Follow in their footsteps, from Mesolithic people of 9,000 years BC to Blind Jack of Knaresborough building the turnpike roads, and witness first-hand how the National Trust is preserving this rich landscape today.
Starting Point: Marsden train station (Ordnance Survey grid reference – SE045118)
Distance: 6.9 miles / 11.1 km
Allow: 4 hours 30 mins
Map: OS Explorer 21 – South Pennines
Terrain: A mixture of tracks, rough moorland and flagged paths comprising both ascents, descents and stiles
Nearest town: Marsden
Travel info: By train to Marsden Station on the line between Huddersfield and Manchester, trains approximately one per hour; by the 184 bus from Oldham or Huddersfield, one per hour or local service from Huddersfield; by car on the A62 going east from Manchester and Oldham or west from Leeds and Huddersfield; from further afield via the M62 junctions 22 or 23.
In this audio guide, hike across Rishworth Common and learn more about conservation works being undertaken here – including what’s being done, and most importantly, why!