Sunday, 24th February 2013

Walk: Hebden Bridge, Crow Hill Nook, High Brow Knoll, Warley Moor Reservoir, Rocking Stone, Calderdale Way, Hebden Bridge
Start Point: Hebden Bridge Station Grid Reference: SD 994 269
Distance: 15 miles Ascent: 2,500 feet
Time: 5.75 hours    
Weather: Very cold but dry with clear sky.
Comments: Five set off from Hebden Bridge all wrapped up as it was a very cold start to the day. We quickly climbed out of the deep valley and out onto and over Midgley Moor calling at the trig points at Crow Hill Nook and High Brow Knoll. With clear sky there were very good views of the South Pennines and Ovenden Moor where there is a wind farm. We followed the catchwater drain off the Moor past Warley Reservoir and then set off across Warley Moor stopping for lunch at the Rocking Stone. We then pressed on to Hebden Bridge via the Calderdale Way.

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We reached the trig point at Crow Hill Nook in good time


Yes, there was still some snow on the moor


The trig point at High Brow Knoll


Warley Reservoir is covered by a sheet of ice


Looking down to Dean Head Reservoir with Stoodley Pike Monument in the distance


Robb is first onto the Rocking Stone


Robb then investigates all the strata layers on which the the stone rests
and which have eroded away leading the the name 'Rocking Stone'


We dropped down to the first of two castellated buildings we passed.
The large vent pipe on the horizon is where we had stopped for elevenses

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