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Forest trail Lumbhole Waterfalls, Blackhill to Hardcastle Crags

Hosted by the Consul of the Manchester Walking & Hiking Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 30 Nov 08:45 - 18:00

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We start walking through Hebden Bridge until joining a trail along Hebden Beck. At Horse Bridge we will head north along Crimsworth Dean Beck until we reach Lumb Hole Waterfalls, where we take a short break.
From there we will head Westwards up to the top of Blackhill and down to Hardcastle Crags our next resting point.
After the Crags we follow the trail soputhwards to Gibson Mill, where there is a coffee shop and we can stop for a short break.
Afterwards passing by HorseBridge we head South-Southwest uphill to Heptonstall. From there we drop downhill into Eaves Wood back into Hebden Bridge.
We will then have nice food at Stubbing Wharf to celebrate out hike before heading back to Hebden Bridge Rail station.

Distance : 14.89km, Vertical gain : 450m, Vertical drop : 458m

Please note this is a walk of medium difficulty. Due to the limited daylight hours, we will need to complete the hike within 6h. Be prepared that part of the trail will be muddy and slippery.

Recommendations:
Bring packed lunch and 1-litre drink approx.
Please ensure you are appropriately equipped for walking. Bring warm, waterproof (Jacket and over-trousers) and windproof clothing & appropriate walking footwear.