Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk
This walking path takes you through some beautiful Yorkshire countryside from Haworth to Hebden Bridge. It runs for about 8 miles, linking two of the more popular settlements of the area.
The walk starts in Penistone Hill Country Park near Haworth and heads south passing Lower Laithe and Leeshaw Reservoirs. You will also pass the splendid Lumb Hole waterfalls and the beautiful wooded valley at Hardcastle Crags before following Crimsworth Dean Beck and Hebden Water to Hebden Bridge.
Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Haworth-Hebden Bridge Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Hebden Bridge there's the excellent Rim Nam Thai Restaurant. It's located in a wonderful spot right on the canal side just a short distance from The Hebden Bridge Picture House. It's a great place to enjoy a fine meal with a lovely scenic view. You can find it at Butlers Wharf at postcode HX7 8AF. A little to the west of the town centre there's also the noteworthy Fox & Goose Inn. The pub is the first community-owned pub in West Yorkshire. The friendly place is well worth some investigation with its cosy interior with a roaring fire and an exhibition space for local artists to display their work. Outside there's a lovely hillside beer garden which is great on warmer days. The place is also very dog friendly and will provide water bowls and free biscuits. You can find the pub at 7 Heptonstall Road with a postcode of HX7 6AZ for your sat navs.
At the other end of the route in Haworth you'll find the excellent Haworth Old Hall. The historic 16th century inn has a charming interior with beautiful open log fires. The Tudor inn is one of the oldest buildings in the village dating back to 1621. The hall has a fascinating history with two elaborate tunnels buried beneath it. Once used as an escape route, one of the tunnels connects directly to Haworth Parish Church. During times of religious persecution, the owners would use the tunnels beneath the house to offer the nonconformist people of Haworth a safe passage of escape from the forces of the Church of England.
The hall does very good food and if the weather is fine you can sit out in the large beer garden. You can find the inn Sun Street at postcode BD22 8BP for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
On the route you'll pass one of the hidden gems of the area at Lumb Hole Falls. These pretty waterfalls are located on the Crimsworth Beck and are a popular place for wild swimming and walks. There's also a plaque to Ted Hughes poem 'Six young Men' which concerns a group of men photographed at the falls shortly before they went to fight in the first World War.
In Haworth you can extend your walking by visiting the Bronte Waterfall and Top Withens. It's a beautiful area with strong connections to the Bronte sisters. There's also the Haworth Moor Circular Walk which climbs to some of the viewpoints on the moor and visits Leeshaw Reservoir.