Things to Do

The list of things to do in and around Hebden Bridge is simply endless

We’ve listed a few of our favourites but if you’re looking for anything specific please do get in touch as we’ve lived here all our lives so we have great insider knowledge. Also check out our great local tourist information office at

Hardcastle Craggs-15 min walk

Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart.

A beauty spot of the South Pennines with more than 160 hectares (400 acres) of unspoilt woodland.

As well as being the home of the northern hairy wood ant, there are tumbling streams, glorious waterfalls and stacks of millstone grit, all crisscrossed by more than 15 miles (24km) of footpaths.

At its heart is Gibson Mill, a family-oriented visitor centre, telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years, with interactive displays, dressing up, dancing and exhibitions. Having no link to the national grid, the mill is unique in the UK and is the Trust’s flagship sustainable building.

Calder Holmes Park Hebden Bridge-5 min walk

The main entrance to Calder Holmes Park is situated off the main road, New Road, through Hebden Bridge’s Memorial Garden and next to the canal. It is quite spacious with a children’s play area, a football pitch, tennis court and a basketball court. Also has a great cafe and a fantastic skate park.

Centre Vale Park, Todmorden-10 min drive, bus or train

Great for a picnic and there is also a sports centre directly adjacent with swimming pool more info here…

Centre Vale Park consists of 33 Ha (328,591m2) of mature oak and beech woodland intersected by woodland walks and open parkland. The main body of the park landscape includes sports pitches, formal memorial gardens, conservatory / animal house, an all weather 5-a-side football pitch, an outdoor gym, under 12’s roadway, four crown greens and table tennis. To the east of the park are the children’s play area, skate park and public toilets.

Hebden Bridge Cruises-barge sets off 10 min walk away

Treat yourself to a relaxing and scenic canal cruise on our traditional narrowboat Gracie. Sit back and watch the world go by in the heart of the Pennine hills in the beautiful Calder Valley.

From a 50 minute scenic cruise which includes homemade cake and hot chocolate, tea or coffee to a more leisurely afternoon tea served on our vintage china, Sunday lunch or chartered cruise. You can relax and enjoy the tranquility of the canal or learn more about the history, heritage and wildlife of this fascinating area.

Informative commentary will be given as you cruise.

More info at

Calderdale Yoga Centre-5 min walk away

The Calderdale Yoga Centre (CYC), established in November 2009 by Jon Pearson, provides a venue for yoga and personal growth activities in the Upper Calder Valley.

The centre is comprised of a spacious hall with a high quality semi-sprung lacquered French pine floor. This room has adjustable lighting mounted on beautiful, original, exposed timber beams and trusses.

There is a comfortable changing area, extensive reference library, therapy room and kitchen.

More info including timetable at

Cycling is massive in Hebden Bridge, both Mountain Biking and Road Biking, see below for potential routes…

Walking-The Pennine Way and Hebden Bridge

Please find details of walking in the area

Arts Festival-throughout the whole town

Quirky and distinctive, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival is an annual celebration of our town’s creativity and unique landscape. We pride ourselves in bringing together locals and visitors alike to enjoy a feast of creativity in magical places and spaces. Now in its 21st year, it’s one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting.

Recent festival highlights have included: John Cooper Clarke, Tracey Thorn, Daniel Kitson, Stewart Lee, Andrew Weatherall, Carol Ann Duffy, Jacqueline Wilson, Martin Parr, Val McDiarmid, June Tabor…

It’s also a festival of experiences for you and your families to enjoy. So whether you’re a festival first timer or a regular, there’s something for everyone. Sit back, take part, join in…

more info at

The Trades Club-our infamous nightclub-2 min walk

The Trades Club is a socialist members club and music venue in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Built in 1923 as a joint enterprise by half a dozen local trade unions & brought back to life in 1982.

‘Venues like the Trades Club make for one of the greatest small scenes we’ve got’  NME

‘The hippest venue in the North’  The Guardian

More info at

How to find us

Twenty Seven Steps away from the heart of Hebden Bridge.

Address: 11 Garnett Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 6AL

t: 07791 456 454


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Twenty Seven Steps

Twenty Seven Steps away from the heart of Hebden Bridge!