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Welcome to the event listings for the 2018 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2018 we've introduced a new feature - you can now search the listings by activity, or by Local Authority area, using the filters on the right of the page. Then click on the event of your choice to get full details about start times and locations.

Updates

Due to the pocket guide going to print in July sometimes events have to change for the actual festival due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check the Walk and Ride Festival website for up to date advice.



For self guided routes throughout the year visit www.walkridesouthpennines.co.uk.

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08th September - The Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk

Start Time: 00:00
Starting at midnight on the 8th of September into the early morning of the 9th. This dog and family-friendly walk takes in a 7 or 13 mile round route around Calderdale with refreshments en-route and a goodie bag at the finish line. People usually finish between 2 and 6 hours depending on distance chosen.
Training

08th September - National Navigation Awards Bronze ..

Start Time: 09:30
Participants learn basic skills of map selection, symbol interpretation, scale, orientation, distance estimation, compass skills planning and safety procedures. Receive a certificate for the National Navigational qualification - Bronze award. Part two on 9th September.
Spectator Event

08th September - Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition

Start Time: 10:00
A beautiful collection of photographs taken from this yeas Through the lens competition entries. The exhibition aims to show visitors the magic of the South Pennines captured on camera.
Spectator Event

08th September - Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition

Start Time: 10:00
A beautiful collection of photographs taken from this years Through the Lens competition entries. The exhibition aims to show visitors the magic of the South Pennines captured on camera.
Spectator Event

08th September - Through the Lens Photographic Exhibition

Start Time: 10:00
A beautiful collection of photographs taken from this year's 'Through the Lens' competition entries. The exhibition aims to show visitors the magic of the South Pennines captured on camera. Photographs to include our iconic landscape, it's wildlife, its people and the events that take place here in the South Pennines.
Walk

08th September - Reaps, Hambeldon and Gorple

Start Time: 10:15
Clough Foot to Reaps Cross, Hoar Side Moor, Black Hambeldon (refreshment stop), Hare Stones, Dicken Rocks and Gorple Reservoirs
Kite Making Workshop

08th September - FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival Kite-making workshop

Start Time: 10:30
Join us at The Piece Hall for the Halifax Heritage Festival celebrations. Learn about stories of years gone by in a special oral history exhibition and join one of the guided heritage tours. Families can get involved in creative workshops - have a go at making your own kite to fly today or at FLY! The South Pennines Kite Festival or make a vegetable creature before potato printing a scene to go with them. Booking may be required, visit thepiecehall.co.uk/whats-on
Walk

08th September - A Different Perspective

Start Time: 10:30
Discover the woods through your senses on this family walk with fun, hands-on activities. Led by Get Out More CIC. Meet at canal towpath, at the side of High Corn Mill just off Mill Bridge, Skipton. From Town Centre, head towards top of High Street near Holy Trinity Church, turn left to Mill Bridge. There are some steps down to towpath that leads to woods.
Walk

08th September - Todmorden Open Studios Trail

Start Time: 11:00
Use our map and brochure to plan your own self-guided walking trail around The Todmorden Open Studios event. Stroll around art exhibitions in the town centre or head for the hills to visit outlying artists studios. See brochure for venues offering disabled access. Not suitable for dogs. Also on 9th September. You can take as long as you like visiting as many studios as you like.
Walk

08th September - Photo Treasure Hunt

Start Time: 13:00
Walk through history finding a fossilised tree, village stocks, Pill box and much more on the West Pennine Way to Turton Tower returning through the ancient village of Chapeltown. Bring your camera. Suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs please.
Walk

08th September - Castleshaw Roman Forts

Start Time: 14:00
A guided tour of the site and setting of two Roman forts on Chester to York military road including 2014-2017 excavation results. No wheelchair access, rough ground and no toilets. Meet at the public car park on Waterworks road next to Castleshaw Outdoor Centre OL3 5LZ. Take the A62 from Delph cross roads towards Huddersfield (approx 1 mile)turn second left after cricket fields.One moderate climb.
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09th September - Two Towers Walk

Start Time: 09:00
Includes, streams, woods, fields and moorland, remains of Grants Tower on one side of the Irwell Valley, then spectacular views from the top of Peel Tower on the other.
Walk

09th September - Walking the West Pennine Way Walk 1 of 6

Start Time: 09:30
Walking The West Pennine Way over 6 days with Mick Chatham - a new 47 mile circular route. The main days walking will be circular walks on the West Pennine Way returning on stretch of Witton Weavers Way. A certificate will be issued to all who complete all 6 sections. Also takes place on: 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th and 21st. For all information contact Mick Chatham or get yourself a Walk and Ride Festival Pocket guide.
Award

09th September - National Navigation Award - Bronze Award PART 2

Start Time: 09:30
Provides the candidates with the basic skills of map selection, symbol interpretation, scale, orientation, use of handrails, distance estimation, compass skills, planning and safety procedures.
Cycle

09th September - Shibden Valley Explorer

Start Time: 09:30
A guided off-road cycle rid. A moderate mornings exploration of the bridleways around the beautiful Shibden Valley with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship off-road Cycle Club. Not suitable for beginners.
Walk

09th September - Long way around Bobus x

Start Time: 09:30
This challenging walk will take us on steep paths and rough terrain over the southern part of the National Trust estate.
Walk

09th September - Mens Memories Walk

Start Time: 10:00
From Waterfoot around the Cowpe Valley and back. This is a walk for men to share a special memory with the group. Men are encouraged to bring along an image or object which holds a special memory for themselves. Along the walk each man will be encouraged to share their image and their memories.
Walk

09th September - The ups and downs of the Calder Valley

Start Time: 10:15
Assistance dogs only, family-friendly, guided circular walk.
Walk

09th September - Nordic Walk & Talk - Australian Family’s 7-year Experience in State of Qatar

Start Time: 11:00
Unusual and interesting chance to learn about the Middle East. Expected time 40 minutes. Children, families/adults welcome. Then borrow our Nordic Walking poles for sociable walk, suitable for beginners, with expert qualified Nordic Walking instructors Jean and John.
Spectator Event

09th September - Towneley Heritage & Woodland Day

Start Time: 12:00
Dozens of activities for all the family showcasing woodlands and heritage : traditional woodland crafts, working horses, funfair, forest school, birds of prey display, archaeology, bands and re-enactment.
Walk

09th September - A Stroll Around Stacksteads

Start Time: 14:00
A dog friendly and family walk. View sculptures, parks and gardens around Stacksteads, including the Greenway, Rosemount and the path of history.
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10th September - Padiham to Porters Gate

Start Time: 10:00
Burnley Way to top of Hambledon Hill on an old packhorse route back down past Hapton Tower then down to Bentley Green and on to Padiham Greenway to finish.
Walk

10th September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 10:00
Health walk lasting up to an hour and a half exploring the local area followed by a cuppa in a local cafe. Also on 17th.
Walk

10th September - Marsden Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:30
Try walking the Nordic way. We will lend you ploes and you too can feel the benefits of using your upper body to make walking a breeze, even up the hills. For more information and to book a pair of poles contact the office on 01484 847016
Walk

10th September - Langfield Common Heritage Walk

Start Time: 10:30
A high-level linear heritage walk that traces the boundary of Langfield Common above Todmorden, visiting packhorse tracks, a corpse road, milestones, boundary stones and a medieval deer park. Some rough ground involved. Starting at Todmorden train station and finishing at Hebden Bridge train station.
Walk

10th September - Moorland Sling Walk

Start Time: 11:00
Come along for a pleasant amble with your babe in arms, bring sun hats or bobble hats for you and baby and protect yourselves from whatever weather we end up with on the day. Amy will teach you some map reading skills and what to carry and hopefully you will eave with a little more confidence in getting out there with bambino. Bus stop at Blackshaw Head is about 1 km from the start and finish point.
Walk

10th September - Walk and Talk Club

Start Time: 13:00

Walk

10th September - Wainhouse Wander

Start Time: 13:00
A gentle 4 mile circular walk taking in the grounds of Wainhouse Tower and the surrounding area in Skircoat and King Cross. A chance to meet new people and enjoy some local facts and history provided by our walk leader. Suitable for all abilities. Part of the Halifax Central Walk and Talk Initiative.
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11th September - The Burnley Way Round Briercliffe

Start Time: 10:00
Take a look at various interesting buildings in Haggate and Harle Syke with some historical snippets of interest. We will follow the Rivesr Don and Brun to Rowley Hall and lake for a refreshment stop. Walking by Swinden Water on the Burnley Way to Extwistle Hall and Monk Hall. A pop to Shores Hey Animal Sanctuary for a lunch stop. Taking in places associated with the Quakers of Pendle before back to the starting point to finish.
Walk

11th September - Lady Blantyres Rock

Start Time: 10:00
Walking past a place which was of great importance to the old religion of the Druids and monument to a mill owner who was genuinely concerned about the welfare of his employees. Dog friendly.
Cycle

11th September - Saddleworth Circuits

Start Time: 10:00
A gentle, mainly off-road exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the Rough Stuff Fellowship Off-Road Cycling Club. Suitable for beginners. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln cafe. Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 16:00. Two 12 mile rides morning ride meet from 10:00 for 10:30 start, afternoon meet 13:00 for 13:30 start or do both (24 miles).
Walk

11th September - Holmfirth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 10:00
Try walking the Nordic way. We will lend you some poles and if you arrive at 09:30 there is a half hour practice session before the main walk. Walk followed by a cuppa in the local cafe.Also on 18th September.
Walk

11th September - Slaithwaite Health walk

Start Time: 10:30
An hour long health walk exploring the local area followed by a cuppa in a local cafe. Also on 18th September.
Walk

11th September - Honley Health Walk

Start Time: 11:30
An hour long health walk exploring the local area. For more details contact Peter on 01484 321506. Also on 18th September.
Walk

11th September - Meltham Health Walk

Start Time: 13:30
A health walk exploring the local area followed by a cuppa in a local café. For more information contact Ann on 07779936026. www.kirklees.gov.uk/walking
Walk

11th September - Back to the Fells! Fell running Taster

Start Time: 18:30
Have you ever wondered what fell running is all about? Find out with a friendly, supportive group running in our beautiful Pennine landscape. If you are able to run or jog 3mls/5km or you go to the gym regularly to keep up a level of fitness then please come along and join us! Wear your grippiest trainers and remember to bring an extra layer for the moors! And do stop for a drink with us afterwards in the Shoulder of Mutton.
Walk

11th September - Pop Out Walk

Start Time: 18:30
This walk is designed to encourage people to pop out after work for a walk in our lovely countryside. The walk will start with a steep climb into the woods that surround the town. The ground is uneven and may be muddy after rain, so stout footwear is necessary. It is not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs will need to be on a lead
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12th September - No Cat’ in Well

Start Time: 10:00
A lovely circuit of the Luddendean Valley visiting many historical points of interest. Dogs allowed on leads. Suitable for families with older children with endurance!
Walk

12th September - Walk and Talk with Warren

Start Time: 10:15
Visit a local nature reserve - Cromwell Bottom - birds, bees, trees, pond life, wild flowers, family friendly, easy access
Walk

12th September - Littleborough Walk

Start Time: 10:30
This walk crosses one of the quietest stretches of Littleborough’s moorlands. Parts of the walk are wet and rough underfoot.
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