Sunday, 21st April 2013
||Walshaw Dean Reservoirs, Top Withins, Bronte Bridge,
Lee Shaw Reservoir, Hebden Dale
||Gorple Reservoir car park
||SD 947 323
||A fine day with a cool
breeze and good visibility.
||Four walkers joined the leader for this
walk and were rewarded with a fine day contrary to the weather
forecast. The walk initially follows the Pennine Way passing the
three Walshaw Dean reservoirs and Top Withins to Upper Heights farm.
At this point it leaves the Pennine Way to descend into the valley
of South Dean Beck. Crossing the Bronte Bridge the route follows the
Bronte Way to Penistone Hill before joining the Haworth to Hebden
Bridge Walk. Passing Lee Shaw reservoir we climb Stairs Lane to Top
of Stairs. The route stays with the Hebden Bridge Walk to Nook where
it turns west for Walshaw before dropping in to Hebden Dale.
Following the higher path through Hebden Dale we reach Black Dean
where we cross the Colne Road to join the path around Ridge Scout
back to the start.
Scroll down to see photos of the walk
The Bronte Bridge
The Bronte Brothers and Jenny
Walshaw Dean Upper and Middle Reservoirs
Walshaw Dean Lower Reservoir - where's all the water?
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