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South Pennines Walks
Walking Routes & Hiking Trails

Find South Pennines walks from the list below which features the best walking routes in the area. Most are circular walks and are listed from the shortest and easiest to the longest more challenging routes.

Listed below are the best places to walk in the South Pennines. The hikes range from easy low-level walks to harder routes across the wild moors. The walks cover all the major valleys and areas of high moorland from the Brontë moors in the north to Bleaklow in the south. The Pennine Way crosses this area and walks including sections of this long distance footpath area also listed. All walks are free to download and print and all routes have GPX files.

1243Haworth Moor and Bronte Bridge from Oxenhopeeasy3.50
2196Clowbridge Reservoir & Singing Ringing Treeeasy/mod4.00
2183Irwell Sculpture Trail from Bacupeasy4.50
3159March Haigh Reservoir & Eastergate Bridge from Marsdeneasy/mod5.00
1793Lothersdale from Cowlingeasy/mod6.00
3719Ramsden Wood & Hades Hill from Walsdeneasy/mod6.10
2098Marsden Moor from Marsdeneasy/mod6.40
1411Walsden & Warland Reservoireasy/mod6.50
2634Broadstone Hill & the Cotton Famine Roadmoderate7.00
1336Sowerby Bridge and Norland Mooreasy/mod7.00
1458The Rossendale Way from Greaveeasy/mod7.00
2121Crimsworth Dean, Lumb Bridge & Hardcastle Cragsmoderate7.50
1849Blackstone Edge and the Pennine Way without a carmoderate8.00
1307Circuit of Ovenden Moor from Oxenhopemoderate8.00
1135Top Withins and the Bronte Bridge from Haworthmoderate8.00
2553Greenfield Reservoir & Raven Stones from Dovestonemoderate8.00
2946Buckstones and Linsgreave Head from Marsdenmoderate8.75
1900Standedge Trail from Marsdenmoderate9.00
3015Stoodley Pike & Withens Clough Reservoir from Lobb Millmoderate9.00
1829Holme & Marsden Clough from Ramsden Reservoirmoderate9.00
3380Blackstone Edge from Hollingworth Lakemoderate9.00
2630Upper Holme Valley & Ramsden Cloughmoderate9.00
2661Keighley Moor Reservoir & Hitching Stone from Cowlingmoderate9.50
2561Digley & Ramsden Reservoirs from Wessenden Headmoderate9.50
2518Black Hill & Four Reservoirs from near Wessenden Headmoderate10.00
1291Stoodley Pike from Hebden Bridgemoderate11.00
2644Marsden and the Standedge Trailmoderate11.00
2705Oxenhope to Hebden Bridge without a carmoderate11.00
2260White Hill from Hollingworth Lakemoderate11.20
2606Hoof Stones Height, Noah Dale and Colden Watermoderate11.50
2926Cupwith & Shooter's Nab from Marsdenmoderate13.00
2613Boundary Walk from Marsdenmoderate13.00
2600Chew Reservoir & the Pennine Waymod/hard14.00
2359Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsdenhard19.50
1697Marsden to Edale challengevery hard22.00

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South Pennines Guide

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 valleys, there is nowhere in this region that exceeds 2000 feet. The moors and valleys are where the old rivals, Lancashire and Yorkshire meet and where too the rival industries of cotton and wool.
South-Pennines Walking Guide

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