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Sowerby BridgeThe Alma Inn has five en-suite guest bedrooms which have been refurbished to a high standard and offer sweeping views across the Ryburn Valley. Our...The Alma Inn has five en-suite guest bedrooms which have been refurbished to a high standard and offer sweeping views across the Ryburn Valley. Our idyllic location is the perfect base from which to explore the local area, with The Calderdale Way walking route offering 50 miles of footpaths and bridleways across the unspoilt West Yorkshire countryside. The rooms are split into 3 doubles with comfortable king-size beds, 1 twin with 2 single beds, and 1 family room, which features a double bed as well as a quirky and semi-private cabin-style single bed, perfect for families.. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and colour TV. Cots can be supplied on request.
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find r...
Whatever your group’s size and whenever you choose to visit, once you’ve discovered what Calderdale has to offer you’ll find reasons to visit again and again.
A Warm Welcome
Encounter miles of stunning countryside, bustling market towns where independent shops outnumber the national chains, magnificent gardens and parkland, fantastic locally sourced food and drink, two past winners of Yorkshire’s Favourite Pub, some of the finest examples of architecture anywhere in the country, festivals, theatres, agricultural shows, music, exhibitions, antiques, galleries and a rich mix of annual events.
Calderdale is the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales and covers part of the South Pennines area of beautiful river valleys, moorland and hill country. Calderdale is not as well-known as its Northern neighbours as it does not fall within the boundaries of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Yet Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer visitors, time after time.
Ideally located off major routes, getting here couldn't be easier - your group will be able to arrive relaxed and raring to go. Visit our Getting to Calderdale page and discover how simple it can be to come and pay us a visit.
Once you're here, you'll quickly realise there's a lot more to Calderdale than you can discover in a single day. There are plenty of hotels suitable for groups that will serve as an ideal base for you to explore our magnificently modest area.
Calderdale also has three friendly visitor information centres that are just a phone call away and who can help to provide you with additional information and inside tips to make your trip a real success, whatever your tastes and budget.
Calderdale offers great value for money and a warm Yorkshire welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Coach Parking & Drop Off Points
Here's some handy information on set down points and parking for coaches:
Set Down Points:
Cobbled lay by (adjacent to 'The Woolshops Shopping Centre' car park, on your left) on Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.
- Pre-booked coach parking is available in the Eureka! car parks. All coach parking must be booked in advance directly with Eureka! and is subject to availability.. Eureka! Contact: 01422 330069
- Pre-booked coach parking for a maximum of two coaches is available at The Shay Stadium, Halifax HX3 0AQ in the South Stand Car Park. All coach parking must be booked in advance. £25.00 for a full day – weekdays only, (cash only). No reduction for part days. The Shay Stadium 01422 264750
Set Down Points: Lay by on New Road, HX7 8AF (adjacent to Hebden Bridge Marina).
Coach Parking: There is a signposted car park in the nearby village of Heptonstall on Valley View Road. (Use the Heptonstall turning circle just outside Hebden Bridge to double back up towards Heptonstall.) The lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle also sometimes has space to park, but the amount of space available there varies daily.
Parking is available for up to two coaches in a lay-by at the marina on New Road by Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre for up to three hours. Postcode HX7 8AF
There is a signposted car park in nearby Heptonstall, on Valley View Road. Postcode HX7 7LB.
There is also a lay-by opposite the Heptonstall turning circle on King Street (A646). There is sometimes space to park here, although the amount of space available varies daily. Postcode HX7 6LX.
Set Down Point: Stand A, Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. Please use Stand A, which is located on the main road, for both drop off and pick up.
Coach Parking: Todmorden Bus Station, Burnley Road, OL14 5DJ. After dropping off at Stand A, coaches can drive onto the bus station proper and park in one of two lay-bys at the station designated as 'bus lay over'. For more information please ring Metro on 0113 2517330.
Sowerby BridgeA natural food store, selling fresh organic fruit and veg, incredible Local bread, vegan deli foods, refill/low waste staples, whole foods and more.A natural food store, selling fresh organic fruit and veg, incredible Local bread, vegan deli foods, refill/low waste staples, whole foods and more.
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 BridgeThis splendid Grade II listed Georgian Mansion offers nine ensuite bedrooms and stands in its own private grounds surrounded by dense woodland bord...This splendid Grade II listed Georgian Mansion offers nine ensuite bedrooms and stands in its own private grounds surrounded by dense woodland bordering an impressive private lake. Guests can relax in the fine opulant surroundings with access to a comfortable period lounge and enjoy quality local produce for breakfast whilst overlooking the grounds. This 18th Century property was originally a mill owner's mansion and has since achieved a Grade II listing. It has recently been elegantly restored throughout merging many original features with new modern luxuries. Thorpe House Hotel's bedrooms each have their own distinct character and comprise one twin room, two single rooms, five double/King and a bridal suite.
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.
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.
For more information about walking in Calderdale please visit our Walking page.
Hot weather leads to 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
Sowerby BridgeThe Moorcock Inn is at the foot of 250 acres of productive moorland, providing plenty of plants, berries, mushrooms and game. Our 2-acre plot is be...The Moorcock Inn is at the foot of 250 acres of productive moorland, providing plenty of plants, berries, mushrooms and game. Our 2-acre plot is being developed to provide an organic kitchen garden, providing the foundations of our pub & restaurant menus- with the best of Yorkshire produce supplying the rest. Both the pub and restaurant menus are written with the seasons and cooked over fire. Our wine list focuses on natural wines from small producers. We offer a continually changing selection by the glass and carafe- featuring both classic and more quirky styles. Alongside our draught beers, we also have a local and world bottled selection, particularly featuring traditional Belgian styles- some of which are rare, vintage and aged. The Pub Is a cosy, traditional freehouse, with oak beams and wood-burning stoves. It offers a menu of seasonal plates cooked over charcoal, along with house-made charcuterie and aged cheeses- accompanied by great drinks. It's the perfect place to stop by for a quick pint and a snack, or to settle in by the fire for dinner and wine. In addition to our wine and beer selections, there is a spirits list based on Yorkshire distilleries, and a seasonal cocktail list. Our pub menu can also be enjoyed outdoors, with blankets and warming fires, and a view of the sunset over the Ryburn Valley. The Calderdale Way walking route passes by us, just over 200 metres away, The restaurant offers a daily set menu consisting of multiple courses, served in a relaxed, farmhouse-like atmosphere. Some courses are served as individual plates, at other times, several dishes are served together. While the pub menu focuses on tasty snacks and small plates that are great to have alongside drinks, the restaurant menu highlights traditional homesteading techniques, cooking over fire, preservation techniques and the sourcing of local, seasonal and wild ingredients. It's the place where we strictly use the produce around us and the ingredients we are most proud of.
Sowerby BridgeOne of the UK's first solar powered markets, set by the side of the deepest canal lock in the country - a small market with a big heart. Tuesday...One of the UK's first solar powered markets, set by the side of the deepest canal lock in the country - a small market with a big heart. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 9am - 4pm Tuesday and Friday: General retail Thursday and Saturday: Second hand