Discover Hebden Bridge: Town Centre Trail
A gentle walk around the town centre pointing out the developments that have shaped this unique Pennine town.
Distance: ¾ mile (1.2 km)
Time: 45 minutes
Booklet: The Town Centre Trail booklet provides a guide to the town and its buildings, illustrated with past and present day photographs. There’s also a map of the route with 11 marked stop points. Published by the Hebden Bridge Local History Society in conjunction with the Hebden Bridge Walkers Action Group. Available from the Visitors' Centre and the Book Case in Hebden Bridge.
Image Gallery: Images past and present showing the town centre and the buildings featured on the walk.
Audio Guide: This is an audio commentary which accompanies the walk. It’s narrated by Rob Garrett, a local actor and voice coach. The audio guide can be played on any iPod, MP3 player or mobile phone with MP3 and is easy to obtain as either a podcast or MP3 download.
Copy the link below, go to iTunes, select "Subscribe to Podcast" (in Advanced menu) and paste the link. All podcasts will then be added to your iTunes library, and easily available for your iPod.
Alternatively, search "Hebden Bridge Town Trail" in the iTunes Store and click "Subscribe".
All other MP3 Players - just click the links to the right to play or download.
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The group runs a popular programme of workshops and drop-in sessions at the Birchcliffe Centre
Upper Calderdale's suitability for the preservation of local cultural tradition is nowhere shown as strongly as in its wealth of folk tales about places, many of which are still being passed on by word of mouth.
For some years now a small group of friends has been exploring the evidence for prehistoric activity in the South Pennines.