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Welcome to the event listings for the 2017 South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival. As we have so many events in 2017 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.

Please take a few minutes to complete our Festival Feedback survey Thank You.

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

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Cycle

09th September - Get Dirty

Start Time: 09:00
If you are new to off-road biking this half-day course will build confidence and make you feel at home on easy man-made and natural trails.
Cycle

09th September - Ride Leader Training

Start Time: 09:00
The course will equip people with the required skills to lead/supervise cycle rides with theory and practical training including route planning, risk assessments plus more. You need to be a competent cyclist to take part. Bring a bike (although one may be provided for you on request) and suitable clothes for riding.
Nordic Walk

09th September - Saddleworth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 09:30
Come and try Nordic Walking! Use your upper body to make walking twice as effective. Suitable for all abilities and ages. Poles provided. Gentle to moderate. Join us for coffee after.
Walk

09th September - Green Withens Circular

Start Time: 09:30
A demanding walk to Blackstone Edge, Green Withens reservoir and Buckstones. Dogs on Leads. Expect rough terrain across open moorland and steep climbs.
Walk

09th September - Fungi Foray

Start Time: 10:00
Explore the fascinating world of fungi and discover some of the rarer species on this foray through the woodland. Cost £7 adult, £4 child, maximum 25 people so please book early.
Spectator Event

09th September - (Static Stalls) Walking information on Walks in the Heart of the Pennines.

Start Time: 10:00
Come and chat to local Heart of the Pennines experts on walking in the area. Opportunity for people to buy walking leaflets on abundant walks with over 60 available walking routes for purchase. Information tying the history together is available through Pennine Prospects in-depth publications on the South Pennines.
Horse Ride

09th September - Ponies for People

Start Time: 10:00
An opportunity to get hands on with our lovely Fell Ponies, and try a taster ride in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. Open to all ages and abilities.
Walk

09th September - Guided walk using 906 Bus Midgehole to Gibson Mill and back.

Start Time: 10:30
This circular walk takes you through the delightful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags, wandering up and down boulders and stone steps along a riverside path, with the added attraction of visiting Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill is the National Trust flagship sustainable property with the Weaving Shed café where you can get a free coffee with your bus ticket. Head back through a slightly higher woodland trail, the old mill walk, to reach the bus stop to catch the 906.
Walk

09th September - Guided walk using 906 Bus Widdop Gate to Gibson Mill and back to Clough hole.

Start Time: 11:00
This is a short walk mainly in woodland and partly following the route of an old railway line used to build local reservoirs. It starts with steep steps down and then follows the railway line, after which you then head down hill and follow the river down stream. Arriving at the mill pond continuing down to Gibson Mill. Gibson Mill is a National Trust property with facilities and refreshments available at the Weaving Shed café. From here you can then head back up the hill up the stone steps to end at the Clough Hole car park, catching the 906 bus back. At Gibson Mill there is an option here to add a mile onto the walk following a wide track that contours along through woodland to Midgehole.
Walk

09th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
Cycle

09th September - Above Royd (Women-Only)

Start Time: 14:00
Join our friendly, fully qualified ride leader Chris for a gentle introduction to the great off-road riding of the Calder Valley.
Walk

09th September - The Overgate Hospice Midnight Walk

Start Time: 22:30
The midnight walk is a family/dog-friendly fundraising event for Overgate Hospice. Both routes are moderate, roadside walks with some hills. Registration starts at 10:30 pm but walk starts at midnight.£14 per individual or £60 for a team of 5.
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Cycle

10th September - Holme Valley MTB Challenge

Start Time: 09:00
Three mountain bike routes of varying difficulty and duration.Check their website for details on times, routes and registration.
Cycle

10th September - Learn to Ride

Start Time: 09:30
Learn to ride a bike with trained professionals. For more information on this activity visit http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/better-by-cycle. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Please check Eventbrite listing for full details.
Cycle

10th September - Shibden Valley Explorer

Start Time: 09:30
Guided Off-Road cycle ride with optional lunch and opportunity to visit Shibden Hall as part of the Heritage Open Day scheme in the afternoon.
Walk

10th September - The Chartists Way

Start Time: 10:00
A guided walk with Pendle and South Pennines Area Walkers up a secluded valley to Stoodley Pike, Langfield and Gaddings Dam beach and past the Basin Stone. Stop at Shepherds Rest and back along Rochdale canal. Wear suitable walking gear and refreshments.
Walk

10th September - The Calder Valley

Start Time: 10:00
A guided walk with Calderdale Ramblers, up hill and down dale with a few stiles. Families welcome, bring a packed lunch.
Horse Ride

10th September - South Crosland Airfield Ride

Start Time: 10:00
There will be several led rides with varying lengths from 5 miles to 20 miles, riding along local bridleways and quiet roads enjoying the stunning countryside of the South Pennines. Plenty of parking for horse boxes and trailers.
Cycle

10th September - Hollingworth Diggler

Start Time: 10:00
Join your friendly, fully qualified ride leader Chris for a full day's riding from Rochdale over the hills into Oldham and back. (See Facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/WhooshMTB/events)
Rock Climbing

10th September - Outdoor Climbing

Start Time: 10:00
Let us go climbing outside! Contact us on 01706370499 to book and confirm your places. We will bring all the equipment, all you will need is: appropriate footwear to walk and climb, appropriate clothing, layers are best and food and water for a day out.
Event

10th September - Work Rest Eat Play Repeat

Start Time: 10:00
Drop-in sessions to find out how you can increase you activity levels, physical fitness, mental health with run and ride events and taster fitness classes. More information from graemewoodward@hotmail.com
Walk

10th September - Todmorden Open Studios Trail

Start Time: 11:00
Todmorden Open Studios is a self-guided walking trail using brochure and trail map. It can be done as a gentle afternoon stroll to visit local artists studios and art work on display in cafes and bars around the town centre or as a longer walk/bus ride to visit outlying artists studios. See brochure for venues offering disabled access. Not suitable for dogs. Trail is also running on 9th and 11th September. Take as long or as little time as you like exploring our local artists studios and their work.
Walk

10th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
Walk

10th September - Archaeological, Nordic Walk on Crompton Moor

Start Time: 11:00
Borrow a pair of our walking poles, come Nordic Walking and listen to Mike Nevell talking about the industrial archaeology of Crompton Moor. Paths are steep, rough and dog friendly. Free car park.
Spectator Event

10th September - Towneley Heritage and 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 Jacobite re-enactment.
Walk

10th September - Fawcett200-Men Who Changed Hebden Bridge

Start Time: 13:00
Discover how John Fawcett and Dan Taylor, two Baptists, left their mark on Hebden Bridge.
Walk

10th September - Halifax Music Heritage Trail

Start Time: 14:00
A guided tour of the Halifax Music Heritage Trail. You will hear about the fascinating and surprising music history of Halifax from the mid-1950s onwards. Expect to hear tales of Shirley Bassey, Donovan, The Kinks, Pulp, The Jacksons, John Grant and many more as we visit many of the venues of yesteryear.
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Event

11th September - Work Rest Eat Play Repeat

Start Time: 08:00
Drop-in sessions that will be focused on how local businesses can increase the health of their employees and will be hosted by the Mytholmroyd Business Network, Royd Regeneration and Mytholmroyd Community Centre.
Run and Ride

11th September - Run and Ride the Calder Valley Trails and Moors

Start Time: 09:00
Runs and mountain bike rides covering the trails and moors of the Upper Calder Valley, Stoodley Pike and Cragg Vale.
Walk

11th September - Walking the Calder Woodland Way - Part 1

Start Time: 10:00
The first of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a linear route from Brighouse to Walsden.
Nordic Walk

11th September - Nordic Walking

Start Time: 10:00
Nordic walking uses 90% of muscles but reduces stress on joints. Suitable for novices and experienced, equipment provided.
Walk

11th September - Crimsworth Dean & Midgley Moor Heritage Walk

Start Time: 10:30
This is a circular heritage walk that visits Crimsworth Dean and Midgley Moor. It follows ancient packhorse tracks and visits wayside crosses, packhorse bridges, manorial boundary markers and milestones. Some of the paths are steep and rough and can be boggy.
Walk

11th September - History Walk from the Museum

Start Time: 11:00
Walk to local landmark Pots and Pans. Enjoy a historical journey through Saddleworths unique past as you walk. Bridleway and path, some stiles. Suitable for experienced walkers. Bring Lunch.
Walk

11th September - Illingworth Health Walk

Start Time: 13:00
The walk is on pavements and footpaths and includes Ogden Water. Everyone is welcome but no dogs please.
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Walk

12th September - Saddleworth Nordic Walk

Start Time: 09:30
Come & try Nordic Walking! Use your upper body to make walking twice as effective. Suitable for all abilities & ages. Poles provided. Join us for coffee after.
Walk

12th September - Walking The Calder Woodland Way - Part 2

Start Time: 10:00
The second of 4 circular walks with Mick Chatham which covers the recently published Calder Woodland Way by Christopher Goddard - a section of a linear walk from Brighouse to Walsden.
Walk

12th September - Home to Home

Start Time: 10:00
Cliffe Castle to East Riddlesden Hall, a walk from one stately Home to another, through the town along riverside paths and canal. Dog Friendly.
Cycle

12th September - Saddleworth Circuits, Morning

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 (www.rsf.org.uk). Suitable for beginners. Morning ride starts at 10.30am. Afternoon ride starts at 1.30pm. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln Cafe. Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 4pm. Contact Rob Newton 07941757685 for further details.
Trike

12th September - Huddersfield Narrow Canal Ramble

Start Time: 11:00
Inclusive ramble along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, suitable for everyone including those using Mountain Trike off-road wheelchairs. People who use other types of off-road mobility equipment are welcome to join the ramble. £32.50 to hire one of our Mountain Trikes for the day. £12.50 ramble fee only. Hire charge helps with the sustainability of our CIC business.
Cycle

12th September - Saddleworth Circuits, Afternoon

Start Time: 13:00
A gentle, mainly off-road, exploration of the Saddleworth countryside with members of the RSF Off-Road Cycling Club (www.rsf.org.uk). Suitable for beginners. Morning ride starts at 10.30am. Afternoon ride starts at 1.30pm. If riding with us all day lunch will be back at the Lime Kiln Cafe.Expect to be back from the afternoon ride around 4pm. Contact Rob Newton 07941757685 for further details.
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Walk

13th September - Colden, Clough Head and Hebden Dale

Start Time: 10:00
The Calderdale and Pennine Ways to Clough Head then down to the old railway line to Gibson Mill, Hebden Dale and Heptonstall with Pendle and South Pennine Area Walkers. Refreshments available en-route.
Walk

13th September - The Highest Beach in Britain

Start Time: 10:00
Circular walk from Todmorden via Gaddings Dam with some uphill sections and stiles. Suitable for experienced walkers. No dogs or children please.
Walk

13th September - The Waters of Ryburne and Rishworth from the 901 bus

Start Time: 10:00
This circular walk is very varied, including riverside walks, upland farmland and high moorland. Much of the walk is on good paths and farm tracks but the high moorland is uneven in places so good boots are recommended. There are several stiles and a gate on the walk. There are no facilities on route but there are facilities and the beginning and end.
Walk

13th September - The London Road below Stoodley

Start Time: 10:30
Guided walk with CREW (Cardiac Rehabilitation through Exercise and Walking) on gentle inclines, stony tracks, stiles and a ford. There are animals and old buildings en-route. Dogs on leads welcome. Not suitable for children under 12 or for people with mobility issues.
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Walk

17th September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
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Walk

23rd September - Xplorer

Start Time: 11:00
Xplorer is a family friendly navigation challenge that is educational and fun and gives children a sense of adventure as they explore the lake to find the markers. It involves a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making that the whole family can enjoy together. At each marker children need to identify what is pictured and enjoy learning a fun fact to tell their friends.
The Bigger Boat