4 miles; 3 hours. Moderate difficulty – some uphill and one steep climb.
From the station, follow the main Cragg Vale Road then turn right at the Fire Station Gallery. Walk up the short, steep road and turn left into Nest Lane.
Follow this lane for about ¾ mile. When the tarmac ends keep right and continue until you reach a left turn marked as Spencer Lane. Follow this steep lane – cobbles at first but eventually tarmac. Turn right at the top and follow the track through the hamlet of Old Chamber keeping straight on past a turning right to Hebden Bridge. Here is the Honesty Box hut, where you can buy food or drink for your walk! Follow the path which soon heads sharply left uphill, and continue until you reach a T-junction.
Turn right here and follow this long track keeping straight on towards the monument, eventually joining the Pennine Bridleway. Go through the gate at Swillington farm and soon a Pennine Way signpost directs you up the track to the left – a steady incline. The track goes through a gap in a wall where you turn right and you can see the monument ahead. This is the quickest route to the Pike.