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Sowerby BridgeWe are a traditional Delicatessen, supplying a wide selection of gourmet Italian & Spanish products as well as freshly prepared homemade & local pr...We are a traditional Delicatessen, supplying a wide selection of gourmet Italian & Spanish products as well as freshly prepared homemade & local produce. We are often described as "an Aladdin's Cave of gourmet foods". We make all own roasts meats, pates, salads and Homemade Takeaways Meals all of which are lovingly prepared by our staff who are passionate about good food.
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 BridgeOur site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in ...Our site is a 2.5 acre level flat field with room for small campervans (as access is very tight) and about fifty pitches for tents. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side.The Calderdale Way also runs alongside our site - a lovely walk that cuts through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. The site is in approx 1000 acres of woodland with a small river at one side just down an embankment. The Calderdale Way runs on the other side; a lovely walk through the woods from Sowerby Bridge to Ripponden. We have three toilets , two hot showers and a washing up sink. We have portaloo emptying facilities for caravans. Space for about 50 tents – no booking, so get there early at weekends as it is quite a popular site (with many regulars)
HeptonstallUniquely, 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.
HeptonstallHeptonstall 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.
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.
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).
HeptonstallLocated 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.
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.
HeptonstallBuilt 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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