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  1. The Calderdale Way

    Across Calderdale

    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

  2. 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.
  3. Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket, Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    Ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket

    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built ...
    Uniquely, Heptonstall has two churches within one graveyard. At the centre of the village are the ruins of the Church of St Thomas a' Becket built between 1256 and 1260. Later adaptations gave the Church two naves, two aisles and two chantry chapels as well as a tower. Following a great storm in 1847 the west face of the tower fell away. Some measure of repair took place and the church remained in use up to 1854 when the present church, St Thomas the Apostle, was completed at a cost of £7,000. The ruins of St Thomas a' Becket are carefully maintained and are open to the public. Open air services are occasionally conducted there.
  4. Higher Clough Foot Barn, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd

    Cragg Vale

    Higher Cloughfoot Barn

    This period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explo...
    This period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful Calderdale countryside. Each of our three cottages offers accommodation for two people, with a double bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room with TV and DVD player, modern fitted kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge, electric oven and full utensils. A utility room is also available fitted with a washer, dryer and freezer. The proprietors living in the adjacent farm house and have a wealth of local knowledge they are happy to share with you to make your stay a memorable one. Pets accepted with prior arrangement. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet. Short breaks are also available, please contact us for details.
  5. The-Cross-Inn-Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    The Cross Inn

    Built in 1617 on the site of an even older hostelry, this historic Grade II listed pub offers a traditional but bright, smart and comfortable place...
    Built in 1617 on the site of an even older hostelry, this historic Grade II listed pub offers a traditional but bright, smart and comfortable place to relax. Home cooked food available: Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm - 3pm Friday to Sunday: 5pm - 7pm The Landlord's Quiz with free supper - Thursdays 8.30pm Live music most weekends. The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough, runs right past The Cross Inn, so call in for some food and drink whilst you're enjoying the route.
  6. Heptonstall Museum

    Heptonstall

    Heptonstall Museum

    Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times unt...
    Heptonstall Museum offers you the opportunity to expore the changing importance of Heptonstall and the surrounding area, from prehistoric times until recent day. Find out about the infamous Cragg Vale Coiners, who produced counterfeit currency and committed murder to conceal their illegal trade. Explore the temporary exhibition relating to local stories, objects and heroes. Discover the exploits of Heptonstall's Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War and uncover intriguing stories of the everyday lives of the people of Heptonstall and the Upper Calder Valley. Heptonstall Grammar School was established in 1642, the present building was rebuilt in 1771, where it continued to be used as a school until 1889. In 1898 it became the Yorkshire Penny Bank whose staff were careful to preserve some of the original features of the school: including a black oak desk at which pupils took their lessons which can still be found inside the Museum today. FREE Entry. Open March to October: Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 11:00 - 16:00. Closed November to February.
  7. Walking in Calderdale

    Across Calderdale

    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!

  8. The Hinchliffe Arms by Craige Barker

    Cragg Vale

    The Hinchliffe Arms

    This is what a village pub should be. The Hinchliffe has been a pub for many years now, we stand by those traditions of family and we are a pub of ...
    This is what a village pub should be. The Hinchliffe has been a pub for many years now, we stand by those traditions of family and we are a pub of friendship and festivities, a place where the welcomes are genuine and the atmosphere is real. While we look to the future in the food that we produce and the good service we provide we understand and respect our history and this balance allows us to be the best pub we can be for ourselves and for our cherished customers. Welcome to the Hinch.
  9. The Barn at Whitehall Fold

    Heptonstall

    The Barn at Whitehall Fold

    Located in the village of Heptonstall, the cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus an additional sofa bed for 2 adults for short stay) and has...
    Located in the village of Heptonstall, the cottage sleeps 2 adults and 2 children (plus an additional sofa bed for 2 adults for short stay) and has full gas central heating from a combi boiler and a multi-fuel burning stove (logs and kindling provided). It is a brand new conversion completed to the highest standards with a fully fitted kitchen and bathroom. Bicycle storage is available in an adjoining outhouse and there is free parking on site - a rarity in the centre of the village. For the non-drivers, a regular bus service runs between Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge train station. The barn has been sensitively converted in keeping with the Grade II listed status using original Yorkshire stone and has a lovely log burning stove and stone hearth. The owners will be on-hand in the adjoining house. Heptonstall is a beautiful hill top village situated in the heart of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, some 500 feet above the popular and bustling town of Hebden Bridge. The village has 2 pubs, a cafe, a village post office, a small museum and a social and bowling club. The surrounding countryside is breathtaking; ideal for walking and cycling, including the nearby National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags. There are literary links to both the Bronte family in nearby Haworth and to the late poet laureate, Ted Hughes and his wife Sylvia Plath, who is buried in the village church yard - as featured in the hit TV series Happy Valley. The unique and popular town of Hebden Bridge is just a short walk down the hill, offering dozens of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.
  10. Robin Hood Inn

    Cragg Vale

    Robin Hood Inn

    The old Robin Hood Inn has been in business since around 1800. We are a convivial Yorkshire village pub with welcoming open fires, hand-pumped ...
    The old Robin Hood Inn has been in business since around 1800. We are a convivial Yorkshire village pub with welcoming open fires, hand-pumped real ales, quality wines, speciality lagers and home made pub food, located on beautiful Cragg Vale, close to The Calderdale Way walking route.
  11. The White Lion, Heptonstall

    Heptonstall

    The White Lion, Heptonstall

    The White Lion is a traditional pub, without television, juke box, gaming machines or WiFi. We serve real ales, real ciders and have a vast coll...
    The White Lion is a traditional pub, without television, juke box, gaming machines or WiFi. We serve real ales, real ciders and have a vast collection of Gin and Whisky, along with great home made food including many vegetarian and vegan dishes. The Calderdale Way walking route passes through Heptonstall, right past the pub. The oldest part of the building is at the rear of the present layout and dates back to the early 14th Century, at which time it faced the opposite way onto the Pack Horse route from Hebden Bridge to Nelson and Burnley. This ran along the rear of the present building. In the early 15th Century the new road was constructed and the old building was extended and the present frontage constructed facing the new road. Many of the buildings along Towngate and Smithwell Lane were constructed around this time, including the Cloth Hall, which was originally a single story building. The pub was frequented by the Cragg Coiners during the late 16th Century. We have a display of dies and coins in our dining room, which is certainly worth a visit.
  12. Cragg Cottages, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd

    Cragg Vale

    Cragg Cottages

    Three spacious, newly converted cottages in Cragg Vale near Hebden Bridge, perfect for couples, families, walkers and cyclists. If you're looking f...
    Three spacious, newly converted cottages in Cragg Vale near Hebden Bridge, perfect for couples, families, walkers and cyclists. If you're looking for a relaxing short stay or a base for more energetic activities - we are perfect for you. Set in Cragg Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty near Hebden Bridge, our old stone building which previously housed tractors and forestry equipment, has been transformed into three quality holiday cottages. The elevated position in a steep-sided wooded valley affords the cottages with fabulous moor and woodland views. Although ""Cragg"" as it is known locally, is secluded and peaceful, it is also a central location for visiting Yorkshire and Lancashire with road and direct rail links to Leeds and Manchester nearby. 300yds from the Calderdale Way and with numerous local walks, the cottages are ideal for people looking to explore the local countryside. With direct access onto the longest continuous incline in England, cyclists can relish the challenge of riding this difficult route up onto the heather clad moors. Mountain bikers have their own set of demanding routes and this area is considered ""A Nexus for mountain bikers"" (Everyday Cycling Magazine).The local moorland golf course offers some majestic views. The local bus ""The Cragg Flyer"" stops just outside the cottages for journeys to Mytholmroyd (2miles), Hebden Bridge (4miles) or just down the road to a true local pub 'The Robin Hood'. The Hinchliffe Arms country restaurant and bar is also within walking distance. We are Walker, Cyclist and Pet friendly.
  13. eptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Heptonstall

    Heptonstall Octagonal Methodist Chapel

    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One...
    Built in 1764, the design and construction of this Grade II listed Octagonal Chapel were overseen by John Wesley, who frequently preached here. One of the first octagonal chapels, it is one of the oldest Methodist churches in continuous use today. This unusual octagonal chapel is open every day. It’s tucked away at the bottom of a flight of steps off Northgate. Entry is free, with donations to the upkeep of the Chapel welcome. Please email Circuit Heritage Officer Mr. John Wilson regarding visits and other activities, at chme@calderdalemethodists.org.uk. Methodism in Heptonstall began with the firebrand Scot William Darney. He founded many societies on both sides of the Pennines as he travelled, preaching as he went. The Heptonstall “Darney Society” was visited by Charles and John Wesley in 1747. In these early days, Heptonstall had a preacher every sixth Sunday, with the travelling preachers receiving no stipend or allowance, eating where they could. John Wesley continued to visit Heptonstall and there were always immense crowds to hear him. The society was so successful it was decided to build a chapel. The octagon shape was then fashionable for Methodist preaching houses, as it avoided conflict with the established church. The building was finished in 1764. It was intended to hold 200 people, but by 1802 there were 337 members and over 1000 scholars. The solution was to knock down the far end of the chapel, lengthen the walls and rebuild it, preserving its octagonal shape. Heptonstall is located on The Calderdale Way, a 50 mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. Please call in to visit the Chapel if you're passing by.
  14. 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.

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