Ripponden Road

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.

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