From Holcombe Brook

Link 26: From Holcombe Brook 1.9 miles 1.4 km

Starting point; Side road on left just past Hare and Hounds Pub

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


  • Walk down this road with the back of the pub on your L
  • Turn R up the cobbled Holcombe Old Road
  • Continue up the cobbles to tarmac covered road
  • Turn L up the tarmac covered road
  • Take first R on farm track
  • Take FP L and go through field, then over stone wall
  • Go straight across track at bottom of Holcombe Hill to take FP opposite
  • Fork R to take FP uphill with fencing on your R
  • Turn L on clay road and follow to Peel Tower
  • Go to the back of tower to join WPW as it heads eastwards of the moors


  • Next WPW basic route instruction is ‘follow footpath behind tower across moorland then through kissing gate. Turn left and follow wall/fencing on your left..’