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  • Walking and cycling routes - Swellands

  • This 6.5 mile/10.5 km walk will take you from the Marsden centre into the scenic Wessenden Valley, containing ancient woodlands and deep upland reservoirs, then onto sections of the Pennine Way and Standedge Trail close to the watershed and above Swellands Reservoir. This walk contains some sustained ascents, descents and rough terrain.
  • Route type: 
    Walking
  • Area: 
    Colne Valley
  • Specific Area: 
    Colne Valley
  • Distance: 
    Variable
  • Grade: 
    Difficult
  • Theme: 
    Historical
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