Welcome to our website

We are a group who love walking and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. Hebden Bridge was the first Walkers are Welcome town and we aim to make it a great place for walkers.

Local walks – there are four great walks from our new information boards due to be installed in a week or two (one in the car park and one at the station). These can be found on the Easy Walking page ( and several other local walks). Each route has a set of easy to follow detailed directions.

Keep up to date with us by visiting our Facebook page which is regularly updated or visit our News page where you will find minutes of our latest meetings.

Looking to buy walking publications? Hebden Bridge and Todmorden Visitor Centres have a comprehensive stock, but over 60 publications are now available on-line at the Heart of the Pennines shop.

Current officers and Active members: Ian Vickridge is Chair, Mo Ludlam is secretary and Pete Thomasson is treasurer. Current Active members are: Richard Peters, Suzy Hesselden,  Nina Smith and Sue Fenton (representing Hebden Bridge Town Council). Email us for more information about getting involved.

Also visit our friends in the neighbouring towns Mytholmroyd Walkers Action and Todwalkers.

We are all working together to promote walking in the area and have come together to promote The Heart of the Pennines.

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l7Stepping out project.

Flights of stone steps are a unique feature of the history, landscape and footpath network in the locality.

Our community photographic project to celebrate them took place in the summer of 2007 and resulted in a fantastic photomosaic of over 800 photographs.

These can be seen at Pennine Heritage at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge.

Below are two of our local supporters. Thanks for all their help in our activities – please go shopping there!