Hebden Bridge and Hardcastle Craggs

Yesterday afternoon we went out for a drive to get fuel, buy groceries and have afternoon tea and a walk in Hebden Bridge. It started to rain as we arrived in HB and appeared to want to set in, so we didn’t see very much, although we did have our coffees.

Hebden Bridge mall

Hebden Bridge is more consciously prettified than Mytholmroyd, but we would like to explore them both on foot as they are so different,to towns in the south.

This morning I wanted to visit Hardcastle Craggs, a local beauty spot just out of Hebden Bridge. There is a mill and parklands with lots of walks. We opted to walk in along a road to the mill, which is a National Trust property with a cafe. It is powered by water, with a big battery bank and worm farms to deal,with waste from the toilets. We had sandwiches, but resisted cakes as we thought we could do the walk back more easily if we had eaten lightly

Rock formation
The mill
Stephen took a,photo of me, so I took one of him

We took a more difficult route along the little river on the way back and it was beautiful and well worth some of the difficult parts. There was some light rain, but not too bad.

Quite a noisy river rushing along a stony bed

Interesting fungus on tree

We were very tired when we got home, and after a cup of tea, had to have some rest. I washed our jeans because we got a bit muddy. We were careful of getting mud in the car, putting down a plastic bags for our shoes. I took mine off for driving the car. Next time we must take extra shoes.

There are roadworks going through the village, so it takes about twice as long to get back as it would otherwise.

We were hoping to have news on Brexit when we arrived home at about 3.15, but things still seem to be up in the air. This is the first day back for parliament.

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