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The routes

This year's Rescue Ramble starts and finishes at our headquarters in Marsden (Grid Ref. 049 114 : Emergency House, Manchester Road, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6EY). There are three routes to choose from: 25 miles; 16 miles or 8 miles.

  • The 24 mile and 16 mile routes include sections of the Meltham Way, Kirklees Way and Pennine Way as well as the old Packhorse trails around the area.
  • The 8 mile route is a circular walk around the Wessenden Valley and also includes a section of the Pennine Way.

We have also introduced a short family walk, again starting and finishing from our HQ in Marsden.  This takes in the canal towpath and Tunnel End Reservoir along with the option of local lanes and tracks.

The 2016 Routes


Interactive route maps:

The routes are on the OL 1 (Peak District Dark Peak) and OL 2 (South Pennines) maps.


Watch a short video about the 2015 Rescue Ramble, filmed and edited by Roger Kinder: