Stoodley Pike Walk - February 20th

Posted 21/2/2016

This walk was a wild and windswept affair for the hardy part of eighteen DVWG walkers who attended.

An early start was necessary for our party to travel by train to Todmorden, this made an obligatory coffee stop necessary on our arrival.

After coffee we left Todomorden walking up to Stoodley Pike via the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way, passing through the outstanding village of Lumbutts.

Our final ascent onto the ridge known locally as Higher Moor was tough. We joined the Pennine Way here in gale force winds and driving rain, finally arriving at Stoodley Pike, we ascend the monument briefly to enjoy the view.

Our lofty position was not a place to linger too long on this walk and we quickly began to descend the Pennine Bridleway in persistent rain on our onward journey to Hebden Bridge.

We arrived in Hebden Bridge in good time and saw first hand the effects which the awful floods have done to the pretty High Street of this Pennine town. Our party all soaked to the skin found a great little café to warm up and enjoy some hot coffee and cake before our return journey commenced.

Well done to everyone for completing this 6.5 miles walk, which with 1200 feet of ascent and poor weather conditions ultimately proved to be quite a challenge.