Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike, Todmorden: Address, Stoodley Pike Reviews: 4.5/5

Stoodley Pike
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Richard C
21 contributions
Monument
Nov 2019
As a land mark thats important to calderdale, the view from its balcony is without doubt one of the best in this area. You can see for miles on a clear day making the hike up there all the more worth it. If you have a few hours to kill take a look see....you won't be disappointed.
Written October 24, 2020
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Hepatacyte
Northallerton, UK669 contributions
Great Views
Aug 2020
We followed a fairly easy path from the canal side in Hebden Bridge to Stoodley Pike but found it a bit tricky to find our way through the woods at the bottom of the walk. The views from the top are great. We did not climb up the tower itself as it is completely dark and quite steep.
Back along the Pennine Way and along the canal for a round trip of 10 miles or so.
Written September 16, 2020
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Purple Haze
1 contribution
Amazing views and a cool walking target
May 2020 • Family
I love this place. You can see it from all over Calderdale so it makes a good target especially when walking with kids. There are lots of different ways of getting to it - some more difficult than others. When we used to have a dog we would go from right down the bottom of Hebden so our dog could have a good off lead run before we hit the moors where there are sometimes sheep. The challenge for the kids is whether they can do the Stoodley staircase without using the torch on our phone. They always did it and came out at the top feeling brave and triumphant.
Written May 30, 2020
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Thoughtful100
Lincoln, UK230 contributions
Take a torch and go on up
Oct 2019
Walking the Pennine Way, Stoodley Pike was our friend on the horizon for 2 days and our picnic spot on the first of those. It is beautifully set with lovely views. The moor behind it is worth crossing - big and flat and boggy, everything you want from the Pennine moors but with stone paths to make it easily passable if you stick to the Pennine Way. Do be brave, switch on your phone torch and walk up the dark stairwell to enjoy the even better view from the balcony. So why not 5 stars? Because the tower itself is not that special, it's the landscape around it that is the star and I can imagine that just walking up from the car park and back might be a bit of a trudge if you imagine the tower itself is going to make itself worth it. You need to explore a bit further afield and look at the Pike from the distance in my view.
Written December 10, 2019
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John R
London, UK35 contributions
Must visit if in the area
Aug 2019 • Family
Stoodley Pike is such an iconic image of Todmorden that one really must go and visit if you are in the area. Several routes up (easy and more difficult) with plenty of people to point the best way for you.
It is a good walk and challenging if the weather turns but certainly worth the view once there.
People say take a torch to climb up onto the balcony but part of the fun is to feel your way up and down.
In the old days you could go down as well with the disturbing sound of bones cracking underfoot- presumably from lost sheep. This , however, is now closed off so up is the only direction of travel once you arrive.
Take refreshments with you as there is nothing on the top but moorlands.
Written August 23, 2019
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Nimrod52
Todmorden, UK125 contributions
Iconic Landmark
Jun 2019
Stoodley Pike built to celebrate victory over the French at the Battle of Waterloo is a well known sight for visitors to Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. There are a number of routes to the 'Pike' all relatively easy going. For the more fit amongst us, local fell runs are held annually and many use the route for training. People are inspired to walk to the summit and take in the views across the valley and moors. If its a walk you want with an easy challenge then do it.
Written August 19, 2019
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penduss
Halifax, UK110 contributions
Final visit for a while
Oct 2018
As hill walkers and getting on a bit, my wife and I plus dogs used to go here regularly but because of knackered knees(awaiting new ones)I can’t make it any more. This is one of the most amazing walks. You can do it the hard way,that’s straight up. steady climb, that takes longer but it’s easier or part way by car then walk over the moor. Great views good exercise, and if you don’t mind the dark when you get up to the pike you can get up to the top via the steps on the inside but be careful. Brilliant
Written July 30, 2019
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annrowley1951
Todmorden, UK20 contributions
Popular tourist attraction
Jun 2019 • Friends
Good walk from main road. Path very obvious to pike. Child friendly. Great views from top. No toilets.
Written July 3, 2019
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AlHiggo
North Yorkshire, UK91 contributions
Stunning!
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our camping trip in Calderdale saw us go on a few beautiful walks. One of which took us past Stoodley Pike which has an amazing and fascinating history. Little did we realise that the monument is hollow and can be climbed up onto a balcony that runs around the entire thing! It’s just a shame that there’s quite a lot of litter inside the monument though.

On the whole, I would thoroughly recommend taking a short walk (about an hour) from Hebden Bridge to see this amazing pike.
Written June 3, 2019
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Tamsin M
Cheadle, UK102 contributions
Sense of achievement
Apr 2019 • Family
What a great walk - we did it with our two boys aged 8 & 10 and dog. Not too steep going up from mankinholes on the path but you def need hiking boots/good trainers. It was such gorgeous blue skies at the top and the views are stunning. We walked the steep way down which the boys loved.
Written April 10, 2019
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