May 262012

A short ride from from near the base of Stoodley Pike.

Distance: 26.5 km (approx 16.5 miles)
Time: approx 4 hrs
Height gained: 680 m
Map: Outdoor Leisure 21 – South Pennines
Parking: Along Lee Bottom Road (SD 941260)
Refreshments: Cafes and pubs in Hebden Bridge (SD 992272)

“New Delight Inn”, Jack Bridge (SD 962281

View the route in OS Openspace: Hilly Hebden

Note: Our route starts from Higher Stoodley Farm, the cottage we had rented for the weekend. This was the second and longest of rides during our four days in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire.

Route: Higher Stoodley Farm – Middle Stoodley – Holmcoat Bridge – Rochdale Canal – Hebden Bridge – Midgehole – New Bridge – Hollin Hall – Shackleton – Lady Royd – Walshaw – New Laithes Farm – Holme Ends – Clouugh Foot – Gorple Lower Reservoir – Gorple Cottages – Reaps Bottom – Lane Side – Colden – Jack Bridge – Shaw Bottom – Higher Underbank Drive – Rochdale Canal – Holmcoat Bridge – Middle Stoodley – Higher Stoodley Farm