Sunday, 2nd November 2014

Walk: Thursden Valley, Pennine Bridleway, Extwistle Moor, Tom Groove, Lad Law (517m), Little Chair Stones, Bronte Way, Will Moor.
Start Point: Halifax Road car park, Thursden Grid Reference: SD 901 351
Distance: 7.5 mls Ascent: 1,500 feet
Time: 4.5 hours
Weather: Fine, sunny, windy but cool on Boulsworth Hill.
Comments: 9 walkers. Great views. Muddy from Hey Slacks Clough up to Lad Law and along the top of Boulsworth Hill. The original route of the walk was to cross Coal Pit Pasture from SD 901 339 to SD 907 336. However, two reccies failed to find either the path or a route that was suitable.

We started by descending to the bottom of the Thursden Valley

Coffee Break on the edge of Extwistle Moor

The first part of the route across access land was on good track

We're a bit spread out! Lad Law on the left and Dove Stones on the right

Nearing the top of the climb to Lad Law

We thought the climb up Lad Law had earned us a rest

At the Lad Law Trig Point

The view from Lad Law north over Trawden

A hunkering down lunch near Little Chair Stones

An intriguing building and doorway

This archway was standing alone on the moor

A tantilising inscription above the archway

Evidence of a mild autumn

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