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News article created on 16 September 2013

Water-related fun at Hebden Bridge this weekend

Families are being invited to take part in water and woodland-related activities as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival in Hebden Bridge.

If you visit Hebden Bridge this weekend you’ll be able to hop on board a canal boat for a trip down the Rochdale Canal to the woodlands at Callis. Here, you can take part in traditional woodland crafts and activities, including charcoal making and storytelling.

Also on offer this weekend are guided history and wildlife walks back to Hebden Bridge in time for a barbeque of local food cooked over local charcoal.

For more information about the event and to book a place visit the festival website at www.walkandridefestival.co.uk

Traditional aspects of the canal

Jon Stopp, of the Canal and River Trust, says: “By joining us for the water and woodlands event in Hebden Bridge we hope people will get a better perception of what the canal environment has to offer them.

“We will explore the traditional aspects of the canal with a boat trip, including a journey through two locks so people can see firsthand how they work, followed by woodland activities. On our guided walk back into Hebden Bridge we’ll discuss the industrial heritage associated with the canal system before we enjoy local food provided by Incredible Edible Todmorden.”

This is a special bookable event with only 24 places available. Tickets are £10 for adults or a family ticket for two adults and two children, priced at £20. Ticket prices include a BBQ of local food at 4pm. Booking is essential through the Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre by telephoning 01422 843831.