Hebden BridgeCragg Vale

Hebcra one
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This is a Slow Ways route connecting Hebden Bridge and Cragg Vale.

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This route has been reviewed by 4 people.

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Is this route good enough? -  Yes (3) Maybe (1)

Problems reported -  Safety (1)

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Hebden Bridge
Grid Ref SD9922727282
Lat / Lon 53.74193° / -2.01320°
Easting / Northing 399,227E / 427,282N
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Cragg Vale
Grid Ref SE0014023260
Lat / Lon 53.70578° / -1.99936°
Easting / Northing 400,140E / 423,260N
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Hebcra One's land is

Moors 46.0%
Natural grass 9.7%
Pasture 10.6%
Urban 10.3%
Woods 23.5%

Data: Corine Land Cover (CLC) 2018



06 Jan 2022 Winter

On a cold, crisp, sunny, early January day I really enjoyed walking this route. I think you would be hard pressed to find a walk with such variety, interest and great views of this length that could surpass it in many other parts of the UK. Yes, OK there are steep climbs at the start/finish whichever way you go, and it's a bit boggy - but this is moorland!
There is also much added interest thanks to the association with King David and the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, whose story is soon to be the subject of a series on the Beeb in the New Year, based on the novel 'The Gallows Pole' by local author, Ben Myers.
Several new boardwalks across more of the boggier bits have been put in place, since a previous reviewer's comments on the route, by 'CROWS' the local Community Rights of Way volunteers, in anticipation of increased use of this trail (which also follows part of an excellent walk inspired by the novel with maps and illustrations by Christopher Goddard). The path is likely to become easier to follow across the moorland section as result, but I would still repeat what another review has said - bring a map and/or GPS.

Pete Thomasson

12 Aug 2021 Summer

This is a convoluted way to get down from Erringden Moor and involves some very decrepid stiles around GR999239. I would recommend coming doen via Hill Top at GR 997236.


22 Jun 2021 Summer

I walked this route in the opposite direction (from Cragg Vale to Hebden Bridge) and connected it with other Slow Ways routes to start in Sowerby Bridge and end in Todmorden.
Cragg Vale is a lovely area that I'd not explored before. This isn't a long or particularly strenuous route but it is pretty boggy around Bell House Moor (the footpath is due to be diverted to higher and drier ground which is useful). The route passes above Broadhead Clough Nature Reserve which is worth an explore.
Perfect as either a short walk (there's a pub at Cragg Vale and a bus stop on the main road) or to connect with other routes.


22 Jun 2021 Summer

This walk is has a steep assent in either direction. It has a good variety if walking. A mixture or road surfaces, grass and moor land. It can be damp in places after heavy rain or during long periods of rainfall. You need good waterproof walking boots. The path is clearly marked although there are lots of alternative routes. Take a map or GPS.

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