3.8 of 5 (7 votes)

Hebden Bridge, Crimsworth Dean & Hebden Dale

A moderate walk (countryside) in West Yorkshire, England, about 16.00km (9.94 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 272m (892ft)
Descent 260m (853ft)
Max. Elevation 380m (1246ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 532m (1745ft)
Start & End
Hebden Bridge Railway Station
Distance 16.00km
Duration ~5:15h
2Created by mac.hawk on 01 Jan 2015
It's a countryside/riverside walk really. 11 1/2 mile circular walk from Hebden Bridge. A lovely walk at any time of year. Hebden Dale is very popular up to Gibson Mill, beyond it, it tends to be quieter. Go midweek if you want to avoid the crowds. Good bus and train links. Bus users can start at the Memorial Gardens and knock about a mile off the length.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Exit the railway station and follow the access road across the river & immediately turn left into the park. Follow the path around the football pitch & take steps on the right to cross the canal.
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Once over the canal pass through the memorial gardens (bus stops here) and turn left to reach traffic lights and cross the road at this point and head into Bridge Gate.
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
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Follow Bridge Gate passing the old packhorse bridge on the left and immediately after the Shoulder of Mutton pub turn left to cross Hebden Water then immediately right down Valley Road.
About 0.13 km (~0.08 miles) from
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Follow Valley Road to the Y junction & keep right to cross the river once again, pass the playground on the left. Continue to the end of the terraced housing.
About 0.16 km (~0.1 miles) from
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At the end of the terraced housing turn right briefly then take first left into Spring Grove, at the bottom of which cross the old bridge and turn right to follow Hebden Water upstream.
About 0.36 km (~0.22 miles) from
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After nearly half a mile cross the stream by a footbridge and continue following the river bank to pass a weir, shortly after which reach a road and go steeply up the steps directly ahead.
About 0.17 km (~0.11 miles) from
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At the top of the steps turn left to follow a wide track for 1/4 mile (with a tall stone wall on your right) to join the Midgehole Road and follow for 1/2 mile to New Bridge.
About 0.21 km (~0.13 miles) from
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Cross the bridge and take a waymarked walled bridleway on the right (before you reach the car park) and follow to soon reach a rough road beyond the car park and turn right.
About 1.21 km (~0.75 miles) from
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Follow the road for 1 1/2 miles as it runs through the woodland, turns to track and eventually leaves the woodland behind to reach the derelict farm buildings at Nook.
About 0.18 km (~0.11 miles) from
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At nook turn left into a wide walled lane at the top of which go through a gate on the left and follow the wall on the left to reach another gate.
About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
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Once through the gate follow the wall, initially on your immediate right, downhill to reach the farm at Walshaw.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Upon reaching the 'road' turn right through the farm buildings and follow the road towards New Laithe Moor. There are several paths on the left to Black Dean, you can take any one of them.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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The path initially runs high above the stream on the left before descending to it and crossing it at Blake Dean.
About 1.37 km (~0.85 miles) from
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Take the footpath up to the road & turn left to follow the road for 1/3 mile to a waymarked footpath on the left. Take the path down a few steps & follow it right.
About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
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Here we follow the path through Black Dean (again) high up on the other side of the valley for 1/2 mile to reach an old quarry.
About 0.55 km (~0.34 miles) from
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A little way beyond the old quarry a wide path heads left and zig-zags downhill, follow it to reach a footbridge by Hebden Water.
About 0.51 km (~0.32 miles) from
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Simply follow the right side of the bank downstream all the way to Gibson Mill nearly a mile away.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
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Cross the stream at the mill and follow the left hand side of the riverbank downstream (the path wanders away a bit at times and there are innumerable paths) to New Bridge.
About 1.09 km (~0.68 miles) from
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The path will either lead you to the car park (and if so retrace your steps back to Hebden) or if it leads you to the bridge by Hebden Water keep following the stream to pass the Blue Pig WMC.
About 1.71 km (~1.06 miles) from
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Continue and pass the Blue Pig WMC and follow the stream to reach a footbridge. Cross and turn right to cross the field to go through a gate to reach a road.
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
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Turn left and follow the road as it veers to the right to join Midgehole Road. Turn right and retrace your steps back to the railway station (or the bus stop by the Memorial Gardens).
About 0.33 km (~0.21 miles) from
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Approx 11.5 miles. Regular stopping and express train services to Leeds and Manchester.
About 2.03 km (~1.26 miles) from

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