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Sowerby BridgeThe Alma Inn has five en-suite guest bedrooms which have been refurbished to a high standard and offer sweeping views across the Ryburn Valley. Our...The Alma Inn has five en-suite guest bedrooms which have been refurbished to a high standard and offer sweeping views across the Ryburn Valley. Our idyllic location is the perfect base from which to explore the local area, with The Calderdale Way walking route offering 50 miles of footpaths and bridleways across the unspoilt West Yorkshire countryside. The rooms are split into 3 doubles with comfortable king-size beds, 1 twin with 2 single beds, and 1 family room, which features a double bed as well as a quirky and semi-private cabin-style single bed, perfect for families.. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and colour TV. Cots can be supplied on request.
Across CalderdaleThe Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Sowerby Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, all the way to Manchester. It runs through the Upper Cal...The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Sowerby Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, all the way to Manchester. It runs through the Upper Calder Valley passing Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Walsden. The canal is close to train stations at Sowerby Bridge, Mythomroyd, Hebden Brige, Todmorden and Walsden. There is a towpath all the way which makes it a great flat walking route, suitable for buggies. You can walk short sections by using regular local buses to get you to the start and finish of your walk.
Sowerby BridgeNestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant &...Nestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant & Wedding Venue. As you walk into the bar/restaurant area, surrounded by beautiful decorations, tasteful furnishings and a welcoming wood burning stove, you realise that you are in a very special place. From the amazingly architected 'log wall' to the oak topped bar and dining tables and sumptuous settees in the lounge area, you know you are going to be able to relax and enjoy your time there. The regular visitors, some walkers enjoying a stroll through the surrounding countryside, some locals from the nearby villages or those from out of town enjoying their first stay in the newly refurbished rooms, are all welcomed by the friendly, attentive staff who will put your needs first and go that extra mile to ensure that your experience at The New Hobbit is one that you will thoroughly enjoy and definitely want to repeat. The New Hobbit prides itself on sourcing all of the food locally so that it is as fresh and appetising as possible. Enjoy choosing from our delicious menus which are served from noon until 9pm daily and add a bottle (or two) of wine from our extensive range or treat yourself to one of our fine local beers to compliment your meal. If you're not quite hungry enough to eat one of the generously portioned meals, why not opt for a succulent hot sandwich served with a variety of side dishes of your choice. The New Hobbit welcomes families and offers a wonderful children's menu to suit most little one's taste. There is also a dedicated Vegetarian menu with a variety of choices for the non meat eaters so no matter what your particular tastes are, there is something to please everybody at The New Hobbit.
Sowerby BridgeThe Loose Goose is a Family and Dog-friendly pub located in Sowerby Bridge, with four hand-pulls, a good selection of wines, soft drinks, cider and...The Loose Goose is a Family and Dog-friendly pub located in Sowerby Bridge, with four hand-pulls, a good selection of wines, soft drinks, cider and a number of keg beers. You'll also find great food, a stylish dining area, real log fire, pool table, dart board, dominoes and live music.
Sowerby BridgeIdyllic canal-side pub offering relaxed dining and friendly service, great food, a fine Selection of beers, cask and craft beers, a Gin Emporium an...Idyllic canal-side pub offering relaxed dining and friendly service, great food, a fine Selection of beers, cask and craft beers, a Gin Emporium and live music every weekend. The Moorings is dog friendly.
Reopening of Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale
Reopening of Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale
When you’re visiting Calderdale in the coming months, please be aware that due to the COVID-19 virus, not all of the public toilet facilities in Calderdale are currently open.
To help support the reopening of local businesses and enable those with certain medical conditions to get out and about, from Tuesday 7th July Calderdale Council is reopening one toilet block in each of Calderdale’s main towns:
Brighouse – Thornton Square
Elland – Town Hall Square
Halifax – Albion Street
Hebden Bridge – New Road
Sowerby Bridge – Wharf Street
Todmorden – Brook Street
The toilets will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am-4.30pm.
All of these toilet blocks have disabled toilets accessible with RADAR keys.
These locations have been chosen as they are all self-contained, individually accessed unisex facilities, which will help to reduce the risk of infection transmission.
The blocks will be subject to additional cleaning with frequent ‘touch points’ disinfected. Users are asked to help maintain hygiene standards between cleans by following the advice in the increased signage in place in all facilities.
As always, it’s incredibly important to maintain good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water before and after use, for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face and follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ guidance. Regular checks of facilities will take place to ensure there is sufficient soap available.
Sowerby BridgeHere at Hollins Mill, you can enjoy a large range of traditional real ales and lovingly-made, home-cooked food. Set in a beautifully converted coac...Here at Hollins Mill, you can enjoy a large range of traditional real ales and lovingly-made, home-cooked food. Set in a beautifully converted coach-works, you'll find a simple bar area downstairs and a large function hall upstairs. We have different regular themed evenings during the week, live music and comedy nights - please see our Facebook page for full details. We are dog friendly.
Sowerby BridgeAt the family friendly Beehive Inn, Ripponden, you will find real ale and real food at great prices. Choose from our great menu of starters, steak...At the family friendly Beehive Inn, Ripponden, you will find real ale and real food at great prices. Choose from our great menu of starters, steaks and grills, main meals, vegetarian dishes and our childrens' menu.
The stunning landscapes of Calderdale offer walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s n...
The stunning landscapes of Calderdale offer walks that are suitable for all ages and abilities. There’s no better way to immerse yourself and discover more about this beautiful area than on foot.
Visit our Walking page for information about guided walks, E Trails, walking guides, easy & family walking and ideas for great walking routes to follow, such as The Calderdale Way, the Pennine Way & Hebden Bridge Loop, Todmorden Centenary Way and great walks at Hardcastle Crags, Ogden Water and more!
Sowerby BridgeThe Blind Pig, an eclectic live music venue and speakeasy style bar. We host live music events weekly making use of our upstairs function room with...The Blind Pig, an eclectic live music venue and speakeasy style bar. We host live music events weekly making use of our upstairs function room with included bar. We have an amazing team and pride ourselves on our customer service, always trying to go the extra mile. For a nice pint, or for an adventurous time, come see us, we're here all week! This vibrant and lively Bar in the heart of Sowerby Bridge has it all; a great atmosphere, live bands and DJ's every week. A warm welcome is always there for you!
Sowerby BridgeNestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant &...Nestling on the hillside with panoramic views over the Calder Valley & Sowerby Bridge, lies a hidden gem - The New Hobbit Country Inn, Restaurant & Wedding Venue. With a rich history this venue has grown from a pub in the 1900’s to now a 30 bedroom hotel offering vintage and new modern rooms. Whatever your tastes may be the New Hobbit has it with an exceptionally rated customer service you will find just what you are looking for. Our standard double rooms have been designed with your comfort in mind. All our double rooms continue the country theme of our ‘log wall’, each having a console table masterfully cut from the trunk of a tree. Each room has been superbly decorated to the highest standard with 5-star quality beds dressed with sumptuous duvets to add to your comfort. An extra touch of comfort and style comes from the 100% wool throws which complement the theme of the hotel. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with bath or shower and soft white towels.
A superb way to go walking in Calderdale - The Calderdale Way is a 50 mile (80 km) walk exploring the...
A superb way to go walking in Calderdale - The Calderdale Way is a 50 mile (80 km) walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
It is an ‘up and down’ journey with few level sections. However, the higher levels provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views. The main and link routes to the valley bottom are designed so that they can be completed in short stages.
The Calderdale Way encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, following old packhorse ways across the open gritstone hillsides with sections of traditional stone causeway, passing through hillside villages and old mill towns on the banks of the River Calder.
There are numerous link paths which connect the Calderdale Way to the valley floor. There are medieval settlements at Lumbutts and Mankinholes, and Withens Gate, where the Pennine Way crosses. A short diversion along the Pennine Way takes in the popular walk to the 100ft monument, Stoodley Pike.
The full length of the route is 51.39 miles, with a total climb of approx 2,600 metres (over 9,000 feet) at a climb rate of 43 metres per mile. This makes a flat equivalent distance of 57.49 miles.
For more information about walking in Calderdale please visit our Walking page.
Hot weather leads to an increased risk of moorland fires in Calderdale. Please take care when out and about in moorlands around Calderdale and West Yorkshire. You can find more advice here. The burning of moorland is not a victimless crime. If you see anything suspicious report it to crimestoppers 0800 555111. #moorlandfires @WestYorksPolice @West_Yorks_FRS
Sowerby BridgeA boutique style brewery situated in a former maltsters in the heart of Sowerby Bridge. Enjoy beers and ales brewed on the premises ,as well as gue...A boutique style brewery situated in a former maltsters in the heart of Sowerby Bridge. Enjoy beers and ales brewed on the premises ,as well as guest ales, wines and soft drinks. This buzzing boutique brew house is located within a huge, sprawling 18th century former malthouse, which has been completely renovated. Handsome copper and stainless steel brewing vats are proudly on display behind glass and the ceiling is a marvel of wooden beams with metal support columns.
The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly paralle...
The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly parallel with the Pennine Way, but offers access for Horse Riders, Cyclists and Walkers.
The Mary Towneley Loop is a 47 mile section of the Pennine Bridleway with a variety of tracks, looping past Blackshaw Head, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge Todmorden, Walsden where you will encounter open moorland and hidden reservoirs, ancient packhorse tracks sweeping into valleys with gritstone walls, mill chimneys and canals offering a both a glimpse of past histories.
For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.
The Navigation Inn dates back to the 15th century and was the site of the local Moot Hall. Some of the period features still remain in place tod...
The Navigation Inn dates back to the 15th century and was the site of the local Moot Hall. Some of the period features still remain in place today with a magnificent 16th C Fireplace being the focus of one of the main dining areas.
The Pub sits in the quiet outskirts of the town of Sowerby Bridge with views to the surrounding hills and the banks of the Hebble and Calder Canal from the attractive beer garden. The canal tow path runs to the side of the pub and there is a mooring for boats only 1 minute away.
Access is via Chapel Lane, a narrow road that descends from the junction of the A58 and A6026. It can also be reached on foot by walking eastwards along the canal from the basin. To get to the pub from the station, turn right at the bottom of the station steps and take the first left to the bridge over the river.
Opening Times Closed Mon; 12-11 Tue-Fri; 10-11 Sat & Sun
Meal Times 11.30-8.30 Mon; 11.30-9 Tue-Sat; 12-9 Sun
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COV...
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please follow the code so we can all enjoy Calderdale's magnificent countryside responsibly.
Here's a summary of the Code's key points.
Respect other people:
- consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
- leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment:
- leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
- keep dogs under effective control
Enjoy the outdoors:
- plan ahead and be prepared
- follow advice and local signs
Please follow the hyperlink below for the full version of the guide.