- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 11th February
- The trip this month takes place on Sunday, 11th February
1990, and incorporates our traditional annual Hot-pot
supper at the end of the day. Our walks are all in
country made famous by the novels of the Bronte sisters
and indeed, our supper is to be held at the White Lion in
Haworth, a village steeped in Bronte history, and the
walks also feature aspects of these historical
connections. We think the day will prove stimulating in
more than one way and early reservation is recommended.
We leave school as usual at 8.00 a.m. prompt and expect
to be back by 8.00 p.m. Coach prices continue to be
£3.00 for adults and £2.00 for children.
Choice of meals
All at £3.00 per head inclusive of tea or coffee.
(Desserts of ice cream or fruit pie are also available at
Will members please indicate below which walk they are
likely to join and also choice of main meal enclosing the
£3.00 charge. It would be appreciated if choice of meal
is strictly adhered to on the day as the set numbers will
have been pre-ordered, so please remember what you asked
for. It must be drawn to the attention of members that at this
time of year underfoot conditions can be very wet and
muddy and weather conditions inclement. Therefore,
adequate waterproofs and warm clothing are a must, and
strong walking boots or shoes are essential for 'A' and
'B' walks and strongly recommended for 'C' walks.
From Hebden Bridge we walk North along Hebden Water
turning West at New Bridge (989292) towards Gibsons Mill
and Hardcastle Crags within beautiful National Trust
woodland. At 973310 we climb to Walshaw and then via
stark moorland to Walshaw Dean Middle Reservoir. We then
take the Pennine Way to 'Wuthering Heights'. We head for
the Bronte Falls and climb their right side which ends
with a short scramble before making for Harbour Lodge.
Farm roads take us to the Penistone Hill Country Park and
the final descent into Haworth time for shopping before
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 1700'
Leaders: Garfield Southall and Ken Bryning
This walk starts at Pecket Mill just North of Hebden
Bridge and proceeds Westwards through Hebden Dale to join
the Pennine Way, which we then follow Northeastwards as
far as the ruined Top Withins farm (Wuthering Heights).
From this point we turn East on well defined paths via
Bronte Waterfalls into Haworth.
Distance: 10½ miles
- Ascent: 1000'
Leaders: Dave Purdy and Peter Kenna
Alighting from the coach just North of Hebden Bridge, we
descend into, and then follow, the wooded valley which
takes us North to Lumb Hole Waterfall. We then follow the
'Old Road' over Stairs Hill, rounding Leeshaw Reservoir
and approaching Haworth through Penistone Hill Country
Park. A comfortable varied walk, which if the conditions
and time allow, could be extended on the day.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1000'
Leaders: Glenys Poole and Chris Symes
The walk commences at Haworth Church and follows the
Bronte Way to Penistone Hill and then contours around
Earnshaw Knoll and follows the beck to Bronte Bridge. Due
to damage to the bridge we may have to ford the beck
before climbing the opposite side of the valley and
joining the Pennine Way to Top Withins, thought to have
provided the inspiration for Wuthering Heights. The
return to Haworth is via the Pennine Way to Poden Clough
and then into Stanbury (Pubs close at 2.00 p.m.)
following the river from Lumb Foot.
Distance: 7 miles
Leader: Derek Watchorn