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 to download images and spoken descriptions of the highlights of the walks.

The walk featured here is around the centre of Hebden Bridge. It starts at the 500 year old Hebden Bridge, and takes you around the town to see what has changed, and what has remained the same, including the Buttress, the old Fire Station, St Georges Square, old wells, Commercial Street, Garden Street, the Marina and the shops on Market Street and Bridge Lanes. You can download commentary and photographs along the walk.

The walk is about a mile and will take up to an hour if you linger in the shops. It is nearly flat except for a few inclines. There are a few areas of cobbles.

Click here to download the walk. 

The e-Trails Mobile App, together will all the other walks can be downloaded for free to a phone or tablet and contains a map, walk directions, audio commentaries and historical photographs from the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive. They include stories of local events and people as well as information about the ecology and industrial and political heritage of the area. Printed Route Guides are also available to support the App.

If you don’t have a mobile phone or tablet, don’t worry, you can also listen to the E-trails on your computer at home by clicking HERE.

If you are interested in the history of the area, please take a look at the Pennine Horizons Digital Archive which now features over 22,000 fascinating historical images.

For more information please email Pennine Heritage at the Birchcliffe Centre at info@pennineheritage.org.uk or phone on 01422 844450.

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3 thoughts on “Take A Walk Through History With Pennine Heritage

  1. Carole Spendlove says:

    Did trams run to Heptonstall. I have a vague recollection of tramlines in the road in the early 50s

    • Nigel Lloyd says:

      No Carol, trams didn’t run to Heptonstall, for a start, the gradient to the village wouldn’t allow this and also, the tram terminus was at Hebden bridge, they didn’t even run through to Todmorden.

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