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The Marsden to Edale Challenge Walk

  • Binn Road Huddersfield, England, HD7 6HF United Kingdom (map)
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Join the UProjects leaders on this 24 mile classic Peak District Challenge walk

This challenging walk is developed in partnership and supported by Oldham Council`s Environmental Service and is featured in the Fit For Oldham project

Cost £25 (including transport to and from Oldham and vehicle support on route)Limited places.

A fantastic opportunity to take on this bleak high moorland traverse over Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout, with a total ascent of 4,500ft and with only three road crossings.

Starting from the lovely mill village of Marsden our route will take us up the Wessenden valley, past a chain of four reservoirs and onward over the A635  at Wessenden Head following the now flagged Pennine Way  to the summit of Black Hill at 1908ft

 Black Hill

Black Hill

Onward our route will take us along the Pennine Way and a descent down to the Crowdon area, vehicle support here and a great place to stop for a short break and refreshment, Bleaklow now looms in the distance and looks most menacing over Longdendale

Its a short way to the Woodhead Dam where we will join the  Longdendale Trail briefly before starting our ascent of Bleaklow over rough ground. Good navigation will be required up to the summit of Bleaklow Head at 2077ft

 Wain Stones (or 'Kissing Stones') near Pennine Way at Bleaklow Head

Wain Stones (or 'Kissing Stones') near Pennine Way at Bleaklow Head

Descending once again down to the A57 Snake Pass road. Vehicle support here.

Our route will continue on a good flagged path over Mill Hill before rising to the Wonderful Kinder Downfall area.

 Kinder Downfall

Kinder Downfall

There are many route choices over Kinder Scout, ours will be via Grindslow Knoll, finer summits than this are few and far between in Peakland and with Edale nestling in its green vale in the evening sun some 1200ft below, it's touching finale to the walk.

 The view into Edale from Grindslow Knoll

The view into Edale from Grindslow Knoll

 The Old Nags Head

The Old Nags Head

 

This will be a strenuous days walk and a great challenge, tough under foot and, as always in the Peak District,  with the possibility of cold, wet and windy weather, experience and good preparation are well advised.

  All further information will be sent before the walk date.

Earlier Event: 9 September
A Walk around The Piethorne Valley