Pennine Way to Langfield Common

Lisa was off work and it was a sunny day so we decided to do a repeat of a walk we did in summer 2009 – Pennine Way reservoirs.

As before, we caught the 900 bus up to Blackstone Edge, then walked down towards the White House pub, and turned right onto the Pennine Way, down the side of Blackstone Edge reservoir. This time, we walked up the embankment and then along the wall above the reservoir. The views were better from up there, though it seems that our friendly dog walkers are sending their pooches up there to dump their crap. Nice!

Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge
Pennine Way, Blackstone Edge

Lisa alongside Warland Drain
Lisa alongside Warland Drain

We had taken a picnic with us, but we wanted to find a sheltered spot to stop. It was warm enough while we were walking in the sunshine, but there was a wind blowing which chilled us as soon as we stopped. We found a pile of rocks on Langfield Common, near what looked like an old quarry. You can see them just ahead of Lisa to the left of the path on the photograph below.

Lisa walking down across Langfield Common
Lisa walking down across Langfield Common

We had our picnic in the shelter of those rocks. Lisa took a couple of pictures of me in which I look really old and knackered so you ain't getting to see them! Instead, here's the view towards Todmorden …

Lumbutts and Todmorden from Langfield Common
Lumbutts and Todmorden from Langfield Common

We had a change of plan. It was getting a bit nippy in the wind so rather than doing our usual trek to Stoodley Pike, we decided to walk down the stone slab bridleway to Mankinholes and then along the Pennine Bridleway towards home.

We ended up crossing a few fields and dropping down into Hebden Bridge through Crow Nest Wood.

It was about 9 miles in total. Quite a nice walk if you fancy some good views without having to walk up too many hills!

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