Active Walkers are Welcome Towns
Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd
Accredited since: 2007
There was a yearly South Pennines Walk and Ride festival held in September offering a variety of walks throughout the South Pennines. Covid has put a stop to that. It remains to be seen whether there will be a festival 2022. There are a number of walking leaflets available for the area, allowing people to explore the local history in the landscape. They can be purchased online via http://heartofthepennines.org.uk/shop/ Our website also has walk routes and leaflets that can be downloaded and printed off or transferred to a smart phone.
Hardcastle Crags, owned by the National Trust is nearby. In Mytholmroyd there is a beautiful nature reserve, Broad Head Clough. The Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd Walkers Action page has a substantial number of walks listed, all well signposted.
At Easter time we have a Pace Egg play held raucously outside at Heptonstall, a medieval village above Hebden Bridge. Hebden Bridge also has the annual duck race then. The Arts festival is currently being revamped for 2022. In August, a vintage car rally and a steampunk festival is held. Mytholmroyd, through the Elmet trust, holds a literary festival during the summer to commemorate the poet Ted Hughes who was born here. Mytholmroyd is also home to the world dock pudding championship held yearly. Dock pudding is made from the local dock plant, nettles and oatmeal, with mystery ingredients. All told, a great area for walkers to visit.