Hebden Bridge and West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire - big skies lovely walking

The area we walki is largely in Calderdale -a special part of  West Yorkshire. Few places offer this blend of beauty and history in such a small place. Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Ripponden and Todmorden are vibrant market towns in the beautiful borough of Calderdale. Enjoy stunning countryside and waterways, amazing architecture, an abundance of great, independent shops, adrenalin sports, fantastic food and drink,

Hebden Bridge is on the Yorkshire side of the Pennine Hills. Not long ago, it was a small mill town producing wool and woollen goods. By the end of the sixties, the town was in bad shape. Shops were empty and blocks of terraced houses were being pulled down.

During the seventies and eighties the town was repopulated by a motley mixture of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, alternative practitioners, teachers, green and New Age activists and more recently, wealthier yuppy types. The area has a rich literary history. The Bronte sisters wrote their famous novels just a few miles away in Haworth, the American poet, Sylvia Plath is buried at Heptonstall on the hill overlooking Hebden Bridge and the poet laureate, Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, two miles away.

Hebden Bridge is an obvious destination for those wanting to escape the cities because life here can be a fine mixture of the urban and rural. The water from the hills powered the first mills of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, ten minutes from the town centre and you can be walking alone by the river in one of the many wooded valleys. A half an hour's walk uphill and you can be rambling across heather moorland.

It's is a walkers paradise

Around Hebden Bridge there are many valleys that lead up to airy moorlands. We walk through these as we explore the West Yorkshire scenery around the town. Water plays an important part in shaping this landscape so expect that we will see many streams tumbling down from the hills.

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What Others Said...

South Downs - September 2020. It was lovely to walk in an area I had visited often as a child. Lou’s snippets of information regarding local history, geography and nature added to the experience along with the fine weather! Interesting company and variety of scenery contributed to my enjoyment. The hotel was excellent. I watched the video and read the information about how the hotel was going to be Covid compliant prior to going and was reassured by this. Lovely food, hot shower, fluffy towels, comfortable bed; all good.

Janet Coates

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