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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.
MytholmroydFar Moorside Farm is reached along a private track and visitors have ample parking. The visitors' entrance hall has room for outdoor and wet weathe...Far Moorside Farm is reached along a private track and visitors have ample parking. The visitors' entrance hall has room for outdoor and wet weather gear; there is a private cloakroom. Please no stiletto heels on the new oak floor. From the hall you walk in to the spacious guest lounge with large real fireplace, TV, books and games. The staircase is reached through the dining area; guest rooms are located on the upper floor. Please be aware, Far Moorside has livestock so we ask guests not to bring dogs. We have our own. We offer stabling and turnout for six horses and you can ride straight on to the moor. Cyclists may use cosy barns for secure cycle storage. Owing to our farm being on a steep hillside, wheelchair access is not possible as there are steps to all entrances. Bedroom 1 is a double room with an oversized double bed and a sofa bed for a child or special friend. There is the usual range of beverage making equipment, the small fridge on the landing holds fresh milk and whatever guests want to put in it. An ante room with drawers and cupboards leads to a newly furnished bathroom with a lovely rainforest shower and spacious bath. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, room cupboards, a nice view and the usual array of tea and coffee raw materials; milk in the landing fridge as for our double bedroom. The bathroom for the twin room only has a shower but there is a family size sauna for guests' use! Both rooms offer fantastic views over the Upper Calder Valley. Arrival times may be extended beyond the 2pm-8pm period subject to arrangement.
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.
One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.
Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.