Clambering up the road to Heptonstall shows how high above Hebden Bridge the cycle route finds itself and it's not yet onto the cobbled streets of Heptonstall. Centre right, you can just make out the Rochdale Canal cycled alongside earlier.
The need for the 'double-decker' houses seen clinging to the hillside was born from the arrival of workers as the textile industry became a major employer. The industry grew quickly with the coming of the railways and the canal, but due to the lack of flat land an ingenious way to house the new workers had to be found - and the solution saw the building of houses on top of each other on the hillside.
The houses look fragile and precarious as the route now begins to take its leave of these tiring valley climbs and enters a new phase of moorland Pennine scenery.