This tour: Tuesday 25 August 2020.
Meet: Just outside Hebden Bridge station.
Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite.
Nestling in the Calder Valley, wired with wild waterways, is the idyllic village of Hebden Bridge, so hip it’s twinned with Chorlton-cum-Hardy and wherever Tom Waits is currently living. Here, in what used to be known as “trouser town” before the Corbynistas colonised, are sweeping vistas of heavy-hanging hills, comfort blanket-canals and enough independent shops to satisfy the most voracious windowlicker.
Hoisted up a mile higher is archaic Heptonstall where time stopped in 1730, a hamlet frozen in aspic and antiquity with the spookiest derelict church and the grave of Sylvia Plath.
This is a hard road. Bring your boots and enough loose change for a pint of Yorkshire’s best.
• Please check the weather first. If heavy rain is forecast we will have to abandon ship till the next time. Phone New Manchester Walks on 07769 29 8068 first if in doubt.