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Pie and Peas

Sunday November 6th 2016.

Leaving the car park we headed east on sustrans route 66 to Tenterfields where we turned left off the canal and started the steady climb via a mixture of country lanes and bridleways up to Highroad Well Moor. One of the highest point in Halifax. We did not tarry as it was turning out to be a very cold damp day with the wind taking away any heat we had made on the climb up. Dropping down off the moor we crossed into Buckley Lane to the bridleway which took us sweeping down to Gibb Lane, a cobbled double chevron climb often featured in hill climbs. Our way took us about 100yards up where we bore off to the right through Ovenden Wood which used to be the home of the long gone Websters Brewery. The Grindlestone Bank bridleway follows the hillside and brought us out on the edge of Mount Tabor and the start of another bridleway into Wainstalls. From here the steep descent down into Luddendean took us to the Cat In'th Well and our Pie and Peas lunch.

After a convivial lunch in front of the open fire we finally made the effort to leave. Turning left out of the pub we followed the single track and bridleway round the lovely (even on a cold damp autumn day) Luddendean Valley then through Jerusalem Farm and along the bridleway from Booth to the church in Luddenden. Out of the village into Luddenden Foot where we picked up route 66 back to Mytholmroyd.

John Hitchen.


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