Marsden Essentials

The National Trust Marsden Moor Estate

A landscape steeped in history, from prehistoric man to historic trans-pennine transport routes. The Old Goods Yard exhibition brings the Moor to life for you – follow a 4, 8 or 10 mile heritage trail to see the key sites. Visit Pule Hill for magnificent 360 degree views; Wessenden Valley for spectacular sunsets; and the scheduled ancient monument Eastergate Bridge which dates back to the 17th century. 

The rugged landscape and steep climbs are the perfect challenge for keen mountain bikers – bring your own bike to explore trails and valleys, else stick to the Huddersfield Narrow Canal towpath for a flatter family route.

Peak District National Park

OK, so maybe The Dark Peak doesn’t sound like the most welcoming of places, but for walkers, and cyclists, we promise it’s well worth the visit. There are reports of ghost planes and a magical vista around West Nab on the remote Meltham Moor – can you find the remains of the US B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ which crashed in 1945?

Standedge Tunnel and Visitor centre

Wander alongside the water's edge of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and retrace ancient packhorse trails, to Standedge Tunnel and Visitor Centre - the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in Britain.

The ultimate rejuvenation

Escape to the Pennine countryside and treat yourself from head to toe with heat, ice and mud experiences at the multi award winning Titanic Spa.   Stay overnight in deluxe apartments to maximise your experience, taking the opportunity to learn new skills. How about meditation at The Coach House Healing Centre? Wild yeast baking at The Handmade Bakery, or craft workshops at Green Fusions? Get out into the countryside with a leisurely stroll along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, or tackle off-road mountain biking with a guided tour from Albion Cycling.  

Extreme challenges

Are you tough enough for the Colne Valley or Pennine X Mountain Bike challenge, or the King of the Hill duathlon? It’s not for the faint hearted…but fabulous fun!

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