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Lady Cross and Woodhead Tunnels

Length – 7.5 miles

Walk Description

This walk has plenty of variety. We follow both an ancient packhorse route, and national trails, including the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT).  We then reach open moorland, following the line of the Woodhead Railway Tunnels, via the line of three ventilator shafts which allowed the escape of smoke from steam trains.


  • Grade – Well defined paths. Some rough ground and stiles. Steady climbs. Some rocky footing. Parts can be muddy and slippy in wet weather. There is one section of yomping across moorland.
  • Start and Parking – Yorkshire Water, Windleden Lane Car Park SE 152 020. This car park is on Windle Edge, above Dunford Bridge.
  • Maps – OL1 Dark Peak, OS Explorer 278/288
  • Public transport – There are three bus routes to Dunford Bridge: 29 (Sheffield/Holmfirth), 401 (Millhouse Green/Penistone) and 491 (Millhouse Green/Dunford Bridge).
  • Refreshments – none on this route
  • Public Toilets – none on this route

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Map of the walk

Lady Cross

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