Never mind the Eiger or Everest, Brighouse has ROKTFACE! - Roktface is the UK’s highest man-made outdoor climbing wall. The disused Sugden’s Flour Mill silos have been revamped to provide the ultimate adrenaline experience. This urban climbing wall, higher than the Tower of London and the Angel of the North, dares you to climb routes up to 36 meters. If heights aren’t your thing, you can experience indoor caving through 100 feet of manmade tunnels or bouldering on low level climbing walls. You can even attempt to free yourself from the ‘Escape Rooms’ See more at ROKT
Transcend to Another World
Well not quite, Ogden actually, on the outskirts of Halifax. Here Another World Adventure Centre offers fun in the outdoors for all age groups. Mountain boarding, slingshots, paintballing and Go Kart racing are just some of the activities available.
Slalom or Boarding
Whatever your thing Halifax Ski & Snowboarding Centre is the place for you. This virtual mountain, complete with big air jump, moguls, fun box, ¼ pipe is all covered in the new revolutionary ski surface called “Snowflex”. Designed to be more like snow it can be moulded into many shapes, allowing endless possibilities of features you would find on a real mountain. It has an impact foam layer beneath the surface to cushion falls and landings.
For those with youngsters or adults who just can’t stand up on the slopes! Snow Tubing is the latest snow sports craze and involves flying down our slope in a large inflatable ring; just like sledging, but lots more fun!
What do you Wear; Lycra or Mountain Baggies?
Calderdale resembles the Alps of Pyrenees but on a much smaller scale making it an ideal location for road cycling, hence our appearance in the ultimate road race Tour de France in the 2014 Grand Depart and two Tour de Yorkshire events of 2015 and 2017.
Steep valleys afford challenging climbs and descents. The hilly terrain is home to Cragg Vale; a famous climb out of Mytholmroyd on the B6138. This stretch has the longest steady incline of any road in England: 286m over five-and-a-half miles. In 2011 Cragg Vale was highlighted by Sir Chris Hoy as one of his ‘top ten perfect hills’ (although he was on his way down, not on his way up!)
Off road, Calderdale offers the magnificent Mary Towneley Loop which is not for the faint hearted. A challenging 47 mile "loophole" in the Pennine Bridleway, which like Everest demands to be tackled "because it's there!" This off-road mountain bike route forms part of the Pennine Bridleway. Take a look at Cycle Calderdale for more inspiration, because life is an adventure on two wheels.