Local attractions include deep wooded glens such as at Hardcastle Crags. Above these valleys lie the wild windswept moors which inspired the Brontes and for which this area of the Pennines is famous.
Overlooking Hebden Bridge is the hilltop village of Heptonstall (where Hughes' wife Sylvia Plath is buried). Also overlooking Hebden Bridge is Stoodley Pike, the war memorial at the summit of which serves as a viewpoint on the moors above the town.
The Pennine Way long distance footpath also passes near Hebden Bridge - en route from its starting point at Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland, a trek of about 250 miles.
Accommodation in and around Hebden Bridge
Shops in and around Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area
More information about Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area
Other (externally maintained) websites containing information about Hebden Bridge include the following:
- Hebden Bridge List
- John Butler's Hebden Bridge to Ponden walk page (includes pictures of Hardcastle Crags and Hebden Vale)
[N.B. Please mention the Eagle Intermedia Bronte Country website when making your enquiries.]