Sunday 14th June 2009

             

            

 

Walk: Hebden Bridge
Start Point: Hebden Bridge Railway car park Grid Reference: SD 994 268
Distance: 13 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
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Weather: A warm sunny day with intermittent cloud cover.
Comments: Three attended this walk. We climbed steeply out of Hebden Bridge up onto Heptonstall Moor following the Pennine way to Walshaw Dean Reservoirs. The noticeable difference from our last visit here this year was the flowering rhododendrons which were in full colour. We then cut back south following Dean Gate track over the moors then dropped down into Hebden Water valley which we followed back to Hebden Bridge.

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Looking back to Hebden Bridge from Pennine Way with Heptonstall church on the left

 

Tea stop on some rocks at the side of the PW

 

Looking across the moors with the Pack Horse PH in distance

 

Gorple Reservoir comes into view

 

As we passed two horse riders one fell off as his saddle came undone.

 

The beautiful rhododendrons in full colour.

 

We stopped for lunch with a lovely view over the Walshaw Dean reservoir

 

Following the Dean Gate track back to Hebden Bridge

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