Stoodley Pike

Just back down from my first moorland walk for many years. Hebden Bridge to S.P. and return, fueled by an English breakfast.

I’m staying with Kevin in Bacup, this week, and have already found two great potential homes: Warland Farm and Lower White Lee. The first is a small farmhouse with two large barns and 19 acres on the Rochdale canal; the second is an old doctor’s residence in Mytholmroyd. Both are in fine order. The farm appeals to my heart with walking, boating and cycling nearby plus a great barn conversion project. It’s a landmark for traffic of all forms and we’d have lots of casual encounters as well as providing holiday accommodation for family and friends. The other is rather more splendid and has no renovation to be done: perhaps a better head decision. On Friday, I travel to pick up Neil in London and head to the South-West, where there are also some fine options to explore.

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