Hebden Bridge Christmas Break: Moderate


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4 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 5 Maximum 12
Holiday Dates
23 - 27 December 2024, Mon - Fri
Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
Walk Grade
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

Enjoy a wonderful Christmas break in Hebden Bridge,  home to artists and small independent shops, and surrounded by the beautiful and wild Pennine hills and moorland.

The Hebden Bridge hills make for terrific walking. There are endless drystone walls, ancient packhorse paths, wooded valleys and wild moorlands.  There is also much interesting history, the area having been at the centre of the early textile industry – long since vanished but the landscape still resonates with this early trade.   Each day starts with a walk upwards out of the valley, the footpaths can be a little rough underfoot, the ground can be muddy, and there will be various stone stiles and steps to tackle.   But the views are terrific and certainly reward the effort.

The walks will take in the best the location has to offer and will be flexible according to weather conditions at the time. However, we hope to include a linear walk to Haworth, home of the Brontes, and the imposing monument of Stoodley Pike which overlooks the valley.

We will have exclusive use of the recently refurbished and comfortable IOU hostel where single occupancy ensuite dormitories are available. You can also choose to share for a discount of £150 per person. However, if there is nobody to share the dorm, the single occupancy rate will be applied.

We will have our own cook on site and breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals are included. Please note that the hostel is a vegetarian space.

£680 single occupancy ensuite dormitory; £150 discount per person in a twin shared ensuite dormitory Price includes: 4 nights' hostel accommodation; breakfast and packed lunch; afternoon tea and cake; evening meals; guided walks with fully qualified guide; transport as required for the walks Not included: Travel to venue; personal expenses; insurance
Walks are between 8 and 10 miles with around 300 / 400 metres of ascent. The tracks can be rocky, uneven and possibly muddy underfoot.
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly, owner of Her on a Hill who has led holidays all over the world since 1999.
The IOU Hebden Bridge Hostel was fully refurbished in 2022 to a high standard with 14 ensuite rooms / dorms. The hostel is ten minutes walking distance above the town in a peaceful woodland setting, nestled into the hillside and part of the historic Birchcliffe Centre. There is plenty of space to relax both inside and out. https://hebdenbridgehostel.org/accommodation/
Hebden Bridge Hostel, The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge HX7 8DG Public Transport Hebden Bridge is well connected with trains running regularly to Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. The hostel is a fifteen-minute walk away from the train station, and the 595 Bus departs from the station and stops outside the Birchcliffe Centre and Hostel. Taxis Valley +44 (0)1422 844070 Hebden Cars +44 (0)1422 845555 By car /on foot From Hebden Bridge town centre or Commercial Street, walk or drive up Birchcliffe Road. Please note, the postcode will take you to Chapel Avenue on the left, ignore that and take the next left into Highfield, just after the Birchcliffe Centre (former Chapel). If driving, please park in the Upper Car Park. The Hostel is located to the rear of The Birchcliffe Centre. From the Upper Car Park, take one of the paths on the left down the hill and find the Hostel at the back of the former Chapel. If walking, walk up Highfield to the Lower Car Park, follow the path down to the Hostel.


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  • 23/12/2024
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