566 Bell House Moor

"My wife", said Leslie, whom we met by the Rochdale Canal, "was not only born here, but has spent her whole life living between that bridge and this". It must be healthy at Mytholmroyd, for this very young looking ninety year old was born 14 years before Ted Hughes. But then Mytholmroyd's most famous son made the mistake of moving away.

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LOCATION: Mytholmroyd, South Pennines
START: Park on or near Midgley Rd, opposite Mytholmroyd Church
Grid ref: SE015261 Postcode: HX7 5LX
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate with a steep ascent
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - South Pennines Landranger 103 and 104
EN ROUTE: River Calder, Cragg Vale, Great Stub

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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