Having travelled this road inumerable times from Manchester to Halifax, I am always struck by how little has ever changed in this ancient landscape. It's above the treeline and at so high a point that you can see a bank of stormy rain clouds heading
towards you from miles away. Throughout the seasons, only the bracken changes hue on the sometimes marshy land. It's beautiful but bleak and on a clear day, the views are spectacular, leading through to the Calder Valley.