The path from Crow Trees Road to Netherwood Lane

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The foot of the Packhorse Track

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The entrance to the Packhorse Track, Crow Trees Lane

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At the beginning, it’ s reasonably level

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Then if begins to drop –

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and becomes progressively steeper

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Many of the surface stones and setts have been dislodged

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and it is quite difficult to traverse, especially after rain

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but it’s very scenic!

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and about a metre wide, with obstructions from fallen banks and vegetation

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It levels out near the bottom

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It is a reminder of how our ancestors travelled – the packhorse men or jaggers used this route from Halifax to Oldham

MAP87184285 This is a map of the route along footpath 180.

And this song on Youtube celebrates the history of its users : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkvBmGqsOzs

Packhorse Track – Crossing the Pennines!

Wouldn’t it be great to have a Heritage Trail through the Yorkshire Colne valley, telling people about our fantastic travel history? How our forebears travelled through the Pennines – and why!  Through Slawit and Marsden, along
the ancient highways, packhorse tracks and canal towpath… it would link with the ‘Boat Lane’ over to Saddleworth, too.

Extending our ‘summerwine’ walk to the Stanza Stone on Pule Hill and the ‘Blind Jack’ milestone at Badger Gate:

http://www.jumadesign.co.uk/milestonesite/Slaithwaite.html

‘Crossing the Pennines!’