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Cragg Vale

Cragg Vale - This linear walk takes you down a wooded stream where you can see remnants of the area’s rich industrial heritage.

From 10,000 years ago when Stone Age hunters were firing flint arrows to the importance of 13th Century rabbits, and 1930s chicks. You’ll see our Million Pound Churchand and we’ll show how this tranquil valley pulsed with industry, noise and smoke from 11 busy mills. We’ll bring you up to the present day with our business park made from chicken sheds – and hosting Le Tour De France.

About the Trail


This 8km (5 mile) e-Trail will take about 3 hours (including stops).

How strenuous:

There are two quite steep uphill stretches but both have steps.

Start & Finish:

The walk starts at Sykes Gate which is served by the 901 bus which runs between Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Huddersfield. (postcode: HX7 5TS Grid reference: SD 99716 21433).

The walk ends in Mytholmroyd. (Postcode: HX7 5LH, Grid reference: SE 01260 26029).

Where to download the app:

For iPhone/iPad: Go to the Apple Store from your iPhone or iPad & search for Pennine Horizons. ** For iPads you must select the tab 'for iPhone only', or it will not find the Pennine Horizon App.

For Android: Open the Play Store & search for Pennine Horizons. Click on the application & follow the instructions to download.

Where to buy a guide:

The guide is available in various bookshops & Tourist Information Centres around the area.

You can also buy a copy, by popping in to the Birchcliffe Centre, Birchcliffe Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG. Or dropping us a line at info@pennine-horizons.org.uk or calling on 01422 844450.

More information

To find out more about Crag Vale and its history this is a good place to start.

With thanks to; Cragg Vale History Society for creating this trail.