We had a lovely roast dinner and pudding at The New Inn last night and a good breakfast, the staff were all very pleasant. The bedroom was clean but a little dated.
At breakfast we swapped experiences with a couple, Pete and Chris who are seasoned walkers and had met in the Himalayas. They are walking from St Agnes, the most southerly point in the Isles of Scilly to the northern most point in the Scottish Isles.
A cloudy day but it remained dry and mild for us.
The route again took us past reservoirs, over moors and we went under the M62.
On reaching Cragg Vale we followed the river down to Mytholmroyd and then the cycle route to Hebden Bridge. This part of the route was full of industrial heritage, principally cotton mills.
Hebden Bridge is a market town specialising in independent shops, with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. It was busy when we arrived with lots of talented buskers and people enjoying the Bank Holiday. The town has often been used as a filming location, most recently ‘Happy Valley’. It is also the former home of Ed Sheeran.
Tonight we are staying at the White Lion, which has been open since 1657 and is one of the oldest buildings in the town.