Marsden and the Standedge Trail

Introduction to Walk 2644

Photo from the walk - Marsden and the Standedge Trail

Nat Park - Peak District

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - Kirklees

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

Ascent - 1800 feet / 545 metres

Grade - moderate

A look at the industrial heritage following some of the original roads across the moors. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Walks from the same start

Walk 2359
Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsden
Grade - hard
Length - 19.5 miles / 31.7 km
Walk 2926
Cupwith & Shooter's Nab from Marsden
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 2946
Buckstones and Linsgreave Head from Marsden
Grade - moderate
Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km
Walk 3159
March Haigh Reservoir & Eastergate Bridge from Marsden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1900
Standedge Trail from Marsden
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
Walk 1697
Marsden to Edale challenge
Grade - very hard
Length - 22.0 miles / 35.8 km

Other walks nearby

Walk 2613
0.3 miles / 0.5 km away
Boundary Walk from Marsden to Holmfirth
Grade - moderate
Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
Walk 1587
2.9 miles / 4.7 km away
Scammonden Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 4.0 miles / 6.5 km
Walk 2561
3.3 miles / 5.2 km away
Digley & Ramsden Reservoirs from Wessenden Head
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.5 miles / 15.4 km
Walk 2719
3.3 miles / 5.3 km away
Huddersfield's green fringe
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 2518
3.3 miles / 5.4 km away
Black Hill & Four Reservoirs
Grade - moderate
Length - 10.0 miles / 16.3 km
Walk 1586
3.5 miles / 5.6 km away
Blackmoorfoot Reservoir
Grade - easy
Length - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Walk 2914
4.3 miles / 6.8 km away
The Pots & Pans from Uppermill
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km
Walk 2634
5.0 miles / 7.9 km away
Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Road
Grade - moderate
Length - 7.0 miles / 11.4 km
Walk 1583
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Digley Reservoir
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Walk 1091
5.1 miles / 8.1 km away
Ripponden and the Calderdale Way
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

Recommended Reading

Dark Peak Walks

Dark Peak WalksGuidebook to 40 walks in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park. 35 circular routes for most abilities, from 8km to 19km, around Edale, Marsden, Fairholmes, Baslow and Castleton, including Kinder Scout and Mam Tor, and 5 longer (25km to 45km) routes highlighting the best of the Gritstone Edges, High Moorland and Deep Valleys.
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South Pennine Walks

South Pennine WalksThe 30 circular walks in this guidebook cover the South Pennines, the expanse of hill country that straddles the Lancashire / Yorkshire border between the Yorkshire Dales and Peak National Parks. These walks range from four to eight and a half miles and explore an area of varied and contrasting landscapes. For experienced and novice walkers.
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Area Information

Peak District NP

The Peak District National Park suffers from a split personality with its contrasting White and Dark Peaks. Within easy distance from Manchester, Sheffield and the Midlands there is ... - More information

South Pennines

The South Pennines stretch from the northern boundary of the Peak District to the southern boundary of the Yorkshire Dales. Consisting of high rolling moorland, intersected by deep ... - More information

How are the walks graded?

Learn how each walk is assessed and select a walk to suit your ability and experience - More Information

Please Note - These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described.

Accommodation Nearby

Tyas Cottage
Slaithwaite
2.0 miles / 3.2 km away
Ollerbrook Cottages
Edale
17.0 miles / 27.2 km away
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Twitchill Farm Cottages
Hope near Edale
18.0 miles / 28.8 km away
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Spring House Farm
Castleton
18.7 miles / 29.9 km away
Swiss House
Castleton
19.1 miles / 30.6 km away
Shatton Hall Farm Cottages
Bamford
20.7 miles / 33.2 km away
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Thorpe Farm Bunkhouse
Hathersage
21.1 miles / 33.8 km away
Peak Walking Adventures
Peak District
22.1 miles / 35.4 km away
Hargate Hall
Wormhill near Buxton
23.4 miles / 37.4 km away
Peak district holiday barn
Wardlow Mires
24.1 miles / 38.6 km away

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NOTE - all distances are "as the crow flies"

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