Heritage Open Day 2022 - Water Power in the Landscape

Explore the history of water power in the landscape with this one-off exhibition for Heritage Open Days 2022!

When: Saturday 17th September, 10am-4pm

Where: The Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8DG

Learn about the history of water power in the Cader Valley with a display from the South Pennine Archives.

Explore how water power has shaped our landscapes with a woodland tour from local expert Paul Knights (11am and 2pm).

Enjoy the atmosphere of the beautiful historic Birchcliffe Centre, with a cup of tea and a piece of cake.

Make a day of it by following this year's Heritage Tour, and learnin about even more innovations which have shaped our valley:


Access information: The main exhibition is wheelchair accessible from our car park, which has a designated disabled parking space. Wheelchair access does require the use of a small stair lift, so please ask a member of our team for assistance (we will be wearing blue lanyards with name badges, and we're always happy to help!). There is an accessible toilet, and plenty of seating.

Public Transport: The Birchcliffe Centre is on the 595 bus route, or a 10-minute walk from Hebden Bridge Train Station.