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  1. The Bottoms Mill Shop

    Walsden

    The Bottoms Mill Shop

    The Bottoms Mill shop sells a variety of products ranging from bedding to jewellery and gifts to D.I.Y. plus much more. In addition to the Mill Sho...
    The Bottoms Mill shop sells a variety of products ranging from bedding to jewellery and gifts to D.I.Y. plus much more. In addition to the Mill Shop down stairs, there is a cafe upstairs which sells a selection of beverages and hot and cold food with daily specials. The Bottoms Mill Shop is located in Walsden on Rochdale road and was opened in 2003 by Gordon Rigg after The Bottoms Mill Company Ltd. moved to Brighouse. The mill shop sells a variety of products ranging from bedding to jewellery and gifts to D.I.Y. plus much more. In addition to the Mill Shop down stairs, there is a cafe upstairs which sells a selection of beverages and hot and cold food with daily specials. There is ample parking to the front and side and toilet facilities on site. There is also a lift to get upstairs to the cafe.
  2. The Countryside Code

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    The Countryside Code

    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.

  3. The Calderdale Way

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    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.

    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

  4. Group Travel in Calderdale: Coach Parking & Drop Off Points

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    Group Travel in Calderdale: Coach Parking & Drop Off Points

    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:

    Halifax

    Set Down Points:

    Cobbled lay by (adjacent to 'The Woolshops Shopping Centre' car park, on your left) on Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG. 

    Coach Parking:

    • 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

    Hebden Bridge

    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.

    Todmorden

    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.

  5. Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

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    Happy Valley Pride Spring 2021 Events

    Starting 21st Mar 2021
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    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    Sunday 28th February at 8pm.: Justin Vivian Bond and David Hoyle in Conversation

    The legendary performance icons, LIVE!

    A trans pioneer and Tony nominated icon of New York’s cabaret scene Justin Vivian Bond has toured worldwide headlining at Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House. As one half of punk-cabaret duo Kiki & Herb they toured with Scissor Sisters and opened for Rufus Wainwright

    Viv has appeared in many feature films playing a leading role in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus. A tireless campaigner for trans rights they pioneered the use of the pronoun Mx.

    Post-drag, post-gender, Manchester’s David Hoyle is a legendary fireball of the cabaret apocalypse!

    Since the 90’s David has been changing the face of queer performance, his career has spanned cinema, television and award winning live performances which have influenced generations of performers after him.

    He fronted his own Channel 4 TV show, duetted with Boy George and appeared in the TV series Nathan Barley. David regularly exhibits his paintings and tours worldwide.

     

    Sunday 21st March at 8pm.: FLUID – Celebrating Queer Identities in Spoken Word

    Hosted byClare Shaw and featuring Andrew McMillan.

    Clare Shaw has three poetry collections published with Bloodaxe: her work, according to the Times Literary Supplement, is “fierce, memorable and visceral”.

    Andrew McMillan's first collection, physical, was the first poetry collection to win the Guardian First Book Award; it also won a Somerset Maugham Award, an Eric Gregory Award, a Northern Writers' Award and the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. In 2019 it was voted as one of the top 25 poetry books of the past 25 years by the Booksellers Association.

    OTHER PERFORMERS TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    Sunday 25th April at 8pm Calder Calling – Music from the Valley

    Hosted by Sarah Courtney and featuring Terry Logan
    An evening showcasing some of our fantastic local performers, singers and musicians from the area.
    Ever since Happy Valley Pride launched we have championed Calder talent at our Big Day Out main stage every year. This is an opportunity for our LGBTQ+ community to get together and celebrate our amazing local artists.
    “I was quite literally stunned by Terry’s performance, she has a wonderful voice, coupled with brilliant beautiful songs, she’s definitely one to keep an eye on, absolutely amazing” - Kermit, Black Grape on Terry Logan.
    FULL LINE-UP TO BE ANNOUNCED.

    For more details visit the Happy Valley Pride website and Facebook page.

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