STOODLEY PIKE, MILESTONES, BOUNDARY STONES & PACKHORSE TRAILS
Walk Length: 5 or 7 miles . Allow 3 hours for the 5-mile walk and 4 hours for the 7-mile walk.
Grade: The route is medium on tracks, some of which can be rough underfoot and steep, paths and roads with a short section on high moorland which can be wet underfoot. Stout foot ware and waterproof clothing is needed. Not suitable for mobility-impaired or young children. Not recommended in poor visibility.
Grid Reference: GR SD95824 23333
Postcode: OL14 6JA
Public transport: The T6 and T8 circular bus services are available from Todmorden which also has a train station.
Parking: on roadside by Lumbutts Methodist Chapel.
The route starts in Lumbutts, and soon passes the first milestone and follows the London Road to the east, a contouring track that used to be the main road to Halifax before the turnpikes in the valley floor. Stoodley Pike is then visited followed by the Te Deum Stone and the magnificent Withens packhorse causey that returns us to Lumbutts. For the energetic, a 2-mile optional diversion takes us to another superb pre-turnpike milestone alongside another excellent stretch of packhorse causeway before retracing our steps to Lumbutts.