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Hebden Bridge

West Yorkshire

A view over Hebden Bridge

Hebden Bridge is sometimes dubbed the ‘gay capital of the north’, and is well known for its tolerant and gay-friendly atmosphere. Conveniently situated on good rail links between Manchester and Leeds, it is increasingly popular with all kinds of alternative people and has a growing LGBT+ population.

ECC members and other men living in Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley meet monthly, and we welcome men from across the North of England. It's an activity-based group, rather than a regular heart circle. Activities can be anything the members wish to offer, as on a traditional gay men's week. Examples might include games, meditations, dancing, art and creativity, sharing of favourite readings on a theme, or discussion topics. In the summer, we occasionally meet outdoors for a walk or a picnic.

The next meeting falls on Easter Sunday, 21st April 2019. Instead of the usual meeting, we'll go for a walk into the remote hills surrounding Hebden Bridge. Around 10-12 miles with a pub lunch. Meet at 11am outside Salem Community Centre, Salem Street, Hebden Bridge HX7 6HB (next to the Co-op).

For more details, please contact Duncan, hebdenbridge [at]

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