Stone, Coal and Gold in the Upper Worth Valley

Thursday 1st August 2019 10.30am to 4.00pm

Organised by the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group. Led by William Varley.

The walk will examine the geology and industrial archaeology of Penistone Hill and the Upper Worth Valley. The rocks here give an insight into the past when the area was a huge tropical delta over 300 million years ago. Since the 19th century the natural resources, stone and coal, have been quarried and mined here.

Meeting Point and Car Parking: Brontë Parsonage Museum Car Park, off West Lane, Haworth, BD22 8DS. Charges apply. Grid Ref: SE 029 372.
Distance: 5-6 miles. Terrain: On footpaths and tracks. Wear boots or walking shoes and waterproof outdoor clothing. Bring sun cream, as needed.
Useful Information: Bring a packed lunch. Public toilets are available in the car park. Refreshments are available in cafés or pubs in Haworth.
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Gorpley Clough, Todmorden

Saturday 5th October 11.00 – 2.00

Organised by Calderdale Countryside Services

Meet Gareth Martin at the car park at the base of Gorpley Clough, Bacup Road, Todmorden (SD 918 235,OL14 7HH). This short (~2.4km/1.5 mile) and free guided walk will involve a walk from the base of clough onto Inchfield Pasture at the top of the clough, returning along the same route. Through the beautiful woodland and open moorland we will see an array of rocks and other landforms, such as landslides, and learn about the fascinating geological history of Calderdale and the surrounding area. We will follow footpaths but the terrain can be rough, steep and slippy and therefore appropriate footwear and outdoor clothing will be required. The walk will take around 2-3 hours.