochdale Canal (Lobb Mill - Lock 16)

Photo: Colin Boulter (1)

Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge - The Rochdale Canal, Todmorden

The Rochdale Canal, Todmorden

Photo: Neil Milling (10)

Walk wy147 Heptonstall Moor and The Rochdale Canal from Hebden bridge - Looking west onto the Rochdale Canal from The Pennine Way

Looking west onto the Rochdale Canal from The Pennine Way

Photo: Philip Hemsworth (21)


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