Rohan Hebden Bridge

Rohan Hebden Bridge

Welcome to Rohan Hebden Bridge

Shop Address: 8-10 Saint Georges Square, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8ET

Shop Telephone Number: 01422 845755

Shop Opening Hours:

Monday 09:30-17:00
Tuesday 09:30-17:00
Wednesday 09:30-17:00
Thursday  09:30-17:00
Friday 09:30-17:00
Saturday 09:30-17:00
Sunday 11:00-16:00

Rohan Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is a beautiful market town nestled in the Calder Valley, eight miles west of Halifax, situated at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Hebden. Hebden Bridge (originally Heptenbryge) started as a settlement where the Halifax to Burnley hilltop packhorse route dropped down into the valley. The word Hebden is thought to come from the Anglo-Saxon Heopa Denu, “bramble (or wild rose) valley”. The town developed during the 19th and 20th centuries due to its access to major wool markets and the steep wet hills – perfect for the water powered weaving mills. The wool trade brought with it the Rochdale Canal and the Manchester and Leeds Railway.

Richard Harris and his son DavidHebden Bridge has developed over the past few decades into a haven for local artists and the town itself has an unusually high density of independent shops – well worth a visit is the Yorkshire Soap Company, the source of the bubbles that float throughout the town! There always seems to be some local event taking place, from the Annual Easter Monday Duck Race to the Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade to the Vintage Car Weekend.

Our shop could not be better situated on St Georges Square, opposite the site of the Old Bridge Mill. There are plenty of walks from the town itself, one that takes in Hell Hole Rocks (better than it sounds!), or if you want a challenge there is a great 13 mile (21k) mountain bike ride starting from Hebden Bridge considered moderate to challenging for mountain bikers – download the PDF from Pennine Bridleway.

 

 

Summer events in Hebden Bridge:

8th July – Between 30 June and the  is Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, a major event in the local calendar consisting of dance, music, comedy, theatre, and poetry at various venues throughout the town, with some events taking place right outside the store in St Georges Square. Some events are ticketed (we have a booking form in store) and others are free street (and Square) performances. more info 

Photo’s of the Handmade Parade on Rohan Facebook

For the really fit the Heptonstall fell race takes place on Saturday 7th July, climbing 1500 feet in 6 miles, entry paid on the day is £4. more info

15 Comments

  1. Peter @ Hebden Bridge says:

    Autumn has finally arrived in Hebden Bridge – the leaves are turning and there’s a nip in the air. The woods on the valley sides are all sorts of colours now, which makes it an excellent time for a walk around Hardcastle Crags, just outside of town. Afterwards, we recommend you stop in at Rohan in the town square to have a look at our own range of autumn colours. Whatever the weather there’ll be something here to keep you warm and dry.

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  3. Jeff@ Hebden Bridge says:

    The Handmade Parade last Sunday was great. Sunny weather, truly, truly amazing costumes (including a life-size multi-person elephant costume), great percussion backing, and just a really good vibe.

    Next weekend (Sunday 15th June 1pm), it’s the annual brass band contest just outside the store, in St George’s Square. Definitely worth a visit…… Hope to see you then.

  4. Richard@ Hebden Bridge says:

    Events in Hebden Bridge are coming thick and fast. No sooner is the Boundary Walk done and dusted for another year but the Handmade parade follows on. So on Sunday 8th June the Handmade Parade hits town at 1200 with this years theme “Endangerous Expedition” a journey to the 4 corners of the world to meet rare, endangered and extinct creatures on a once in a lifetime adventure, yes honestly, its fun and worth seeing.
    Pop in and see us at Rohan Hebden Bridge for your own exporing gear.

  5. Richard@ Hebden Bridge says:

    Next Sunday is the Hebden Bridge Boundary Walk (more correctly the Wadsworth Boundary), the full walk is 21 miles, but this is subdivided into various walks between 4.5 miles and 16.5 miles with connecting transport to and from the centre of Hebden. Full details at hebdenbridgerotary.org.uk. Come in and see us at Rohan Hebden Bridge, you are sure of a warm welcome.

  6. Richard@ Hebden Bridge says:

    If you have started watching Happy Valley, BBC’s latest crime drama starring Sarah Lancashire, hopefully you will be impressed by the scenic backdrop to it. The series is shot around Hebden Bridge and although the subject matter is somewhat dark, we are enjoying spotting the locations.
    So if you fancy scene spotting call into Hebden Bridge and you will be assured of a warm welcome at Rohan in St George’s Square and we promise to keep the number of kidnappers and murderers to a minimum.

  7. Jeff@ Hebden Bridge says:

    In the store

    * All summer clothing now in stock and on display.

    In Hebden Bridge:-

    * Sunday 1st June – Annual Hebden Bridge (Wadsworth Parish) Boundary Walk (please see previous update and/or email hebdenbridgeboundarywalk@gmail.com for further details).

    * Sunday 8th June 12pm – Annual Handmade Parade, with this year’s theme being “The Endangerous Expedition” featuring “rare, endangered and extinct creatures” (please see http://www.handmadeparade.co.uk/hebden-bridge-parade for further details).

    So, why don’t you pop in to see us, and enjoy a great day out in beautiful Hebden Bridge at the same time?

  8. Richard@ Hebden Bridge says:

    Coming up soon on the 1st June is the Hebden Bridge (Wadsworth) “Boundary Walk”, a fanastic 21 mile hike. Don’t worry if that is a stride or two too far, the walk splits out into 3 shorter walks. It’s a great event organised by the local Rotary Club and we have full details and registration forms ready in store.

  9. TraceyB@ Hebden Bridge says:

    Tour de france fever has hit Hepden Bridge ha-ra and I for one are lovng it! On saterday I followed part of the route the cyclist are taking, (cragg vale down to Rippenden) and what a route!.
    The weather was ,shall we say varied and I endoured a serious down pour; but as I was wearing my Rohan mountain guide jacket, microgrid jacket, marino top and striders I remained toastie warm and dry!
    So come on all you walkers and cyclist get yourself down to Hepden Bridge pop into the shop and say hello and go and have a days adventure!

  10. Jeff @ Hebden Bridge says:

    We’re all looking forward to a great Bank Holiday Weekend at Rohan in Hebden Bridge. At the moment the weather forecast looks promising too… We’re open 0930-1700 Good Friday 18/4, and Saturday 19/4, closed Sunday 20/4, and then open again 1100-1600 Easter Monday, for the annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race.

  11. David @ Hebden Bridge says:

    Maybe it was a touch of the Duck fever thats going through Hebden Bridge but Roger the Rohan Duck’s training session this afternoon was a little “too Malardy” for our liking. A winner in 2012 he was left in no doubt that to win Mondays big race the Annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race things will have to improve.
    Come and see how Rohan’s duck does on Easter Monday at the Hebden Bridge Duck Race, Quack off at 1500.

  12. David @ Hebden Bridge says:

    Excitement is building for the Annual Hebden Bridge Duck Race on Easter Monday. The Rohan Duck a winner in 2012 is once again paddling away for the Red Team in this years business race (Quack Off 1500). Don’t miss out on what always is a fun day in Hebden Bridge!

  13. David @ Hebden Bridge says:

    Do you have your Hebden Bridge Annual Duck Race ticket yet? Organised by the rotary club every Easter Monday thousands of rubber ducks are sent down the river in a race across the finish line with prizes for the winner and runners up. Tickets to enter the race are £1 each and are available in most stores in Hebden Bridge including the Rohan store.

    **GIFT YOUR GEAR ENDS THIS WEEKEND**

  14. David @ Hebden Bridge says:

    Gift Your Gear ends next week, 15% discount off any full priced item at Rohan Hebden Bridge. We have heard so many examples of how the donated gear has been put to good use for good causes locally and all around the country. To get involoved simply donate your useble outdoor clothing to Hebden Bridge (any brand accepted) during the month of March and receive 15% off all the lovely, new Sping Summer range.

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