Calder Woodland Way Part 3
Catch the 9.33 train from Bradford Interchange to Hebden Bridge, arriving at 9.54. Here you will meet today s leader, Ron Wade. The walk initially, takes the road under the railway and then strikes up through Crow Nest Wood and Hebble End Wood to reach Horsehold Road. A good viewpoint at Horsehold Scout is visited and then we drop down to Callis Wood Bottom. Paths are then taken to reach Parrock Clough. This is followed down to Burnt Acres Wood Bottom. A path through the wood of that name is then followed to Stoodley Glen where the Sowerby Ramble Stone can be found. We now have to cross the road and canal to go up to Bean Hole Delf. A waterfall is to be found here. Paths and tracks are then taken to Todmorden. A path is taken through Dobroyd Wood to Stones where we can visit a couple of standing stones. We now drop down the road at Stoneswood Mill. The last climb of the walk takes us up to Deans Farm where we then take paths and tracks that traverse across the hillside until a road is reached that drops you down to Walsden railway station. The path by the farm was badly drained in places so expect some mud there! We will be catching the train from Walsden for our homeward journey. This is only an hourly service to Leeds (just after the hour) so a change is required at Todmorden. The other option is to use the 590 bus at 13 and 43 minutes past the hour.
The walk is 8.5 miles long with 2200 feet of climbing. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink. Strong walking boots are recommended.