The wooded valleys and cloughs which run down into the upper Calder valley near Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd are delightful places to explore. Whilst the National Trust’s Hardcastle Crags woodland walks beside the Hebden Water are well known, the riverside path beside neighbouring Cragg Brook is much less frequented. It’s well worth taking time to discover.
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This guide will introduce you to the linear path through the woods beside or close to Cragg Brook. The route uses both rights of way and concessionary paths, created with the permission of local landowners.
To start the walk, catch local bus C from Hebden Bridge or Mytholmroyd. Rural bus 900 between Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Ripponden and Huddersfild provides another option.
Note: In places, the path runs high up above the river directly below, and for safety reasons this walk may not be suitable for families with younger children.