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WalsdenCotton Weavers Café has an extensive menu as well as daily specials, a junior menu and a toddler menu, all of which can be viewed on the contact pa...Cotton Weavers Café has an extensive menu as well as daily specials, a junior menu and a toddler menu, all of which can be viewed on the contact page of our website. We also have a children's play area so the parents/carer can relax and enjoy while the children are busy playing.
Reopening of Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale
Reopening of Public Toilet Facilities in Calderdale
When you’re visiting Calderdale in the coming months, please be aware that due to the COVID-19 virus, not all of the public toilet facilities in Calderdale are currently open.
To help support the reopening of local businesses and enable those with certain medical conditions to get out and about, from Tuesday 7th July Calderdale Council is reopening one toilet block in each of Calderdale’s main towns:
Brighouse – Thornton Square
Elland – Town Hall Square
Halifax – Albion Street
Hebden Bridge – New Road
Sowerby Bridge – Wharf Street
Todmorden – Brook Street
The toilets will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am-4.30pm.
All of these toilet blocks have disabled toilets accessible with RADAR keys.
These locations have been chosen as they are all self-contained, individually accessed unisex facilities, which will help to reduce the risk of infection transmission.
The blocks will be subject to additional cleaning with frequent ‘touch points’ disinfected. Users are asked to help maintain hygiene standards between cleans by following the advice in the increased signage in place in all facilities.
As always, it’s incredibly important to maintain good hygiene by washing your hands with soap and water before and after use, for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your face and follow the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ guidance. Regular checks of facilities will take place to ensure there is sufficient soap available.
Across CalderdaleThe Calderdale Cycle Hub has been set up by cycling groups and organisations who wish to promote all things cycling in the Calderdale area. On t...The Calderdale Cycle Hub has been set up by cycling groups and organisations who wish to promote all things cycling in the Calderdale area. On the website you will find the latest information on cycling events in the area and downloadable trails and maps.
Across CalderdaleThe Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Sowerby Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, all the way to Manchester. It runs through the Upper Cal...The Rochdale Canal runs for 33 miles between Sowerby Bridge in Calderdale, West Yorkshire, all the way to Manchester. It runs through the Upper Calder Valley passing Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Walsden. The canal is close to train stations at Sowerby Bridge, Mythomroyd, Hebden Brige, Todmorden and Walsden. There is a towpath all the way which makes it a great flat walking route, suitable for buggies. You can walk short sections by using regular local buses to get you to the start and finish of your walk.
WalsdenThe 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.
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.
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to a...
Following the success of Tour de France, Welcome to Yorkshire, supported by Yorkshire Bank; have helped local communities set up bike banks to allow free bike hire.
Used bikes are donated for free and then reconditioned and hired out, allowing children and adults to learn to ride, get fit or just enjoy their natural environment on a bike.
Calderdale has two bike banks located at:
- Happy Days Cycles in 18 Town Hall Street, Sowerby Bridge
- Active Calderdale Bike Library, Halifax Fire Station, in Skircoat Moor Road
The Active Calderdale Library at Halifax is open 10am -1pm on the first Saturday of each month and run by West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service in collaboration with Calderdale Council.To book a bike and for enquiries (including donating a bike) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikes are also available for hire from:
The Bicycle Den – along the Rochdale canal towpath in Hebden Bridge
We Cycle offers electric bike hire to help tackle Calderdale’s hills. These fantastic sturdy bikes help to tackle the steeper inclines of the area and four sites have now been confirmed as hubs for the electric bike scheme. Pairs of bikes are available at:
- The New Delight Inn, Blackshaw Head
- The Hare & Hounds Inn, Lane Ends
- The Cross Inn, Heptonstall
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
The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly paralle...
The Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly parallel with the Pennine Way, but offers access for Horse Riders, Cyclists and Walkers.
The Mary Towneley Loop is a 47 mile section of the Pennine Bridleway with a variety of tracks, looping past Blackshaw Head, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge Todmorden, Walsden where you will encounter open moorland and hidden reservoirs, ancient packhorse tracks sweeping into valleys with gritstone walls, mill chimneys and canals offering a both a glimpse of past histories.
For more information about walking in Calderdale, please visit our Walking page.
Starting 11th Feb 2021
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A Virtual Tour of Anne Lister's Home Shibden Hall is held on the following dates:
11th February 2021 to 11th February 2024
Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online...
Discover the secrets of Anne Lister's home Shibden Hall from the comfort of your own home with this free online virtual tour.
Explore the room where Anne Lister wrote her diaries, move freely around the main house, venture through the Victorian gardens and get up-close to one of the world’s oldest surviving carriages in the 17th century asiled barn.
There are expert guides in every room to share the fascinating features of this historic house and the stories of the people who have lived here.
Starting 1st Apr 2021
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Anne Lister's Birthday Diary Podcasts is held on the following dates:
1st - 12th April 2021
Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings ...
Calderdale Cultural Destinations have been given permission to use Anne Lister’s birthday diary readings from 1818-1840, and a number of Anne’s friends from Halifax, Calderdale and around the world have read an entry for you to enjoy!
These will be released, two each day, from 1st-12th April and you'll find all the readings here.
Follow Calderdale Cultural Destinations on @CulturalRach on Twitter for more info, and enjoy!