For walkers & explorers, you’ll find us at OS grid reference SD 995 274
We’re approximately 2 miles from the Pennine Way where it crosses the A646 at Callis Bridge, but only 600 metres from where the new “Hebden Bridge Loop” on the Pennine Way crosses Hebden Water by way of the eponymous 500 year-old ‘Hebden Bridge’.
Satnavs – use our postcode HX7 8DG to find us, however the carpark is not on Chapel Avenue (a narrow cul-de-sac, impossible to turn a car around in) but on the left just after the Birchcliffe Centre which is next left after the turning into Chapel Avenue.
If you pass (or turn into) Sandy Gate you’ve gone too far.
We share the offroad carpark (which has three levels, but isn’t terribly big) with other venues. When we know the carpark is going to be busy, we’ll mark pre-arranged spaces with “Hostel Parking Only” signs. Be sure to let us know if you’re coming by car so we can reserve a space for you.
From the Railway Station (less than one mile/approx 15 minutes walk):
- Follow the only road out of the station carpark.
- At the T-junction turn left onto Burnley Rd (towards town).
- Take the next right signposted Keighley.
- Right again onto Birchcliffe Rd (it’s signposted) and steeply uphill.
- After a sharp right-hand bend look left: go past the turnings into Edward St and Chapel Avenue; next building is The Birchcliffe Centre (an old Baptist Chapel).
- We are behind the Chapel and can be accessed on foot via the main Chapel gates.
Hebden Bridge is less than an hour by train from both Leeds and Manchester Victoria. find find find
If arriving by coach, Halifax is the nearest place you may be dropped, though Bradford or Leeds are more likely. Bradford and Halifax are both on the Leeds-Hebden Bridge train line.
Local buses to/from the train station – the stop is directly outside the Birchcliffe Centre. Take the Dodd Naze Circular from (or to) the station: One way around the circle will take you directly to the Hostel (get off at the Birchcliffe Centre, before you reach Dodd Naze). The other way around the circle will (it is rumoured) take you a very scenic route via Old Town and Dodd Naze to the Birchcliffe Centre and the Hostel.
Hebden Bridge is a quirky market town in West Yorkshire, in the foothills of the South Pennines, situated on the Pennine Way. It is easily accessible by public transport and by car. The M62 is less than 10 miles away while the mainline railway that runs between Leeds and Manchester (both less than an hour away) stops here.
Hebden Bridge has a population of approximately 4,500 – many of whom work in local businesses and run the impressive array of small independent shops for which the town is justifiably famous. Plans by big business to colonise the town are vigorously opposed by residents’ groups and locals ask visitors to support the town’s independent shops and avoid using any national ‘chains’ that are trying to sneak in.
Hebden Bridge has a diverse musical and cultural scene and hosts many arts and other festivals throughout the year. The famous Trades Club hosts top-name entertainment from near and far and don’t forget the local independent Picture House – a vintage treat which boasts state-of-the-art sound and cinema in a nostalgic setting. Comprehensive local listings can be found on Hebweb.