Getting to and around Crown Inn in Hebden Bridge
There are many ways to get around Hebden Bridge. Public transport and walking, cycling and riding certainly offer a “greener” alternative to the car, and more often than not a better way to enjoy the countryside. If you’re travelling from anywhere in West Yorkshire or want an easy way of getting around Hebden Bridge and its surrounding villages. (Ring Metro for details on 0113 245 7676 or buy one from the Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre).
There are regular and frequent services from Manchester, Leeds, Preston and York which link to the national Inter-City network. The “Pennine Leisure Link” (call 01422 843831 for details) is a great way to explore the area by train, offering discounts to attractions and ideas for walking. For information about rail travel ring 0113 245 7676.www.thetrainline.com or www.nationalrail.co.uk
By Car ( view directions by car)
From the Leeds direction take exit 24 off the M62, then the A629 towards Halifax until picking up signs for the A646. From the Manchester direction leave Junction 21 of the M62, follow signs for Hollingworth Lake and Littleborough, take the A58 towards Halifax, then when you reach the top of the hill turn left to Mytholmroyd on the B6138, and then left onto the A646 to Hebden Bridge. From Haworth follow the A6033.
Regular buses serve Hebden Bridge from Burnley, Rochdale, Halifax and Huddersfield. A “Classic Bus” service links attractions between Hebden Bridge and Halifax. For information on local bus services ring 0113 245 7676.
The Hebden Bridge area is excellent cycling country with a good network of bridleways. Hebden Bridge is on the 152 mile circular West Yorkshire Cycle Route but there are also many shorter circuits to be found in cycle guides on sale at Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre.
The Rochdale Canal runs through Hebden Bridge and is now linked to the national network by a new lock at Sowerby Bridge. Bring your own boat or hire one from Shire Cruisers (01422 532712) or Pickwell and Arnold Boats (01706 812411).
Hebden Bridge is one of the best places for walking in the country with lots of publications for walkers on sale at the Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre including the South Pennines OS Leisure Map; The Hebden Bridge Historic Trail (a new guide will be available for the year 2000); The Heptonstall Trail; Walks Around Hebden Bridge; Mytholmroyd Heritage Walk; 2 Industrial Archaeology trails; and Pennine Walks Around Hebden Bridge.
The area has many excellent bridleways and is featured in the recently designated Pennine Bridleway. A leaflet titled “Cycle & Horse Rides in The Upper Calder Valley”, on sale at the Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre, shows bridleways and and rider/cyclist friendly pubs.