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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.
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 BridgeThe relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our restaurant, together with excellent service, is something we take great pride in. Our chefs have many years...The relaxed, friendly atmosphere of our restaurant, together with excellent service, is something we take great pride in. Our chefs have many years experience in producing mouth-watering dishes and share our desire to give you a meal that you will remember. You can also enjoy our fine food in the comfort of your own home with our 'Take Home' service or hire our function room for private events.
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 BridgeSyhiba has come a long way since it’s humble beginnings as a simple takeaway but these two factors remain, the reason for our sustained growth and ...Syhiba has come a long way since it’s humble beginnings as a simple takeaway but these two factors remain, the reason for our sustained growth and success is simple; our food and our service. Our menu boasts a great selection of traditional favourites along with some of our very own creations, all freshly prepared by the finest quality ingredients and served by our fantastic team. The restaurant is now re-opened after an extension and refurbishment and we’d love to welcome you back to our new look venue, the atmosphere is relaxed and informal, – perfect for enjoying a meal with family and friends. You can bring your own alcohol (but soft drinks must be purchased in house).
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 BridgeVoted Best Indian Establishment at the Food Awards England 2017 The name Kipling’s was taken from the famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling, ...Voted Best Indian Establishment at the Food Awards England 2017 The name Kipling’s was taken from the famous author and poet, Rudyard Kipling, an English gentleman living in India. Serving Authentic award-winning Kashmiri cuisine with a modern twist, in a First class hospitality in comfortable surroundings, our team of chefs always strive to provide healthy nutritious dishes with culinary innovation. Kipling’s aims to offer satisfaction, comfort and affordability. Kipling’s is the perfect restaurant for couples, families and friends. Whether for business socialising or just getting together, our beautiful restaurant is an oasis to relax and enjoy the best food and drink in the Area. We have previously won 'Outstanding Restaurant of the Year' and 'Yorkshire Restaurant of the Year' at the English Curry Awards.
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.
Sowerby BridgeThe Calder and Hebble Navigation runs for 21 miles from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire. It has 27 locks and a number of flood locks. The...The Calder and Hebble Navigation runs for 21 miles from Wakefield to Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire. It has 27 locks and a number of flood locks. There is a towpath all the way which makes it a great flat walking route. You can do short sections by using local buses to get you to the start and finish of your walk.
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.
Sowerby BridgeThe Moorcock Inn is at the foot of 250 acres of productive moorland, providing plenty of plants, berries, mushrooms and game. Our 2-acre plot is be...The Moorcock Inn is at the foot of 250 acres of productive moorland, providing plenty of plants, berries, mushrooms and game. Our 2-acre plot is being developed to provide an organic kitchen garden, providing the foundations of our pub & restaurant menus- with the best of Yorkshire produce supplying the rest. Both the pub and restaurant menus are written with the seasons and cooked over fire. Our wine list focuses on natural wines from small producers. We offer a continually changing selection by the glass and carafe- featuring both classic and more quirky styles. Alongside our draught beers, we also have a local and world bottled selection, particularly featuring traditional Belgian styles- some of which are rare, vintage and aged. The Pub Is a cosy, traditional freehouse, with oak beams and wood-burning stoves. It offers a menu of seasonal plates cooked over charcoal, along with house-made charcuterie and aged cheeses- accompanied by great drinks. It's the perfect place to stop by for a quick pint and a snack, or to settle in by the fire for dinner and wine. In addition to our wine and beer selections, there is a spirits list based on Yorkshire distilleries, and a seasonal cocktail list. Our pub menu can also be enjoyed outdoors, with blankets and warming fires, and a view of the sunset over the Ryburn Valley. The Calderdale Way walking route passes by us, just over 200 metres away, The restaurant offers a daily set menu consisting of multiple courses, served in a relaxed, farmhouse-like atmosphere. Some courses are served as individual plates, at other times, several dishes are served together. While the pub menu focuses on tasty snacks and small plates that are great to have alongside drinks, the restaurant menu highlights traditional homesteading techniques, cooking over fire, preservation techniques and the sourcing of local, seasonal and wild ingredients. It's the place where we strictly use the produce around us and the ingredients we are most proud of.
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to a...
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to allow free bike hire.
Used bikes are donated for free and then reconditioned and hired out, allowing children and adults to learn to ride, get fit or just enjoy their natural environment on a bike.
Calderdale has two bike banks located at:
- Happy Days Cycles in 18 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge
- Active Calderdale Bike Library, Halifax Fire Station, in Skircoat Moor Road
The Active Calderdale Library at Halifax is open 10am -1pm on the first Saturday of each month and run by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in collaboration with Calderdale Council.To book a bike and for enquiries (including donating a bike) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikes are also available for hire from:
The Bicycle Den – along the Rochdale canal towpath in Hebden Bridge
We Cycle offers electric bike hire to help tackle Calderdale’s hills. These fantastic sturdy bikes help to tackle the steeper inclines of the area and four sites have now been confirmed as hubs for the electric bike scheme. Pairs of bikes are available at:
- The New Delight Inn, Blackshaw Head
- The Hare & Hounds Inn, Lane Ends
- The Cross Inn, Heptonstall
Sowerby BridgeTemujin Mongolian Restaurant offers a buffet style of eating, where you choose a combination of meat,seafood, tofu, quorn, vegetables, oil, sauce a...Temujin Mongolian Restaurant offers a buffet style of eating, where you choose a combination of meat,seafood, tofu, quorn, vegetables, oil, sauce and garnish and watch as they are stir fired in 'up turned shields', before your eyes!
Across CalderdaleThe Calderdale Cycle Hub has been set up by cycling groups and organisations who wish to promote all things cycling in the Calderdale area. On t...The Calderdale Cycle Hub has been set up by cycling groups and organisations who wish to promote all things cycling in the Calderdale area. On the website you will find the latest information on cycling events in the area and downloadable trails and maps.
Sowerby BridgeWe are a family-run set of West Yorkshire based restaurants serving authentic Turkish Mediterranean cuisine to eat in or takeaway.We are a family-run set of West Yorkshire based restaurants serving authentic Turkish Mediterranean cuisine to eat in or takeaway.
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.