2014 10 25 Mytholmroyd

Quite what the locals thought in Mytholmroyd this quiet Saturday morning but suddenly cars started arriving in all directions. Due to an absence of liaison between two groups, both Calderdale LDWA and ourselves had organised walks from the same car park half an hour apart.

This presented a dilemma for some walkers who would have liked to do both walks. Needless to say I was checking who sneaked on to the Calderdale walk rather than ours - no hard feelings - honest! I haven't put you in my little black book!

Bang on 8am around 20 walkers set off with Calderdale. How many would we get for our 8.30 start? As it turned out we managed a massive 25 including Joan trying us for the first time.

Out initially on the Hebden route before climbing on to Midgely Moor where we had the weird experience of passing a predominantly pink trig point which appeared through the haze. On to Pecket Well and its war memorial and down to Walshaw. A stretch of easy walking and lunch taken at Holme Bridge. A series of ups and downs soon after lunch made us wonder whether we would see our lunch a second time as we went via Clough Head, Gibson Mill, up to Heptonstall and down to Hebden Bridge taking in the beautiful wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags en route.

19 miles with just under 3500 ft ascent and back by 3.30pm. A smashing walk.


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