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Ripponden

Ripponden

Ripponden is a village and civil parish on the River Ryburn near Halifax in West Yorkshire, England. Historically it was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Its population was 6,412 at the time of the 2001 Census, and 7,421 in 2011.

Ripponden is the main settlement in a small group of villages (Barkisland, Ripponden, Rishworth and Soyland) whose citizens are represented on Ripponden Parish Council. The area is a substantial part of the Ryburn Ward, itself part of Calderdale metropolitan borough.

Ripponden and its villages were formerly served by the Rishworth branch line from Sowerby Bridge; Ripponden and Barkisland railway station closed to passengers in 1929 and the line was closed completely in 1958.

Ways on Blackstone Edge - Walking trails


A steady climb to a rocky ridge on the Pennine watershed.

Distance: 6.4 miles (10.4km)
Minimum time: 2hrs 30min
Ascent/gradient: 1,066ft (325m)

Paths: Field paths, rough tracks and faint paths across open moorland, 2 stiles

Blackstone Edge

Blackstone Edge

Blackstone Edge is a gritstone escarpment at 1,549 feet above sea level in the Pennine hills surrounded by moorland on the boundary between Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire in England

Baitings Reservoir

Baitings Reservoir

Baitings Reservoir is a large water supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden in the West Yorkshire Pennines

Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn Reservoir

Ryburn Reservoir is a supply reservoir operated by Yorkshire Water close to Ripponden in the Yorkshire Pennines. 

 
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