HEBDEN BRIDGE WALKERS ACTION
Welcome to the website of Hebden Bridge Walkers' Action, a group of local people who love walking and want to encourage others to share our enjoyment. We hope you enjoy discovering our beautiful south Pennines countryside in Yorkshire.
Campaigns. We're pressing for our footpaths and bridleways network to be maintained to the highest possible standards.
Information for Walkers. Use this website for ideas of where to walk, for public transport information, for details of organised guided walks and where else to look for local walk routes in and around Hebden Bridge.
Gentle walking. Walking in not just for fit hikers, there are lots of people who prefer a stroll and some who are unable to do long or strenuous walks. Hebden Bridge Walkers' Action has produced a series of 16 Gentle Walks that are easy to access from Hebden Bridge. There is a leaflet (available from the visitors centre) describing four walks in the valley bottom and you can download four more valley bottom walks and eight more 'on the tops' in the Gentle Walks section of this website.
Walkers are Welcome. One of our first initiatives was to develop an accreditation scheme, to enable Hebden Bridge to have the accolade of Britain's first Walkers are Welcome town.
Waymarked routes. We have developed three waymarked routes from the centre of Hebden Bridge:
Details of the routes, and a similar set of three routes in Mytholmroyd, on this website. Even better, get a guide to both the Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd walks available from the Hebden bridge Visitors Centre and other local outlets.
Stepping out. 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.
Find out more. Full details of what's currently going on is just a click away.
Current officers: HBWA is going through some changes at present, so until the group has reformed there is no Chair, Mo Ludlum is secretary and Rachel Smith is treasurer. Email us for more information.