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Standedge to M62 via Pennine Way

Standedge to M62 via Pennine Way


On the A62 Oldham to Huddersfield road at SE 020 095 about 8 miles east of Oldham. There are prominent signs saying the Pennine Way is crossing the A62 at this point. There is a reasonably sized car park which is free.


8 km (one way).    About 2 – 3 hours.  Double distance and time if walking back to start.


Millstone Edge Trig Point, 448 m, SE 012 104.

White Hill Trig Point, 466 m, SD 990 132.

OS Outdoor Leisure 1: Dark Peak. OS Outdoor Leisure 21: South Pennines.


This is a fine walk with no real hills and no difficult ground. It is mainly high moorland with views of edges and reservoirs. Unusually, the Pennine Way crosses the M62 motorway by a footbridge high over the motorway.


(1) Cross the road from Standedge car park and follow the Pennine Way (signed) north. Strangely, the Pennine Way is not signed at the next few signs so continue straight ahead at these. Note that you are following the Pennine Way and not the Pennine Bridleway which takes a different route. About 1 km from the start reach the Millstone Edge Trig Point, 448 m. Continue along the edge to reach a dip where the Pennine Way goes right, N, at a small stone sign. Follow this to reach the A640 main road.

(2) Cross over and continue on the signed Pennine Way. After about 2 km, reach the White Hill Trig Point, 466 m. Continue for about another 2 km to reach the A672 main road. On a clear day, the M62 will now be visible as well as being heard! Cross the road and continue on the Pennine Way for about 600 m to reach the footbridge over the M62 and cross over.

(3) If transport has been arranged, return to the large layby on the A672. Otherwise retrace back to Standedge.


(a) This walk took place on 23rd February, 2018.

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