GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haslingden Halo

1 miles (1 km)

This walk climbs to an interesting art structure and viewpoint in Haslingden, Lancashire.
Start the walk from the car park on Cribden End Lane, just to the north east of Haslingden. From here you can follow footpaths up to the summit where you will find the structure. The steel artwork was constructed in 2007 and is visible for miles around, particularly at night when it becomes illuminated. It sits on Top o' Slate a former quarry which now makes an excellent viewpoint over the Rossendale Valley below.


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The Griffin Inn is in a good place for some post walk refreshments. They have a good range of ales and some pub games. You can find them at 84 Hud Rake, Haslingden with a postcode of BB4 5AF. It's just a short distance north west from the Halo.

Dog Walking

The hill is a nice place to take your dog for a walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine weekend day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking around Haslingden you can head south west to visit Calf Hey Reservoir and Ogden Reservoir where there are some nice waterside trails.
For another local climb head to Musbury Tor. Also known as Tor Hill this fine viewpoint commands fine views over the Alden Valleyto its south andMusbury Valley to the north. Our circular walk climbs to the summit from the nearby village of Helmshore. You can also pick up the waymarked Rossendale Way around here and visit the National Trust's expansive Holcombe Moor.
Just to the east you can visit neighbouring Rawtenstall and enjoy a walk along the Irwell Sculpture Trail. There's also the excellent excellent Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery and the heritage East Lancs Railway to visit here.
For more walking ideas in the county see the Lancashire Walks page.


A Close Encounter - - 534161

A Close Encounter. This is one of several panopticons to be built on prominent viewpoints across East Lancashire

Halo at Top o' Slate - - 439183

Halo at Top o' Slate. Halo,designed by John Kennedy of LandLab, is an 18 metre-diameter, circular steel structure, raised 7 metres off the ground on a tripod. The picture shows the structure under construction in May 2007. Halo is lit using the latest LED technology and by night glows a sky-blue colour, giving the effect of hovering above the town. This iconic gateway piece overlooks the A56, welcoming visitors to East Lancashire


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