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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