IF YOU fancy an early morning walk followed by a chance to write down your thoughts about it then Anna Turner has just the event for you.
Anna is the writer in residence for the Watershed Landscape project, managed by rural regeneration company Pennine Prospects.
Tomorrow she will lead a walk starting at 7.30am which will finish at Gibson Mill, in Hardcastle Crags, where walkers can then record their emotional responses through a writing workshop.
“Places are always so different in the early morning, when you hardly see anyone else but instead you can spot wildlife, such as deer and rabbits,” said Anna.
Places cost £10 and include breakfast. Booking is essential on 01422 842684 or online at www.hbaf.co.uk.
Later in the day, families can create their own version of an alternative walking guide in a free family friendly walk, of about a mile. Collect maps and instructions from Anna between 2pm and 4pm from Gibson Mill. Booking is not necessary for this walk.
As a keen walker and runner Anna is relishing her new role to help more people connect with the landscape.
And as part of this project she will be taking groups of people onto the South Pennines uplands as well as writing four short stories based in four different locations: Standedge Tunnel, at Marsden; Cant Clough Reservoir; Blackstone Edge, above Littleborough; and Ogden Moor.