Here I am in Hebden Bridge, after an uneventful drive up the A1 from Kent. I am here for 5 days and will be doing an update each night using my phone, to see what problems there might be. . So I expect there will be typos and layout problems galore.
I am staying at the Thorncliffe B & B and very comfortable it is too. Run by two ladies, very friendly.
Having settled in I set out to walk up to Heptonstall, only a three mile round trip, but with plenty of uphill - it is hardly possible to go anywhere in these parts that hasn't. This must be the hilliest town in England. Heptonstall has a number of unusual features, including two churches side by side, one now a ruin. Between them they have more gravestones than I have ever seen in one place. . Seven centuries worth, in a place that clearly wasn't all that keen on cremations. Row upon row, with others laid flat and acting as flagstones.
The weather has been fine today, warm & sunny, but rain is forecast for tomorrow. Ah well, what will be will be. I have a longish walk planned, c 16 miles and the computer says, more than 1050m of ascent, which is pretty much up to pyrenees standards.