Sunday, 5th June 2011

   

            

 

Walk: Upper Eastwood, Jumble Holes Clough, Beverley End, Lower Rawtenstall, Mytholm, Colden Clough, Lumb Bank, Hebble Hole Bridge, Blackshaw Head, Hippins Bridge and Great Rock. Walked a stretch of the Calderdale Way from Hebble Hole Bridge to Great Rock.
Start Point: Car park/Picnic Area between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge Grid Reference: SD 955 246
Distance: 8 miles Ascent: 2,000 feet
Time: 5.5 hours    
Weather: Fine, overcast, windy.
Comments: 19 walkers. Great views across to Stoodley Pike, along Calderdale towards Hebden Bridge, and across the tops to Heptonstall. Lumb Bank used to be the home of the late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes. Interesting industrial archaeology in Colden Clough, associated with Higher and Lower Lumb mills.

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There were plenty of stiles

 

The hill meadows were lush with grass and flowers

 

Stoodley Pike was in view for much of the time

 

Taking a view behind us as we climbed through Upper Eastwood

 

Jumble Holes Clough once had 4 mills

 

Coffee break at Beverley End in Jumble Holes Clough

 

Hepstonstall Church was on the skyline above Colden Clough

 

Lunch at Colden Clough approaching Lumb Bank

 

One of the better dressed ramblers near Blackshaw Head

 

View of Lobb Mill and the Rochdale Canal as we descended

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