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Marsden to Edale challenge
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Photo from the walk - Marsden to Edale challenge

Nat Park - Peak District - Bleaklow Longendale

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - West Yorkshire & Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 22.0 miles / 35.8 km

Ascent - 5400 feet / 1636 metres

Grade - very hard

Peak District walk from Marsden to Edale offers a wonderful challenge crossing Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout during the route. This is not a walk for the occasional walker as it is tough and demanding especially in poor weather. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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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 2644
Marsden and the Standedge Trail
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 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

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.

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