The nearest train station to Blackstone Edge is Littleborough on the Manchester Victoria to Leeds line. There are 2 trains per hour to/from Manchester (one of which goes to/from Southport), 1 to/from Blackburn and 1 to/from Leeds. For timetable details see http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/personal/home/search.
The walk up to the gathering point on Blackstone Edge from Littleborough station is about 2.5 miles. (Uphill, steep!) Or you can catch a bus or share a taxi from the station to the White House pub and walk from there.
The bus stop is on the main road near the station – allow 5 mins for the connection. The bus timetable is below. There’s a taxi rank near the station. Or you could try:
Littleborough Private Hire 01706 377877
New Line & Phoenix Taxis 01706 378000
Rough estimates obtained from these companies are around £6 each way.
BUS FROM LITTLEBOROUGH / ROCHDALE The X58 bus stops at the White House Inn. The bus stop in Littleborough is on the main road (Church Street) near the station. The bus stop in Rochdale is at the Interchange. The entire timetable is shown below. Outward: leave Rochdale Bus Station Stand D at 1025, 1225, 1520 and 1720; leave Littleborough at 1039, 1239, 1534 and 1733; arrive White House at 1046, 1246, 1542 and 1740. Return: leave White House at 0956, 1158, 1452 and 1651; arrive Littleborough at 1002, 1204, 1458 and 1657; arrive Rochdale at 1018, 1219, 1514 and 1712.
BUS FROM HALIFAX The X58 bus stops at the White House Inn. The bus stop in Halifax is at the Bus Station (Stand C2). The entire timetable is shown below. Outward: leave Halifax at 0925, 1125, 1420 and 1620; arrive White House at 0956, 1158, 1452 and 1651. Return: leave White House at 1046, 1246, 1542 and 1740; arrive Halifax 1119, 1322, 1613 and 1812.
BUS FROM HEBDEN BRIDGE The 901 bus runs from Hebden Bridge to the B6138/A58 junction at Blackstone Edge. The entire timetable is shown below.
Outward: leave Hebden Bridge Hope Street at 1115, 1330 and 1615; arrive Blackstone Edge 1136, 1351 and 1636.
Return: leave Blackstone Edge at 1046, 1301 and 1546; arrive Hebden Bridge at 1113, 1328 and 1613.
BUS FROM HUDDERSFIELD The 901 bus runs from Huddersfield to the B6138/A58 junction at Blackstone Edge. The entire timetable is shown below.
Outward: leave Huddersfield Bus Station (Stand D) at 1010, 1225 and 1510; arrive Blackstone Edge 1046, 1301 and 1546.
Return: leave Blackstone Edge at 1136, 1351 and 1636; arrive Huddersfield at 1219, 1434 and 1719.
updated 10/04/2019 DH