2014 02 06 Hail Haworth

                                                                                Main Street Haworth
                                                                Walking up the main street in Haworth
Recent wet weather has left the ground saturated and heavy overnight rain had not helped.
We sailed out of Haworth bang on time. Numbers were down but 5 hardy walkers had arrived. Heading Northwards we kept Keighley on our right as we ascended to Earl Crag with its folly of Lunds Tower and Wainmans Pinnacle. Steve insisted on climbing to the top of Lunds Tower so he was too late for the photo at Wainmans. Stunning views across towards Skipton.
A good pace was maintained and an early lunch was taken with 11 miles already in the bag. The Pennine Way was joined above Cowling and followed across bleak moorland passing Wolf Stones on our right. Down into the shelter of Ponden Res when we were surprisingly allowed a third break - we must have made good time!
Two of the group were now suffering from over indulgence on all inclusive holidays but hung on grimly as we passed Bronte Falls and Penistone Hill to descend into Haworth. Back home before rush hour.
Great day, very very wet underfoot, good company, good views. For the techies, marginally under 20 miles with over 4300ft ascent .
   Warm work walking up hill.
   There were some down hill parts on the route.
   A pointy thing on the moors.
   Norman and Dave wait for us to regroup.
  Dave's not going to get wet feet.