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Dark clouds over Hebden

From Polly Blackley
Monday, 11 February 2008

Does anyone know what the dark line of smoke/cloud was over Hebden yesterday morning? A friend and I walked up to Horsehold and over towards Stoodley Pike yesterday about 11.00 and the sky ws crystal clear and only a few vapour trails and little feathery white clouds to be seen - except for this layer of dark cloud that looked more pollution-coloured than cloud-coloured, looking back towards the Heptonstall end of Hebden. We concluded t must be a big fire somehwhere, and as we returned, around 1.30, it had all but cleared. Anyone?

Posted by Andy M
Tuesday, 12 February 2008

There is some heather burning going on up on the grouse moors above Hardcastle Crags at the moment which may explain it. Ideal weather for it.