Information on The Buttress
- Adventure & Leisure
- Cycling & Mountain Biking
- Historic Sites & Trails
- Pet friendly
- Walking Friendly
Part of an ancient packhorse route, the Buttress offers a steep, cobbled ascent from the market town of Hebden Bridge to the village of Heptonstall, set atop the hillside hundreds of feet above Hebden Bridge.
Although less than a mile in distance, the ascent is quite challenging due to its steep and cobbled nature.
However, this does not deter dozens of enthusiastic cyclists from riding up to the top in the annual ‘Up the Buttress’ hill cycle challenge.
The Buttress can also be tackled in a more leisurely fashion and is suitable for walking. Suitable footwear is recommended as the cobbles can be a little slippy when wet.
The Buttress begins its ascent from Hebden Bridge just off Old Gate/ Royd Terrace. If you cross the Packhorse Bridge from Bridge Gate, then you will see the cobbles of the Buttress to you left. almost opposite Hangingroyd Lane on your right.