Walk – Burlees Lane, Mytholmroyd

Another sunny walk! It felt almost Summer-like today despite it being only just about the start of Spring.

Lisa and I walked up through Nutclough Woods to Dodd Naze, then left up a stretch of Wadsworth Lane, and right onto Burlees Lane. We ended up in Burlees Wood, found a footpath that neither of us had been down before and took that down to Mytholmroyd. We walked back along the Calder Valley cycleway and called in at Innovation for refreshments.

Heptonstall church from Nutclough Wood
Heptonstall church from Nutclough Wood

We spotted these unusual looking sheep in a small field next to a big house. They came running down to us as if they expected to be fed. I reckon that they might be kept as pets – they were certainly very friendly and curious. A quick Google search when I got home revealed that they are a now endangered breed – Cumbrian Herdwicks.

Curious Herdwick sheep
Curious Herdwick sheep

The walk down through the woods was really nice but we had to cross about 10 yards of boggy field to get to the path and both of us ended up ankle deep in slime!

Burlees Wood footpath
Burlees Wood footpath

Spring is definitely under way. We kept encountering little patches of brightly-coloured Spring flowers.

Spring flowers Burlees Wood
Spring flowers in Burlees Wood

Now then – look what I have discovered! ‘Google Street View’ has been greatly extended in the UK and to my surprise, the photo cars have even been out down tiny country lanes. You can follow the stretch of our walk from Dodd Naze to the end of Burlees Lane in the little viewer below (you can aso view it full-screen if you want to). Follow Wadsworth Lane up the hill a few yards, then turn right down Burlees Lane. Don’t forget you can pan the picture round to explore the views in all directions. What an amazing thing it is! That should give those of you who are not familiar with this area a really good idea of what the countryside is like here, and why I love it so much. That was just what the weather was like for our walk – super!


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