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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 email@example.com
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
EastwoodHeight Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning st...Height Gate consists of a converted farmhouse and large attached barn with: • a well-equipped kitchen • main living room, with wood-burning stove • downstairs bedroom with bunk beds, wheelchair accessible • three upstairs rooms for sleeping • the barn offers a large indoor space for activities • toilet and shower facilities (wheelchair accessible) The sleeping arrangements are currently based on the simple ‘camping barn’ model. Bedrooms are carpeted; users will need to bring their own sleeping bags and if desired camping mats or campbeds. Maximum group size is 30, for both fire safety and facilities provided.
RippondenThis 17th century listed former farmhouse nestles into the quiet countryside and the surrounding farming community. Book-lined walls in the hall...This 17th century listed former farmhouse nestles into the quiet countryside and the surrounding farming community. Book-lined walls in the hall, where guests can sit and browse, and an open fire in the sitting room, add to the cosy ambience. Four comfortable bedrooms enjoy lovely views and come with courtesy trays, biscuits, toiletries and fresh flowers for traditional country living. All Four bedrooms come with courtesy trays, biscuits, toiletries and fresh flowers for traditional country living. Each room has its own style and décor giving them a very homely feel, each window opens to the glorious gardens and fields surrounding the farm. We also offer a stone built, single-storey, holiday cottage, located in the grounds of the Thurst House Farm. The cottage sleeps two people and one pet is welcome. We can arrange a bespoke healing package at our Health Studio including B & B and your evening meals - please contact us for more details.
HalifaxJerusalem Farm and Wade Wood is a 13-hectare nature reserve with many woodland pathways and perfect spots for picnics and paddling. The kids will h...Jerusalem Farm and Wade Wood is a 13-hectare nature reserve with many woodland pathways and perfect spots for picnics and paddling. The kids will have great fun splashing about in the stream and there is plenty of space to play. There are also picnic tables and spots in the shade. The Calderdale Way passes close by the reserve. Wade Wood and the landscape around it is home to many woodland birds such as nuthatches, Tree Creepers, Goldfinch, Robins and Woodpeckers. If you're lucky (and very quiet) you may also catch a sight of deer! The site has a wide variety of fungi during the autumn months. However is known for midges on summer evenings, so don't forget the midge repellent when you come to visit! Please note: Access to the woods from the car park is by a steep grass track. There is a zig-zag path from the car park to the grass, which is stroller accessible for the kids. The car park is only small and also serves the camp site and self-catering accommodation at Jerusalem Farm, so please arrive early if you're coming to visit. The car park closes at dusk and is locked for the night.
Hebden BridgeAngeldale is a traditional Pennine B&B Guest House catering for tourists, cyclists, walkers and railway enthusiasts alike, all of whom can expect a...Angeldale is a traditional Pennine B&B Guest House catering for tourists, cyclists, walkers and railway enthusiasts alike, all of whom can expect a very warm welcome from their hosts Christine and Stephen. We are situated in a charming conservation area only a 2 minute easy level walk, from Hebden Bridge centre with all its substantial amenities: pubs, restaurants, independent shops and visitor attractions.
HalifaxA warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’...A warm welcome is always on the menu at the Stump Cross Inn which is situated in the heart of the Shibden Valley at Stump Cross and within a stone’s throw of historic Shibden Hall.
Hebden BridgeElmet Farmhouse is a beautiful 18th century farmhouse with spectacular views and gorgeous interiors near hip and happening Hebden Bridge in the hea...Elmet Farmhouse is a beautiful 18th century farmhouse with spectacular views and gorgeous interiors near hip and happening Hebden Bridge in the heart of ‘Gentleman Jack’ Country. Finalist in Welcome to Yorkshire’s White Rose Awards, this stunning cottage is stylishly decorated and provides luxury self-catering accommodation in idyllic countryside for 2-6 guests . Set in a walkers’ paradise overlooking the dramatic National Trust estate of Hardcastle Crags, Elmet Farmhouse is close to the Pennine Way and the Calderdale Way, within easy reach of Haworth and the Yorkshire Dales.
HalifaxPule Cottage is situated at the end of a row of 18th century crofters’ cottages set in a unique position high above Halifax and benefits from magni...Pule Cottage is situated at the end of a row of 18th century crofters’ cottages set in a unique position high above Halifax and benefits from magnificent views over the vast expanse of rural countryside that is Calderdale. The Cottage has been fully renovated and refurbished throughout, with lovingly restored original beams, exposed stone mullioned windows, flagged stone and oak flooring and original open fireplaces. Halifax sits in the valley below, with the Piece Hall, Shibden Hall and Bankfield Museum only minutes away by car. This is what makes Pule Holiday Cottage unique - our setting. Our unique position sits at the top of the Shibden Wall, one of England’s top 100 Cycle climbs. The next stage being Crag Vale; the longest continuous climb in England. So why not spend a few days at Pule Cottage and take the challenge? £490 per week. (winter seasonal price is £390 per week). Shorter stays are available. Card payments can be taken. For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
RippondenTop Barn is a detached barn-conversion resting in the village of Rishworth, near Ripponden in West Yorkshire. It houses four king-size beds with en...Top Barn is a detached barn-conversion resting in the village of Rishworth, near Ripponden in West Yorkshire. It houses four king-size beds with en-suite shower rooms and two king-size beds with en-suite bathroom. On the ground-floor you will find a kitchen/diner, a sitting room, a snug and a utility. Outside, there is ample off-road parking and a hot tub. Top Barn is a wonderful base for exploring with your loved ones on foot in the picturesauq hills, or on bike for those who are more active. Ripponden is a small village resting within the rural Pennine landscape, three miles from Sowerby Bridge, in the Ryburn Valley. Within the village you will find a small high street with shops, cafes, an award-winning restaurant, takeaways, several excellent pubs serving food and real ale. Close by you will find Rishworth Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you will find rare animal and a series of ancient round barrow burial sites.
Hebden BridgeA fabulous barn conversion now available as 5 Star self-catering holiday accommodation in an elevated position in Cragg Vale, an area of oustanding...A fabulous barn conversion now available as 5 Star self-catering holiday accommodation in an elevated position in Cragg Vale, an area of oustanding natural beauty near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire. The surrounding countryside is ideal for exploring by foot; The Calderdale Way 50-mile walking route passes close by and there are many places of interest to be found within easy reach including the picturesque village of Haworth, once home to the famous Bronte sisters. Hebden Bridge itself has a rich industrial history and rapidly developed during the industrial revolution as mill owners made use of the valley sides to house their expanding workforce, giving the town its distinctive look. The town has now left its industrial past behind and is home to a unique range of shops, fine restaurants and traditional pubs. Old Cragg Hall Barn comprises of a large entrance hallway, master bedroom with king size four poster bed and en-suite shower room and two further bedrooms that can be configured as twin or super king size rooms. There is also a house bathroom with bath/shower. The large open plan living space is situated on the first floor, with a full glazed wall making the most of the fabulous views across Cragg Vale valley. This floor contains a well equipped kitchen, dining area and stylish and elegant living area with wood burning stove, ideal for those cosy evenings in. Outside there is a large private patio area with tables, chairs and a barbecue with parking available for several cars. Facilities include a flat screen HD TV, Blu ray DVD/CD player, Freesat HD, wifi Internet, separate TV/DVD in the master bedroom and a small library of books and DVDs. The kitchen has a fridge and freezer, dishwasher, electric double oven and induction hob, and there is a washer/dryer in the understairs cupboard. Prices include all bed linen, towels, fuel, complimentary toiletries and cleaning materials.
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
TodmordenLindores is situated on Todmorden's main street within easy walking distance of the town centre. This Victorian house is just five minutes’ drive f...Lindores is situated on Todmorden's main street within easy walking distance of the town centre. This Victorian house is just five minutes’ drive from countryside perfect for walking or cycling. All seven guest rooms at Lindores feature free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV with DVD player, an alarm clock/radio and tea/coffee making facilities. An English or Continental Breakfast is included in our room prices. At the meeting point of three steep valleys, guests at the Lindores have an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, horse riding and bird watching. A storage area for bikes and muddy boots is provided. Todmorden has a diverse range of shops, restaurants and a thriving art community, all within 5 minutes’ walk of the property. Todmorden Railway Station is just a five minute walk away. In the summer you can enjoy the great outdoors in our garden and even watch the cricket on Todmorden Cricket Field just over the road. Centre Vale Park is located within easy walking distance, which is home to great events throughout the year, such as the Todmorden Countryside Show and Todmorden Carnival. Room rates start from £52 single and £39 sharing.
Hebden BridgeThe Smithery has 2 bedrooms: Canalside has a double bed and lovely views over the canal and park. Brontë has a strong, adult sized, bunk bed fo...The Smithery has 2 bedrooms: Canalside has a double bed and lovely views over the canal and park. Brontë has a strong, adult sized, bunk bed for the more adventurous! Each room has tea & coffee making facilities, towels, dressing gowns, hair dryer, and free WiFi. The Canalside room has a TV. The bathroom, right next to the bedrooms, has a stonking great shower. Watch the boats go by while you have breakfast... Our breakfasts include: • Traditional Full English • Continental • Vegetarian/Vegan
MytholmroydConveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laurea...Conveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes lived here until the age of seven, with his brother and sister. Before his death in 1998, he said "My first seven years shaped everything". Camping trips with his elder brother in the rolling moors and surrounding countryside are said to have significantly influenced his poetry, making this the ideal home for budding writers or Hughes' fans to draw inspiration from the area. Beautifully furnished by an interior designer, the house has been fully renovated to incorporate a beautiful bathroom and en-suite, making it perfect for couples to share. The owner has thoughfully provided a desk and wireless broadband access in Ted's former second floor bedroom - the perfect spot to return to after exploring the area. Mytholmroyd is situated just a mile from the picturesque Hebden Bridge with bustling independent shops, quaint tea rooms, art galleries, pubs and a small cinema. The small cellar is suitable for the storage of bikes, boots etc. and one dog is welcome.
Hebden BridgeStephenson House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A detached farmhouse is south-facing and Grade II listed. Situated in an elevated...Stephenson House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A detached farmhouse is south-facing and Grade II listed. Situated in an elevated location above the magnificent Calder Valley. The picturesque town of Hebden Bridge is just one mile away, with nearby walks through the stunning National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags. Our property is a five-bedroomed property, each with it’s own en-suite bathroom has it’s own individuality and combines special features such as four poster super king-sized beds, wood burning stoves and large dining areas complimented by attractive grounds, enabling the property to cater for up to twelve guests comfortably. We are extremely proud of Stephenson House. Our beautiful property has been uniquely-styled and is full of character and charm, blending many of the original features with modern furnishings and fittings. It is ideal for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy country living in a luxurious holiday home. Our facilities include:- Oil fired central heating with wood burning and electric stoves. Electric range cooker with 4 ovens and 6 zone hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher. All five bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms. Four poster bed. Ground floor bedroom. Bed linen and towels included. Catering is available by prior arrangement with owner. 3 x TVs with Freeview (one with Roku Streaming), DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, portable WiFi speaker, WiFi. Folding pool/snooker table, selection of books, games and DVDs. Heating, power and starter pack for wood burning stoves included. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Lawn gardens and elevated large flat playing field, plus goalposts. Lockable summerhouse (for bike and equipment storage) with decking and pond, two patio areas with furniture and BBQ. Six acres of grounds with woodlands, wild pastures and streams. No pets and no smoking Further details can be found on our website. Directions can be provided upon request, but there is a google map on the “contact us” section of the website
HalifaxDelf Nook is a newly renovated property, set in woodland in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, sleeping up to 4. We also welcome up to two well b...Delf Nook is a newly renovated property, set in woodland in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, sleeping up to 4. We also welcome up to two well behaved dogs. Delf Nook has its own outdoor seating area with gas BBQ. Inside is a well equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, shower room with large walk-in shower, bedroom with king size bed and flat screen tv and lounge area with dining table and large flat screen tv. Wi fi is available throughout and Netflix on both televisions free of charge. Delf Nook has its own private parking area and seating area. Access to the main garden and our private woodland is also available. We are happy to offer a laundry service if required. We are present on site for most of the time but can always be reached via mobile phone. We like to offer our guests a welcome gift on arrival. Basics, such as tea, coffee, sugar and cooking oil are also provided.