In recent weeks, we have had a few rare days when the sun has set unimpeded by clouds at the horizon. I have been concentrating for a while on photographing the hills of Saddleworth, but these few photographs were taken just outside its borders, on Marsden Moor in Kirklees. Marsden Moor stretches from the Saddleworth boundary, where the A62 crosses the Pennines at Standedge, across to the so-called Nont Sarah’s road, the A640 from Denshaw to Huddersfield. From this road there is a panoramic view across the valley. A rocky outcrop is quickly accessed from Buckstones car park and there is an easy pleasant path along the top of the rocks with the opportunity for a steeper walk down to March Haigh Reservoir or some bouldering for the more adventurous.
Below….Looking across the valley to the east is Holme Moss and Pule Hill, with the A62, Oldham to Huddersfield section, in its shadow. The transmitter can just be seen on Holme Moss in some of the photographs and the top of Pule Hill is a golden streak beneath it. A few minutes after these photographs were take the sun had finally sunk below the horizon.
For people wanting a longer walk…map and details here.