29 September 2020

Suspecting there might be an impressive cloud-sea from Heights Road en route to Sainsbury’s first thing this morning, I brought along my camera. I’m so glad I did. The steep-sided upper Calder Valley yields some wonderful views at this time of year.

Cloud-sea, upper Calder Valley
Cloud-sea, upper Calder Valley

Later, I walked down through the woods into Hebden Bridge for bread. There’s an old set of railings at the edge of the wood that must have been there quite some time, judging by how a tree has grown around them.


Later, as I trudged back up the hill, some men working on a roof spotted my camera and called out to have their photo taken. Always happy to oblige.

Take us photo!
Take us photo!

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