628 Slaithwaite Moor

You can't beat the water from Cupwith Reservoir as a remedy for whooping cough, or so the locals once said. But if the patient had to make the arduous climb from Marsden up onto Slaithwaite Moor then the treatment must have been kill or cure.

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LOCATION: Nine miles north-east of Oldham
START: Marsden Station, large free car park
Grid ref: SE047118 Postcode: HD7 6AX
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate, with a steep ascent at the start
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Marsden or pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Colne Valley, Kirklees Way, Marsden Moor, Booth Bank, Huddersfield Narrow Canal, Sparth Reservoir

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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