Walking

Walking

Pule Hill walk

Walking

A circular walk that starts along the canal towpath before gently contouring around the sides of Pule Hill along its grassy banks.

Enjoy views over the moorland and pass the remains of Marsden's industrial heritage, as you pass the Engine House and ventilation shafts that extend down to the railway and canal tunnels below.

Rainbow over Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Map

Map route for Pule Hill walk

Start:

Marsden Moor Estate Office, grid ref: SE047117

1

From the National Trust Estate Office walk west along the towpath to the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre.

2

Cross the canal and follow a path that climbs left up the embankment behind the Water's Edge Restaurant. Follow this until you emerge on to a road. Turn left then right at the next junction.

3

Walk up the road passing the houses on your right before following a walled path to the A62. Continue right up the road until you reach the Hey Green entrance road (approximately 220yd (200m)); from here cross over the road to a stile.

4

Cross the stile and follow a path that heads uphill briefly before turning right to run parallel to the road around Pule Hill. Continue along this path keeping close to the farm walls on your right, eventually crossing a stile. Cross the stile and continue straight ahead towards the two brick ventilation shafts.

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5

Stay on this lower path heading towards the far ventilation shaft and continue between the two shafts. Below to your right is a ruined Engine House built about 1800 to house the pit mechanism for the construction of the canal tunnel. Cross the quarry incline, or for a short detour to see the Stanza Stone walk up this incline to the top of Pule Hill Edge Quarry before returning to this point. Now follow a well-defined path ahead until you reach Mount Road.

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6

Turn left along the road to a junction just before the cattle grid.

7

Drop down the hill to the gate on the right and follow the walled path down to an old house and track. Follow the track round to the right, reaching Old Mount Road at the bottom and then turn left to follow the road down into Marsden. On reaching Marsden cross the A62 to walk down Town Gate Road following the road left onto Church lane, past a church and then left up Station Road back to the Estate Office.

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End:

Marsden Moor Estate Office, grid ref: SE047117

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Pule Hill walk

Terrain

A circular walk that starts along the canal towpath and tarmac roads before gently contouring around the sides of Pule Hill across its grassy (and sometimes muddy) banks. Some sections of this path can be quite wet, especially after heavy rain. Return to Marsden along quiet lanes and walled footpaths.

Dogs are welcome but should be kept under close control at all times and on a lead during the bird breeding season (March - July).

Pule Hill walk

Contact us

Pule Hill walk

How to get here

Address
Marsden Moor Estate office, The Old Goods Yard, Station Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DH
By train

Marsden station next to Estate Office.

By road

On A62 Manchester Road between Huddersfield and Oldham.

By foot

Pennine Way, Pennine Bridleway, Colne Valley Circular Walk, Standedge Trail.

By bus

First Group Bus Services No 182,183,184 or 185 from Huddersfield; 184 from Oldham. Alight at Marsden Manchester Road.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network route 68 and Pennine Bridleway.

Pule Hill walk

Facilities and access

  • Car park (free)
  • Various shops and cafes in Marsden village (not National Trust)
  • No immediate local public toilet facilities
  • Marsden Moor Exhibition Room (next the Estate Office in the Old Goods Yard)
  • Dogs are welcome but should be kept under close control at all times and on a lead during the bird breeding season (March - July)