My Pyrenees HRP Diary - Introduction

This blog was begun in 2015, to record my walk along the Pyrenees HRP from Hendaye to Banyuls. If you want to read about that, I suggest you start here.

But that is all in the past now, and I have expanded the blog a little to cover more recent events.. such as:

Snowdonia Way
Hebden Bridge
Equipment Reviews
North Downs Way
Andorra

and also, one day:

Pennine Way .. which I am due to walk for the third time in 2019, this time from N to S I think

I hope you will find something interesting. Please do provide a little feedback or comment, and if you are interested in something that I didn't say enough about, please let me know .. happy walking!



Jerry

Monday, 15 June 2015

Hebden Bridge Update day 4 - The Great Wolf Stones

In some ways, a walk similar to yesterday's: up on the roof of England, nobody else in sight, fantastic views and decent weather. The Great Wolf Stones are a prominent landmark and having passed quite near them twice on the Pennine Way, it was nice to see them close to today. The views from there are tremendous, all the way around.

Wildlife update. . As you might expect large wild animals are few & far between,  though some of the cattle can be quite frisky. But I have seen lots of rabbits, several hares, a small thing that might have been a weasel or a stoat, a few deer, and lots of unfamiliar birds such as curlews, lapwings, and grouse. The grouse are impossible to spot in the heather, they wait until you are about to step on them before panicking and racing off, while you leap back, as startled as they are.
My favourites though are the curlews, they have such a recognisable and evocative call.

Tomorrow, thinking about climbing Pendle Hill

So difficult to capture the sheer scale and beauty of the views around here. Nor the ubiquitous Pennine Way paving stones 
Lots of boundary markers hereabouts! This one is called "Old Bess"
Another selfie at the Wolf Stone trig point. The Wolf Stones and Watersheddles reservoir visible in the background.  
Lots of important footpaths here. . Pennine Way, Bronte Way, Calderdale way, millennium way   

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