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~Another Walk in Calderdale~

7th June 2015

Wadsworth Cottages

Pennine Cottages

It's Sunday and the sun is shining, the sky is blue and we don't need to go too far to find a fine walk in Calderdale within the South Pennines. Karen joins Molly and me for this one.

Rochdale Canal Hebden Bridge
Rochdale Canal
Hebden Bridge

This walk started from Hebden Bridge Railway Station. We walked along the canal for a short distance (in the Sowerby Bridge direction) and left such at the first bridge. Crossing the road, there is a public footpath up into the woods heading for Great Burlees.

Pennine View


Throughout the walk, we were treated to fine views of the Pennine landscape and fine buildings. We are heading along Burlees Lane for Rowland Lane and a lunchtime appointment.

Heptonstall Old Town

In the distance, across the valley, is Heptonstall and soon we can see Old Town Mill.


Hare and Hounds Old Town

The Hare and Hounds, Lane Ends, Old Town

We had "Sunday Lunch" here - my research done on a recent walk proved worthwhile, allowing me to plan a walk with a great pub halfway round. Dogs and wives welcome - I counted 12 diners and none of them were staring at portable communication devices!

Nook Lane Height Road


We left the pub and headed up Nook Lane (left) for Raw Lane (right) and we are now heading for Mytholmroyd.

Cottages Raw Lane

Raw Lane Cottages

High up on the hillside is this fine row of cottages. We head down a wooded path off Raw Lane and across a field into Hill House Wood.

Cragg Vale Molly the colly
Cragg Vale

Cragg Vale is seen beyond parts of Mytholmroyd. Hill House Wood is home to a myriad of footpaths and we take the route down to a path leading to Mytholmroyd.

Hill House Wood

Hill House Wood

Canal at Mytholmroyd




This clever bird finds an easy route to a meal with a lidless wheelie bin. Today's "Bird of the Day" - I'm no twitcher, but if a bird appears, I'll try to take a photo of it. How do wheelie bins loose their lids?

River Calder Mytholmroyd

River Calder, Mytholmroyd

I'll be glad to leave this Pennine town alone for a while, taking care to spell Mytholmroyd several times is quite a test. My next walk will be around York or Bury, perhaps. But I'll also be sorry, it's a really fine place to go walking.

Great Stubb

Great Stubb

The intended path back to Hebden Bridge was left before the houses, but I missed it and went straight ahead to join a different path from Hawks Clough back to Hebden Bridge.

Hebden Bridge Station
Route Back
Hebden Bridge Station

Whilst we did not use the train today, it's a another walk that can be done from the railway with links to Leeds, Burnley (and beyond) and Manchester.

Route: Hebden Bridge to Great Burless and up to the Hare and Hounds at Lane Ends, Old Town. Return via Raw Lane and Hill House Wood to Mytholridy for a walk back to the HB station via Great Stubb and Hawks Clough.

Refreshment Review: The Hare and Hounds at Lane Ends, Old Town. Fine food and ale with water for the dog and good company.

Weather: Dry, Sunny and nowhere near as windy as yesterday.

Keep an eye out for more walk reports from the stations of The Calder Valley line and the route to Manchester.

All photos are copyright Richard Ratcliffe 2015 ©

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