Saddleworth walk

Take a bracing walk through the rugged, beautiful Pennine countryside and discover dramatic views, record-breaking engineering and welcoming inns.

Entrance to Standedge Tunnel on Huddersfield Narrow Canal Standedge Tunnel, Huddersfield Narrow Canal

This walk is from the Royal Geographical Society’s ‘Discovering Britain’ series. Visit their website for full route information and maps.

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal scales the Pennines and its summit is the highest stretch of canal in Britain. The superb scenery along the way is full of dramatic contrasts - rugged hills, tranquil wooded countryside, and historic mills and industrial buildings. The canal itself features distinctive very narrow locks, not forgetting the impressive Standedge Tunnel.

Start point: King Street, Delph, OL3 5DH

End point: Brownhill Countryside Centre, Wool Road, Dobcross, OL3 5PB

Distance: six miles

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