Friday, 2 April 2021


 Ian and Rich went up to this delightful area near Blackwood Common - half-way between Sowerby and Mytholmroyd..

We had planned to fix one stile and do 3 bits of waymarking. In the end we fixed three stiles and did four bits of waymarking - this required some ingenuity!

One of the ladder stiles into Nab End quarry had three rungs missing or broken.

Then a short distance away to put up waymarks and we discovered the stile tread-board support on this popular path was totally rotten.

Not an orthodox way of fixing, but should do the business.

Then on to a finger post lying on the ground (for some time). Beyond saving so we cut the rotten end off and re-seated it.

Not elegant but now people know where to go.

Further down the hill we replaced some faded bridleway waymarks. Then onto a footpath to add a waymark and we found the tread-board had rotted off. Not having a spare one, the kind people at Nab End Farm found a piece of wood to suit - many thanks. 


Work funded by Hebden Royd Mayor's fund and Sowerby Residents' Association