The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, West Yorkshire
Lumb Bank is an 18th-century mill-owner’s house which stands in 20 acres of steep woodland. The house once belonged to Ted Hughes and is set in a striking Pennine landscape of woods and rivers, fine stone houses and weavers’ cottages, packhorse trails and ruins of old mills.
Lumb Bank is half a mile from the historic village of Heptonstall and two miles from Hebden Bridge.
The centre has 14 single rooms and one shared room. There are four computers and a printer.
Lumb Bank is at the foot of a steep private lane and cars must be parked at the top of this hill, approximately 10 minutes walk away.
Hebden Bridge is on the Leeds to Manchester Victoria railway line (each two and a half hours from London). Lumb Bank is 10 minutes by taxi from Hebden Bridge rail station.
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Centre Director: Ilona Leighton-Goodall
Assistant Centre Director: Jill Penny
Centre Assistant: Rachel Connor
Centre Administrator: Becky Liddell
Bookkeeper: Jean Warburton
Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge
Tel: 01422 843714
Fax: 01422 843714
Download a pdf leaflet about Lumb Bank, which includes more details on how to get there.