Sunday, 8th January 2012
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Leaving Hebden Bridge . . .
to join the riverside path leading to the Midgehole
Climbing some steep steps . . .
before dropping down to the river once more
The high winds and heavy rain have left their mark on the woodland . . .
but are we (the Strenuous Group) on the right path???
One of several crossing points
Further upstream Ian leads the way . . .
closely followed by Tony . . .
and finally Robb . . .
while the rest of us take the easier route to Gibson Mill . . .
where we take advantage of the restored building and tea rooms for elevenses
On the move again past one of the many waterfalls flowing into Hebden Water
Rambling reflections in the mill lodge
The discoloured water gives away the conditions on the Pennines!
Another party of ramblers exits the the valley via the steps on the opposite side . . .
while we press on towards the mist
Crossing the bridge over Graining Water . . .
before heading up to the Pennine Way where John pauses to read a notice informing of a path closure (fortunately not the one we want)
After traversing Clough Head Hill we drop down to the edge above Hebden Water
Taking a detour to view the church at Heptonstall . . .
and read the information about this historic village
Returning to Hebden Bridge via cobbled streets