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Charlestown

A Walk Around Charlestown and Jumble Hole - This delightful walk, along the canal and up a beautiful wooded valley, will give you glimpses of hidden 18th and 19th century industrial history.

There are three main highlights of this trail: the canal, built in the late 18th century is a real feat of engineering. There are also hidden remnants of 19th century industrial heritage and fantastic views of the Calder Valley.

About the Trail

Length:

This 5 km (3 mile) e-Trail starts off along the canal, then heads up the picturesque wooded valley of Jumble Hole Clough and returns along the hillside, with spectacular views of the Calder Valley. The e-Trail will take you about 2 hours (a bit longer if you have children with you).

How strenuous:

The first part of the route is on flat ground, followed by a steady climb uphill for about 20 minutes. Having reached the top you gently drop down again to the valley floor.

Start & Finish:

The trail begins at the Stubbing Wharf Hotel near Hebden Bridge (HX7 6LU).

The beginning of the trail is best accessed by walking or taking a short bus ride from Hebden Bridge town centre (details inside). If you are coming by car, you can park in the Stubbing Wharf car park, providing you visit the pub at the beginning or end of the walk.

Where to download the app:

For iPhone/iPad: Go to the Apple Store from your iPhone or iPad & search for Pennine Horizons. ** For iPads you must select the tab 'for iPhone only', or it will not find the Pennine Horizon App.

For Android: Open the Play Store & search for Pennine Horizons. Click on the application & follow the instructions to download.

Where to buy a guide:

The guide is available in various bookshops & Tourist Information Centres around the area.

You can also buy a copy, by popping in to the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG. Or dropping us a line at info@pennine-horizons.org.uk or calling on 01422 844450.

More information

For more information: If you have been inspired to find out more, have a look at images and information on the ATC website powerinthelandscape.co.uk. Here you will find further photographs, maps and facts about water power.

With thanks to; Hebden Bridge Local History Society and Richard Peters for the images in the e-Trails guide. Also to the Alternative Technology Centre for their support developing the walk.