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Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire


Slow Ways linking Hebden Bridge and Blackshaw Head, Cragg Vale, Denholme, Halifax, Haworth, Pack Horse Inn, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden

England / West Yorkshire / Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge’s eight Slow Ways are 56% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 7/8
verified: 3/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Slow Way Route To do
Blackshaw Head—Hebden Bridge
Blaheb one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 75m Descent 313m
Blackshaw Head—Hebden Bridge
Blaheb two Pioneer me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 49m Descent 288m
Hebden Bridge—Cragg Vale
Hebcra one

Survey me Distance 6km/3mi Ascent 166m Descent 250m
Hebden Bridge—Denholme
Hebden one Pioneer me Distance 17km/10mi Ascent 482m Descent 670m
Hebden Bridge—Halifax
Hebhal one

Double check Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 255m Descent 294m
Hebden Bridge—Haworth
Hebhaw one

Survey me Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 365m Descent 466m
Hebden Bridge—Haworth
Hebhaw two Review me Distance 15km/10mi Ascent 558m Descent 451m
Hebden Bridge—Sowerby Bridge
Hebsow one

Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 344m Descent 359m
Hebden Bridge—Sowerby Bridge
Hebsow two Review me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 81m Descent 97m
Pack Horse Inn—Hebden Bridge
Pacheb one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 156m Descent 357m
Pack Horse Inn—Hebden Bridge
Pacheb two Pioneer me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 368m Descent 167m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb one

Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 122m Descent 160m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb two Verify me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 318m Descent 287m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb three Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 307m Descent 271m
Todmorden—Hebden Bridge
Todheb four Pioneer me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 25m Descent 64m

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Collective progress

48% of Hebden Bridge’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

15/15

drawn

11/15

reviewed

0/15

surveyed

3/15

verified

11 people have contributed to Hebden Bridge’s Slow Ways

8 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Hebden Bridge

105km out of 142km have been walked and reviewed

245km of reviews have been shared in Hebden Bridge

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Pack Horse Inn—Hebden Bridge

RGW added Pacheb two, a new walk from Pack Horse Inn to Hebden Bridge

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There are good pubs in Heptonstall, and a minor variation to the route will take in the New Delight Inn which is also recommended. Combined with "Todbla one" this makes a good walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge which is a good day out by train from Manchester....

RGW

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This route follows clear and mainly waymarked footpaths between Hebden Bridge and Haworth. I walked it on late October after a period of heavy rain and whilst wet and muddy in places there was no difficulty. The paths can be rough in places and there are some sections with steps....

RGW

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I was tempted to try this but given the time of year (late October) and the previous spell of wet weather I heeded the comments in other reviews and decided that the section across Midgley Moor would most likely be impassable. In the wrong weather conditions it would also be potentially dangerous. I have added the route I did take as Hebhaw Two - this uses clear and mainly waymarked footpaths for the whole length and should be passable (if muddy) throughout the year....

RGW

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Hebden Bridge—Haworth

RGW added Hebhaw two, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Haworth

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This is an ideal Slow Way route following national cycle route 66 from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge. Walked on a hot sunny afternoon, much of the route was along pleasantly shaded paths next to the railway. This route is flat, and step free....

RGW

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Hebden Bridge—Sowerby Bridge

RGW added Hebsow two, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

RGW added Todheb four, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Moderately strenuous climbs both ends quite steep , but short , the climb out of Hebden has alternate easier routes using bridleways. Great views most of the way at first the Hebden bridge and Heptonstall towns then after Studley pike views of Todmordon and the Pennines....

Dave Powell

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I walked from Hebden Bridge to Pack Horse Inn....

Woffenden

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I liked that the route went up into the woods rather than just following the canal coming into Hebden Bridge though there are some parts of it where it was challenging to find the paths....

Woffenden

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But a nice combination of woodland, moorland and river / steam railway....

Becky Ayre

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Blackshaw Head—Hebden Bridge

Sneil68 added Blaheb two, a new walk from Blackshaw Head to Hebden Bridge

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Blackshaw Head—Hebden Bridge

Sneil68 added Blaheb one, a new walk from Blackshaw Head to Hebden Bridge

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If you asked most local people which route they would chose to walk between Tod & Hebden Bridge (for typical Slow Ways purposes, e.g. to walk to work, school or the shops or something) most would say, just follow the canal towpath....

Sneil68

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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)....

Sneil68

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Lane walking, fields and wooded footpaths....

Lindsay M

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The walk did improve as we made our way across fields using well marked footpaths. There are fine views across the Calder valley and the walk does take in a varied landscape....

Mihaiti

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After Broad Bottom, the path below Burlees beech wood is both beautiful and quiet (being high enough above the busy A646), and the route drops you surprisingly close into Hebden Bridge town centre with just a short stretch of canal towpath to complete it....

Sneil68

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Step over the low wall at the end of the overflow weir (where the couple are walking in photo 3. below) before you get to the bridge, and follow the wall to you left to get up onto the bridge. The first can be avoided (along with the not particularly pleasant and tricky route that takes you through a housing estate) by continuing along the canal for a further 0.5km, to cross both canal and the A646 at Luddendenfoot, and then walking up Luddenden Lane to rejoin the route at its junction with Kershaw Drive.....

Sneil68

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panoramic views from the highest points along the middle stretch between Deer Stones Edge and Midgley Moor....

Sneil68

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Generally firm underfoot, though there are some very wet areas near Warley Moor Reservoir. Would recommend choosing a clear day to enjoy the fantastic views across Calderdale....

Mihaiti

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Lovely walk with far reaching views; need a clear day to appreciate these. Some care needs to be taken crossing Midgley Moor as route not always obvious....

Lindsay M

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There are some quite steep but short sections (but you can't really walk anywhere in these parts and avoid these if you want to escape from the valley bottom!), and one or two muddy bits in wet weather, but the reward is that on this route you really get to sample much of the best that a walk in the South Pennines has to offer....

Sneil68

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This is a very fine walk along well walked and waymarked paths, with some superb views over the Upper Calder Valley, and its tributaries (specifically, the Colden Valley and Hebden Dale) and beyond....

Sneil68

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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....

Pete Thomasson

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Hebden Bridge

William Bartlett surveyed Hebden Bridge

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It has a good variety if walking....

Andyhemsley

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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....

fruitbat

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I've walked between the 2 towns quite a few times but this was a new route to me and I'm v glad I walked it....

fruitbat

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Certainly walking from Hebden to Tod, if the weather is good, many will prefer to climb the extra 200' and follow the Pennine Way to take in the iconic Stoodley Pike, but in fact the Pennine Bridleway on this Slow Ways route provides a gently descending, less exposed and very clear path below the Pike, and passes a good pub too by way of compensation! The c.150 steps up from Tod through modern housing estates are a bit of a killer, but the views along the rest of the route more than make up for this slightly grotty start/finish....

Sneil68

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However, the diversion up through Horsehold Wood is an unnecessary complication, and the route can be improved by following the recently upgraded canal towpath throughout. With this tweak made, this would be an excellent Slow Way. For those able to navigate a steep cobbled section of towpath, suggest a small diversion using the tunnel under the main road in Todmorden, avoiding the need to cross the traffic to get to/from the station....

WalkyFeet

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Hebden Bridge

Scottpatient surveyed Hebden Bridge

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Pack Horse Inn—Hebden Bridge

wanderradish added Pacheb one, a new walk from Pack Horse Inn to Hebden Bridge

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Hebden Bridge—Cragg Vale

Slow Ways added Hebcra one, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Cragg Vale

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Hebden Bridge—Denholme

Slow Ways added Hebden one, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Denholme

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Hebden Bridge—Halifax

Slow Ways added Hebhal one, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Halifax

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Hebden Bridge—Haworth

Slow Ways added Hebhaw one, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Haworth

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Hebden Bridge—Sowerby Bridge

Slow Ways added Hebsow one, a new walk from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb one, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb two, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Todmorden—Hebden Bridge

Slow Ways added Todheb three, a new walk from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

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Hebden Bridge, Thu 23 May

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Hebden Bridge’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

SD9922727282

Lat / Lon

53.74193° / -2.01320°

Easting / Northing

399,227E / 427,282N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Hebden Bridge's meeting point

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Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

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Off-road wheelchair hire

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