Public Transport based walk with Stephen Smith.
This is a walk with a drop out point at the 14 mile/700m ascent mark, just by Hebden station, so an opportunity for those more used to the shorter or flatter walks to give themselves an option of a longer route, but without needing to commit to it at the start.
The first part of the walk is loosely based on a couple of walk routes which weather or tiredness meant we never quite reached earlier in the year - heading high up onto the moors between Haworth and Hebden, then dropping down to Lumb Falls, down Crimsworth and then up through Hardcastle Crags to Gibson Mill and then sharp back on ourselves climbing through the woods until we can head to the Colden Valley and admire the remains of the mills and the trees growing through them.
The second part of the day heads a little bit up the hill to the south of Hebden, turns towards Mytholmroyd and then drops into the Calder Valley, back up to Erringden Moor and then a drop down through Erringden Woods underneath Horsehold back to the town.
Meet & Travel arrangements - Public Transport
We’ll use public transport from Manchester to travel to and return from the walk start/end.
Itinerary is below - click station links for map and further information.
08:35: Meet at Manchester Victoria for the train at 08:48. You will need to purchase a ticket prior to meeting.
A Hebden day return on a Saturday is a princely £9.80
Walk Leader will be meeting at walk start
08:48: Train departs for the walk start at Hebden Bridge Station.
09:20: Walk starts at Hebden Bridge Station.
Return from Hebden Bridge Station. Aiming for the 18:08 but there are trains at xx08, xx18, and xx42
Waypoints: Deer Stones Edge, Midgehole, Gibson Mill, Popples Common, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Horsehold Wood, Hebden Bridge