I followed this path out of Heptonstall in direction of Hardcastle Crags. Hardcastle Crags is a wooded valley owned by the National Trust and invites you to a wonderful walk along the river.
The first part of the path was very picturesque and had a great view, it only started to get a little bit harder down the hill, which was quite steep sometimes. So there is only one picture before the descent through Hebden Wood, then I had the camera safely packed away!
But I made it down to Hebden Water and the stepping stones to cross the river.
The path continued along the water until I reached Gibson Mill and it was time for another tea break.
Built in the 19th century it was one of the first mills built for the Industrial Revolution. Today it houses a museum but was closed on this day.
The Abraham Gibson’s were landowners and farmers who each demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit, an enthusiasm for technological developments and a willingness to adapt their business activities in tune with the economic circumstances of the times in which they lived. (National Trust)
There are also some old pictures and more about the history provided by the National Trust website. Abraham Gibson left the area and the Mill to the National Trust after his death in 1956.
I made my way back towards Hebden Bridge and left Hardcastle Crags.
The street brought me along with former factories and gave me great views of the city.