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Howden Edge

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Length – 11.0 miles

Walk Description

A long walk onto exposed moorland on Howden Edge. Starting at Langsett the route follows farm tracks across access land before claiming up by Near Cat Clough onto Howden Edge. The route then climbs to the trig point at Outer Edge’ with views across the dark peak area to Win and Lose Hills. The return route is along the pack horse route, Cut Gate, before cutting off to the ruins at North America, and the back by the side of the reservoir.

This route is on access land which is used for grouse shooting. The land owner can close the area for short periods. This is usually in the shooting and nesting seasons. There may also be restrictions on taking dogs onto grouse moor access land. More information on the Natural England Web site


  • Grade – A demanding walk with long sections on exposed high level moorland. This is a walk for experienced and well equipped walkers.
  • Start – Langsett Barn car park.
  • Public transport – 257 operated by South Pennine Community Transport, operates on Wednesdays all year from Holmfirth to Stocksbridge Fox Valley stopping at the café/Waggon and Horses in Langsett. Times at
  • Refreshments – The Waggon and Horses Inn, Bank View Café, Langsett
  • Public Toilets – Langsett Barn.
  • Grid Reference – SE 210004

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Map of the walk

Howden Edge map

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