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Sowerby BridgeDiscover 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).
Sowerby BridgeWelcome 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.
Sowerby BridgeGabriels is the perfect place to sit, chill and relax with a great cup of coffee. We pride ourselves on our homemade cakes, local produce, warm...Gabriels is the perfect place to sit, chill and relax with a great cup of coffee. We pride ourselves on our homemade cakes, local produce, warm welcome and friendly service. We are open every day until 4pm and also offer a local FREE delivery service when you order before 10am. We also accept party bookings for groups and have plenty of free parking. Call for more information.
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.
Sowerby BridgeWelcome to Happydays Cycles, home to the Bike Shop & Cycle Café in Sowerby Bridge along with various projects to get people out and about. Happy...Welcome to Happydays Cycles, home to the Bike Shop & Cycle Café in Sowerby Bridge along with various projects to get people out and about. Happydays has a Bike Library where you can hire a bicycle from half a day to a week. You can also donate your old or unused bikes to the Library, so others can benefit from them. Happy Days Cycles is a social enterprise business, our main outlet is the shop and café in Sowerby Bridge. All profits go towards funding our work amongst the homeless in West Yorkshire. We are committed to journey with people to develop a love for cycling and enable them as individuals to reach independence. We value partnerships with churches, individuals, volunteers, local government and other organisations to promote integration into the wider community. We would love to welcome you to our café. Pop in to try scrumptious locally sourced cakes, fresh coffee or a delicious lunch! Happydays Café also hosts local groups such as 'Knit N Natter' and exciting community events for all ages.
Sowerby BridgeThe Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmor...The Caldervale line runs through the area with train stations at Halifax, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Walsden and Todmorden. Trains run from Blackpool North to York via Hebden Bridge and Halifax and from Leeds via Bradford to Manchester Victoria via all stations. It is also possible to travel to Leeds via Dewsbury from Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge. A direct service operated by Grand Central runs from London to Halifax and Brighouse three times a day.
Sowerby BridgeThe Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are operated by two railway enthusiasts, Chris and Andrew Wright; who have re-created the type of Station Refreshment...The Jubilee Refreshment Rooms are operated by two railway enthusiasts, Chris and Andrew Wright; who have re-created the type of Station Refreshment Rooms that would have been available during the golden age of rail travel. The Refreshment Rooms are decorated in the original colours and the interior features some original advertising signs, a clock rescued from outside John Tempest Jewellers of Commercial Street, Halifax and a set of four hand pumps rescued from The Tandem, Waterloo. Free Wi-Fi is available for customers' use.
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.
Starting 5th Sep 2020
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Rushbearing Festival 2020 is held on the following dates:
5th September 2020
6th September 2020
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