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Unclassified roads in Calderdale

The following routes are unclassified roads, although they are only shown as footpaths on the definitive map. The first three now form part of the Pennine Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop and all of them are currently open to walkers, horseriders and mountainbikers.  Calderdale Council has failed to make orders to record the higher rights on the definitive map and – unless the council gets its act together – these will be extinguished in 2026.

Bottomley Lane and Hollingworth Lane, Walsden

Grid Reference: SD 92 SW 9321
Definitive Map Number:Todmorden 198
Date of Claim: 4/2/1991
Length: Bottomley Lane 0.436km, Hollingworth Lane 0.578km

Part of ancient saltway from Rochdale to Sowerby. Although this road is now part of the Pennine Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop it is still only shown on OS maps as a footpath

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Moorhey Bank, Walsden

Grid Reference: SD 91 NW & 92 SW 9419
Definitive Map Number:Todmorden 143 (part)/undefined
Date of Claim: 4/2/1991
Length: 0.542km

Part of ancient saltway from Rochdale to Sowerby, now part of the Pennine Bridleway Mary Towneley Loop. One section of the route is shown as a footpath on OS maps, the remainder is not shown as a definitive right of way at all.

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Naze Road–Ramsden Long Causeway, Walsden

chris003Grid Reference: SD 92 SW & 91 NW 9222
Definitive Map Number:Todmorden 193
Date of Claim: 4/2/1991
Length: 3.604km

Naze Road winds up the far hillside, viewed from Watty Lane looking south.  Naze Road is still shown as a footpath on OS maps, while Watty Lane is shown as a white road.

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Maps reproduced from South Pennines Outdoor Leisure 21® 1:25 000 scale by permission of Ordnance Survey® on behalf of The Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown copyright 1984.  All rights reserved.  Licence number 100041500

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