Sadly (but also with a bit of relief) we've come to the conclusion that, for mainly work-related reasons, we're not going to take Chertsey to Hebden Bridge this year. It's kind of a shame to give up on the idea, but it feels sensible. We were already so tight for time that it didn't feel as if it was going to be a relaxing trip (if it ever could be) and then there was Marple, and a few other things have come up, and I was becoming increasingly nervous about having such a long block of time off work (had we gone via Marple, the plan was to split the journey).
So we will probably use Sheffield as a base to go over by car over the Bank Holiday weekend, and in the meantime plan a shorter trip or two, but the Rochdale, sadly (well, I think sadly) will have to wait. There is an underlying anxiety that it may not be there forever, so we'll try not to make it wait too long.
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