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Penistone Hill

George on Penistone Hill

Date: 6th September 2009
Distance: 1.80 miles
Ascent: 235 feet
Time: 1 hour 30 mins
With: Lisa and Rhiannon
Start Grid Ref: SE021370

Walk Summary:
A short family walk around Penistone Hill, a popular spot above Haworth which is suitable for walkers of all abilities.

Route Summary: Cemetary Road - Stanbury Height - Moorside Lane - Penistone Hill - Cemetary Road


1. Lisa and Rhiannon walking up from the car park

2. Lower Laithe Reservoir from Penistone Hill

3. Bronte Way signpost

4. George

5. Me and Rhiannon

6. The trig point on the top of Penistone Hill

Walk Detail: This was not so much of a walk as a picnic outing with a bit of ambling about. Joining us on the walk was George the Pig who I'd bought for Rhiannon just the day before.

We were trying to encourage Rhiannon to walk a bit more rather than be carried all the time. She did quite well though she fell over a few times which put her off a bit. A picnic and some pictures on the trig sorted that out though.

Penistone Hill is probably not the most inspiring focal point for a major walk but it was still a most pleasant place to spend some time with my girls and I'm sure we will be back for future picnics.

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