Hebden Bridge and West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire - big skies lovely walking

The area we walki is largely in Calderdale -a special part of  West Yorkshire. Few places offer this blend of beauty and history in such a small place. Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Ripponden and Todmorden are vibrant market towns in the beautiful borough of Calderdale. Enjoy stunning countryside and waterways, amazing architecture, an abundance of great, independent shops, adrenalin sports, fantastic food and drink,

Hebden Bridge is on the Yorkshire side of the Pennine Hills. Not long ago, it was a small mill town producing wool and woollen goods. By the end of the sixties, the town was in bad shape. Shops were empty and blocks of terraced houses were being pulled down.

During the seventies and eighties the town was repopulated by a motley mixture of artists, writers, photographers, musicians, alternative practitioners, teachers, green and New Age activists and more recently, wealthier yuppy types. The area has a rich literary history. The Bronte sisters wrote their famous novels just a few miles away in Haworth, the American poet, Sylvia Plath is buried at Heptonstall on the hill overlooking Hebden Bridge and the poet laureate, Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, two miles away.

Hebden Bridge is an obvious destination for those wanting to escape the cities because life here can be a fine mixture of the urban and rural. The water from the hills powered the first mills of the Industrial Revolution. Yet, ten minutes from the town centre and you can be walking alone by the river in one of the many wooded valleys. A half an hour's walk uphill and you can be rambling across heather moorland.

It's is a walkers paradise

Around Hebden Bridge there are many valleys that lead up to airy moorlands. We walk through these as we explore the West Yorkshire scenery around the town. Water plays an important part in shaping this landscape so expect that we will see many streams tumbling down from the hills.

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The buffet food is excellent - such a wide variety for breakfast and dinner. Dinner always had different options every night. Food was fresh and delicious. Great service from bar and restaurant staff,Tom and Jill are amazing and a great team. They are great fun and relate so well to everyone on the holiday. They were exceptionally considerate. They were able to split the group when needed to ensure that everyone had an amazing experience. The variety of walks that they have created is perfect, every day was different, with coffee/cake stops, dramatic scenery and challenging walks to suit the group's ability. They adapted the walks when it looked like we might have a wet day, so that we wouldn't miss out on one of the best walks of the week. Everyone in the group really appreciated the efforts they took to make our holiday fabulous Everything was excellent location, walks, hotel, transfers to/from airport/walks, walk leaders and even the weather. Best walking holiday ever!!

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