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Hebden Bridge walk -- with photos - Helen's journal and online home
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Hebden Bridge walk -- with photos
I've already posted about our walk up and down the river valley, but here are some photos to give you an idea of the scenery. They're only quick phone shots, but I never bother with my big camera on holiday because a) it's heavy and b) G gets impatient if I start faffing around taking proper photos.

First here's the map of where we went.

Walk to Hardcastle Crags

I forgot to start the MyTracks app until we'd already gone a little way. You can also see where we went astray and had to back track. At least MyTracks still seems to work, despite Google terminating the app at the end of April. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the basic functions will continue to work and that it's just the recording stats online and sharing that have been shut down. As I've never used those, it's not going to bother me.



Hardcastle Crags sign

It seems that local people are very keen to protect their natural surroundings. The sign reads:

Hardcastle Crags Preservation Committee

Organisations and individuals who care for
the countryside and its enjoyment by the public
have on three occasions, in 1934, 1948 and 1969,
fought and defeated attempts to submerge
this valley beneath a reservoir.

The Hardcastle Crags valley
is part of the heritage of England.
May future generations guard it well.


Toad sign

Though we took note of the sign and kept an eye out for toads, we didn't see any.



Stepping stones

There were stepping stones across the river in many places. It seems this was the usual way to enable local workers to cross the river to get to the mills in the valley.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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stephanieburgis From: stephanieburgis Date: June 21st, 2016 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I really love Hebden Bridge - Patrick and I spent a lot of time there when we lived in Leeds, and seriously considered moving there at one point. Lovely to see the photos now! Thanks for sharing them.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
It was a very nice place. I suspect we may return for another visit some time.
feodora From: feodora Date: June 21st, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since this spring we use an App called Komoot to track our tours. Its very convenient and easy to handly. You can take photos on your way and whe don via the App the photo is placed exact where it was taken. If not you can upload photos on the internet page and place them yourself.

I like it

Edited at 2016-06-21 03:33 pm (UTC)
puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: June 21st, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm so impressed by that app! Though it's probably fortunate I don't have a smartphone - on a circular walk my track would look like an amoeba...

That looks like some lovely walking country.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a feeling we may return. I'm originally from Manchester and G is originally from Doncaster, so the Pennines are sort of home territory.
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: June 21st, 2016 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a very long time since I was in those parts!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 21st, 2016 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a feeling we may return. I'm originally from Manchester and G is originally from Doncaster, so the Pennines are sort of home territory.
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: June 21st, 2016 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I walked the Pennine way in my early twenties.

Gorgeous part of the world!

Edited at 2016-06-21 07:15 pm (UTC)
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 22nd, 2016 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice photos, wow! What a path to get to work every day.
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: June 22nd, 2016 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
It is very pretty there. Your pictures make it alive.
eve_prime From: eve_prime Date: June 22nd, 2016 05:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for the pictures! One thing I love about Britain that I wish we had here is all the human stonework in nature.
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