Things To Do
Hebden Bridge grew up as a small mill town producing cotton, wool and woolen goods. Now it is home to a thriving creative community. The area has a rich literary history: Sylvia Plath is buried at Heptonstall on the hill overlooking Hebden Bridge and the poet laureate, Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, two miles away.
Local beauty spot Hardcastle Crags features Gibson Mill with sustainable energy from the Hebden Water, sun and wood - and a cafe.
Hebden Bridge Picture House – council owned cinema - good for a wet day.
The historic village of Heptonstall is a steep 2 mile walk uphill from Hebden Bridge
The Bronte sisters wrote most of their famous works while living at the Haworth Parsonage (now a museum).
The Keighley and Worth Valley steam railway
The Keighley and Worth Valley steam railway runs through the heart of the Bronte Country from Oxenhope to Haworth.
The Rochdale Canal
Forms part of the South Pennine Ring. The towpath provides level walking and boat trips are available in summer from Hebden Bridge marina
Has an excellent sports centre with indoor swimming pool, gym and games courts.
A mile walk from Littleborough station offers boating, kyaking and sailing facilities. Courses can be booked in advance call the visitor centre on 01706 373 421 or water activity centre 01706 370 499
One hour by train has an excellent Media Museum featuring exhibits in photography, film, TV and interactive media with an IMAX screen showing spectacular films throughout the day.
Bradford also has a small and excellent Peace Museum (open by apointment).