This month’s Scientific Society Walk is to Walshaw Dean.

Scene of a peaceful protest in 1907, when the shooting rights owner tried to close off all footpaths in the area.  As we can still legally walk there, it was obviously successful.

Well done to our grandparents and great grandparents generation, men and women who joined together for these mass trespasses around the turn of the 19th century, despite the danger of being locked up.

The area is quite good for birds, and we pass near a good lizard area; also near some prehistoric remains.

The walk is from Blake Dean to Middle Walshaw Dean Reservoir, then re-tracing the route. It is on a track the whole way. The distance is approx. 5 miles total. Bring a picnic lunch; we will stop to eat around 12.30, weather permitting.

Meet at 10.30 for 10.45 at the broad part of the road at Blake Dean above Hardcastle Crags. SD957314.

Share cars or reply to this to join the convoy. It is also on a bus route which starts from Hebden Bridge.