This Sunday, members from the Panaz team completed a 12km walk around Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge to raise funds for the Furniture Makers Charity, the furnishing industry’s livery charity, who provide training and welfare to those in our industry. The following write up is from Balasz Hrubocski, Logistics Controller at Panaz.
Seven of us met on Sunday morning in Heptonstall to raise funds for the Furniture Makers Charity.
It sounded like apart from mine, everyone’s drive was horrendous, but we all made it to the start for 11 AM as planned.
We set off in great spirits in fantastic conditions. To warm up for the walk, we descended from the car park to the Blue Pig pub, where we admired someone’s beautiful garden for a minute and crossed over a bridge to join onto woodland paths near Hardcastle Crags and continued towards Lumb falls. What a spot for a picnic!
The next leg of our walk led us to probably the steepest section of the walk. Once we got over the “little lump” in the middle, the views opened up to beautiful moorlands, Stoodley Pike in the distance and an absolute minefield of sheep poo!
At this point, we were past our halfway point in terms of distance, and we’ve covered most of the elevation. It was just a beautiful stroll through continued woodland, vast fields of bluebells and a scenic path along Hebden Water. Some of the group decided to get refreshments at the Weaving Shed café – their mint choc chip ice-cream is highly recommended if anyone’s ever around.
After an exciting river crossing via the steppingstones, we walked past a campsite that seemed like a lovely place to stay and if felt as if all the campers were leaving at the exact same time as we were passing by and had to give way to cars every five seconds.
One last push back up to the car park and we arrived at the pub to get our well-deserved pints after a great walk in the British countryside. 12 kms covered in just over four hours in great company.
Thanks a lot everyone for participating and I hope we can get another one arranged soon.