Calder Valley Wind Farm Wander

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 12
2019

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£12.50
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Quite a bit of ascent, some relatively steep parts and open moorland with little cover from the elements.

Join us for a challenging but rewarding day walk, just shy of 10 miles in length.

We will be heading out on the moors above Todmorden, near the border of Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Passing inbetween the wind turbines of two different wind farms, crossing open access moorland, exploring forests with hidden bike trails and discovering the beauty of the picturesque upper Calder Valley.

There will be quite a bit of up and down, some rather steep in parts too, around 2000ft total ascent. So by no means will this be a walk in the park. But there will be some spectacular views to take in along the way, with a well earned pub stop before the final climb back to the car park to start heading home. It will most certainly be an enjoyable day and well worthwhile coming along...

I have traveled through this area many times both by train and in the car; every time I was astounded by the stunning scenery and I wanted to stop and go for a walk. This wasn't possible at the time, so now I invite you to come along and experience it with me.

Have you ever looked at a wind farm and wanted to get up close to have a proper look? Wondered what one sounds like, or how noisy they are (if they are) in reality? Do you want to embrace renewable energy? Now is your chance, you can even hug a wind turbine if you like! This walk passes right through the middle of two wind farms, as well as some of the beautiful and varied scenery that surrounds them throughout the Calder Valley.

 

Dogs are very much welcome, though there are stiles on the route.

Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Wind Turbine
A Train traveling through the Calder Valley
Cock Hill Wood
Havok Bike Park trails
Todmorden Moor wind farm
Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Calder Valley
Wind Turbine
A Train traveling through the Calder Valley
Cock Hill Wood
Havok Bike Park trails
Todmorden Moor wind farm

Location

53.756098036901, -2.1623647212982