Hebden 21-06-2017 – Leader Graham

Hebden 21-06-2017 – Leader Graham

On the longest day of the year, when we all arrived at Hebden the weather was perfect – for the midges, which were eating us alive!  Fortunately, Graham soon led us away from them past the gold post box celebrating the achievements of local rower Andrew Triggs Hodge MBE in the 2012 & 2016 Olympics.  Then it was west along a track to meet a couple of Irish rescue donkeys (aah!), with a few gentle spots of rain cooling us down in the very warm conditions.  This took us to Grassington, looking absolutely at its best for festival time.  Turning south through the village, we had our banana break near the National Park car park.  Moving on to the Wharfe, we headed west past the Linton Falls hydroelectric site.  Along the river we strolled, before coming off on the road to Threshfield.  On Skirethorns Lane in the village, we came across a most wonderful garden, with a fantastically detailed and realistic model railway layout running around it – now we know why Graham took that route!

Soon after, we began a steady climb along Green Lane and on to Threshfield Moor, where we had lunch with lovely rolling views around us.  David, bravely back with us today after his fall, showed us a clever app that could look at the view and label the hills; very neat.  He also told us that today is naked hiking day!  The humidity made this a tempting prospect.  After lunch we headed east on Moor Lane and Well Lane to complete the first part of a figure of eight by returning to Linton Falls.  From here it was an easy walk along the Dales Way and the Wharfe back to Hebden.  Most took refreshments at the very nice Old School Tea Rooms, but yours truly had to visit the Clarendon Hotel on an errand for Tom, so it would have been rude not to have sampled their real ale!  So ended a lovely day, thanks to Graham, and well captured by Glyn.

(Write up Arnold, pics Glyn.  Appended here are the route stats and profile)

Slideshow below, but if you wish to see a static view of the pics all in one go, then click here.

2 Comments

  1. Excellent walk in the most beautiful area. The light rain shower in the morning was quite refreshing. Thanks Graham for a great day out, to Arnold for the write up and Glyn for the photos.

  2. Looks like I missed a great walk Graham – very pleased that there was no overlap with my walk in August. Yes, it was the longest day – the nights are now drawing in. Only 185 days to Christmas. Get the sprouts on! Derek

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