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Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action : press release 14th June 2007

Rose Wheeler

This photo from Rose Wheeler.

More Photos - Jade Smith, Jill Liddington, Mike Barrett and Rose Wheeler are here:

A new walking group has been formed in Mytholmroyd, following the success of the Hebden Bridge 'Walkers are Welcome' group. Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action, formed in late April, aims to encourage more walkers, walking more - from Mytholmroyd.

'Walks in our area are absolutely fantastic', reports Rose Wheeler, group chair. 'All our routes start from Mytholmroyd station; from there you can walk up above Cragg Vale, and, on the opposite side of the Calder Valley, enjoy panoramic views from Midgley Moor. The longest of the three walks visits Churn Milk Joan, the lone skyline stone celebrated in Ted Hughes' poem'.

'We aim to widen access for walking for those less familiar with local routes or with using maps', adds Jill Liddington, group secretary. 'We will offer three way-marked trails; these range from an easy route, up to Wood Top; a moderate walk, up above Scout Rock; and finally a more strenuous route, right up to Churn Milk Joan.'

The three walks will be clearly way-marked by round yellow signs along each route. A leaflet giving a detailed map for each walk will be available from local shops and in the Tourist Information Centre in Hebden Bridge. Additionally, there will be information boards posted in the centre of Mytholmroyd, to welcome visitors - especially those arriving by public transport.

The group includes Geoff Mitchell, the chair of Station Partnership, which works with Northern Rail to improve rail links to Mytholmroyd. Geoff is liaising with Northern Rail, which is very keen to help publicize upper Calder Valley walks with public transport users right across its region.

Mytholmroyd Walkers' Action will publicly launch the three walks and leaflet on Saturday 29 September in the Good Shepherd, Mytholmroyd.

The group is currently collecting photographs to illustrate the three routes - to Wood Top, Scout Rock and Churn Milk Joan. Their next meeting is on Tuesday 19 June at 7.30pm in the Shoulder of Mutton, Mytholmroyd. If you enjoy walking in the area or have ideas you would like to contribute, please come along. Everyone welcome.

More Photos - Jade Smith, Jill Liddington, Mike Barrett and Rose Wheeler are here:

For further information:
Ms Rose Wheeler, chair: rose.wheeler@3-c.coop
Ms Jill Liddington, secretary: j.r.liddington@leeds.ac.uk

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