Sunday, 6th December 2015

Walk: Calderdale Way from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge
Start Point: Todmorden Grid Reference: SD 937 244
Distance: 13.5 miles Ascent: 2,400 feet
Time: 6.5 hours
Weather: Rain at first which soon cleared
Comments:

The day got off to a rather disappointing start with our only guest disappearing when the heavens opened because she had not brought waterproofs!

Fortunately for the rest of us (6 in total) the heavy rain eased then stopped not long into the walk, so the day turned out to be much more pleasant than we first thought.

We set off by following the Calderdale Way to Whirlow Stones. From here we decided to join and follow the Todmorden Centenary Way which kept us on higher ground avoiding the lower water logged fields we would have crossed if we had kept to the planned route.

However, we were soon back on the planned route as the Calderdale Way merged with the Todmorden Centenary Way after a couple of miles.

We left the Calderdale Way just before Heptonstall and dropped down into Hebden Bridge from where we followed the canal back to our cars in Todmorden.  

Elevenses with a view

Following the Calderdale Way

A group shot on Great Rock

Some Alpacas in a field near Blackshaw Head

Karen tempting Ray with chocolate at our lunch stop on the banks of Colden Water

A group shot on the Bridge over Colden Water

Following Colden Water through Hebden Bridge

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