Hopefully it will be dull, calm and misty. This is when the Autumn colours really smoulder and look so fabulous; far preferable to bright and garish  New England !

All these images taken on the way back downhill. On the way up we pass the Orchan Rocks. There are some longish steep lanes to get up there, but we will go at the speed of the slowest.

To my eyes the most scenic area of Calderdale; deep drops and spectacular but uncrowded tree views

Our route is on safe footpaths all the way, but a little nimbleness may be needed on some rocky downhill paths

From Lydgate on the Burnley Rd we go up as far as Hartley Royd on the Todmorden Centenary Way, then back down a different route.

Our phones told us we walked about 4 km, but I don’t know if this allows for the  undulations.
We should be back by 3.30pm easily.

We sat under beech trees to eat our picnic when the drizzle threatened to penetrate. Lovely real outdoor weather!         Birds seen included Kestrel, Goldcrest, Fieldfare, Brambling (1).
Meet 10.30 at Lydgate Post Office (beyond Centre Vale Park, just after a car wash.) Park on Church Street, or on Burnley Rd.
If coming by bus I’ll meet you at the fish shop just over the river bridge at Tod Bus Station. Let me know what time your bus gets in. Two spare seats at the moment. 0771 500 5379