Guided walk: Colden Valley and Heptonstall Moor

Enjoy panoramic moorland views on this wonderful walk through the valley.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

This 5 mile walk will take you to visit the sites of the Colden Valley cotton mills before climbing over Heptonstall Moor and dropping down into Hardcastle Crags.

Expect rough paths, steep terrain and great views.

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet our volunteer walk leaders by the information point near the Midgehole Road car park. Use HX7 7AA for SatNav.
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, and bring lunch and a drink.
There are rough paths and steep gradients on this walk making access limited.
Parking is free for National Trust members, parking charges apply for non-members. The walk will take approximately 4 hours.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
17 March 2018 10:00 - 14:00 Available

Contact Info

Hardcastle Crags Estate Office/Gibson Mill
Call 01422 844518/846236

Upcoming events

Guided Walk: Blake Dean and Heptonstall Moor Walk

Sat 21 Oct 2017
This walk across the Pennine Way takes us to sites associated with the route of the old railway line which was once used when the dams were built. Expect steep climbs and great views on this 7 mile walk.

Build a mini raft - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Mon 30 Oct 2017
Test your mini raft building skills this autumn when you join in with our raft building activities.

Create a mini broomstick - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Tue 31 Oct 2017
Make sure you're prepared for Hallowe'en this month by making your very own mini broomstick.

Be a ranger - family volunteering

Wed 01 Nov 2017
The outdoor team at Hardcastle Crags invite you to roll up your sleeves, become rangers for an afternoon and help us give nature a helping hand.

Cook on a Campfire - 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Wed 01 Nov 2017
Learn how to make a campfire and cook up a feast with our volunteer.

Map and Compass - 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾

Thu 02 Nov 2017
Explore the ancient woodland at Hardcastle Crags the traditional way - using a map and compass.