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  1. Calder & Hebble Navigation

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    Calder & Hebble Navigation

    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. 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.
  2. Shire Cruisers, Sowerby Bridge

    Sowerby Bridge

    Shire Cruisers

    Discover a new world, steering your boat past ever-changing Pennine scenery, with the fun of working locks. And as you go, you're taking your holid...
    Discover a new world, steering your boat past ever-changing Pennine scenery, with the fun of working locks. And as you go, you're taking your holiday home with you - a beautifully fitted narrow boat with everything you need. Shire Cruisers offers unrivalled choice and value coupled with friendly, helpful, individual service. We give comprehensive training, to make sure that you are confidant and fully able to enjoy your holiday. Our 16 boats are all Quality Assured by VisitBritain to make sure they are as good as you expect. Canal holidays are great for dogs and your first pet is free (there is a charge per week or part week for additional pets).
  3. Upper Snape Cottage, Sowerby, West Yorkshire

    Sowerby Bridge

    Upper Snape Cottage

    Welcome to Upper Snape Cottage, a 17th Century home nestled into the beautiful hillside of the Calder Valley. Recently refurbished with many of ...
    Welcome to Upper Snape Cottage, a 17th Century home nestled into the beautiful hillside of the Calder Valley. Recently refurbished with many of its original features, Upper Snape Cottage offers picturesque views of the Yorkshire hills and a private garden for your enjoyment. With numerous walking trails on your doorstep and local pubs nearby, you'll always have an excuse to pull on your walking boots and quench your thirst with a real ale pint! Summer or winter, enjoy this spectacular home. Enjoy the large kitchen area with downstairs cloakroom, open log fires, a spacious comfortable lounge with log burner complete with TV accessing Now TV so you can watch Box sets and other various channels for a cosy night in. You'll have the choice of three bedrooms and stunning views from each. There's a large bathroom off the upstairs hallway and en-suite access from one of the double rooms. With a large garden, courtyard and private gate access you'll have the choice of garage or street parking for up to three cars. You can share your experience with the use of wireless internet access accessible throughout the house. Seating in both the garden and courtyard area, private garage, and the cottage to yourself! We live in the adjoining farmhouse and will be readily available for tips and advice of where to explore in the local area. Please book through our airbnb entry. Click on the hyperlink below.
  4. The New Hobbit

    Sowerby Bridge

    The New Hobbit

    Nestling 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.
  5. Rough Hey Wood Camp site

    Sowerby Bridge

    Rough Hey Wood Camp Site

    Our site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in ...
    Our site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side.The Calderdale Way also runs alongside our site - a lovely walk that cuts through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side just down an embankment. The Calderdale Way runs on the other side; a lovely walk through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. We have three toilets , two hot showers and a washing up sink. We have portaloo emptying facilities for caravans. Space for about 50 tents – no booking, so get there early at weekends as it is quite a popular site (with many regulars)
  6. The-Barn-at-Lower-High-Trees-Farm

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    The Barn at Lower High Trees Farm

    The 2-bedroom, converted 19th century barn retains its natural stone walls, beams and other features. It is surrounded by fields, and woodland and ...
    The 2-bedroom, converted 19th century barn retains its natural stone walls, beams and other features. It is surrounded by fields, and woodland and enjoys dramatic views over moorland scenery. Sleeps 4 Adults (+1 infant - cot available) 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) Fully equipped Kitchen, Open plan Dining and Living Room Retains many original features Free Wifi TV,DVD,PS3 Bed linen and towels provided.
  7. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2020

    Starting 4th Sep 2020
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    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and loca...
    Friday 4th - Mon 7th September 2020 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and local charities. Local home and business owners create scarecrows to match a different theme each year, creating a trail of around 80 scarecrows! The festival is the first full weekend in September, just before the kids go back to school. The perfect end to the school holidays. As well as ingenious, witty and beautifully made scarecrows, there’s music, food, ice creams and lots more for you to enjoy!
  8. Rushbearing Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Rushbearing Festival 2020

    Starting 5th Sep 2020
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    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first week...

    Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September 2020

    (NB these dates are provisional at the moment but the Festival take place on the first weekend in September)

    The Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing Festival brings you a packed weekend of Rush-related tradition and tomfoolery!

    The Rushbearing Festival is the only one of its kind in Yorkshire. Over the course of the weekend, the festival sees the progress of the Rushbearing procession around seven towns and villages, visiting many churches and local hostelries along the way. the focal point of the procession is the sixteen feet high, two-wheeled handsomely decorated and thatched rushcart.

    A team of young ladies take turns to ride on top of the cart as it is pulled by sixty local men dressed in Panama hats, white shirts, black trousers and clogs. Accompanying them are a group of supporters in Edwardian dress along with some of the region's finest musicians and Morris dancing teams to provide entertainment for the crowds.

    By the nature of this event timings over the weekend may vary slightly!

    For full route details for the Rushcart and approximate timings, please visit the Rushbearing website

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