Local Area Information

Heptonstall is a beautiful hilltop hamlet and conservation area with a historic Methodist chapel, ruined church and graveyard containing the grave of poet Sylvia Plath.


Parking in Heptonstall

Heptonstall is a small village with steep and very narrow lanes. As a result, through traffic is prohibited. visitors are asked to observe the 20mph speed limit and note that there is no on street parking within the centre of the village.

Parking for visitors is available at the Social and Bowling Club.


Food and Drink in Heptonstall

Cross Inn – Bar food menu available. Tel: 01422 843284

White Lion – Hot food available lunches and some evenings. Tel: 01422 842027

Towngate Tearoom and Deli – provide snacks & light meals throughout the day. Open 7 days a week. Tel: 07989 321931

Post Office – Sandwiches, cakes, drinks etc. (Closed for lunch 1-2pm).

Hebden Bridge has a full range of cafés, restaurants, tearooms, fish and chip cafés and takeaways to suit most palates.


National Trust – Hardcastle Crags – (2 miles)

A beautiful wooded valley with more than 160 hectares (400 acres) of unspoilt South Pennines woodland has the 19th-century Gibson Mill at its heart. As well as being the home of the northern hairy wood ant, there are tumbling streams, glorious waterfalls and stacks of millstone grit, all crisscrossed by more than 15 miles (24km) of footpaths. At its heart is Gibson Mill, a family-oriented visitor centre, telling the history of the valley over the past 200 years, with interactive displays, dressing up, dancing and exhibitions. Having no link to the national grid, the mill is unique in the UK and is the Trust’s flagship sustainable building.

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Pennine Way and Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Way long distance footpath and the Pennine Bridleway pass through Colden (1 mile) in the parish of Heptonstall.

Both offer excellent opportunities for mountain biking, walking, and horse riding in beautiful moorland scenery in the locality.

Local Mountain Biking Skills Courses


Hebden Bridge Tourist Information can be found at

Hebden Bridge Visitor and Canal Centre

Butlers Wharf

New Road

Hebden Bridge HX7 8AF

Tel 01422 843831


Why not download the Calderdale Visitor Guide  http://www.visitcalderdale.com/