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Sunday May 20th - walk A details

Location: Dog Hill from Ripponden

Leader

Tim Birch

Depart Time Stretford

9:00 am

Travel Time

55 mins

Grade

Moderate

Distance

10.5 miles

Map

    OL21 South Pennines  

Postcode

HX6 4DF (Parish Church on opposite side of the main road)

Grid Ref

    SE040 199  Royd Lane car park, Ripponden, Free.

Approx Ascent

1350 ft

Brief Description

From the car park in the centre of Rippondon we follow the old railway line into the Booth Dean valley to reach Rishworth Mill, now converted to apartments, from where we start our ascent to Pike End passing though the delightful hamlet of Godly with it's historic old church. We are now onto the open moor and we will be making a circumnavigation of the Dog Hill moorland plateau (Dog Hill's trig point optional) via Blackwood Edge Road (path) and Green Withins Edge, before swinging north and east following the drainage leets below Warm Withins Hill and Flint Hill before starting our decent to Grey Stone Height. Back now in farmland we drop down into the Ryburn valley and pass Ryland Reservoir before continuing through the Ryland valley back into Rippondon, passing the Old Bridge Inn which claims to be the oldest pub in Yorkshire. 
 

Sunday May 20th - walk B details

Location: Arley Hall and Great Budworth

Leader Ruth Wain
Depart Time Stretford 9 am
Travel Time 35 mins
Grade Moderate
Distance 8.75 miles
Map  
Postcode  CW9 6HL
Grid Ref  
Approx Ascent  
Brief Description  
This is a splendid walk through peaceful agricultural landscape, which is enriched with woods and copses, lovely villages and historic estates. Elevenses will be near Arley Hall cafeteria, so you have a choice of going in or sitting on the grass outside. Passing by Pick Mere gives a fine stretch of open water with a good variety of wildfowl.
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