Heptonstall, West Yorkshire: Ted Hughes

    ‘A naturally evolved local organism, like a giant protozoa’ ‘These early years anchored both of us up there for life’ KEY DATA Terrain: Hilly & boggy in places Starting point: New Bridge Car Park, Midgehole, HX7 7AL Distance: Stage I: 4.7 kms (3 miles); Stage II: 7.4 kms (4.7 miles) Walking time: Stage I: 1hr […]


    Marsden, West Yorkshire: Simon Armitage

    ‘My bedroom window in that house still operates as a lens and framing device’ ‘A border area where habitation meets the uninhabitable’ KEY DATA Terrain: pavement and rugged moor on well-defined paths Starting point: Old Mount St, HD7 6DX Distance: 9.9 kms (6.2 miles) Walking time: 3 hrs 10mins OS Map: OL21: South Pennines. The map can […]