Healey Dale Top of Pike and Cascades (Rochdale)
5 people attending
21 places left
4 - 5 hours
Lets meet outside the pub – The Healey, as the track down into Healey Dell whilst driveable is pretty uneven unless you have a 4x4 – plus it’s a nice stroll.
We then ascend up onto the Moors taking the Pennine Way to Top of Pike; with fantastic views over Rochdale and beyond. Soon its as though we are leaving civilization far behind; journeying on the old pack road with the majestic Scouts Moor wind farm the only reminder of the modern world.
Following the Rossendale Way, we then head back downhill, past quarries and hidden woods until we are once again in Healey Dell but now at the top end where the cascades, beautiful waterfalls and viaducts span the valley. Following the River Spodden we trace our way back, ready for a well earned pint and festive cheer.
What to bring
Please make sure you bring a waterproof jacket and trousers with you. The weather could be quite cold so please wrap up well and bring an extra fleece and hat and gloves. Recommend gators and boots as its mudddddy!
Food & drink
Bring a packed lunch and at least 2 litres of water.