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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Sarah Cotena- Derbyshire Dales April 2016 Excellent - I throughout enjoyed my first foray on a guided walking trip. It was lovely to walk in a group and challenge myself with the uphill and downhill and muddy terrain! Had a sense of achievement afterwards and enjoyed the many conversations with my other other group members as well. I enjoyed my experience very much,Very well indeed - our guide Paul knew the Dales so well and explained the routes we were taking before we set off and as we walked brilliantly. I appreciated his nuggets of historical information with regarding Hartington and the surrounding area. Sue was an excellent 'back-stop' leader and it was good to know we were in very safe hands on the trip.

Sarah Cotena

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