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Hebden is charming little village nestling in the valley of the River Wharfe in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Hebden was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. In medieval times it was a ‘planned village’. It expanded in the Victorian era due to lead mining and is now a working village with farms and businesses in its midst and the majority of its houses permanently occupied.

Many have walked along the ‘Dalesway’ which takes you along the township’s southern boundary from just outside Burnsall, to our famous suspension bridge, (built to take the workers from Thorpe to the corn mills across the river) and commonly referred to as the swinging bridge; then along the meadow – known to many for the chestnut trees that line the river bank and provide, shelter from rain, shade from the sun and a vision of beauty in the autumn plus a wonderful bounty of the conkers!

Others come once a year to join us at Hebden Sports, complete with traditional races, events and – highlight of the day the ‘Fell Race’ (or is it the egg throwing competition!) Whatever reason brings people to Hebden many return again and again.

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