2 Strolls – Mytholmroyd; Dodd Naze

This is the first post of 2010, one year after I started this blog. I’ll have more to say about that on Monday when I write the Week 52 ‘progress report’, but for now I’ll just mention a couple of strolls that I did today with Lisa…

Maisie and Mal are stopping at Maisie’s grandmother’s house in Dodd Naze and had invited Lisa and I up for a meal this evening. We decided to stroll over to the Sainsbury’s store in Mytholmroyd to buy a bottle of red wine to take with us.

We walked out on the Calder Valley Cycleway, and back on the Rochdale canal towpath.

Frozen Rochdale canal
Frozen Rochdale canal

Slightly slippery conditions underfoot, but a nice afternoon for walking. 3.7 miles (6 km) in total.

This evening we walked up to Dodd Naze via the steep road through Birchcliffe. Too steep for Lisa – she was panting and walking slowly so I got behind her and pushed her up the hill. She stopped panting and I started! Never mind – it’s all good exercise innit?

We had a nice meal with the ‘young uns’, followed by a long game of Trivial Pursuit which I won’t say much about, other than to brag about mention the fact that Lisa and I won, oh, and that I answered more questions correctly than Lisa… 😉

We did a quick wine-fuelled stroll back down the hill at the end of the evening.

1.6 miles total with 300 ft of steep ascent (2.6 km, 90 m).

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