Whether you’re venturing out to discover new places, or you’re commuting around the area you have lived in for your whole life, often, travelling by bus can introduce you to some of the hidden gems dotted around that may have otherwise gone undiscovered.

On this specific journey onto one of our Grand Days Out, we’re venturing over to Calder Valley and into the town of Hebden Bridge. Connecting cities together is what First Buses are for, and the perfect solution for those of you wanting to explore a new area. Discovering hidden gems of your own introduces you to a new world of independent businesses, places you can help introduce to other people too.

Mijo – Mijo is a beautiful cafe located in the heart of Hebden Bridge, who serve hot and cold drinks and fresh food like all day breakfast, small plates, sharing platters, sandwiches, burgers and salads. As well as supplying all their meat from a local butcher, Mijo also stock locally produced Jenny’s Farmhouse Ice Cream, which comes in all sorts of natural flavours at an affordable price.

4-6 St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge HX7 8ET

Dragonfly Boutique – Established in 2017, Dragonfly Boutique sells womenswear, menswear, shoes, accessories and everything in between. The team handpick some of the best collections from top labels in fashion including Connock London, Elie Beaumont, Luella and Scream Petty. The ladies boutique is perfect if you’re wanting to spruce up your wardrobe or treat yourself to something this Christmas.

15 St George’s Square, Hebden Bridge HX7 8ET

Broug’s – Opened in December 2020 between Covid lockdowns, Broug’s sells beautiful things from around the world. Being one of Hebden Bridges’ most historic shops, Broug’s has kept some of the original interior like the wall of posters from 1882. Taking inspiration from the gift shops around Europe, Broug’s sells homeware pieces, gifts, art, books and stationery.

14 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AA

Valley Organic Workers Co-op – Valley Organics Workers Co-op specialises in ethical, local and organic fruit, vegetables and wholefoods. They also offer unpackaged products for any customers wanting to fill their own containers. With the team’s passion for supporting local growers and producers, they sell a range of produce and products made in Calder Valley.

16 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU

The Fox & Goose – Being the first community owned pub in West Yorkshire, The Fox and Goose serves real ales from microbrewers and a range of continental bottled beers and lagers. They’re also known for selling quality wines, spirits, pork pies, pasties and delicious cakes.

16 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU

Muse Music and Love Cafe – Originally established in 1997, the new and current owners took over in February 2020. After a refit and refurb, Muse Music and Love Cafe reopened as a record shop and cafe that sells new and used vinyl, plant-based foods, exclusive coffee blends, cakes and snacks. Eat in or takeaway and enjoy some of their treats – both music and food.

38 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AA

Mooch Cafe-Bar – Mooch is a friendly, laid-back cafe and bar in the centre of Hebden Bridge. As well as having an impressive range of specialty teas, coffees and smoothies, they offer an eclectic menu of home-cooked food for both breakfast and lunch. Even if you visit in the day or the evening, you can sit inside or outside in their part-covered garden filled with plants, fairy lights and mosaics.

24 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AA

Heart Gallery – Heart Gallery is an inviting, independent contemporary gallery that first opened back in 2006. Heart is known as the destination in Hebden Bridge for those looking for affordable art, jewellery and crafts that’s been handmade by creators locally and across the UK. Aiming to encourage people to shop small and independent, they’re happy to showcase some of the best artists, designers and creators.

The Arts Centre 4a Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6AA

The Afghan Rug Shop – The Afghan Rug Shop attracts customers all over Hebden Bridge and across the UK for their unique items and home decor. Each rug sold is handpicked and sourced from local markets and weavers houses, sourcing directly from the families so they benefit from the trade and keeping the UK prices very affordable.

7 Market St, Hebden Bridge HX7 6EU

The Grilled Cheese Booth – The Grilled Cheese Booth on Crown St serves an ever changing selection of hearty grilled cheese sandwiches. Using the best quality products, all their breads, meats and cheeses are locally sourced if possible. Each sandwich is piled high with a cheddar and mozzarella mix on sourdough bread, and grilled until it’s warm, golden and crisp. Treat yourself to a classic, schnitzel or jalapeno sandwich.

Crown St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EH

Weighsted – Weighsted is a zero-waste, plastic free shop that sells a large variety of goods including food and household goods such as organic oils and locally-sourced treats. Bring your own bag, jar or container to Weighsted and fill up on all the essentials including cleaning products, soaps, shampoos, eco gifts and even vegan and gluten-free options.

11 Crown St, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EL