Welcome to the website of Hebden Bridge Walkers’ Action

We are a group of local people 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.

Meeting people on our daily walk, everyone always say how extremely lucky we are to live in such wonderful countryside. People often use the same routes for their daily walks, but we want to suggest a bit of exploring of other routes.

We are in the process of improving the Easy Walking page which includes lots of relatively short routes to try. Each route has a set of detailed directions. Some of these are drafts and have not been double checked, so be aware!

Do tell us about any mistakes and do send us details of other suggested routes.

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.

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.

Also visit our friends in the neighboring 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!