Hebdon Bridge to Heptonstall Walk
This circular walk takes you from Hebdon Bridge to the nearby village of Heptonstall before exploring the area to the west of the settlements.
The route uses sections of the Rochdale Canal, the Calderdale Way and the Pennine Way to create a circular walk through the woods and countryside.
The walk starts at the train station in Hebden Bridge and follows the canal west through the town towards Hebble End. You then turn north to follow public footpaths north to Heptonstall passing Mytholm on the way. There's some interesting old buildings in the attractive village including the 16th century Stag Cottage and the ruined church which was founded in 1260.
After exploring the village the route picks up the Calderdale Way and follows it through the woodland trails in Eaves Wood before heading west through the Colden Clough. The pretty Colden Water runs through this area with little waterfalls on the way. After about a mile or so you can then pick up the Pennine Way and follow it south towards Charlestown where you can pick up the canal again. Follow it east and it will take you back into Hebden Bridge, passing Calderside on the way.
Hebdon Bridge to Heptonstall Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hebdon Bridge to Heptonstall Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hebdon Bridge to Heptonstall Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hebdon Bridge to Heptonstall Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Heptonstall you could stop off at The White Lion for some refreshments on the walk. It's a typical Yorkshire village pub with good homemade food and a fine selection of ales. Outside there's a lovely beer garden too. You can find the pub at a postcode of HX7 7NB for your sat navs.
The woods and country trails in the area make for good dog walk. The White Lion pub mentioned above is also very dog friendly with treats a possibility!
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of Heptonstall you'll find the National Trust's Hardcastle Crags. You could take a small detour from the route to visit the the site which includes waterside walks along Hebden Water.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Hebden Bridge Walks and Yorkshire Walks pages.