Hebden Bridge Sunday 28th September 2008

Today’s Walks

Strenuous Leader: Rowland Nock     Distance: 10 miles

Our walk today starts from the memorial gardens near the boat marina. From here we follow the Rochdale Canal to the Callis Community Gardens. From here we pick up the Pennine Way, via the old chapel, on to Heptonstall Moor. We then descend into the gem that is Hebden Dale to the impressive 19th century Gibson Cotton Mill, now owned by the National Trust. From here we head north following the west bank of Hebden Water, returning on the east bank via Hardcastle Crags, through Hebden Wood. We continue following the river via New Bridge, joining the “Haworth to Hebden Bridge Walk” which eventually takes us back to Hebden Bridge, for some well earned tea and tiffin.

Moderate Leader: Jackie Gudgeon     Distance: 8.5 miles

Hebden Bridge, Lee Wood, Midge Hole, Hebden Dale, Hardcastle Crags, Walshaw, Horodiddle, Middle Dean, New Bridge, Hebden Bridge.
A walk of contrasts as we dip in and out of the wooded valleys and over moorland. Mostly good moorland tracks and woodland trails. Some good views, weather permitting.

Leisurely Leader: Derek Lee     Distance : 7 miles

Today’s walk takes us straight up to Edge End Moor and round the hill to Higham before dropping down to the canal at Holmcoat Bridge, returning mostly on the canal towpath.

Easy Leader: Hazel Anderton & Cynthia Prescott     Distance: 3.5 miles

The walk takes us through quite a bit of woodland along the river bank and is fairly flat apart from the occasional short uphill bit, including a flight of steps, and an uneven downhill bit as the path moves away from the river and back. But there are no stiles! The walk is short as we came across a few problems with we recce’d and got back to town fairly late. However, if we return to Bebden Bridge with plenty of time to spare we could take a short stroll down to the canal area which is supposed to be nice.