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8 Apr: Walk Mytholmroyd – Cragg Vale

Sunday 8th April circular walk,
Mytholmroyd to Cragg Vale. 7.5 Miles, 6 – 6½ hours.
Contact us if you wish to join.

Meet from 10.00 outside Mytholmroyd Station under the railway bridge on New Road opposite the Shoulder of Mutton pub, to depart at 10.15.

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A medium to hard walk through the varied & characterful hill side woods of Cragg Vale. Sturdy, ideally waterproof, walking boots will be required, a walking pole could be useful.

  • Terrain: Mixture of woodland paths, muddy tracks, stone paths, grassy muddy banks, steps- often uneven. Some very wet muddy areas.
  • Strenuousness: Several ascents & descents, can be slippy, muddy underfoot.
  • Dogs welcome: There are several stiles en route, the route passes through a couple of sheep fields.
  • Food & Drink: There will be a lunch stop at Dog bridge, a beautiful ancient stone clapper bridge crossing Turvin Brook, together with a couple of snack/drink stops en route.
    Please only bring Vegan food & drinks for lunch and also ensure you also have plenty of water and energy giving snacks/fruits too.

For those not wanting to do the whole route, the 901 bus can be caught in Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd up to the Hinchcliffe Arms, which would reduce the walk by 3 miles/2 hours, joining the group just before the lunch stop. There is also the option of leaving the walk at that point and again at 3¾ miles after the the lunch stop, when we reach Cragg Vale road and pass a couple of bus stops for the 901.
The first half of the walk is more strenuous, though there are still several ascents/descents on the second half.

A 901 Bus Time Table is available.

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25 Feb: Walk Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall

The next 3 Valley Vegans walk is offered by Steve.

  • Sunday 25th February, 10.30 am
  • Tod to Hebden Bridge via Great Rock, Blackshaw Head & Heptonstall
  • 7 – 7.5 miles, approx 4 hours.
  • Meet at Todmorden Bus station.
  • Train or bus back to Tod after coffee or beer in Hebden.

Great Rock, Todmorden (Tim Green)Some steady hill climbing, likely to be muddy, suitable walkingboots/shoes required.

Bring packed lunch etc (please, vegan food and drink only).
Dogs welcome.

For more information, contact us.

(Image credit: The Great Rock, Staups Moor, Todmorden by Tim Green.)

 

14 Apr Good Friday walk to Pace Egg Play(s) in #Heptonstall

A couple of years ago, 3 Valley Vegans ended a great walk at the Pace Egg Play(s) in Heptonstall.  We’re going to do it again this year but this time our walk will start in Todmorden.  It will take us around 3 hours to walk the 9 km (5.5 miles) route to Heptonstall and, if we arrive on time, we will be able to watch the Calder High School version of the play at 3pm and the Heptonstall Players’ version at 4pm.  The walk will afford some great views and will pass some lovely places as well as working farms where animals do not live the kind of lives that vegans wish for them.  The Pace Egg plays  (see https://heptonstall.org/pace-egg-2/ to learn more) are a Good Friday tradition and it is great fun to be part of the large and interactive audience.  

  • 🕦 Time & date: Good Friday, 14th April 2017 before 11:30 am as we will leave promptly at that time.
  • 🚏 Meeting place: The bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the Shell garage on Halifax Road, Todmorden (heading out of Todmorden towards Halifax, the bus stop is on the left 100m before the left turn to Hallroyd Road). 
  • 👞 Equipment: The walk could well cross muddy and slippery terrain and so waterproof walking boots and suitable clothing are a must.  Maybe walking sticks too. 
  • 😬 Severity: The 9 km walk will involve climbs totalling 516m and the highest point will be 326m above sea level. (We will have started at 124m above sea level.)  
  • 🍞 Food: Please bring only vegan food to eat for lunch and/or during the walk.  That’s the rule for 3VV walks.
  • 🚌 Getting home afterwards: those returning to Todmorden can either do it on foot again following a different route on the same side of the valley (north) or take a bus.  
  • 📧 Booking: Please email Rob if you would like to attend: forgivenleaf@mac.com

Hooray hooray.  No chicken suffers in the Pace Egg play.

New Year’s Day 2017 Magical Mystery Walk, #Todmorden

After a Christmas holiday full of food, your thoughts may well be turning to shaking off those extra pounds.  There’s no better way to do that than to join us for our New Year’s Day walk – a guaranteed tonic for any hangover too! We’ll be walking in the hills above Todmorden and absorbing some of the fantastic scenery (weather allowing). Starting at 11.30 am outside the Golden Lion pub in Rochdale Road, Todmorden.

Our magical mystery walk will be 5 to 6 miles long and we intend to return to Todmorden between 3 and 4pm. Please bring some vegan food to eat for lunch.

As we’ll be walking in the hills, it is vital to wear suitable clothing including walking boots.

Please email Elizabeth if you would like to attend: elizabethking@talktalk.net

(Image credit Stoodley Pike, by Loh93)

14 Aug: T-bus 4-mile walk

Photo of Langfield Common
Image rights: Phil Champion [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Meet at Stand A at Todmorden bus station at 11.00am on Sunday 14 August. We’ll get the T-bus to Harvelin Park and walk down from Mankinholes, Lumbutts and Oldroyd and back into Todmorden.

Please bring some vegan lunch with you.

This is a short walk but it does involve some hill walking so wear suitable clothes. There’s no need to book on this event but the bus leaves soon after 11.00 so please be prompt! All welcome, even if you haven’t been on a 3VV walk before.

Shirley is leading the walk so please get in touch with her if you’ve
got any questions: shirley830@btinternet.com

11 June: Towpath walk from Littleborough to Todmorden

Relaxing and easy towpath walk on Saturday June 11th from Littleborough to Todmorden. This is approximately 6 miles and the walk is easy with fantastic scenery.

We’ll meet at Littleborough Railway Station (near the tourist information board) at 10.00 am and finish up at Hilary’s house in Todmorden for lunch.

Please contact me by email (elizabethking@talktalk.net) if you want to join us.

Photo of Rochdale Canal by Alexander P Kapp
Rochdale Canal in Walsden. © Copyright Alexander P Kapp and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence