Beautiful bohemian Hebden Bridge in the Calderdale area of the South Pennines is one of Yorkshire's top spots for craft shopping, local produce and organic food & drink. Boasting direct rail links to Leeds and an idyllic canalside setting along the Rochdale Canal, Hebden Bridge also has a great intimate live music scene centred around the acclaimed Trades Club where you'll see some of the greats alongside the best of local talent!
For Fairtrade and organic shopping, Hebden Bridge is amongst the best, with organic clothing shops and cafes mingling with stylish bistro restaurants, independent bookshops, craft centres and top vintage clothing shops. Take pretty canal towpath walks direct from Hebden centre along the Rochdale Canal or hop aboard a narrowboat cruise running regularly outside the Stubbing Wharf inn, a former watering hole of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
See art house and mainstream cinema at the glorious 1920s Picture House Cinema and enjoy a packed programme of dance, drama, literature, music and more at the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival annually in late June/ early July. Gentle woodland walks and trails sit just outside Hebden centre around the National Trust's Hardcastle Crags with central restored Gibson Mill tea room and a network of family friendly and more challenging trails.
Head off direct from the town along the circular Calderdale Way stretching for around 50 miles from nearby Todmorden, skirting around Hebden Bridge. Numerous walking trails in the area follow the route of old turnpike roads and two National Trails sit close to Hebden Bridge - the Pennine Way and the Pennine Bridleway, with the Mary Towneley Loop, an off shot from the Pennine Way offer further opportunities for walking and horse riding! Browse Hebden Bridge accommodation and book online.