Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Crags 8th November 2013

Hardcastle Crags is a wooded Pennine valley near the town of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, owned by the National Trust. This walk starts and finishes in the car park at the entrance to the estate. Its a level walk through the woods to the head of Hebden Dale where its then a short climb of 300m, in length, out of the valley onto a farm lane that leads to Shackleton Moor. After crossing the edge of the moor you then descent in Crimsworth Dean before coming back to the car park. There are several paths around the estate of differing lengths and difficulty, so its a great place for all ages.

This walk is an easy one with a total distance is 9.5km (6 miles) with the hardest bit been the climb out of one valley on to the moor. The walk should take just less than 3hrs.

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Leaving car park

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Heading down into the woods

 

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Christine, Andrew & Harry

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Hebden Water

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Hebden Water

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Andrew & Christine getting close!

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Hebden Water

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One of the foot bridges over Hebden Water

 

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Waiting for Andrew

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Andrew fighting his way through

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Lumb HoleWaterfall

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Christine trying to fly

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Off piste

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Wider stile or a new diet

 
Hardcastle Crags
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Walk statistics
Total Distance 10.5km
Total Time 3:50 hrs
Ave Moving Time 3.7km
Ave Speed 2.7km
Total Ascent 626m
Total Descent 626m

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