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Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsden
Introduction to Walk 2359

Photo from the walk - Cuckoo Walk & Bacon Butties from Marsden

Nat Park - Peak District - Black Hill Dovestone

Region - South Pennines

County/Area - West Yorkshire & Greater Manchester

Author - Stephen Starkey

Length - 19.5 miles / 31.7 km

Ascent - 2970 feet / 900 metres

Time - 12 hours 40 minutes

Grade - hard

This Peak District walk in the South Pennines from the village of Marsden is a tough day out in the wild moors. There are a number of options available to shorten the route, some of which are described in the text. One of the perks of this route is the opportunity to boost the flagging energy levels by sampling some of the best bacon butties available anywhere. The route does cross some boggy terrain and in bad weather route finding can be very difficult. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
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Length - 13.0 miles / 21.1 km
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Buckstones and Linsgreave Head from Marsden
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Length - 8.8 miles / 14.2 km
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March Haigh Reservoir & Eastergate Bridge from Marsden
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
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Standedge Trail from Marsden
Grade - moderate
Length - 9.0 miles / 14.6 km
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Marsden to Edale challenge
Grade - very hard
Length - 22.0 miles / 35.8 km

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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
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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
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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
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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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