Sat 16th March 2024
- Sun 17th March 2024
Keep moving all year round and come and join us for 2 days of lovely pennine walking in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. A chance to test out how you feel doing walks at this level with your experienced guide Jo making sure the pace is right and giving supportive encouragement as you go! There will be hills (taken at a gentle pace), some rough ground and a few stiles. You can use the walks to help you get fit for a walking holiday, to meet one of our guides, or to see how you might feel joining a walking women holiday! or just come to have bracing walks with a group of women. You can join for one or two days at £30 per day. Get in touch if you would like to book just one day and we will revise your invoice. The Hebden Bridge Film Festival is on this weekend so you may want to take in a film. Do book accommodation asap.
Date: Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th 2024
Guide: Jo Bird
Walking Grade: Get Goat Fit
Meeting Point:10.30am start at Hebden Bridge railway station both days.
Hebden Bridge has great transport connections with trains running from Leeds, Manchester, Chester, Preston and many more.
Base : Hebden Bridge . You can join for a day walk or for the weekend . There are many places to stay and this link has ideas Hebden Accommodation
Or do try Jo’s B and B in the link below ..
Other recommended B and B accommodation are in the links below:
Jo will join the group for dinner on Saturday night in a local restaurant and you will be sent details in your information once you book.
Price: £30 per person per day for specialist guided walking to build confidence and test fitness levels. Please book and pay £30 or £60 for 2 days
Please bring packed lunch, water and a thermos for your walking days.Download the brochure »
Hebden Bridge is a pretty market town in the Upper Calder Valley, West Yorkshire. It is 8 miles west of Halifax which has become very well known as the home of Anne Lister at Shibden Hall. If you have time this could be a place to visit and stay a while.
We choose Hebden for a little winter walking as it is such a lovely town and there are sheltered spots if needed and many cosy cafes and pubs if its gets cold. Dress up warmly and bracing winter walks can be just the thing.
It is a lovely place to stay if you can and we can advise.
Itinerary – subject to change depending on the weather and at the discretion of your guide. Jo will discuss the walks with you each morning.
Saturday 16th March – Meet at 10.30am at Hebden Bridge Railway Station
A wonderful walk up to the ancient village of Heptonstall, visiting the grave of Sylvia Plath as we go. We will then follow old packhorse paths to join the Pennine Way. Crossing high meadow land, we will then start the route down to the pretty canal and back to vibrant Hebden Bridge with its many cafes and small shops. A wonderful place for a cuppa or a local beer to end the day.
11km, 350m ascent (7 miles, 1150 ft ascent).
Sunday 17th March 10.30am start at Hebden Bridge Railway station.
Today’s walk is on the south side of the valley. The path ascends to the farmstead of Old Chamber and then follows broad tracks and a path up to the local landmark and peace monument of Stoodley Pike. We then descend through fields and woods to the hamlet of Horsehold and then down to Hebden Bridge for tea and treats!
10.5km,375m ascent ( 6.5 miles 1250ft ascent )