Eaves Wood

Eaves-leafletTucked away on the hillside below Heptonstall is a lovely wood with a network of decorative wide paths. You can imagine the local gentry promenading along the hillside, looking down on the mills below. Nobody, it seems, quite knows why they were built.

The elaborate woodland terraces and flights of stone steps were almost certainly constructed in the late nineteenth century, making Eaves Wood one of Hebden Bridge’s most intriguing landscapes. This dense network of paths has been enjoyed by local people for generations. Curiously, although open to all, several paths are not official rights of way, but you are free to use them.

The leaflet explains how to get there and how you can use the paths ans an interesting route up to Heptonstall. The leaflet is available from Hebden Bridge Visitors Centre, price 20p

Town Trail

HB-TownTrailHebden Bridge Town Centre Trail.
2008. 27 pages. £2 (plus £2 towards shipping)

A beautifully illustrated guide to the many features of Hebden Bridge centre all within an easy walk of ¾ mile (1.2 km) which can be completed in 45 minutes.

Booklet: The Town Centre Trail booklet provides a guide to the town and its buildings, illustrated with past and present day photographs. There’s also a map of the route with 11 marked stop points.