Pennine Way Day 4 - Hebden Bridge to Ickornshaw

Tuesday 29th June 2021

Pennine Way Day 4 - Hebden Bridge to Ickornshaw

We stayed in Hebden Bridge overnight, which is roughly a mile away from the Pennine Way - So we decided to re-join the PW by walking northwards up the valley with Heptonstall on our left. There's plenty of ascent on the first section of the day although the views back down to Hebdon Bridge are impressive through the wooded sides of the valley.

Heptonstall Moor is crossed before the usual sight of reservoirs appear - as there are plenty on this leg too.

After the Walshaw Dean reservoirs, height is gained into the 'Wuthering Heights' and Bronte territory with views over to Haworth. A quick stop at Top Withens is always expected as this may or may not be Heathcliff's home in Emily Bronte's famous novel.

Further on, the heather clad Ickornshaw Moor is crossed before descending down into Ickornshaw and Cowling.

PS England 2 - 0 Germany

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Distance: 20.6 miles
Duration: 8:30 hours
Ascent: 3479 ft
Difficulty: Hard
Accompanied By: Davy & Brian
Weather: Dry & Sunny

3D outline of route