Take A Walk Through History With Pennine Heritage

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The South Pennines are a combination of unique landscape and industrial heritage, and have long been a favoured destination for walkers and historians. The Hebden Bridge based charity, Pennine Heritage has created the Pennine Horizons e-Trails to explore the rich social and natural history of the area. There are 14 trails giving you the opportunity […]

Moderate Road Route

Road bike route

Taking in England’s longest continuous ascent (as featured on the Tour de France) this route winds up Cragg Vale, topping out on the border of Greater Manchester before dropping you back down and round on some wonderful winding back country roads. Distance: 28.2km / 17.5miles Total Ascent: 597m /1959ft

The legendary Trades Club – By Steve Gittner

Trades Club

“I’m pretty sure that The Trades Club is my favourite thing about living in Hebden Bridge” There’s loads of other wonderful things about life here but if push came to shove having this venue on my doorstep is top of the list. Booking after booking, the venue punches well above it’s weight and pulls in […]

The Blazing Saddles Story

Blazing Saddles

Every town needs a great bike shop and Hebden Bridge is no different. Blazing Saddles is an award winning shop packed with all manner of bikes, clothing and accessories to get you out on two wheels but it’s the knowledge and character that is packed into the shop that makes it something special.  We got […]

Fancy trying fell running? Ask Thirza Hyde

Fell Running

We asked Thirza Hyde from Mytholmroyd based Calder Valley Fell Runners a few questions about taking your first small step into the world of fell running.  What’s the attraction in fell running?  If you have a love for the great outdoors and if you don’t want to be pounding the roads with the added problem of pollution, then fell […]

Finding inspiration on walks with Hannah Nunn

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One of the things I love most about living in the middle of Hebden Bridge is that I can head out in any direction from my house and within ten minutes be walking in nature. We are surrounded by an abundance of deciduous woodland and the forests are criss-crossed with paths so we can explore […]

Hebden Bridge Piano Festival

One magical weekend of piano music each April, in the heart of this beautiful Yorkshire town. The first festival took place in April 2013 in the newly built and fully accessible Hebden Bridge Town Hall. It was so well received by both audiences and participants that that we immediately set about planning the 2014 event. […]