Hebden Bridge Walk

The Route

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Start Point: Hebden Bridge Station, Station Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 6JE

Finish Point: Same as start point (circular walk)

Distance: Approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometres)

Walk Description

Starting Point: Hebden Bridge Station, Station Rd, Hebden Bridge HX7 6JE

Key Highlights:

  • Rochdale Canal: Follow the towpath along the canal, passing historic textile mills and colorful canal boats.
  • Calder Holmes Park: A pleasant park along the route, perfect for a short break or picnic.
  • Stubbing Wharf: A historic pub located near the canal, ideal for a refreshment stop.
  • Hebden Bridge Town Centre: Explore the unique shops, cafes, and galleries in this charming town. The town is known for its vibrant arts scene and independent businesses.

End Point: Hebden Bridge Station

Practical Information

Distance: Approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 kilometres)

Difficulty: Easy – suitable for all ages and abilities.

Terrain: Mostly flat with well-maintained paths along the canal and through the town. Some sections might be muddy after rain.


  • By Car: Parking is available at Hebden Bridge Station and other car parks in the town.
  • Public Transport: Regular train services to Hebden Bridge from Leeds and Manchester. The station is conveniently located at the start of the walk.

Tips for Walkers

Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, especially in case of muddy sections.

Supplies: Bring water and snacks. There are numerous cafes and pubs along the route for refreshments.

Navigation: The route is well-signposted and easy to follow. A map or GPS is useful but not necessary due to the clear signage.

The Hebden Bridge walk offers a delightful combination of canal-side paths and woodland trails.

Starting from Hebden Bridge Station, this 1.8-mile circular route takes you along the picturesque Rochdale Canal, through scenic parks, and into the heart of the town known for its artistic vibe and charming cafes.

This easy walk is perfect for a relaxing outing, providing ample opportunities to enjoy the local flora, including bluebells in the spring, and to stop at various local eateries along the way.

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