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First October walk - Luddenden Valley

This walk will be led by Adrian and is aimed at experienced and fairly fit walkers. This is not a good walk for the beginner due to the distance and terrain.

We start at the Cat in the Well pub. The route takes in the high moors overlooking the Luddenden valley with superb views and also taking in the Churn Milk Joan stone. This is a stone steeped in legend and a basis for a Ted Hughes poem.

It is a longer than usual walk at eight and a half miles but the reward will be  pie and peas (to be ordered beforehand) at the pub at the end. Stop for a snack/drink and another stop where budding poets can recite at the stone. 

Have asked for an early start (would like to start prompt at noon) so that we can keep a steady pace without rushing. You will need all the usual: drink, snack, walking boots and waterproofs.

The going is generally good although parts of the moors are a bit boggy so that walking poles may be useful. Parking at the Cat in the Well car park is somewhat limited so please car share if at all possible.

Best Wishes

Adrian

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    An absolutely fantastic day out, a wonderful walk,great company and a lovely meal to finish up with - many thanks to those involved in bringing it all together, great

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • shetha

      it really nice to see a lovely woman like you ..... I told all my friends to look at eyes when they say cheers x

      October 8, 2013

  • Christine

    Seconded. A new area for me and the views were fab. Adrian and Linda did a fantastic job and everybody else provided cracking company (special awards for the squealing and the secret parkin). Thanks for the lift Anne.

    1 · October 5, 2013

    • Christine

      How many times?! There was definitely multiple outbreaks of squealing. I am going to monitor the sitation very carefully come the next walk.

      October 6, 2013

    • sarah g.

      You're not on the next walk! squeals galore! :)

      October 6, 2013

  • Linda H.

    Thanks for all your lovely comments and thanks to Adrian for a lovely walk and pie, peas and chips to die for. Thanks to Paul for the lift.

    October 6, 2013

  • Robin

    Thanks Adrian for a great walk - very well and unerringly led at a decent pace, still allowing everyone to keep up. Good company and great views. Thanks also to Linda, and Anne for the lift.
    (Christine - there's a photo with your face on it. How did that sneak through?)

    October 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thankyou Adrian and Linda for a good walk with a
    Nice meal at the end of walk,

    October 6, 2013

  • Nick

    Thanks Adrian and Linda for an interesting if slightly longer than expected walk. Enjoyed your bits of local information, poetry recital and the pie and peas to finish.
    Thank you Rachel and Brian for the lifts.

    October 6, 2013

  • Darren

    Well done Adrian and Linda, as usual great company, cake(thanks Linda) and the pie,chips and peas yum yum.

    October 5, 2013

    • Sue F.

      And...thanks sue for the extra chips ;-)

      October 5, 2013

    • Darren

      Thankyou Sue for the extra chips they too were yummy

      1 · October 5, 2013

  • Sue F.

    Thanks Adrian n Linda for a lovely walk n sorting the food. Thxs for my Parkin Linda...excellent as always :) and thxs Colin for the lift :) had a fun filled walk as usual

    October 5, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Thanks Adrian and Linda. Great views and company and pie, chips and peas worth going the extra mile for.

    October 5, 2013

  • sarah g.

    Thanks Adrian and Linda! Beautiful views and the company was fab as usual! Lovely Parkin Linda! and the Pie and Peas and Chips were great! :)

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous walk with spectacular view. Big thank you to Adrian and Linda

    October 5, 2013

  • Christine

    My pie and peas list:
    Paul, Julie, Sarah, Lorraine, Nick, Ann, Linda Hi, Adrian, Linda Hu, Martin, Diane, Brian, Barrie, Colin, Chris. I make that 15 and Adrian said he had ordered 17 one of which was veggie (Pauline?) so he may have one spare or I may have missed someone out. Speak up if so.

    October 3, 2013

    • Robin

      Sue - don't know how I got on the list. I thought you had to reply to be on it. Didn't know the default option was to be on the list. I don't want food.

      October 5, 2013

    • Christine

      I've given up on the list so I hope Adrian has his own! I think what Sue meant was that I missed all the comments except the last 2 under Adrian's original. So I had missed the negatives like you as well as the positives like Sue and Darren.

      October 5, 2013

  • Christine

    How are you all getting on with arranging car sharing? Adrian is a bit worried about overflowing the car park as there is nowhere else nearby to park.

    I'll be coming Bradley Road, Ainley Top, A629. Robin how about one of us parking up at Cedar Court...unless you get a better offer.

    September 27, 2013

    • Robin

      Hi Anne - I don't want to stop for long either. I'm not eating, so happy to leave any time.

      October 5, 2013

    • Christine

      Yes, there was just Julie eating but she has had to pull out. I need to stay long enough to get a pic of the pounds tho'. Room for 1 more person who doesn't want to stay long from Cedar Court.

      October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Adrian I am so sorry but I think the flu jab has got the better of me. I feel terrible this morning. I will pay you for my pie at the quiz. I really am sorry.

    October 5, 2013

  • steve m.

    Sorry to pull out last min but got bug

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will not be joining you now. I hope everyone enjoys their walk and pie and peas.

    October 5, 2013

  • Nick

    Was planning on going by bus but they are a bit intermittent. Is anyone coming through Rastrick or Brighouse and able to offer a lift. I know exactly where the start at the C. in W. is located so can act as navigator.

    October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nick. I have just found I have a place on this walk - my first intro to meet up. I was hoping to find a way to get in someones car but I can;t stay for the pie and peas. I am in Rastrick. Maybe I should just take my car and pick you up? I can take anyone else needing a lift too - but will need to leave once the walk it finished

      October 4, 2013

    • Nick

      Forgot to say hopefully someone may offer me a lift for the return. :)

      October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there
    now i am on the walk i will be driving from Leeds would anybody like to car share to help with the parking situation i don't mind driving and
    have some of the best sounds on cd from the Stones,the Who, Billy Joel,Anybody interested email plz
    Brian :-)

    October 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Brian I'm from Leeds, New Farnley to be precise. Could we car share if convenient? . New Farnley is on the A58 Leeds-Halifax.

      October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes fine with me that is the way i go on the A58 :-)

      1 · October 4, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    Sorry having to cancel, really bad abscess again.xx

    October 4, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Awe...get well soon xx

      October 4, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Is there any chance I can give my pie and peas a miss or is it too late to cancel? Don't worry if it is, I'm sure the 'canine hoover' would oblige if I decided to have something else instead... :-)

    1 · October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi anyone coming past Halifax Hosp that has a spare seat? Would be much appreciated. Rosemary

    October 4, 2013

  • Sue F.

    I have looked at the route I will take from Dewsbury, it's as follows...
    A649 Halifax road, birkby lane n Wakefield road onto
    A58 Halifax road n godley lane
    I can pick up to 3 ppl up enroute.

    October 4, 2013

    • Colin

      Sue, I live in Wakey I'm happy to drive through to Dewsbury and collect you en route

      October 4, 2013

    • Sue F.

      Sounds great :) might be two of us. Were you wanna pick us up...we'll meet you somewhere easy

      October 4, 2013

  • Christine

    Rosemary Harwood lives near Halifax Hospital and says "near HxHospital? If anyone was coming through King Cross I could always meet up with them there or on Pellon Lane." Are you coming that way Brian?

    October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can do if it will help ? need a postcode for sat nav :-)

      October 4, 2013

  • Chris M.

    Hi, I will be coming to this from Newsome, Huddersfield, and would be happy to offer (or accept) a car share to ease the parking situation.

    October 4, 2013

    • Christine

      What route are you taking Chris or are you waiting to see what your sat nav says?

      October 4, 2013

    • Chris M.

      I may take a glance at the map before I set off, but could make any scenic detour within a few miles if it helps anyone.

      October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Can't make it now. Have a good one

    October 3, 2013

  • Sharon j.

    sorry cant make it on saturday as i'm having to work now so can i please cancel my pie and peas. Martin you can have mine as i have just read that you have requested some. enjoy!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2013

  • Linda H.

    Adrian Can you add Colin for pie and peas please.

    Linda

    October 3, 2013

  • Barrie W.

    It's good to be off the waiting list, look forward to meeting you all. Please put me down for the pie & peas.

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great that I've come off the waiting list and can now join you on my first walk with the Brighouse's! Looking forward to it.

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hello Adrian, sorry but can't make the walk or the pie n peas, I hope u all enjoy it,

    October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello Adrian
    Sorry but unable to make walk on Saturday. Apparently it's supposed to be a nice weekend so I hope you all enjoy!

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm Liz from Cleckheaton, love walking and the great outdoors

    October 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm not able to join you on the walk now. Have fun. I've removed my name from the list.

    October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And H P sauce please?

    September 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you mean mint sauce ?

      October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi
    I am on the waiting list but if i get on !!!
    ich möchte pie & peas plz :-)

    October 1, 2013

  • Christine

    Also, there were sheep in unpredictable places up on the moor so Adrian is a bit worried about dogs off lead on the moor. Since a lot of the walk is on the moor this may not be a great walk for dogs.

    September 27, 2013

    • steve m.

      they will be fine he there kept on leads Christine

      September 27, 2013

    • Christine

      Yes, sorry if I wasn't clear. We are not in the months when they are banned from the moor but it does mean dogs will be on-lead longer than some owners (and dogs!) may like.

      September 28, 2013

  • lorraine m.

    What's wrong wi porkie pies??

    September 25, 2013

    • Sue F.

      And mushy peas mmmm :)

      September 25, 2013

    • steve m.

      there scusting lol

      September 25, 2013

  • steve m.

    pie for me pls

    September 24, 2013

    • steve m.

      cancel that pie just found that it's pork pie lol

      September 24, 2013

  • Elizabeth C.

    How many miles is the walk please ?

    September 24, 2013

    • Linda H.

      8 to 8 1/2 miles Elizabeth

      September 24, 2013

  • Diane T.

    pie and peas please thank you

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pie and peas for me please

    September 20, 2013

  • Wendy B.

    Sorry Adrian but have decided to back out of this one. I really aren't up to the standard of fitness required (as I found after a 5 miler in the Lakes this weekend). So I will stick to the shorter walks for now. Hope the sun shines Wendy

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I ask everybody attending to tell me if they want pie and
    peas after the walk as I need to know by the 3rd October so that
    I can give the pub an order

    September 10, 2013

    • Linda H.

      Could I have pie & peas please

      September 11, 2013

    • Chris M.

      Pie and peas please Adrian.

      September 15, 2013

  • Linda H.

    Pie and peas please Adrian. Thanks.

    September 15, 2013

  • Ann B.

    Pie and peas please....forgot to check, is it alright to bring Molly?

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear All, The car park is free but I must plead for car share given the numbers.

    Pauline, you dont have to have pie & peas there is plenty of other options on the menu.

    Wendy, will hope to finish 5 ish. Mark, your daughter should be fine on this walk

    At the moment its 13 pie and peas and one possible vegetarian.

    Please keep the orders coming. Cheers for now.

    Adrian

    September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi I would like an alternative to pie and peas. Shall I choose on the day? Kate

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Adrian
    Do they do a vegetarian option please? If not, no probs.

    September 11, 2013

  • Sharon j.

    pie and peas please!!!!

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Adrian. Please can you add me to the list for pie and peas. Thank you.

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, yes put me down for pie and peas please, thank you, Liz

    September 11, 2013

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