Walking Weekend 2018


A weekend of walks, talks, film and food with evening entertainment.
Organised by Marsden Walkers are Welcome and running during the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival.

There is a great choice of guided walks: from woodland to moorland, from shorter walks to more challenging hikes.

* Family-friendly walks included *

* Stalls from a host of community and ‘outdoorsy’ organisations and vendors *

* Evening food, music and film in The Marsden Mechanics *

Note: many if not all of the EVENTS ARE FREE, just turn up!

But we are encouraging donations in the bucket, to join the walks or if you attend the talks etc: we are volunteer-run and have no funding other than what we can raise ourselves.
(The film eve does require a ticket)

The ticket ‘bundles’ (see link below) represent great value and save you donating in the bucket on the day!

Tickets are available via the Marsden Mechanics events hub.

An overview of the Walks:


10.00 a.m > Challenge Walk (The Marsden Poetry Trail): A circular of ten miles, starting from the village, up Pule Hill then across moors tracks.

11.00 a.m > History Walk and Launch of the History Trail Leaflet (around Marsden)

12.30 p.m > Nordic Walking (close to the village centre)

14.00 p.m > Words and Walking for the Mind: (A one hour walk around the nature reserve in Marsden).

14.00 p.m > Deer Hill waymarked trail: Six and a half miles walk up onto the moors. Views of the Colne Valley and Marsden Moor, then back along the canal towpath.

SATURDAY EVE FILM (in partnership with Electric Theatre Cinema):
20.00 p.m > ‘Wild’, with Reece Witherspoon

SUNDAY MORNING WALK (suitable for the family):

10.00 a.m > Hot butties and drinks brought to you by the Scouts

11.00 a.m > ‘Breakfast and Bears’:
A magical walk of approximately three miles and suitable for all the family. Discover scenic waterways, high pastures and Marsden’s own ancient woodland where wild deer roam and bears* hide in the shadows.

(*We’re told that Marsden bears are mostly friendly.)


All walks start from Marsden Mechanics.

Walking Weekend Itinerary latest 12 Sept


Tickets are available via the Marsden Mechanics events hub.

Keep an eye here or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MarsdenWAW/

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