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17th June 2016
Present: Dave Burrows, Steve Carey, Dave Dalton, Miklos Gombos, John Guest, Trevor Heywood, Robert Holmes, Larry Johnson, Kevin Jordan, Alan Larsen, Colin Larsen, Sylvia Larsen, Mike Melia, Paul Morrell, John Nelson, Noel O’Toole, Bob Rial, Tony Statham, Roger Wallace, Dave Whittle, Mike Whittle, Mike Worthington
It was a fine day as the group assembled at Hebden Bridge station.
Our route for the day took us through Heptonstall, Hebden Wood, Popplea Common, Top o’ th’ Hough, Jack Bridge, and Colden Clough. Our first port of call for refreshments was around two thirds of the way through the walk: The New Delight Inn, where members enjoyed a quick pint or two.
Following our return to Hebden Bridge, we sampled several beers and ciders in the Fox and Goose Community Pub, The Stubbings Wharf, Drink and the Old Gate Inn. Whilst visiting the Fox and Goose, we were subjected to several harrowing tales of recent flooding from a local elderly female resident. Anybody who had been considering a prospective relocation to Hebden Bridge would undoubtedly have had a change of heart by the time of departing the pub.
The group had become fragmented by the time we visited the Drink bar. Your correspondent and a handful of others narrowly avoided sampling the nouveau cuisine that we discovered whilst visiting the Drink bar. It certainly looked very appetising and unusually, the food was being prepared and served in front of the bar rather than being brought in from the kitchen.
The group thanked Alan for another inspired Yorkshire walk.