Hebden Bridge LoopThe Pennine Way, launched in 1965 did not direct people though Hebden Bridge, at that time a depressed and half-empty ex-weaving town. Forward 50 years and the situation has changed totally, with Hebden now known for excellent walking. The fact that the Pennine Way doesn’t come through Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall now looks quite perverse. A proposed new way-marked link route is being developed by HBWA in partnership with Hebden Bridge Hostel and is expected to be of real benefit to visitors to Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall. The link is being funded by local town and parish councils, Rotary, Walkers Action, Love the South Pennines and Friends of Calderdale Countryside. There is still a shortfall in funding but the public can sponsor a waymarker. The average cost is £5 with about 60 needed. To sponsor a waymark, people can just text CROW42£5 to 70070.