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Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Ogden Water is a very popular desti...
Ogden Water offers excellent opportunities to escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life.
Ogden Water is a very popular destination for picnics, walking, family outings and nature activities and is officially Yorkshire's Favourite Reservoir , having won a public vote held by Yorkshire Water in 2018.
Why not enjoy a picnic at our picnic tables whilst taking in the stunning views.
There are hourly buses to Ogden Water from Halifax bus station.
There is a lovely level footpath around Ogden Water and three longer walks from the site. Friends of Calderdale Countryside have produced a detailed guide which is available at the Ogden shop, local visitor centres and the Heart of the Pennines on-line shop.
HalifaxTwo warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and hea...Two warm, comfortable stone cottages close to quiet rural village with good pubs and restaurants nearby. Two acres of south-facing woodland and heather garden with direct access to the open countryside and footpaths. Superb Pennine views. At Cherry Tree Cottages we have two warm, traditional, stone cottages, set in two acres of natural heather and woodland garden, with extensive views over the Black Brook valley and attractive South Pennines. Both our cottages have direct access to open countryside and footpaths. We are in a country location within 15 minutes of either Halifax or Huddersfield town centres, and are ideally situated for exploring Bronte Country and historic West Yorkshire. The major tourist attractions of Leeds, Manchester and York are within easy travelling distance. The cottages are fully equipped and furnished to four stars standard and are connected to a wireless broadband network for free internet and email access. Central heating and linen are included, and there are no extras of any kind. Laundry and drying facilities are provided in the cottage. You may also check availability at any time by visiting our website www.yorkshire-cottages.co.uk Pets and children are welcome. Pets are welcome at no extra charge. We have an extensive garden area with good dog walking direct from the doorstep. Short break and mid-week holidays are available all year.Please check our website for late availability and part weeks at discount. Where part weeks are available, these are offered on our website at special rates. There are good pubs and restaurants nearby, some within walking distance.
Hebden BridgeThis cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony...This cosy Victorian cottage, at the entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate, has wooded valley views. Nestle in your own little patch of harmony in this quaint two-bedroom Victorian cottage, encompassed by its own garden. You’ll be at the pillared entrance to the Hardcastle Crags estate with its wooded valley unfolding before you. From here you’ll have a network of walking trails that pass tumbling waterfalls, rocky streams and otherworldly rock formations that rise from the dense woodlands. There’s also a former mill at its heart which is now a visitor centre. And if you have dogs, there’s no need to leave them behind as The Lodge can cater for two pups. I’m sure they’ll love a snuggle by the log-burner after a long day of walking. The superb50 mile walking route The Calderdale Way, which circles the borough, runs closely past the Lodge. From here, the market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is just 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We are pet friendly - 2 dogs are welcome to stay at The Lodge. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet.
Hebden BridgeGarnett Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of Hebden Bridge, an historic market town in the foothills of the Pennines. The property is a c...Garnett Bed & Breakfast is situated in the heart of Hebden Bridge, an historic market town in the foothills of the Pennines. The property is a characterful and spacious grade II listed building; one of the originals on Market Street, which is the main road through Hebden Bridge. Garnett B&B has 2 beautiful bedrooms each with a double bed and one has a double bed settee; ideal for twin bedded accommodation. Each room has TV/DVD, tea & coffee making facilities, toiletries, towels, hair dryer, dressing gowns and free WiFi. The luxury bathroom is for the sole use of the Calder Room; the Pennine Room is en-suite. Permit car parking is available and there’s secure storage available for bikes etc.
The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park;...
The Jungle Experience is located in the Green Flag Award and Yorkshire in Bloom Gold award-winning Manor Heath Park;
When you visit the Jungle Experience you will discover a tropical greenhouse filled with a wide range of plants from all over the world, including Bird of Paradise, Tropical Water Lillies, Orchids, Banana Plants and many more.
Wooden walkways in the greenhouse take you over streams and past ponds containing fish and terrapin, with information boards explaining the different varieties of plants.
The Time Zone takes you back 400 million years with specimens of plants dating back to the days of the dinosaurs and then bringing visitors back to the 21st century.
Butterfly zone with tropical butterflies flying freely around you as they gather nectar from the tropical flowers. Insect eating plants in our Savage Garden.
Entrance to the Manor Heath Park and the Walled Garden is FREE. Entrance to the Jungle Experience is £1 per person, for everyone 3 years old and over.
All year round opening times for The Jungle Experience and Walled Garden are:
Opening time:10 am every day.
Closing times: last entry 3.30pm, closed 3.45pm every day except Friday.
Friday closing: last entry 3pm and closed 3.15pm.
Educational visits to Manor Heath for schools covering the national curriculum can be arranged by Phoning 01422 365631 or emailing email@example.com. Booking is essential.
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.
HalifaxBelle Vue (Beautiful View) Barn is a barn conversion, dating back to the 1800s which has been restored into a cosy holiday home, with lots of chara...Belle Vue (Beautiful View) Barn is a barn conversion, dating back to the 1800s which has been restored into a cosy holiday home, with lots of character retaining the original dry stone walls and beams. Want to go walking, cycling, mountain biking or horse riding in the area? You've come to the right place! We have lots of routes for all ages and abilities, from a quiet stroll along the canal towpath, to a bike ride that will test your endurance and provide a few white knuckle moments. The Pennines are wild and wonderful, a land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' and 'dramatic.' It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know. Cyclists and mountain bikers are spoiled for choice too: two national cycle routes come our way, whilst there's ample opportunity for off-road adventure on the Pennine moorland bridleways. Belle Vue Barn offers a fantastic opportunity to bring your own horse and enjoy some of the routes once trodden by packhorse trains, carrying cloth across the Pennine moors. The first long-distance trail designed for riders, the Pennine Bridleway National Trail is becoming one of the most well-known horse riding trails in the UK. Threading through the Pennine hills, it combines historic packhorse routes with specially created paths. The Pennine Bridleway and the Mary Townley Loop give the opportunity for long distance rides for the fitter horse and rider. We have three E.V. (Electric Vehicle) charge points installed at Belle Vue Barn; two Tesla vehicle charge points and one Universal. They are all 7KW points and classed as 'fast' charge points by Tesla. The chargers will charge all EVs, type 1 and type 2 and useage is free to customers renting Belle Vue Barn.
Hebden BridgeTriangle Cottage is a restored, stone-built cottage, just a short stroll from the centre of Hebden Bridge. The self-catering cottage is sandwiched ...Triangle Cottage is a restored, stone-built cottage, just a short stroll from the centre of Hebden Bridge. The self-catering cottage is sandwiched between 2 rows of houses, giving it its quirky shape and also its name. This beautiful Hebden Bridge cottage has been lovingly furnished to provide a stylish holiday home, ideal for a romantic break in this enchanting historic area. This Yorkshire cottage is full of character and seamlessly combines many original features, such as exposed stonework, traditional beams, stone flooring and antique fixtures with contemporary furnishings and fittings. It is worth pointing out that the staircase to the bedroom is quite steep and narrow, so might not be ideal for those with mobility problems. Walkers and well behaved pets are welcome. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Across CalderdaleThe Pennine Bridleway runs for 205 miles (330km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria. The Bridleway runs roughly parallel with the Pennine Way, but offers ...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.
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.
MytholmroydConveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laurea...Conveniently situated in the charming town of Mytholmroyd, Ted's House is spacious and welcoming, the former childhood home of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes lived here until the age of seven, with his brother and sister. Before his death in 1998, he said "My first seven years shaped everything". Camping trips with his elder brother in the rolling moors and surrounding countryside are said to have significantly influenced his poetry, making this the ideal home for budding writers or Hughes' fans to draw inspiration from the area. Beautifully furnished by an interior designer, the house has been fully renovated to incorporate a beautiful bathroom and en-suite, making it perfect for couples to share. The owner has thoughfully provided a desk and wireless broadband access in Ted's former second floor bedroom - the perfect spot to return to after exploring the area. Mytholmroyd is situated just a mile from the picturesque Hebden Bridge with bustling independent shops, quaint tea rooms, art galleries, pubs and a small cinema. The small cellar is suitable for the storage of bikes, boots etc. and one dog is welcome.
Hebden BridgeStephenson House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A detached farmhouse is south-facing and Grade II listed. Situated in an elevated...Stephenson House is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. A detached farmhouse is south-facing and Grade II listed. Situated in an elevated location above the magnificent Calder Valley. The picturesque town of Hebden Bridge is just one mile away, with nearby walks through the stunning National Trust owned Hardcastle Crags. Our property is a five-bedroomed property, each with it’s own en-suite bathroom has it’s own individuality and combines special features such as four poster super king-sized beds, wood burning stoves and large dining areas complimented by attractive grounds, enabling the property to cater for up to twelve guests comfortably. We are extremely proud of Stephenson House. Our beautiful property has been uniquely-styled and is full of character and charm, blending many of the original features with modern furnishings and fittings. It is ideal for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy country living in a luxurious holiday home. Our facilities include:- Oil fired central heating with wood burning and electric stoves. Electric range cooker with 4 ovens and 6 zone hob, built-in microwave, fridge/freezer, drinks fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher. All five bedrooms have luxury en-suite bathrooms. Four poster bed. Ground floor bedroom. Bed linen and towels included. Catering is available by prior arrangement with owner. 3 x TVs with Freeview (one with Roku Streaming), DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, portable WiFi speaker, WiFi. Folding pool/snooker table, selection of books, games and DVDs. Heating, power and starter pack for wood burning stoves included. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Lawn gardens and elevated large flat playing field, plus goalposts. Lockable summerhouse (for bike and equipment storage) with decking and pond, two patio areas with furniture and BBQ. Six acres of grounds with woodlands, wild pastures and streams. No pets and no smoking Further details can be found on our website. Directions can be provided upon request, but there is a google map on the “contact us” section of the website
Hebden BridgeElegant, stylish and comfortable, welcome to the “gorgeous” Nook. Set within a grade II* listed 16th Century Yeoman Clothier’s Manor house, which ...Elegant, stylish and comfortable, welcome to the “gorgeous” Nook. Set within a grade II* listed 16th Century Yeoman Clothier’s Manor house, which has been recently completely refurbished, into an impressive main house, and 2 luxury holiday cottages. A stunning romantic hideaway less than 10 minutes from the picturesque and quirky Hebden Bridge. The Nook offers fabulous contemporary interiors, whilst making the most of the traditional features. The original stone mullion windows, offer spectacular, far reaching views over stunning Cragg Vale. Set in a peaceful 13-acre private grounds, the Nook is a charming 1-bedroom country cottage with elegant interiors and an idyllic rural countryside location. This cottage has everything you could need for a relaxing break in this gorgeous part of Yorkshire. The perfect escape to the country! Amenities; Gas underfloor heating. Electric Miele cooker 2 ring hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. 1 king size bedroom with luxury en-suite bathroom. Quality bed linen and towels included. Complimentary welcome pack with homemade fresh seasonal goodies. Catering is available by prior arrangement with owner. Flatscreen TVs with Freeview. Free WiFi and broadband. Radio/CD. Selection of books and games. Heating and power included. Hairdryer. Cot and highchair available on request. Access to washing machine and tumbler dryer. Lockable bike store. Off road parking. Private enclosed courtyard with stone picnic table with BBQ. 13 acres of grounds with wild pastures, lawned gardens, natural pond. No smoking. No pets (Trained assistance dogs welcomed if required). Walkers and Cyclist friendly. Email: email@example.com
Cragg ValeThis period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explo...This period barn conversion combines modern facilities with old world charm. to provide an excellent base for walkers and cyclists wishing to explore the beautiful Calderdale countryside. Each of our three cottages offers accommodation for two people, with a double bedroom, bathroom, living/dining room with TV and DVD player, modern fitted kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge, electric oven and full utensils. A utility room is also available fitted with a washer, dryer and freezer. The proprietors living in the adjacent farm house and have a wealth of local knowledge they are happy to share with you to make your stay a memorable one. Pets accepted with prior arrangement. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet. Short breaks are also available, please contact us for details.
HalifaxThe Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped...The Wool Merchant Hotel is a well-established independent hotel and hospitality venue located in Halifax town centre. The hotel is well equipped with 55 luxury rooms, all of which have en suite bathroom facilities, a TV and tea & coffee making facilities. Nine of the rooms are suites, providing guests with a separate lounge area for extra relaxation. Guests also have free WI-FI and free speciality coffees, which are available in the reception area. Car parking is also available and all room rates include breakfast. The Wool Merchant offers a fully licensed bar and delicious food at its La Taverna restaurant, with a wide variety of starters , mains and desserts You will always receive a warm reception and quality service from all our staff.
TodmordenTwo Hoots Cottage is set in the heart of the Pennines just below Stoodley Pike between Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. A lovely cottage with gardens and...Two Hoots Cottage is set in the heart of the Pennines just below Stoodley Pike between Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. A lovely cottage with gardens and outside seating and eating areas, with surrounding views across the valley. Here at Two Hoots Cottage we have available a beautifully furnished twin room & private bathroom with incredible views across sheep filled fields. With additional off road parking, secure bike storage, cleaning facilities and downstairs wet room facility, Two Hoots can provide perfect accommodation for all travellers from singles away on business trips, to walking & biking couples.