Stroll #11

It was a sunny afternoon and I was feeling better than of late so I went out with Lisa for a stroll to Mytholmroyd and back by this route:

Hebden Bridge, canal towpath (heading east), Midgley Road (Mytholmroyd), Burnley Rd (west), Caldene Avenue, Thrush Hill Road, Nest Lane, Park Lane, Wood Hey Lane, down the bridleway through Crow Nest Wood to Fairfield, Hebden Bridge. It’s just over 3 miles with one small hill and good views across the Calder Valley towards Dodd Naze and Old Town.

I felt perfectly well on the walk, and even tried sprinting 50 yards up a hill to see if I could make myself feel sick again – nope, felt okay. A bit out of breath, and my heart was pounding more than it normally would, but I didn’t have the jelly legs and nausea that I felt on last weekend’s walk. I seem to be getting over the mysterious bug that I’ve been suffering from for about 10 days now.

Here are a selection of photographs from the stroll…

Rochdale canal, Mytholmroyd
Rochdale canal, Mytholmroyd

Dodd Naze and Old Town from Crow Nest Wood
Dodd Naze and Old Town from Crow Nest Wood

Bridleway through Crow Nest Wood
Bridleway through Crow Nest Wood

Llamas rock!
Llama’s rock? Llamas rock!

Hebden Bridge from Crow Nest Wood
Hebden Bridge from Crow Nest Wood

As usual – we called in at ‘Innovation’ cafe for coffee and toasted currant teacake afterwards.

PS A couple of hours later when I was in the kitchen cooking my evening meal, I started to feel a bit wobbly again… damn! 😕 So – I’m not quite right yet, but I’m definitely on the mend.

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2 Responses to “Stroll #11”

  1. I think I woud feel a bit wobbly after walking up some of those hills!

  2. True for some of the hills, but that particular route is a really easy one which is why I think of it as more of a stroll than a walk. There is about 1.5 miles of flat walking along the towpath to warm-up and then about a mile of really gradual uphill to the high point. After that it is a nice walk down through the wood on the bridleway (which is perfectly rideable in both directions). I wasn’t aware of it until 5 or 6 years ago when I discovered it on a walk – it’s easily overlooked on the map. Just make sure not to ride off the edge – there’s a big drop in places!

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