Langsett at War Walk: Round Route

Sunday 13 December

Meeting Point: Langsett Barn Car Park (free)

Time: 10:00am for a prompt 10:30am start

Aprox distance: 6 miles/10 km

Grade: Easy- Moderate.

Places are limited to 20

Cost: £10 per place – all proceeds go to Woodhead Mountain Rescue

RSVP: Robin Widdowson – 07989 589001 –

Walk Description: (there are no steep climbs but some walking will be across pathless open moorland which can be boggy)

During the Second World War Langsett Moors were changed from a sleepy barren area in to a hive of military activity. 70 years on the legacy remains. We will visit targets, concrete roads, underground bunkers, shooting ranges, catenary bases and other evidence of military activity. Langsett reservoir was considered to be a high value target following the Dam Busters raid and we will visit evidence of some of the defences which are now hidden in Langsett Woods which were planted after the war.

What to wear: We’re hoping for nice weather, however be prepared, it could be unsettled. We would recommend that you bring waterproofs, and warm clothes (hat, scarf, gloves) if the weather is poor. Sturdy footwear is essential. If you are responsible for others please ensure that they are suitably dressed.

What to bring: Lunch & refreshments (plenty of water), camera, money.

Please note: You will be solely responsible for your own safety and transport arrangements. We accept no responsibility for any loss, injury or illness as a result of joining the hike.