Alcomden Stones Walk

Alcomden Stones is a rocky outcrop approx half a mile west of Top Withens and Ponden Kirk. It's a lovely place to stop, contemplate and appreciate nature.

In the 19th century, it was thought by some to be a place of druid sacrifice, with a large stone alter. By sitting quietly at this remote spot with stunning panoramic views, it's easy to understand why it would have shaped their minds so.

Disappointingly, the site is likely to have been made by natural glacial movements during the last ice age with the main feature being a large rocking stone weighing over six tons, resting on two large blocks embedded in the heather.

Alcomden Stones has a 360 degree view across the moor and into Lancashire. It's also where you can follow a thin trail through the heather to Crow Hill, leading back to Ponden Hall and the reservoir. Again, the ground is often very wet and the trail is not immediately obvious.

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Alcomden Stones Walk

The walk to Alcomden Stones is off the beaten track and not obvious. One way is to climb the hill behind Top Withens and bare to the right following the grassy trail. Eventually you will come to the trig point where you will bare left to the stones, another half a mile away.

The other route is near to Ponden Kirk, following the beck up and along the wooden gun butts. The trail can get quite boggy and has a few awkward mounds to climb and dips to drop into, but nothing too difficult. Once you see the stones in the distance, just follow the thin, boggy trail through the heather.

Alcomden Stones Trail
Alcomden Stones Seat
Alcomden Stones Haworth Yorkshire

Alcomden Stones Walk Map

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