Visitor Information

Welcome to Heptonstall

Maps of the locality will be added the meantime, see Ordnance Survey Leisure Map 21 – South Pennines [1: 25000]

Heptonstall on Wikipedia

Accommodation in Heptonstall

Sweet Briar Cottage on the main road in Heptonstall has one double and one single room.

Also in the heart of the village is Stag Cottage, with one king-size and one single bed and Star Chamber Barn. with three beds in two rooms.

Two twin rooms and a double room are available at the Cross Inn.

The recently-converted barn at Whitehall fold sleeps two adults and two children, plus an additional sofa-bed.

Just up the road in Blackshaw Head is the Pack Horse Stables, which includes a hot tub. It has one king-size bed and a single sofa bed.

A little bit further is Rough Top Cottage on Kebs Road, which is available for self catered holiday lets and sleeps 5.

The Airbnb Website lists a good variety of accommodation within Heptonstall and the surrounding area.

Snaptrip also has a range of cottages in and around Heptonstall.  See their website for more details.


Places to visit and things to do in Heptonstall

The Heptonstall Trail

Heptonstall Museum

St Thomas’ Church, Heptonstall

Heptonstall Methodist Chapel

Heptonstall Quarry – Rock climbing

Slack Alpine Nursery (1 mile)

Lands Farm Gardens, members of National Gardens Scheme (2 miles)

Local Walks

Pennine Heritage Website 

Hebden Bridge Walkers Action 906 bus walks web page

Colden Clough – local nature reserve; old mills; walks (1, 2, 3, 4)

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 village.

Cross Inn – Bar food menu available at lunchtime and evening. Tel: 01422 843284

White Lion – Sandwiches available during opening times. Tel: 01422 842027

Towngate Tearoom and Deli – provide snacks & light meals throughout the day. Converts to a bistro on Friday and Saturday evenings. 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.

Events in Heptonstall

Event details on this website…

Visit Calderdale website events page…

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

Hebden Bridge

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4 thoughts on “Visitor Information

  1. used to visit a fabulous farmhouse restaurant Sutcliffes? here you had to take own wine. did own b&b for the overindulged. great place wonderful staff and a truly memorable experience


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  3. Went here for a night in 1968, stayed up most the night chatting to one of thr Sutcliffes, Willy I think hiss name was, oldish chap in his seventies, but what a character, many tales to tell. We were a group of four eighteen year olds.

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