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Nanny Spout, Hebden

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Nanny Spout, Hebden

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Nanny Spout, Hebden

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36655

Parish: Hebden

OS Grid Reference: SE025634

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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This natural spring gushes steadily out of the hillside above Hebden Beck all year round. Such constant supplies of pure water springing from an unknown source have been the site of ritual since the Iron Age at least. This spring’s name may be a corruption of St Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary.


From Hebden take the road going north signed ""BW Yarnbury"". About 20 m past last house, beyond 2nd large tree on right take the footpath heading right across the grass to a footbridge. Nanny Spout is about 9 metres upstream on the far bank .

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Hebden. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Step stile and narrow footbridge. Footpath is rough and muddy in places.

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