Walks around Holme

More walking information coming soon.

The Peak District Boundary Walk

Holme village is an official start/end point for one of the stages of this new walk which covers a total distance of 190 miles around the boundary of the Peak District National Park.  More information here.

Roger Nelson’s hikes

The walks below have all been undertaken by village resident Roger Nelson (76 years young!), in the Northern part of the Peak District national park. Some are circular routes from Holme village. Others start from Holme and end elsewhere. They are all long distance walks and many venture into remote moorland areas with little or no mobile phone reception, so should only be undertaken by experienced walkers with the proper equipment and at your own risk! 

Please note: The route times displayed on OS Maps are based on an average walking speed of 3.1 mph. They will take longer if your average speed is less than this. If you pay for a subscription to OS maps (approx. £30 p.a), you can set your average walking speed to display your own estimated route time and also set distances to display in miles if you prefer. Or you can of course, download the GPX file and upload them to your own navigation system.

1. Holme to Fairholmes (Ladybower) via Ramsden Clough – Dead Edge End – Lady X – ‘watershed path’ – Howden Edge – Nether-Hey. 16.6 miles.  (View on OS Maps) (Download GPX)

2. Holme to Todmorden via Standedge and Pennine Way. 20.6 miles.  (View on OS Maps) (Download GPX)

3. Circular from Holme via Black Hill – Chew – Oldham Way – Greenfield – Pennine Bridleway – Hudderfield Narrow Canal – tunnel entrance – Pennine Bridleway – Standedge – Pennine Way.  22.2 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

4. Circular from Holme via Windscar – Trans Pennine Trail – Swinden (near Langsett) – Little Don Valley – Lady X – Dead Edge End. 20.9 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

5. Holme to ‘Welcome to Saddleworth’ point on A 635 via Black Hill – Chew res’r – Ashway Standing Stones – reservoirs – Greenfield Reservoir – Rimmon Pit Clough [n.b. extremely steep climb involved] 13.4 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

6. Circular from Holme via Ramsden Rd – Snailsden – Little Grains Clough – Dead Edge End – Britland Edge Hill – Holme Moss – Kaye Edge. 12.4 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

7. Holme to Marsden via Wessenden – Pennine Way – Standedge – Pennine Way – [to meet] A640 – Close-Gate Bridge. 13.5 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

8. Circular from Holme via Black Hill – Chew res’r – Oldham Wy – Obelisk -Broadstone Hill – Cotton Famine Road – Black Hill. 18.2 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

9. Circular from Holme [as per walk 8 except] via Alphin – Furlane – Obelisk etc. 19.8 miles (View on OS Maps) (Download GPX)

10. Circular from Holme via Black Hill – ‘Welcome to Saddleworth’ – Cotton Famine Road – Running Hill Pits – Standedge – Pennine Way – Wessenden. 18.2 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

11. Circular from Holme via [as per walk 1 to] Lady X – ‘watershed path’ – Near Cat Clough – Little Don Valley – Swinden – Trans Pennine Trail – Windscar. 21.7 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

12. Circular from Holme via Ramsden Clough – Dead Edge End – Lady X – Upper Windleden reservoir – Windscar – Snailsden. 15.9 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

13. Circular from Holme via Black Hill – Pennine Way – Chew Head – Hollins Clough – Millstone Rocks – Crowden Little Brook – Black Hill. 14.2 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

14. Circular from Holme via Snailsden – Great Grains Clough -Ramsden Clough – Holme Moss – Kaye Edge. 10.8 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

15. Circular from Holme via Wessenden – round Deer Hill – Deer Hill reservoir – Wessenden Head Road – Royd Edge – Sunroyd – Magdelene Road – Blackpool bridge. 15.9 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

16. Circular from Holme via Ramsden Clough – Dead Edge End – Windscar – Great Grains Clough – Ramsden Clough – Holme Moss – Kaye Edge. 15.3 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

17. Circular from Holme via Ramsden Clough – Dead Edge End -disused quarry – Trans Pennine Trail – Crowden Little Brook – Black Hill. 15.7 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

18. Circular from Holme [as per walk 16 except….] to Holme Moss via Britland Edge Hill – Kaye Edge. 16.5 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

19. Circular from Holme via Wessenden – Pennine Way – Black Moss reservoir – old Pennine Way – ‘Welcome to Saddleworth’ – Black Hill. 16.0 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

20. Circular from Holme via West Nab (anti-clockwise) round Deer Hill (clockwise)  – Deer Hill reservoir then as walk 15. 17.9 miles.  (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

21. Circular from Holme [begin as per walk 8 as far as Chew then] via Dovestones reservoir – cross A635 – Obelisk – Broadstone Hill – Cotton Famine Road – Welcome to Saddleworth – Black Hill. 19.2 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

22. Circular from Holme via Black Hill – Pennine Way as far as Chew ‘junction’ – then to trig point at Chew Head – Hollins Clough – Millstone Rocks – Trans Pennine Trail – Crowden Little Brook – Black Hill. 18.3 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

23. Holme to Mytholmroyd via Marsden then Alternative Pennine Way (comprising Cupwith reservoir – Deanhead Res’r – Booth Wood Res’r – Lower /Higher Wormald – Baitings Res’r – Coal Gate Road – Water Stalls Road – Nab End – Stake Lane). 20.6 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

24. Holme to Standedge [as per walk 8 as far as Chew res’r then] -Alphin – Pennine Bridleway – Huddersfield Narrow Canal – tunnel entrance – Pennine Bridleway. 14.7 miles. (View on OS maps) (Download GPX)

25. Holme to Littleborough [As walk 7 as far as the A640, then] – down A640 as far as bridleway to Redycon Dean res’r – [meet A672 and follow as far as] – bridleway to Piethorne res’r – Rochdale Way – by Castle Hill – Rakewood – Hollingworth Lake – bridle path into Littleborough. 17.2 miles.  (View on OS Maps)  (Download GPX)

26. Holme to Ladybower Inn ‘across the tops’ [as per walk 1 as far as Howden Edge, then, instead of proceeding down Nether Hey] – via Featherbed Moss /Wet Stones – ‘toadstone’ – ‘picnic tables’ – Cartledge Brook – Dukes Road – Cartledge Stones Ridge – Back Tor – Cakes of Bread – Dovestone Tor – Salt Cellar – White Tor – Wheel Stones – Whinstone Lee Tor – Ashopton [n.b. to avoid the extremely steep and eroded descent after Whinstone Lee Tor, a viable alternative is available via a path signposted to Moscar to join another path down to Cutthroat Bridge on the A57 just short of which another path follows down to Ladybower Inn (note steep short final descent)]. 20.2 miles.  (View on OS Maps)  (Download GPX)

 

Many thanks to Roger for supplying the GPX files and agreeing to share them on this website.