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The Wild Yorkshire Way
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Here you can read a personal account of the route for this stage, together with route maps centred around the start and end points, and information on transport connections, pubs, accommodation and camp sites. You can see a photo gallery, browse through the walk stages, and you can use Google search to look up the start and end points of your day's walking. GPX files for your sat nav are available for download, but please don't blame me if you get lost following them!

From: White House Inn, Blackstone EdgeTo: Packhorse Inn, Widdop Moor12.6 miles20.3 km553m ascent626m descent
ThumbnailFollow the easy walking along the reservoir paths from the White House, then head out across the moor back into Yorkshire to the famous monument Stoodley Pike. Climb its 39 steps for a better view, then continue on past probably the best natural water source on the entire walk (see if you can find it!). Descend into the bustling Calder valley through Callis Wood, and follow the complicated Pennine Way up the other side, passing the famous Aladdin's Cave shop in Colden where you can buy just about anything. From Colden, head out onto the open moors towards Widdop. On a clear day up on this moor there's a view back to Black Hill with its TV mast, with Bleaklow and Kinder Scout beyond - a great motivational sight for bedraggled Pennine Way walkers heading south. The Packhorse Inn is a famous Pennine Way pub, but watch out if you like chips, as they don't serve them! You may get a bed here, or you can camp in the car park if you're tough and hard, like me. I'd get a room.
Bus LogoCalder Valley: Hebden BridgeBeer LogoPackhorse Inn
Train LogoHebden BridgeBed LogoPackhorse Inn
Car LogoA58: A646: Colden: Packhorse Inn:Tent LogoPackhorse Inn
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