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CANCELLED: 26 Sep: Great Big Green Week event: 3 Valley Vegans circular walk of Todmorden

UPDATE: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to illness.

Sunday 26th September 2021, Carr and Craggs Moor and the Stones menhirs (standing stones). Around 8 miles / at least 5 hours including lunch stop. (Please note the change of date!)

The Great Big Green Week logo

The 3 Valley Vegans event for September 2021 and the Great Big Green Week is a walk in the hills to the southwest of Todmorden.  This will be a great opportunity to explore an interesting and beautiful area whilst grabbing time for informal discussions about vegan diets and their environmental, ethical and health benefits.  

The route juxtaposes renewable energy sources against coal mining in the past. It also passes through land used for animal agriculture and provides a chance to see some standing stones.  In the past, the remains of a fossilised shark have been found in this area once covered in rainforest.   

Todmorden hill walk 2
  • Booking essential: email rob@3valleyvegns.org.uk if you wish to book a place and receive rendezvous instructions.
  • Food & drink: out of respect for others on the walk, please only bring vegan food & drinks.
  • Stops: there will be a lunch stop together with a couple of snack/drink stops. Bring your own food and drink.  Ensure that you have plenty of water and energy giving snacks/fruits. There are no shops or cafes on the route.
  • Ascent: 390 metres or thereabouts.
  • Difficulty: moderate with a long steep climb near the start.  The terrain is boggy, slippery and wet in places.
  • Attire: please wear waterproof walking boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Also bring waterproof & warm clothing even if the forecast is for good weather.
  • Dogs welcome: but note that there are several stiles en route and most lack a dog-pass.  There are sheep and cows in some fields. Rabbits and deer have also been seen on this walk.
  • Walk with us at your own risk.  There will be a guide but every person joining the walk is expected to take responsibility for their own safety. There will be no formal provision of first aid support.
Sheep in Todmorden
Farming equipment in Todmorden

CANCELLED 10 Apr: Good Friday walk to Pace Egg Play(s) in #Heptonstall

Update 2: the plays are going to happen online instead

Update 1: Following Government advice, we have to cancel this event, sadly.

Twice before, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall.  We’re going to do it again this year and this time our walk will start in Todmorden.  It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm.  The walk will afford some great views and will pass some lovely places as well as working farms where animals do not live the kind of lives that vegans wish for them.  The Pace Egg plays  are a Good Friday tradition and it is great fun to be part of the large and interactive audience. (Final details TBC)

  • 🕦 Time & date: Good Friday, 10th April 2020 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
  • 🚏 Meeting place: The bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the Shell garage on Halifax Road, Todmorden (heading out of Todmorden towards Halifax, the bus stop is on the left 100m before the left turn to Hallroyd Road). 
  • 👞 Equipment: The walk could well cross muddy and slippery terrain and so waterproof walking boots and suitable clothing are a must.  Maybe walking sticks too. 
  • 😬 Severity: The 9 km walk will involve climbs totalling 516m and the highest point will be 326m above sea level. (We will have started at 124m above sea level.)  
  • 🍞 Food: Please bring only vegan food to eat for lunch and/or during the walk.  That’s the rule for 3VV walks.
  • 🚌 Getting home afterwards: those returning to Todmorden can either do it on foot again following a different route on the same side of the valley (north) or take a bus.  
  • 📧 Booking: Please email Rob if you would like to attend: forgivenleaf@mac.com

Hooray hooray.  No chicken suffers in the Pace Egg play.

26 May: Canal towpath walk from Todmorden to Littleborough

Photo of Rochdale Canal by Alexander P Kapp
© Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

The 3 Valley Vegans event for May 2019 is a walk from Todmorden to Littleborough, followed by late lunch at Veggie Vixen.

Come and join us on Sunday 26th May.

  • Start: outside the Golden Lion pub in Todmorden at 11.00 am.
  • Finish: Littleborough for a late lunch/afternoon tea at the Veggie Vixen in Littleborough (38 Victoria Street, OL15 9DB)

We’ll walk along the canal towpath which will be easy walking but we advise you to wear walking shoes/boots as some parts of the route can be muddy. Bring a rainproof coat and vegan snacks and drinks with you to keep you going until we reach the Veggie Vixen.

For anyone who wants a longer walk Elizabeth is going to start at Hebden Bridge at 9.30 joining the towpath near the Co-op in Hebden Bridge.

Booking: Email: 3valleyvegns@gmail.com

8 Apr: Walk Mytholmroyd – Cragg Vale

Sunday 8th April circular walk,
Mytholmroyd to Cragg Vale. 7.5 Miles, 6 – 6½ hours.
Contact us if you wish to join.

Meet from 10.00 outside Mytholmroyd Station under the railway bridge on New Road opposite the Shoulder of Mutton pub, to depart at 10.15.

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A medium to hard walk through the varied & characterful hill side woods of Cragg Vale. Sturdy, ideally waterproof, walking boots will be required, a walking pole could be useful.

  • Terrain: Mixture of woodland paths, muddy tracks, stone paths, grassy muddy banks, steps- often uneven. Some very wet muddy areas.
  • Strenuousness: Several ascents & descents, can be slippy, muddy underfoot.
  • Dogs welcome: There are several stiles en route, the route passes through a couple of sheep fields.
  • Food & Drink: There will be a lunch stop at Dog bridge, a beautiful ancient stone clapper bridge crossing Turvin Brook, together with a couple of snack/drink stops en route.
    Please only bring Vegan food & drinks for lunch and also ensure you also have plenty of water and energy giving snacks/fruits too.

For those not wanting to do the whole route, the 901 bus can be caught in Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd up to the Hinchcliffe Arms, which would reduce the walk by 3 miles/2 hours, joining the group just before the lunch stop. There is also the option of leaving the walk at that point and again at 3¾ miles after the the lunch stop, when we reach Cragg Vale road and pass a couple of bus stops for the 901.
The first half of the walk is more strenuous, though there are still several ascents/descents on the second half.

A 901 Bus Time Table is available.

25 Feb: Walk Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall

The next 3 Valley Vegans walk is offered by Steve.

  • Sunday 25th February, 10.30 am
  • Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall
  • 7 – 7.5 miles, approx 4 hours.
  • Meet at Todmorden Bus station.
  • Train or bus back to Tod after coffee or beer in Hebden.

Great Rock, Todmorden (Tim Green)Some steady hill climbing, likely to be muddy, suitable walkingboots/shoes required.

Bring packed lunch etc (please, vegan food and drink only).
Dogs welcome.

For more information, contact us.

(Image credit: The Great Rock, Staups Moor, Todmorden by Tim Green.)

 

14 Apr Good Friday walk to Pace Egg Play(s) in #Heptonstall

A couple of years ago, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall.  We’re going to do it again this year but this time our walk will start in Todmorden.  It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm.  The walk will afford some great views and will pass some lovely places as well as working farms where animals do not live the kind of lives that vegans wish for them.  The Pace Egg plays  (see https://heptonstall.org/pace-egg-2/ to learn more) are a Good Friday tradition and it is great fun to be part of the large and interactive audience.  

  • 🕦 Time & date: Good Friday, 14th April 2017 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
  • 🚏 Meeting place: The bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the Shell garage on Halifax Road, Todmorden (heading out of Todmorden towards Halifax, the bus stop is on the left 100m before the left turn to Hallroyd Road). 
  • 👞 Equipment: The walk could well cross muddy and slippery terrain and so waterproof walking boots and suitable clothing are a must.  Maybe walking sticks too. 
  • 😬 Severity: The 9 km walk will involve climbs totalling 516m and the highest point will be 326m above sea level. (We will have started at 124m above sea level.)  
  • 🍞 Food: Please bring only vegan food to eat for lunch and/or during the walk.  That’s the rule for 3VV walks.
  • 🚌 Getting home afterwards: those returning to Todmorden can either do it on foot again following a different route on the same side of the valley (north) or take a bus.  
  • 📧 Booking: Please email Rob if you would like to attend: forgivenleaf@mac.com

Hooray hooray.  No chicken suffers in the Pace Egg play.