Hebden Bridge is at it’s most luscious and green right now. The leaves are fresh and young, the bluebells are blooming and the meadows have their first dusting of buttercups.
Chris Goddard and his dog Alfie, at The ruins of Staups Mill – All Photography by Mick Ryan When I had the opportunity to spend a day walking the woodland pathways around Jumble Hole and Colden Clough with Hebden Bridge based map maker Chris Goddard and local photographer and publisher Mick Ryan, I jumped at the […]
The Hebden Bridge Loop is a walk of two halves. For the Pennine wayfarer, the Loop serves as a picturesque, off-road, direct route to-and-from the Pennine Way directly into the heart of Hebden Bridge.
This route makes up for it’s relatively short length with a good helping of elevation. Taking you sharply out of Hebden Bridge it offers some fantastic views onto the town, along the valley and up to Stoodley Pike. Distance: 6.9km / 4.28miles Total Ascent: 230m / 755ft
Eaves Wood is a hidden gem. Criss-crossed with old stone steps that wind their way up to Hepstonstall it’s worthy of some exploration. This route keeps you in the trees so if the weather isn’t playing ball this route offers plenty of shelter. Distance: 3.5km / 2.2miles Total Ascent: 156m / 511ft
This is a big one so pack your sarnies before you leave. This route tries to take in as much varied scenery as possible, from the woods of the valley to the Yorkshire savannah on the tops. A great ramble, especially if the sun is out. Distance: 16.4km / 10.2miles Height Gain: 575m / 1886ft
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 […]