2014 04 26 Haworth


15 individuals (including 4 from Huddersfield Ramblers) set off on a wet morning from Penistone Country Park, Haworth at a brisk pace (so I was told by J Phillips who was hanging on at the back), down Haworth’s main street and on towards Oxenhope. We climbed up Dark Lane and Bentley Hey, past the caravan park at Upwood Moor, crossed Black Moor and headed towards Cobling Farm where we just missed a sheep giving birth in a nearby field. Headed along Millennium Way, Pit Lane and Denholme Edge towards Doe Park reservoir. Went around the reservoir towards Denholme Clough where we encountered a number of cows and calves. My leadership skills were questioned here (yes you know who you are) when “farmer Giles” alias Les from West Yorkshire group saved the day and moved them away from the footpath. I had to put up with a bit of heckling from one individual but all in good fun. 

Went up Black Edge Lane and across the fields towards Ogden reservoir (sun shining by this time) to use the facilities and a well-earned ice cream. Ambled over Overend Moor (someone fell here and repairs to his cut hand were dealt with). There were rumours of a ruse to change the route slightly while we were waiting but ignored. On to Hambleton Lane, Hambleton Top towards Nab Hill where views of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks could be seen. Followed the conduit off Nab Water Lane, crossed Hebden Bridge Road then onto Leeshaw reservoir arriving back at about 3.30pm, 19 miles and an early finish. 

Many thanks to those who came out on the walk, especially certain individuals who provided the “entertainment” during the day.