Marsden Moor Heritage Trail – what’s with the stones?

Ask Google about the ‘Marsden Moors Heritage Trail’ and you get a range of links but none that definitively explain why there are a number of stones dotted around the valley and moors.. and why they are in those specific locations. Or what the specific number on each relates to. I had a lovely morning walk out up the hills … Keep reading >

A walk to New Lancashire – the Standedge Trail

On saturday I headed off across to New Lancashire for a circular walk that was about 10 miles in total. New Lancashire is that part of Saddleworth that used to be Old Yorkshire before some chaps in brown suits commandeered it as part of a metropolitan area shake up, back in the 1970s. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddleworth) Anyway, they annexed off as many … Keep reading >

A walk over to my Dads and back to my youth

I don’t see as much of my dad as I could so last Sunday I went that extra mile – and a few more – and walked 6 hours or so from home over the moors to his house. I actually joined the Pennine Way up at the Rochdale Road, having cut across the moors from Eastergate down in Marsden. … Keep reading >

More a walk than a Hike – I wandered lonely, as no cloud computing

This was definitely a walk with a small ‘w’ not a Walk or even a Hike – This weekend was meant to include a day up Scafell Pike but that was postponed so I could attend the management meeting for Mikron Theatre Company. So to keep my hand in (and my vague sense of healthiness up) I did an early … Keep reading >

I can use my phone / GPS thing in bad weather! The Hiking Geek post

I did a short (no doubt, by hardcore Hikers standards) 4 hours on a local walk / hike this morning – up the Wessenden Valley , onto the Pennine Way and then back down across part of Saddleworth Moor to Marsden. I used the Viewranger GPS app , now installed on my phone – although I’m still figuring it out. … Keep reading >

Black Rabbits, Angry Birds and Semi Intelligent Manufacturing Units – a walk up Wessenden Valley

I had a shortish walk today up the Wessenden Valley in my home town of Marsden to keep my legs moving a bit before next Saturday’s Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. It only took about 3 hours and I thought it might be a bit boring as I’ve done this walk quite a lot – but there was lots to see. … Keep reading >