379 Meltham Moor

Pictures of grey sheep in the fog aren't very interesting, but at Wessenden Head the mist was so thick all the cars had their lights on. "Don't think much of the forecast", we muttered, "This is supposed to be sunny periods". Still, walking isn't just about good weather and we'd enjoy it anyway, the photos could wait. Then suddenly there was a sunbeam, and another, and soon West Nab stood out against a clear blue sky. "Pretty accurate", we said smugly and set off across the moor.

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LOCATION: Nine miles east of Oldham
START: Layby on A635, opposite minor road to Meltham
Grid ref: SE076073 Postcode: HD9 2AU
DISTANCE: 5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - Dark Peak Landranger 110
REFRESHMENTS: Pack a flask
EN ROUTE: Kirklees Way, Pennine Way, Marsden Moor, Isle of Skye

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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