Day 4 – Pennine Way – Hebden Bridge to Ponden – Golden Best


A good nights sleep was had after our first visit to civilisation after tramping the moors for three days. My knees didn’t wake me with pains like before which is promising (maybe the WD40 is working).

The White Lion was comfortable and the food adequate. Surgery was performed by myself on Sherpa Ian on Harvey ‘s shredded feet after a quick trip to Boots for more supplies.

We left Hebden Bridge on a near vertical lung busting climb to Heptonstall Moor. But the terrain soon levelled off amid blue skies and more remote stunning scenery.

It was clear Harvey was half a yard short of pace today because of his injuries but time was of no importance.

Contouring round Colden Clough we passed Gorple Reservoir before stopping for lunch at a pretty juction of streams below the Packhorse Inn.

We continued onwards and upwards past the Walshaw Dean reservoirs and over the top to “Top Withens” famous for inspiring the Emily Bronte novel Wuthering Heights.

From here the descent was slow and gentle down and onto Ponden Guest House delightfully situated at the end of the reservoir.

Sherpa Ian arrived and forced us off into the neighbouring village
of Haworth for some refreshments.

Total trail miles of 55


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One response to “Day 4 – Pennine Way – Hebden Bridge to Ponden – Golden Best

  1. Tony M

    Guess I’ll have to call you heathcliffe from now on then! Give my best to Harvey.

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