Heptonstall sits on a promontory overlooking the Calder Valley – from the village there are wide views over the Pennine moors and down on to the town of Hebden Bridge below. The village centre is unspoilt and lined with handloom weavers cottages that in the 18th century was the main industry here – it even had its own Cloth Hall. A new church was built here in 1854 and rather than reuse the stone from the earlier one, they left it as a ruin. On Good Friday Weaver’s Square is turned over to Mummers who re-enact the Pace Egg play that has been a feature here for hundreds of years.
Church ruins, Octagonal Chapel, Northgate
Heptonstall Octagonal Chapel
Post Office / shop, cafe, two pubs
Tourist Info Centre
Bus. Central car parking.
Pace Egg Plays
Pennine Spring Festival