From Helmshore

Link 22: From Helmshore 1.2 miles 1.9 km

Starting point; Entrance to Weaver’s Dean Housing Estate

Key: L= left R= right FP=footpath WPW= West Pennine Way


  • Cross road turn R
  • Turn L up the side of Wavell Garage
  • Pass Albert Mill on your R
  • Turn R up Park Road
  • Follow track upwards
  • At fork keep R (not over cattle grid)
  • Continue going up to house
  • Take FP on L of gate following stone wall on L up to and over stile
  • Turn R up stony track
  • After stony track continue on tarmac track round bend and keep following to gate at the top
  • Go over stile, (see chimney ahead) but only go as far as wooden post on your L
  • To join WPW by turning first L on track between stone heaps.


  • Next WPW basic route instruction is ‘follow track on Rossendale Way through countless spoil heaps. Go over stile in stone wall.