Todmorden Tops - Forged by the Fielden Dynasty.

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Start and finish.

The walk starts and finishes at the centre of Todmorden, close to the railway and bus stations as well as several public parks. The post code is OL14 5AQ and the OS grid reference is SD 93689 24182.

The start of the e-Trail is best accessed by taking a bus ride from Halifax, Hebden Bridge or Littleborough or by train on the Manchester - Leeds line. If you are coming by car, there is limited car parking in the centre of Todmorden.

Themes and highlights.

The walk takes you up onto the hills to the north and west of Todmorden. On the way you will see how aspects of the landscape have been formed by the inhabitants of the area, chiefly led by members of the Fielden family through the generations.

The Fielden story is also told in the Walk around Todmorden with the Fieldens e-Trail.

Length and time.

The walk is about 13 km (approx 8 miles) and should take about 4 hours to complete. There are two points on the route where an easy short return into Todmorden could be made.

How strenuous?

There are two long, continuous, often steep climbs onto the hills around Todmorden. There is one stretch with exposure to a long drop at the side of the hill. 

Ground conditions, stiles and steps.

The majority of the walk is on farm tracks and lanes but there are stretches of open fields and moorland where it can be wet and boggy. There are several stiles to be crossed.

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