Pule Hill walk

Walking trail

A circular walk that starts along the canal towpath before gently contouring around the sides of Pule Hill. Enjoy views over the moorland and see 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.

View of cotton grass in the sunshine at the base of Pule Hill


Map route for Pule Hill walk


Marsden train station, grid ref: SE047117


From Marsden train station walk west along the towpath, following the red waymarkers towards Standedge Tunnel visitor centre.


Cross the canal and walk through the carpark. Take a left up the grassy bank between the knee rail fencing - Standedge Tunnel visitor centre is on your right. At the gap in the wall turn left to walk along a walled track behind the Water's Edge restaurant. Cross over the bridge and canal again, following the walled track until it brings you out on Manchester Road (A62).


Turn right to walk along the A62. When you reach the Hey Green house on the right hand side cross over the road and go over the stile immediately opposite.


Follow the path uphill and to the right, running parallel to the road around Pule Hill. Continue along this path keeping close to the farm walls on your right, passing a wind turbine on the right. To your right is a lovely view across Marsden Moor. Continue for a while crossing a few small boardwalks. When you come to a stile in a wall cross the stile and continue straight ahead. Then cross a second stile to walk toward two brick ventilation shafts.

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Stay on this lower path heading towards the far ventilation shaft. Follow the path parallel to the electricity poles. Now follow a well-defined path until you walk across a boardwalk and out onto Mount Road.

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


At the junction turn left up Old Mount Road and then take the left fork up the stony track signposted Hades Farm. Continue along this track for about half a mile until you reach the Heritage Trail marker 'stone no.15'.

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From here drop down the hill to the gate on the right and follow the walled path downhill. Follow the track round to the right, reach Old Mount Road at the bottom and then turn left to follow the road into Marsden. At the bottom of the road, cross over the A62 (Manchester Road) to walk down Towngate with St Bartholomew's church on the left. Turn left up Station Road, back to Marsden train station.


Marsden train station, grid ref: SE047117

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Pule Hill walk


Canal towpath

Grassy banks


Quiet lanes

Walled footpaths

Dogs are welcome on all our trails. For information on how to get the most enjoyment for you and your dog please see our doggy dos and don'ts

Pule Hill walk

Contact us

Pule Hill walk

How to get here

Marsden train station, Station Road, Marsden, West Yorkshire, HD7 6DH
By train

Marsden train station.

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 information room (next to the National Trust office)
  • Dogs are welcome but should be kept under close control at all times and must be on a lead during bird breeding season (1 March - 31 July)