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Hebden Bridge Birthday Walk

A moderate walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 12.40km (7.71 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 208m (682ft)
Loss 363m (1190ft)
Max. Elevation 370m (1213ft)
Elevation (total) 571m (1872ft)
Start & End
Pecket Well
Distance 12.40km
(7.71mi)
Duration ~4:15h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by Pub Walker on 20 Aug 2014
A walk to celebrate a 65th birthday, starting from the Hare & Hounds and following parts of the Calderdale Way into Pecket Well Clough and then Gibson Mill and Hardcastle Crags. Lunch at the White Lion in Heptonstall. Continue on the Calderdale Way into Colden Clough, crossing Hebble Hole footbridge before decending clough into Hebden Bridge. End the afternoon with a thirst quencher at the Fox & Goose.

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Waypoints

OS Grid SE004279
Hare & Hounds http://www.hareandhounds.me.uk 900 feet above sea level on the edge of the Calderdale Way.
OS Grid SE011286
Join Calderdale Way footpath.
About 0.89 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid SD992292
A unique trail through a secluded (National Trust) wooded valley.
About 1.96 km (~1.22 miles) from
OS Grid SD972298
Beautiful wooded valley with 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart. Gibson Mill is now a National Trust visitor centre - cafe & toilets.
About 2.04 km (~1.27 miles) from
OS Grid SD986279
White Lion, Heptonstall http://whatpub.com/pubs/HAL/1351/white-lion-heptonstall Lunch - Real ales & ciders, bar meals. Pub garden.
About 2.30 km (~1.43 miles) from
OS Grid SD976282
Colden Clough is a large wooded clough which is extremely important not just in terms of wildlife but it also highlights to importance of water power during the early part of the industrial revolution. There are remains of mills and chimneys throughout the clough along with mill ponds and races.
About 1.10 km (~0.68 miles) from
OS Grid SD967281
Cross the river at the old stone bridge at Hebble Hole. Follow the river down to the main road (A646) below Mytholm.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from
OS Grid SD987272
West Yorkshire's first Community Owned Pub. www.foxandgoose.org A traditional real ale pub on Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge. It is steeped in local history and has been extremely popular among the local community and visitors for many years. The Fox sells only quality real ales from independent micro breweries, real ciders and bottled beers, ciders and lagers. Well worth a visit.
About 2.12 km (~1.32 miles) from
OS Grid SD994269
There is a regular bus service from the railway station back to the Hare & Hounds. Ask the driver for a ticket to the 'Old Town'.
About 0.82 km (~0.51 miles) from

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