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From: Holme MossTo: White House Inn, Blackstone Edge (alternative via Wessenden Head)15.2 miles24.5 km798m ascent910m descent
ThumbnailHead north west past the TV station and follow the Yorkshire boundary on the north east edge of Heyden Brook (no path), turning west as the land levels out to reach the trig point on Black Hill. Purists can follow the original Pennine Way north west across Saddleworth (see main route) but this partly paved alternative route follows the current Pennine Way down the Wessenden valley, where there's an escape route to Marsden for cold, tired and hungry walkers, and a bus can be taken to Standedge to rejoin the route after drying out and/or refuelling. Hardy walkers will follow the Pennine Way to Black Moss reservoir, where we rejoin the main route, cleaner and fitter after avoiding the black sludge.
Bus LogoMarsden: StandedgeBeer LogoWhite House Inn
Train LogoMarsden: LittleboroughBed LogoLittleborough (2 miles)
Car LogoA6024: A635: A62: A640: M62/A672: A58Tent LogoStandedge: White House Inn (wild)
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