GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk

6 miles (9 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk from Hebden Bridge to Sowerby Bridge along a lovely section of the Rochdale Canal. Along the way there's pretty locks, old mills and nice views of the Upper Calder Valley countryside.
It's about a 5.5 mile walk along a flat towpath so suitable for all abilties. In Sowerby Bridge you can catch a train direct to Hebden Bridge or return on foot if you prefer.
The walk starts in the pretty Calder Holmes Park near the train station and Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre. You then head east, passing the villages of Mytholmroyd and Luddendenfoot before arriving at Sowerby Bridge. Here you will find Sowerby Bridge Wharf, the terminal basin of the Calder & Hebble Navigation, and its interchange with the Rochdale Canal. There's some attractive buildings here with a nice pub, two restaurants and a coffee shop, for refreshments.
To extend your walking in the area you can try our Hebden Bridge Circular Walk which explores the area around the town on a number of waymarked footpaths.
You could also continue your waterside walking along the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal to Brighouse. Heading west along the Rochdale Canal will take you to Todmorden with some lovely views of the River Calder.

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk Postcode

HX7 8AD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

Canal at Mytholmroyd - panoramio


Reflections in the Rochdale Canal at Luddendenfoot (8197743448)

Canal-side cottages at Luddendenfoot

Barge in Sowerby Bridge canal basin (5222032644)

Sowerby Bridge canal basin

GPS Files

GPX File

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Hebden Bridge Canal Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')