Day 4 – Pennine Way – Hebden Bridge to Ponden





After the persistent rain of yesterday it was a delight to wake up to a lovely sunny day.

Breakfast was taken at the White Lion Hotel where we had managed to get in on the day instead of camping in the wet conditions.

It was good to catch up with Jon and Tim again who were also staying at the White Lion.

Serious remedial action had to made to my feet which were degrading rapidly.

Paul had gone beyond the call of duty the night before demonstrating his pedicure skills along with lancing blisters with needles.

Sherpa Ian became feet specialist support before we headed to the nearest chemist to stock up on compeed.

The day then got serious with a stiff walk out of Calder Valley up to Heptonstall Moor.

This was a real throw back as the surrounding area is the start of the Greenwoods looking back on the family tree. Gives you an eery feeling thinking your forefathers were there centuries ago!

The weather broke into a cracking summers day with fantastic vistas over the moors which was hugely enjoyable even at my slow pace with very painful feet.

A visit to Top Withins (allegedly linked to Wuthering Heights by Haworths Emily Bronte) on route was followed by a drop down the valley to Ponden Reservoir and on to Ponden Guest House which is a real oasis of calm with a fantastic outlook over the reservoir.

Feet rested, very sore, cut and battered however tomorrow is another day.



Filed under fundraising, leukaemia & lymphoma research, leukaemia research, pennine way

2 responses to “Day 4 – Pennine Way – Hebden Bridge to Ponden

  1. Well done Harvey & team – keep going & flying the flag for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. There in spirit if not in person! 🙂

  2. Dave Selby

    Harvey – if your forefathers were there centuries ago, let’s hope they didn’t have such girly feet!

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