BMC members and their friends are invited to join a peer-led walk delivered by BMC Peak Area volunteers on Sunday 29 September 2019.
Yorkshire/Lancashire border and northern tip of the Peak District.
The planned route will climb the prominent peak of Pule Hill for fine views before venturing along Standedge passing Millstone Edge and an optional add-on to visit White Hill before returning via Willykay Clough and the river and canal side to Marsden.
The walk is approx. 12.5 miles (19.7 km) in length with 1,800 ft (560 m) of ascent but there is an opportunity for some to miss out White Hill for a shorter 10 mile version. The route uses mostly established paths and tracks, some are a little rough, eroded plus a small amount of off-path terrain and boggy ground with some minor streams and also public roads to cross.
Meeting point and start time
Meet at Marsden Railway Station (OS grid ref. SE 0472 1183, Lat/Long 53.603058,-1.930070, nearest postcode HD7 6AX) at 9.50 a.m. for a 10 a.m. prompt start. For those arriving by train check www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times. Trains run direct to Marsden from Manchester Piccadilly, Stalybridge, Greenfield and Huddersfield. There is free parking for cars in the adjoining public car park (just beyond the National Trust Estate Office).
What to bring
Participants will be expected to carry weather resistant clothing (including gloves and headgear) suitable for the conditions prevailing on the day which could be anywhere between hot and sunny (meaning sun hats, plenty of water and sun cream) to cold, wet and windy (meaning plenty of warm clothing) and also carry sufficient food and water (or other suitable drinks) for a full-day hill walk.
Although the walk is planned to finish well within the hours of available daylight, participants might wish to pack a small torch/head torch in case an emergency results in a severe delay to the walk.
Who can come
This walk is open to BMC members and accompanying friends.
Under 18s are welcome, but only if in the company of a parent or legal guardian who will take responsibility for them throughout.
Dogs may accompany walkers but on the understanding that they must be kept on short-fixed leads at all times.
Let us know you're coming
It would be helpful to have names of likely attendees ahead of time if possible. If you think it likely you'll come then please spare a moment to email organiser Peter Judd via firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know.
Please email Peter Judd on email@example.com or Austin Knott on firstname.lastname@example.org