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  1. Little Valley Brewery

    Cragg Vale

    Little Valley Brewery

    Little Valley Brewery sits high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way in West Yorkshire. We brew an inspired range of ...
    Little Valley Brewery sits high on the Pennine moorland of Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way in West Yorkshire. We brew an inspired range of award-winning beers, naturally refreshing and full of good taste. All of our beers are brewed with 100% organic agricultural ingredients. We carefully select only the best, tastiest organic hops and malts, all brewed with soft Yorkshire water. All you get to taste are fine hand crafted beers that are naturally brewed to the highest standards. If you are able to come to visit us at the Brewery Shop then please do. We have a cash only basis at the shop and are open from Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
  2. The Calderdale Way

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    The Calderdale Way

    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.

    The long period of hot weather has meant there is 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

  3. Pennine Bridleway & The Mary Towneley Loop

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    Pennine Bridleway & The Mary Towneley Loop

    The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly parallel with the Pennine Way, but offers ...
    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.
  4. Blazing Saddles Showroom

    Cragg Vale

    Blazing Saddles Showroom

    Blazing Saddles is Calderdale’s local bike shop, with a workshop in Hebden Bridge and a showroom at Cragg Vale, both open seven days a week. Ou...
    Blazing Saddles is Calderdale’s local bike shop, with a workshop in Hebden Bridge and a showroom at Cragg Vale, both open seven days a week. Our well-equipped workshop is manned by Cytech-qualified mechanics and is the place where great things happen. New bikes are brought into the world, feeble bikes made strong once more and miracles worked with all sorts of previously unfixable disasters! At Blazing Saddles our main objective is to help you find the right bike for your needs. We’re all keen riders in one discipline or more and with many years of experience under our belts of riding the wrong bikes as well as the right ones, we know how important it is that you get a bike which suits you and your riding. We’ve chosen to stock the brands that we do because we feel they offer you the best possible choice, whether you’re a road rider, commuter or mountain biker (or even a mix of all three!)
  5. Bike Libraries & Banks in Calderdale

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    Bike Libraries & Banks in Calderdale

    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:

    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 bikelibrary@calderdale.gov.uk

    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
  6. Dynamite

    Cragg Vale

    Dynamite

    Men's and Women’s clothes. Dynamite specialises in quality clothing from environmentally friendly, socially responsible and more sustainable clothi...
    Men's and Women’s clothes. Dynamite specialises in quality clothing from environmentally friendly, socially responsible and more sustainable clothing brands including Patagonia, Fjallraven, Seasalt Cornwall, Komodo and howies. Outdoor lifestyle specialist but something for everyone and most ages here. Also stockists of the famous Hebtroco trousers and locally made Elgar shirts. Plenty of free parking. Wheelchair accessible.
  7. Cycle Calderdale

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    Cycle Calderdale

    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 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.
  8. Rochdale Canal at Hebden Bridge

    Across Calderdale

    Rochdale Canal

    The 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.
  9. Heb Tro Co

    Cragg Vale

    Heb Tro Co

    We will make you the best pair of trousers you’ve ever had. They have the best construction, fit and fabric, with a story that goes back hundreds o...
    We will make you the best pair of trousers you’ve ever had. They have the best construction, fit and fabric, with a story that goes back hundreds of years to when things were made to last. HebTroCo is about proper British trousers. Trousers made in a factory in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. This is modern workwear – whatever your work may be. Our moleskin and needlecord trousers and shorts are made with traditional construction by skilled staff using the very best materials. Proper trousers. Our trousers are guaranteed for life.
  10. Polkadot Lane

    Cragg Vale

    Polkadot Lane

    Are you looking for unique, good quality yet practical everyday products for your home and garden? At Polkadot Lane we have a large variety of Pol...
    Are you looking for unique, good quality yet practical everyday products for your home and garden? At Polkadot Lane we have a large variety of Polish Pottery Stoneware that are beautiful, unique, hand crafted objects creating a distinctive feel for any room and your garden. We specialise in the famous and highly collectable Polish Stoneware Pottery and Savon de Marseille soap. Each piece of the polish stoneware pottery is handmade and hand decorated in Bolesławiec Poland and our soaps are produced by French craftsmen in Marseille, Provence using natural products enriched with Shea Butter. All our products are of the highest quality, unique and are extremely practical. The pottery is ovenproof, dishwasher, microwave, Aga and freezer-safe with a wide variety of patterns and designs to collect.
  11. Walking in Calderdale

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    Walking in Calderdale

    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.

    Read our Walking in Calderdale blog post for information aboiut 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!

  12. What did Anne Lister ever do for Calderdale?

    Across Calderdale

    What did Anne Lister ever do for Calderdale?

    30th May 2020

    Saturday 30th May 2pm at Brighouse Library

    Join Anne Lister scholar Jill Liddington as she introduces us to Anne Lister and her diaries....

    Saturday 30th May 2pm at Brighouse Library

    Join Anne Lister scholar Jill Liddington as she introduces us to Anne Lister and her diaries.

    After her death in 1840, silence surrounded Anne Lister & her amazing diary. Outside local Antiquarians, few people knew much about her. Right up until 1984 when the Guardian published an article headed ‘The two million word enigma’. I’d recently moved to Halifax ~ and was soon hooked. Only to discover it wasn’t 2m words but 4 million!

    Anne Lister books followed. Yet it was only with Sally Wainwright’s 2019 drama series Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO) that Anne Lister won a global following. So what’s this triumph doing for Calderdale?

    Talk followed by Q&A

    Tickets are FREE but booking is essential

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