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Hebden Bridge"A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hal..."A very special place… wonderful hosts... a jewel in the Pennines” Hebden Bridge Hostel (aka Mama Weirdigans) is located in a former concert hall adjacent to a Grade II listed Baptist Chapel. The hostel provides friendly, comfortable accommodation in four-bed dorms, a 6 -bed bunk room and in private rooms for 2 to 4 people. Every room has its own toilet, shower and wash basin and a light breakfast is provided. Nestled into woodland and yet only a short walk from the town centre, river and canal; the hostel makes a good base for hiking, sight-seeing, shopping or experiencing Hebden's vibrant music and arts scene. Handy for the Pennine way, Calderdale Way and Hebden - Haworth walks.
HalifaxPeople's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by ...People's Park is one of the finest surviving examples of a "Joseph Paxton" Park. Created in 1857, the Park was donated to the people of Halifax by Sir Francis Crossley. It is to be maintained by Calderdale Council, then the 'Halifax Corporation', for all time. Situated at the Western edge of Halifax, the 12.5 acre site is in the heart of a conservation area. It provides a green and pleasant haven. A restoration programme that began in 1995 has revitalised the park with new facilities such as the children's play area, public toilets and the visitor's centre. The bandstand, water features (including the central fountain, serpentine pools, gargoyle fountains in the pavilion pools), statues, balustrading, pavilion and cast iron bridges have all been conserved and repaired and disabled access provided to the park via the college entrance and onto the terrace promenade. People's Park has been awarded the coveted Green Flag status.
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COV...
The Countryside Code has been updated, to take into account the new circumstances we face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please follow the code so we can all enjoy Calderdale's magnificent countryside responsibly.
Here's a summary of the Code's key points.
Respect other people:
- consider the local community and other people enjoying the outdoors
- leave gates and property as you find them and follow paths unless wider access is available
Protect the natural environment:
- leave no trace of your visit and take your litter home
- keep dogs under effective control
Enjoy the outdoors:
- plan ahead and be prepared
- follow advice and local signs
Please follow the hyperlink below for the full version of the guide.
HalifaxThe Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a sem...The Fall Cottage, situated in the beautiful Shibden Valley, has been comfortably renovated with many original features. The cottage is in a semi-rural position approximately 2 miles from Halifax and is ideal for that quiet holiday. Bronte country and the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible from the area. Halifax has many interesting buildings, museums and galleries. Pets are welcome in the cottage but on the condition that they are not left alone within the cottage. The cottage sleeps 4 and is also non smoking.
LuddendenThe Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder...The Lord Nelson Inn is a warm and cosy 17th Century Coaching House situated in the picturesque village of Luddenden deep in the heart of the Calder Valley. We offer fine cuisine at pub prices and a variety of cask ales . We are well known locally for the quality of our food, hearty portions and welcoming atmosphere. We are children and dog friendly.
Hebden BridgePipeCreative is a local independent recycled copper and steel product studio and shop. We offer a wide range of unique and beautiful products for b...PipeCreative is a local independent recycled copper and steel product studio and shop. We offer a wide range of unique and beautiful products for both work and the home. Heralding from a plumbing and construction background, owner and chief product designer David Mattock (Dave) always dreamt of creating attractive products from the tools of his trade. Thus Pipe Creative was conceived. Everything produced at Pipe Creative is made on site by hand using traditional methods and machinery. Because of this no two pieces are ever alike, and you can be assured that your purchase truly is one of a kind.
GreetlandWe offer some of the best craft beers from around the world Ground floor bar (Dog-friendly by day). Our basement bar then offers a selection of ...We offer some of the best craft beers from around the world Ground floor bar (Dog-friendly by day). Our basement bar then offers a selection of the finest Rums & Gins from far and wide. All brought to you in exceptional surroundings, with amazing music & great people, you’re guaranteed an incredible experience.
Hob Hey Hideaways is a pop-up site with panoramic views in an area of natural beauty, the pretty West Yorkshire...
Hob Hey Hideaways is a pop-up site with panoramic views in an area of natural beauty, the pretty West Yorkshire village of Norland. The site is about a mile outside Sowerby Bridge and close to the Historic Calder Valley, Cragg Vale and Grade I listed Piece Hall, with its unique boutique shops and bustling bars, in the nearby town of Halifax.
This is a ‘Glamorous Glawning’ Bell tent, with comfortable beds and bohemian furnishings, complimentary tea and coffee facilities and a bottle of bubbly in your welcome pack. On site you will have access to fresh water and portaloos, along with a kitchen cabin that houses a fridge, a freezer for ice packs, and a washing-up area, and a microwave.
The friendly owner is available on site daily, to offer advice and you could also preorder an Afternoon Cream Tea, for that special occasion and pre order your breakfast bundle from the local farm shop at extra costs. There are no electric hook-ups on site but phone charging can easily be provided on request.
This is a site that’s particularly well suited to those wanting to escape and have an exclusive retreat away from everything. Simply turn up, settle in and relax. A short hill walk and you can wander lovely moorland and it’s close to several routes used on the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event. In the village there is a small children’s park. If you’re not up for leg-busting long-distance bike rides, you’ll no doubt be pleased to hear that you can instead elect to stroll to one of the local pubs.
Barbecues are allowed on site here, so bring one along if you’re up for a bit of outdoor cooking – there’s a farm shop a couple of miles away where you can buy locally-sourced produce for your grill. Sowerby Bridge has indpendent shops and supermarkets for any other bits you may need and some fantastic restaurants and bars.
Calder Holmes Park is a green open space, close to Hebden Bridge town centre. The park has an outdoor gym, a skateboard park childrens’ pl...
Calder Holmes Park is a green open space, close to Hebden Bridge town centre. The park has an outdoor gym, a skateboard park childrens’ playground and is home to Park Life Cafe.
There are some short flat tarmac paths to walk on and you can combine this with walking on the adjacent canal towpath and watch the narrowboats slip by.
The park hosts a variety of events throughout the year such as the Hebden Bridge Handmade Parade.
Edward James Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th Augus...
Edward James 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.
You can explore Ted's Yorkshire with the Discovering Ted Hughes's Yorkshire project; a series of route maps that take you on an encounter with the Yorkshire landscapes that formed and inspired Ted Hughes; Mytholmroyd and the Upper Calder Valley, Mexborough and the lower valleys of the Don and Dearne and Patrington in East Yorkshire. Find out more about the project here.
Ted’s birthplace at #1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd is available as a holiday let - the ideal place to stay for budding writers or for Ted’s fans to draw inspiration from the area.
Brighouse3 Star globally branded hotel. 94 air conditioned guest rooms, some with two double beds, some with balconies, quiet rooms overlooking the woods at...3 Star globally branded hotel. 94 air conditioned guest rooms, some with two double beds, some with balconies, quiet rooms overlooking the woods at the rear of the hotel. Executive rooms with a more contemporary design and sofa beds. Two guestroom suites with separate lounges and dining area. Full leisure facilities including gym, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Al fresco dining in the flower filled courtyard with feature fountain. Close to the historic Clifton Village. Conveniently located for travel to East and West Coast resorts via the M62, with links close by to the M1 and A1. Ideally situated for travel to Leeds, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Manchester and Bradford. On the edge of 'Last of the Summer Wine, 'Where the Heart Is' and 'Bronte' country.Local attractions include Eureka! the National Children's Museum, Shibden hall, Smith Art Gallery, Bankfield Museum, The Royal Armouries, National Media Museum, Coal Mining Museum and Magna. 45 minutes from from Manchester International Airport, 35 minutes from Leeds Bradford International Airport, 45 minutes from Humberside Airport, 1 hour from Doncaster Robin Hood Airport.
Hebden BridgeA carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II l...A carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II listed barn was nothing but a romantic ruin. Now, after a careful restoration, it’s been converted into a two-bedroom rural retreat that oozes rustic charm. Inside you’ll find intriguing original features from its agricultural past. Timber cow stalls form the kitchen area and original high stone walls are met by the timber frame ceiling. There’s a cosy sitting room complete with wooden floors and a log-burner and a spacious galleried bedroom upstairs. Upon arriving at Widdop Gate Barn you’ll be greeted with sweeping views of rolling hills and the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags. From here 15 miles of footpaths unfold through unspoilt woodland, where waterfalls tumble into rocky steams. The market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet
HalifaxThe award-winning Victorian Craft Beer Café opened in 2014, bringing continental style drinking to Halifax, West Yorkshire. Situated next to the Vi...The award-winning Victorian Craft Beer Café opened in 2014, bringing continental style drinking to Halifax, West Yorkshire. Situated next to the Victoria Theatre and just a few minutes walk from the Piece Hall in the centre of Halifax, it is a temple to beer and has been voted as Pub of the Year 2018 by Halifax & Calderdale CAMRA. We stock beer from the best and most progressive breweries in the UK. It is a unique looking bar, more in character with Manchester, Leeds or London. The range of beers keeps improving and it is proud to stock ales from breweries such as Squawk, Black Iris, Black Jack, Anspach & Hobday, Anarchy, Thornbridge & Track amongst others. We have a large selection of Belgian beers, some famous some a little more obscure. The single malt Whisky selection is the best in the area, too. Open from 11am everyday.
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.
TodmordenA characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comf...A characterful cottage in a lovely setting, this property is perfect to visit and explore West Yorkshire. Sleeping up to 6 people in three comfortable bedrooms, the property also benefits from a traditional wood burner, Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchen and close proximity to a pub and shops. This cottage allows one dog, so no one gets left behind.
HalifaxBelle Vue (Beautiful View) Barn is a barn conversion, dating back to the 1800s which has been restored into a cosy holiday home, with lots of chara...Belle Vue (Beautiful View) Barn is a barn conversion, dating back to the 1800s which has been restored into a cosy holiday home, with lots of character retaining the original dry stone walls and beams. Want to go walking, cycling, mountain biking or horse riding in the area? You've come to the right place! We have lots of routes for all ages and abilities, from a quiet stroll along the canal towpath, to a bike ride that will test your endurance and provide a few white knuckle moments. The Pennines are wild and wonderful, a land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' and 'dramatic.' It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know. Cyclists and mountain bikers are spoiled for choice too: two national cycle routes come our way, whilst there's ample opportunity for off-road adventure on the Pennine moorland bridleways. Belle Vue Barn offers a fantastic opportunity to bring your own horse and enjoy some of the routes once trodden by packhorse trains, carrying cloth across the Pennine moors. The first long-distance trail designed for riders, the Pennine Bridleway National Trail is becoming one of the most well-known horse riding trails in the UK. Threading through the Pennine hills, it combines historic packhorse routes with specially created paths. The Pennine Bridleway and the Mary Townley Loop give the opportunity for long distance rides for the fitter horse and rider. We have three E.V. (Electric Vehicle) charge points installed at Belle Vue Barn; two Tesla vehicle charge points and one Universal. They are all 7KW points and classed as 'fast' charge points by Tesla. The chargers will charge all EVs, type 1 and type 2 and useage is free to customers renting Belle Vue Barn.