Richard's secret garden.
England, United Kingdom
About this micro camping
Secret garden near Hebden Bridge centre. Short walk from rail station and bus routes. Shops and lots of places to eat and drink within 5 minutes walk, as long as you don't mind steps and steep roads). Great choice of country walks (moorlands, woodlands, rivers & canal-side), Outdoor hot-tub. All money raised goes to Ayries Trust (see www.ayries.org ).
2018 availability: late June, early July, end of July, most of September and October.
Winner: ‘Best Places in the UK’ Paradise Found SAS survey 2018.
5th place: 'Best places in the world' Paradise SAS survey 2018.
Winner: Great British High Street Awards 2016, small market town category.
One of the "30 most fashionable places to live in the UK" The Times, 10.3.15.
1st place: "The 30 coolest places to live in Britain" The Times 19.3.13
"Yorkshire’s funkiest little town" (Lonely Planet).
"Best town in Britain" (Urbanism awards Oct 2010).
"4th funkiest town in the world" (Highlife magazine 2005).
"Least cloned town 2005" (Clone Town Report).
Location for BBC's "Happy Valley" series.
Arts Festival "where all the town's a stage": http://hebdenbridgeartsfestival.co.uk/
Hebden Open weekend (gardens and studios) early July.
Hebden Bridge Piano Festival: April 2017. http://www.hebdenbridgepianofestival.com
Vintage Weekend "possibly the best vintage and classic car show in the north of England": first weekend in August www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk
Folk Roots Festival: May 12-14 2017. https://www.hebdenfolkroots.org/
Burlesque Festival: late April:
"Shining jewel of the UK Burlesque scene"
Duck Race: Easter Monday:
Handmade Parade: late June. www.handmadeparade.co.uk/hebden-bridge-parade.
Pennine Way: www.nationaltrail.co.uk/PennineWay
Calderdale Way: www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Calderdale+Way
Hardcastle Crags: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-hardcastlecrags
Music at the Trades Club: http://thetradesclub.com
Home of the astonishing Yorkshire Soap Company: http://theyorkshiresoapcompany.co.uk/en/content/6-handmade-by-us
Lots more at:
- Bring your own tent
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- RV Sanitation
- Pets allowed
- RV Hookup
- Picnic table
- Fire/Ring Grill
- Hot water
- Campfire possible
- Gas (stove)
- Extra toilet paper :-)
Disclaimer to sign and and safety notes to read before camping.
Please don't be noisy. The neighbours are close by!
How to reach this micro camping
Street parking just outside or in the drive. Room for small camper-van on the drive (no bigger than VW T6). Camping lawn accessed via steps. More steps or a steep pavement into the town centre.
Checking in and out
Liaise with Richard beforehand to confirm arrival time.
Things to do in the area