Hebden Valleys (Lite)
This is a shortened version of the Hebden Valleys Round, starting and ending in Mytholmroyd but only going as far as Stoodley Pike before heading back to Mytholmroyd, cutting the additional mileage around Cragg Vale. Since a huge chunk of the climbing in the full round is near the start of the route, the Lite version is certainly no easy run out.
Approximate Distance: 18 - 19 miles
Approximate Elevation: 1400 - 1500m
Start – Mytholmroyd Community Centre - SE 01123 25970
CP1 – Sheepstones Trig Point - SE 01490 27826
CP 2 – Crow Hill (Midgley) - SE 02252 27688
CP 3* – Rocking Stone - SE 03412 30206
CP 4 – High Brown Knoll Trig Point - SE 03412 30206
CP 5* – Abel Cross - SD 98597 30671
CP 6* – Walshaw - SD 97377 31358
CP 7* - Hardcastle Crags (Summit) - SD SD 97262 30311
CP 8 – Lumb Bank (Curved Bridge) – SD 97707 28232
CP 9 – Badger Lane Crossing – SD 97903 27684
CP 10 – Stoodley Pike - SD 97314 24199
Finish – Mytholmroyd Community Centre
*See Notes Below
Important Route Details
CP 5 - Run through the main courtyard in the small hamlet at Walshaw before heading down into Hebden Dale.
CP 7 - On the way down to Gibson Mill take a short detour of the main track and climb onto the small summit of Hardcastle Crags, which offers an amazing viewpoint up and down Hebden Dale.
CP 9 - There is a path up through the woods that isn't marked on the map heading from the lumb bank bridge up to the road crossing at badger lane at the Grid Reference given.
CP 10 - From Stoodley Pike, take the most direct route back to Mytholmroyd (most commonly across Erringden Moor)
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