We have a good public transport system in the area with both buses and trains. For details about routes and timetables see our Transport page which will give you information about public transport, taxis and parking etc.
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden have loads of places to eat and drink to suit all tastes and pockets.
There are pubs, bars, bistros, greasy spoons, butty shops, posh cafes and proper restaurants.
Traditional Yorkshire, Thai, Italian, Greek, Indian, Chinese, Turkish, Tapas and much more. Too many to list!
To help you plan your walks we have listed below the establishments on ‘the tops’ that you might pass on one of your walks and where walkers are always welcome.
Make your own lunch
If you prefer to put together your own picnic lunch, there’s no shortage of places to whet your appetite.
We have a great selection of food shops including many local producers. We also have two good markets which also sell local produce. Watch out for the locally made cheese, from Pex tenement based at the farm at Eastwood.
If you wander around Todmorden, you are sure to come across Incredible Edible. They grow fruit, herbs and vegetables around the town that are for everyone to share. There is even a trail that you can pick up from the Information Centre.
For more information see Incredible Edible website
Planning to eat and drink on your walk
It’s a good idea to check opening hours before you arrive, especially in the winter.
Blackstone Edge – White House – phone – 01706 378456
Booth – Cat I’ th Well – phone – 01422 244841
Charlestown (canalside) – Stubbing Wharf Hotel 01422 844107
Colden – New Delight – phone – 01422 844628
Colden – Mays Shop (Aladdins Cave) – not a café but a Pennine Way institution
Cornholme – Staff of Life – phone – 01706 819033
Cragg Vale – Robin Hood – phone – 01422 885899
Cragg Vale – Hinchliffe – phone – 01422 883256
Cragg Vale Craggies Cafe and Deli 01422 417417
Hardcastle Crags – Weaving Shed Café
Heptonstall – Towngate Tea room – phone – 07432 576897
Heptonstall – The Cross – phone – 01422 843284
Heptonstall – The White Lion – phone – 01422 842027
Luddenden – Lord Nelson – phone – 01422 882176
Lumbutts – Top Brink – phone – 01706 812696
Lumbutts – Shepherds Rest –phone – 01706 813437
Mytholm (just outside Hebden Bridge) Fox and Goose 01422 842649
Old Town – Hare and Hounds (Lane Ends) – phone – 01422 842671
Pecket Well – Robin Hood – phone – 01422 842593
Walsden – Waggon & Horses – phone 01706 815444
Some local breweries
Bridestones – Blackshaw Head
Little Valley Brewery – Cragg Vale
Landlord’s Friend Brewery – Luddendenfoot
Slightly Foxed – Mytholmroyd
Vocation Brewery – Cragg Vale
More details about the history of each brewery and the range of beers they produce (this will keep changing as they add new brews and seasonal beers etc) look at the local CAMRA website.
Hebden Bridge Mountain Wild
We are the outdoor clothing and equipment specialist, where you can choose from a great selection of premium branded footwear, outdoor and lifestyle clothing, rucksacks and accessories for all kinds of outdoor trips and adventures.
We pride ourselves on the quality and friendliness of our customer service and knowledge, as well as the wide choice of our stock. Open daily with free parking directly outside the shop.
Mountain Wild have actively supported local Walkers are Welcome initiatives, including Heart of the Pennines.
Hebden Bridge Rohan
Situated in the centre of Hebden Bridge, the Rohan shop has a wide selection of outdoor wear.
The Rohan approach is that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Rohan is your constant companion for every journey, whatever the journey.
Friendly Hill and Dale Outdoors
Based in beautiful West Yorkshire, just off the Pennine way, we are outdoor clothing and equipment specialists.
We stock equipment and clothing for all your outdoor needs, and have great brands such as Mountain Equipment, Paramo, MSR, Thermarest, Outdoor Research, Meindl, Merrell, Marmot, Black Diamond and lots, lots more. As well as our great products, we pride ourselves on the friendly, helpful and knowledgeable service we offer to our customers before, during, and after purchase.
There are Chemists in Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden.
There is a small injury clinic in Todmorden.
Nearest hospitals with A&E are Halifax, Rochdale or Burnley.
There is a local search and rescue which you can access through ringing 999
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If you are staying over, there’s loads of cultural stuff to do. There are several music venues, a cinema, two theatres, five choirs and lots of pub quizzes and comedy.
You are spoiled for choice for live music – here are some examples.
Try the Golden Lion or The polished knob in Todmorden or one off concerts in Todmorden Unitarian Church.
The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge is one of our popular music venues.
There’s performances at Todmorden Hippodrome and Hebden Bridge little Theatre. And there’s loads more to choose from when you get here including some regular annual events listed below.
Lee Dam swim, Todmorden
‘The Hebden’ annual challenge event
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Hebden Bridge Hand Made Parade
Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk
Pennine Spring Music Festival
Midgley open gardens (every other year)
Luddenden open gardens (every other year)
Todmorden open gardens (every other year)
Todmorden Lamplighters Festival
Christmas lights switch on happen in most towns and villages
Luddenden Treasure Hunt