Judith's walk - a moderate to strenuous
9-10 mile walk from Healey to
Mousehole Lane and Thornhill Edge.
Walk words from Judith
"13 keen walkers came on a 10 mile walk from Healey (the verdict at the end was "Moderate" rather than "Strenuous"). We had a bright sunny start with an early challenge negotiating a flooded tunnel under the railway.
Those with waterproof boots just splashed through! The canal was lovely and some observant walkers spied a kingfisher."
(Kingfisher? Kingfisher? I'm SO jealous!)
"We sheltered under a bridge during the only heavy shower of the day. Beautiful Hagg Wood provided a delightful lunch spot in dappled sunshine. The summit of our climb gave us excellent views north towards Dewsbury and Mirfield, south towards Middlestown and Grange Moor. Yes, there was mud! But not too much. We walked at good pace and finished around 3pm with rosy cheeks and boots fairly clean and dry. The Brewers Pride provided welcome rest and refreshment, fine beer and roaring fires."
Lesley's walk - an easier 5.5/6 mile walk
with slight inclines around
Cawthorne and Deffer Wood.
Walk words from Lesley
"12 ladies (above) joined Lesley's impromptu 6 mile walk today from Cawthorne. The weather behaved itself and the obstacles in our way were no match for these determined ladies.
Lunch was taken both inside and outside the summer house in Deffer Wood and tea and cakes were enjoyed after the walk at the Thyme Bistro."
Wow! Two walks today being run simultaneously, both with photos, and here they are, both hot off the press! Thank you all.
Thank you all for your contributions of walk words and photos. I wish I could have been there with you and yes, you know me. I'd have gone for the easier walk too!