Stoodley Pike

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Interesting history, fabulous view Jun 01, 2010
From below it looks as if this part of the Pennine Way, England's (with a little bit in Scotland) longest footpath, runs along a ridge. Actually it is far more plateau-like when you arrive. It is one of those places where something man-made enhances the view of the place.

This is a war memorial to those killed in the Napoleonic wars but it dates more from the Crimean war. Why? Because the first round wooden monument was struck by lightning and this square stone one replaced it.

It is possible to go up a rather uneven staircase inside the memorial to a terrace - but don't be surprised if you meet a sheep coming down! From here there is a fine view over the Calder valley and part of the Pennines, showing an interesting combination of natural beauty. industrial remains and villages.
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