Sunday, 7th November 2010

   

            

 

Walk: Moorside Farm, Erringden Moor, Stony Royd, Dicks Lane, Stoodley Pike and its monument, Height Wood, Burnt Acres Wood and the Rochdale Canal. Short stretches of the Pennine Way and the Calderdale Way.
Start Point: Hebden Bridge Grid Reference: SD 993 270
Distance: 9 miles Ascent: 1,800 ft
Time: 5 hrs    
Weather: Cool, dry with occasional sunny intervals.
Comments: Our planned start at the Withens Clough Reservoir Car Park had to be changed at 10am as the car park has been closed until September 2011 because of construction work at the reservoir site. We relocated to Hebden Bridge, but as the route passed that way, the overall route was little changed. The walk stated at 10.45 as a result of the changed start. The Stoodley Pike monument was ascended with the help of torches. Visibility was very good and the views were consequently excellent.

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Late lunch at Stoodley Pike

 

Mankinholes in the foreground, Todmorden in the middle distance as seen from Stoodley Pike

 

Looking across Calderdale to Blackshaw Head

 

What a view from our lunch spot!

 

Looking across Mankinholes and Lumbutts towards Oatley Hill and Weather Hill

 

Some late autumn colours by the Rochdale canal

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