It was dull and drizzly in Stockport this morning whilst we were getting ready for our exciting day out; we hoped that the weather would improve! I had been thinking about going for a walk at Hardcastle Crags for a while and we had arranged to meet up with John, Steph, Sierra and Jack for a pushchair walk there today.
The weather improved as we drove north past Oldham and Rochdale and then along the never-ending road to Todmorden and Hebden Bridge, arriving at the Clough Hole car park a little after 11am. The others had arrived just a few minutes before us and we were soon walking down through the woods on a reasonable path to reach the valley bottom and Gibson Mill - a former cotton mill built around the turn of the 19th century.
|Burn near Over Wood|
|First footbridge over the Hebden Water|
|A carpet of leaves|
|The good section of path winds its way through the trees|
|Mill pond near Gibson Mill|
|Weir on the Hebden Water near Gibson Mill|
|Tolls, but what does a pushchair cost?|