Hebden Bridge

Sunday 4th November

The club visited Hebden Bridge where Barbara Mc. led the B walk.

Hardcastle Crags and Grimsworth Dean

8.5 miles, 950 ft of ascent.

We make our way to New Bridge and from there we follow Hebden Dale by a river path to Gibson Mill and on to Hardcastle Crags. At a farm at Walshaw we turn right to cross fields and moorland, passing Shakleton Knott and then drop into Grimsworth Dean at Nook farm.

We turn right to descend back to New Bridge. The route back to Hebden Bridge can be varied depending on time and conditions.

Jean Miller has sent in these images.

The C party walk was led by Ray McNamara – 6 miles

The walk begins with a stiff climb up the Buttress, a cobbled packhorse route. towards Heptonstall. There is a hand rail to help us up there and we will take our time. We then climb gradually on a field path with good views over Hebden Bridge to reach Heptonstall where we will follow part of the history trail round the village. On leaving Heptonstall we go down to Colden Water where we take a woodland path along the river, eventually reaching a bridge where the Pennine Way crosses the river. After crossing we climb steps to reach a track above the river which leads down to Hebble End. We join the Rochdale Canal for the final part of the walk into Hebden Bridge.

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