Town Centre Trail
Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7
This is an easy walk of about a mile which you can do in under an hour, depending on how many coffee stops you make. Hebden Bridge started life as a hamlet and grew into a bustling mill town and the centre of the fustian clothing industry. Highlights include the Old Packhorse Bridge, a scheduled Ancient Monument dating back to around 1510, Carlton Buildings built by the Co-operative Society in 1848 and Market Street. The trick here is to look up to the first floor and get a hint of the grand history of some of these elegant buildings. Built in 1777 by John Fawcett for the grand sum of 450 pounds, Ebenezer Chapel at the town end of the street now houses Heart Gallery. With any number of shops and cafes to distract you, take your time, and get to know Hebden better; its charms won't be lost on you.