Gorgeous Pennine walking, gritty mill scenery and great tea rooms...
DurationSingle Day Event
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
1 - 2
The Calder Valley has all the ingredients for a perfect day walk not least as it is slap bang on the long distance trail, the Pennine Way.
Think atmospheric moorland, enchanting woodland-clad valleys, historic mill towns, cosy pubs, hefty slices of homemade cake and friendly fellow walkers.
For this 10-mile ramble we start and finish in the bohemian market town of Hebden Bridge which has become a hub for artists resulting in a seriously cool place to mooch around.
Hebden Bridge Day Walk Dates:
- Sunday 19th July
- Tuesday 21st July
- Sunday 9th August
More of that later though as first there’s a veritable hamper of walking delights to do. We meet at Hebden Bridge’s train station where our guide will then lead the group out towards Middle Dean.
From there we head up a farm track, taking in the views that open up of the valley and the mill town below as we climb higher.
Eventually we reach the lofty moorland heights of the Nook before skirting round the edge of Shackleton Knoll and stop for a breather to make the most of the views.
Then it’s onto Hardcastle Crags meandering along a lovely trail through 400 acres of woodland before stopping at the National Trust’s Weaving Shed Café at Gibson Mill and giving into temptation having seen the daily specials board.
Afterwards we follow the river back into Hebden Bridge where there’s time for the aforementioned mooch around (there’s plenty of great independent shops that are very enticing) before the day’s finale – an early evening meal in one of the town’s cosy pubs.
Good to know:
Meeting time and location:
Hebden Bridge Train Station,
Please meet for 10am.
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What our members have to say...
“I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.ElizabethMember Since 2016
My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!ClaireMember Since 2016