A week later – and another view of Stoodley Pike

IMG_2594For the past few months I’ve been noticing a steep path crossing the hillside below Heptonstall, and I eventually picked up a small guide to Eaves Wood somewhere in my travels. So today I decided to go and check it out. It was the first warm, sunny day that we’ve had this year!

IMG_2457One of my favourite views from Heptonstall across to Stoodley Pike which I hiked up to last weekend. Daffies are out in bloom in the village.

Just past the church in Heptonstall the cliff drops down very steeply. I’d explored just the top of this path with Anna in November. It’s called Hell Hole. Officially, no-one knows why these terraces and paths were created, but they probably were constructed in the 19th century. So I started off right at the top of the hill.

Hell Hole rocks



Great view for my picnic –  right into Hebden Bridge.


You can’t imagine how long it took me to set up this selfie!


My ancestors built this – no, not the ruined shed, the terrace behind! 

Hebden was PACKED with people. The pubs were jammed. There was no space on any of the outdoor tables in the square. And just think, only two weeks ago I took this photo of a lone pint at the Shoulder of Mutton!



  1. shazza

    Its been gorgeous today hasn’t it. Your walk looks amazing. I have never been to Heptonstall. Will definitely have to go this year. One of those Hell Hole rocks has a face!

    • hmcreativelady

      From what I’ve seen of your interests you would definitely enjoy a day in Heptonstall. My family going back many generations are from that village. Yes! I saw that face in the rocks too👀

      On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 10:29 PM in search of my yorkshire roots 2017 wrote:


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