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TodmordenOnce the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. Th...Once the local manor house dating back to the late 16th century, this refurbished hostel on the edge of moorland is a charming place to stay. The Pennine Way and The Calderdale Way are close by and you’ll find an abundance of other footpaths, bridleways and packhorse trails to explore. Despite the quiet, rural location, YHA Mankinholes is within easy reach of other attractions should the weather prove inclement. Eureka!, the National Children’s Museum in Halifax, Shibden Estate, The Piece Hall, Bankfield Museum, Haworth, The Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway and Hollingworth Lake & Activity Centre are all nearby. YHA Mankinholes offers 8 bedrooms, each with a number of bunkbeds. Each bunkbed sleeps two people.
Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of ...
Steeped in history, the Pennine Way National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience.
The Pennine Way enters Calderdale at Blackstone Edge, passing Stoodley Pike, dropping down into the valley at Callis, climbing back up to Colden and over the moors to Widdop. Walkers often say this stretch of over 20 miles is one of the best on the whole route. The Trail is very well way-marked and there are some great views from the route (especially from the iconic Stoodley Pike).
If you want to detour into Hebden Bridge on your way, you can use the Hebden Bridge Loop developed in 2015.
For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.
TodmordenWelcome to our family-owned free house – a traditional pub and restaurant situated in the countryside between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden,, enjoyin...Welcome to our family-owned free house – a traditional pub and restaurant situated in the countryside between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden,, enjoying unspoiled views and within close proximity of both The Pennine Way and The Calderdale Way. Dine in a friendly relaxed atmosphere and choose from our extensive menu. To complement your food, choose one of our many fine cask ales, lagers, ciders or wines from around the world and a large range of soft drinks which include healthy options. We have several dining areas to choose from, including the traditional original pub with its stone features, beamed ceilings, brassware & pottery, the light airy large conservatory to the front with panoramic views, or the family room to the rear.
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the...
The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’.This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency!
David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation.
The activity soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation.
David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley. The gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate.
One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller.
On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence.
Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78.
Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
The award-winning novel 'The Gallows Pole' by Ben Myers tells the Coiner's story.
TodmordenWe aim to strike a balance between serving the food you know and love from the old Junipers and exciting, new dishes all of our own We prepare ...We aim to strike a balance between serving the food you know and love from the old Junipers and exciting, new dishes all of our own We prepare a range of homemade specials everyday including soups, stews, pastries, cakes, tarts and salads, alongside an extensive sandwich menu - all made fresh to order. And whilst you're waiting you can browse our shelves of specially selected food products from a wide range of artisan UK producers. Or sample our extensive cheese range. Just pop in store.
The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pi...
The 121 foot (37 m) high Stoodley Pike Monument dominates the skyline above Todmorden, sitting atop Stoodley Pike, a 1,300-foot (400 m) hill The monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856 at the end of the Crimean War.
The monument replaced an earlier structure, commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo, but collapsed in 1854 after decades of weathering and a lightning strike.
You can only reach the Pike on foot, as there is no vehicular or bicycle access to the monument. Stoodley Pike is accessible by well-defined Right of Way footpaths. The Pennine Way also passes Stoodley Pike. There are many walking routes to the Pike from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. Walking guides to all these routes available from local Visitor Centres and the Heart of the Pennines online shop.
Stoodley Pike Monument contains a spiral staircase of 39 steps, accessed from its north side. If you visit, please be aware that several of the internal steps are in darkness, so it’s useful to have a torch to light your way, as there are no windows. The entrance to the balcony is on the Monument’s west face, some 40 feet above ground level. The views are well worth the walk and the climb!
For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.
MytholmroydThe Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional pub, serving real cask ales and traditional home cooked food. We pride ourselves on our delicious menu...The Shoulder of Mutton is a traditional pub, serving real cask ales and traditional home cooked food. We pride ourselves on our delicious menu – featuring all your favourite traditional pub meals, through to our Team’s seasonal specials – there is something to suit all tastes and appetites. We appreciate the value of real ale. Our bar is always well stocked with the best real ales, as well as real cider an five cask ales on draught. We also do a range of craft beer. With live music and our riverside beer garden, we are the perfect setting to enjoy a meal or a drink with friends and family!
TodmordenThe White Rabbit is a modern British restaurant that strives to provide high quality dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Menus are cr...The White Rabbit is a modern British restaurant that strives to provide high quality dining in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Menus are created using both classic and modern techniques to create fascinating, often unique dishes often linked to the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland. Things can be unexpected, playful and sometimes even slightly BONKERS ! The White Rabbit is situated in the centre of the Pennine market town of Todmorden and is close to bus and rail links. Food is served from Wednesday to Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00 pm and again from 5.30 to 9.00 pm.
TodmordenNestled beneath the shadow of Eagle's Crag we offer good real ale with constantly changing guest beers and great innovative meals from a themed we...Nestled beneath the shadow of Eagle's Crag we offer good real ale with constantly changing guest beers and great innovative meals from a themed weekend menu, supported by seasonal main menus on which we try to support local producers. The Staff of Life is dog friendly, has real fires and a large, free customer car park.
TodmordenOpened in February 2019, The Honest John Bar & Coffee Tavern has quickly established itself as “the place to be” in Todmorden.Opened in February 2019, The Honest John Bar & Coffee Tavern has quickly established itself as “the place to be” in Todmorden.
TodmordenIncredible Edible Todmorden are a group of unpaid volunteers who grow and campaign for local food. From its beginnings with herb gardens, Incre...Incredible Edible Todmorden are a group of unpaid volunteers who grow and campaign for local food. From its beginnings with herb gardens, Incredible Edible has planted and grown vegetables and trees around Todmorden and moved on to planting several orchards,. They work with public bodies around the town to use their land – and their work has attracted Royal and International attention.
MytholmroydWelcome to The Kitchen; the creation of daydreaming, hard work and a life long affair to home-made tasty food. We get to serve simple, authentic ta...Welcome to The Kitchen; the creation of daydreaming, hard work and a life long affair to home-made tasty food. We get to serve simple, authentic tasty nosh to you, the ones who appreciate good honest food. Where possible we use local ingredients, free range eggs and locally baked bread. Our salads, slaw and sandwiches are crafted daily on site using fresh produce & our cakes are lovingly baked on site. We carefully selected our rainbow alliance italian espresso arabica bean coffee, which equally matches our passion when it comes to authenticity & taste; and our commitment to ethical values. We are dog friendly (well-behaved humans also welcome!), and are also baby friendly and welcome breastfeeding mums. We are open for breakfast, hot & cold lunches and cakes throughout the day, perfect for meeting a friend or adopting an alternative office space. Our specialities include home made authentic curries and celebration cakes. We are wheelchair friendly and have a wheelchair accessible bathroom too. We like to get creative when it comes to these so drop us a message or contact us for further details. We gladly provide sandwich and hot/cold buffet drop-offs for your place of work or special occasion. Just contact us for further details.
Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was ...
Todmorden Town Hall in Todmorden straddles the Walsden Water and it was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on 1 January 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people.
Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The left hand one represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the right hand one Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border.
Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the many varied events in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
Todmorden Town Hall is the People’s Palace. It was gifted to the people of Todmorden by the Fielden family on 6 August 1891. Please do get in touch to share your memories, explore and to ask questions.
All rooms at Todmorden Town Hall are licensed for civil ceremonies. All enquiries welcome and individual needs can be discussed and you are welcome on a pre-visit to see the magnificent hall so you can decide if it is the right place for you. There is no obligation to hire Todmorden Town Hall - we're happy for you to come and look around. Get in touch to confirm what date you'd like to look around, or to arrange a day.
The building has many stories to tell and is home to a Heritage Centre. Guided ‘Tea and Tours’ are available for groups with fully trained volunteer tour guides. Tours cost £4.50 per person, with a minimum group charge of £45.00. All tours include tea, coffee and biscuits.
Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January) and start at 2pm opposite the iconic pediment. There is no need to book a tour: you can just turn up. Please note that these tours last just one hour and are less comprehensive than the ‘Tea and Tours’.
For individuals and couples who would like to enjoy a more thorough tour there are also ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ of Todmorden Town Hall available. These include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including Caretaker’s Flat, bathroom in the attic and cellar. ‘Behind the Scenes Tours’ are charged at £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. To book your place on a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ please click here. :
If you would like to become a volunteer at Todmorden Town Hall or to book a tour please contact Todmorden Information Centre.
Todmorden Town Hall sits in the centre of Todmorden and all day parking is available in Bramsche Square, Todmorden, OL14 5AG. Parking charges are in force from 8am to 6pm .
Todmorden Town Hall is wheelchair accessible throughout. There are accessible toilets and a lift to the ballroom.
Thank you to GillGraphics for the virtual tours and Andy Wade Photography for the images.
TodmordenGreat Rock Co-op is owned and run by its suppliers and customers and dedicated to providing great locally-produced food and craft to the community ...Great Rock Co-op is owned and run by its suppliers and customers and dedicated to providing great locally-produced food and craft to the community around Blackshawhead and the Upper Calder Valley. Staffed by volunteers, the shop opens every Saturday at Staups Lea Farm from 10am to 2pm. You will find meat, baked goods, eggs, cheese, milk, vegetables, wine, beer, and a range of craft products – all reared, grown or made nearby. There is often a chance to meet the producers themselves, who play an active part in running the shop, and to find out more about how they work. We also stock a small range of ethically-sourced dried and tinned goods such as rice and coffee to stock up your store cupboard. Staups Lea Farm is located in breathtaking countryside, just over a hundred metres away from The Calderdale Way walking route.
TodmordenSite Pizzeria is a contemporary fresh and funky restaurant & bar in Todmorden, West Yorkshire serving fresh wood-fired, handmade pizza, great wines...Site Pizzeria is a contemporary fresh and funky restaurant & bar in Todmorden, West Yorkshire serving fresh wood-fired, handmade pizza, great wines and craft beers with a sheltered, al fresco area at the back. A warm welcome awaits.
MytholmroydThe Blue Teapot Vegetarian Cafe-Bar and Tea Room is a modern, relaxing cafe in the beautiful Pennine village of Mytholmroyd. We serve a delicio...The Blue Teapot Vegetarian Cafe-Bar and Tea Room is a modern, relaxing cafe in the beautiful Pennine village of Mytholmroyd. We serve a delicious selection of vegetarian meals, artisan coffee, loose-leaf tea, good wine, local ales...and cake of course! Vegan and Gluten-Free options will always be available, and we can cater for other dietary requirements upon request. We are committed to ethical values, and use Fairtrade and locally-sourced produce in many of our dishes. Food is always freshly prepared, and served with a smile! There is free Wi-Fi, a comfy sofa, and a lovely bookshelf with a selection of novels, board games, children's books, newspapers and magazines. We are dog-friendly, though we request that our four-legged customers use the small second room. We are also baby-friendly; we welcome breastfeeding and will happily heat up baby food on request.