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Overview

Hebden Bridge is a beautiful, hilly area and this walk- whilst relatively short at eight and a half miles- involves two steep climbs and descents and is therefore moderately challenging, especially when you consider the total ascent involved and the fact the highest point on the walk is 334 metres.

That said, if we get a fine day, we are rewarded with some great views. A walking pole is advised as some surfaces could be muddy and wet, and fallen leaves could be a slip hazard. A torch may also be very useful as the sunset on this day is around 15.47.

At the leader's discretion, the route may be altered due to weather and/or ground conditions.

Train-based walk

Leader: Imelda 

Ascent: 600 metres

Transport to Walk Start: 09:57 train from Manchester Victoria station (final destination Leeds).

Meet Point:  Near the ticket barriers at Victoria Station. Alternatively, meet the group on the train or at Hebden Bridge Station. 

Suggested Ticket: Off Peak Day Return to Hebden Bridge £12.00

Waypoints: Mytholm, Heptonstall, Calderdale Way above Lumb Bank, Foster Wood, Pennine Way, Charlestown, Challis Wood, Hebble End. 

Walk Start: Hebden Bridge Station at 10.30. Parking is available for anyone who is driving.

Return Services: Three trains per hour at x:09/12 & x:31/32 & x:57/01 until 22:57, then last train at 23:30.

Extra: There is only a single toilet at Hebden Bridge station, so please use the toilet on the train as we may well have a large group. No toilets en route. Everyone is invited to join us for a drink after the walk in the lovely town of Hebden Bridge – although expect it to be very busy.

Saturday, 23 December 2023
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
600m / 1968ft
Type:
circular

 

 

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Starting point

Grid reference:
SD 99517 26809
Nearest postcode:
HX7 6JE
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Start time:
10:30 am

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking