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Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there unti...
Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was born at 1 Aspinall Street, Mytholmroyd, on the 17th August 1930. He lived there until he was seven, when his family moved to Mexborough. During his childhood he spent many hours exploring the countryside around Mytholmroyd, and these experiences and the influences of the landscape on him were to inform much of his later poetry.
One of the greatest poets of his generation, Hughes also wrote stories, plays, reviews and essays. He translated the work of, amongst others, Ovid, Racine, Aeschylus and Euripides. He wrote extensively for children, including the story The Iron Man, which was turned into the Disney blockbuster The Iron Giant. Hughes's interests in other art forms led to many collaborations, most famously with the artist Leonard Baskin.
Although best known in the UK, Hughes was a writer of international standing. He won numerous awards throughout his career, including four for his final collection, Birthday Letters. Hughes became Poet Laureate in 1984 until his death on 28th October 1998.
HeptonstallStag Cottage (built c.1580) is a tiny, beautiful and historic Grade II Listed building hidden away in the ancient Pennine village of Heptonstall, j...Stag Cottage (built c.1580) is a tiny, beautiful and historic Grade II Listed building hidden away in the ancient Pennine village of Heptonstall, just a stone's throw from the Post Office and the two village pubs. The Cottage is reputed to be the oldest in the village, dating from the 16th Century. The cottage sleeps 3 adults (1 kingsize, 1 single) and there is also a fold up cot for infants. Gas central heating. Fully fitted kitchen with gas stove. Free parking within 50 yards of the cottage. A regular bus service runs between Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge. The old village dungeon or "lock up" situated on the lower ground floor, may be used for the storage of bicycles.
Hebden BridgeBeech House is a large property renovated in 2014 situated on the hillside overlooking Hebden Bridge. It offers a self contained holiday let wi...Beech House is a large property renovated in 2014 situated on the hillside overlooking Hebden Bridge. It offers a self contained holiday let with quiet accommodation off of the main road, yet only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Hebden Bridge, and 5 minutes walk the the railway station with it's excellent bus and train service.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
HalifaxCherry Tree Farm is a quiet, family friendly site with fabulous views only two minutes away from the local village. We are situated 5 minutes fr...Cherry Tree Farm is a quiet, family friendly site with fabulous views only two minutes away from the local village. We are situated 5 minutes from Junction 24 of the M62 motorway. Our village (2mins away) has butchers, bakers, takeaways, launderette, calor gas, etc. There is free fishing nearby (trout)and many beautiful walks. There are good quality pubs and restaurants locally and we have a bus stop at the farm entrance with buses direct to Huddersfield and Halifax. Touring & Camping: 20 pitches, 40 bedspaces
MytholmroydFar Moorside Farm is reached along a private track and visitors have ample parking. The visitors' entrance hall has room for outdoor and wet weathe...Far Moorside Farm is reached along a private track and visitors have ample parking. The visitors' entrance hall has room for outdoor and wet weather gear; there is a private cloakroom. Please no stiletto heels on the new oak floor. From the hall you walk in to the spacious guest lounge with large real fireplace, TV, books and games. The staircase is reached through the dining area; guest rooms are located on the upper floor. Please be aware, Far Moorside has livestock so we ask guests not to bring dogs. We have our own. We offer stabling and turnout for six horses and you can ride straight on to the moor. Cyclists may use cosy barns for secure cycle storage. Owing to our farm being on a steep hillside, wheelchair access is not possible as there are steps to all entrances. Bedroom 1 is a double room with an oversized double bed and a sofa bed for a child or special friend. There is the usual range of beverage making equipment, the small fridge on the landing holds fresh milk and whatever guests want to put in it. An ante room with drawers and cupboards leads to a newly furnished bathroom with a lovely rainforest shower and spacious bath. Bedroom 2 has twin beds, room cupboards, a nice view and the usual array of tea and coffee raw materials; milk in the landing fridge as for our double bedroom. The bathroom for the twin room only has a shower but there is a family size sauna for guests' use! Both rooms offer fantastic views over the Upper Calder Valley. Arrival times may be extended beyond the 2pm-8pm period subject to arrangement.
Hebden BridgeA carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II l...A carefully-restored retreat with original features with views of rolling hills and the Hardcastle Crags valley. A few years ago this Grade II listed barn was nothing but a romantic ruin. Now, after a careful restoration, it’s been converted into a two-bedroom rural retreat that oozes rustic charm. Inside you’ll find intriguing original features from its agricultural past. Timber cow stalls form the kitchen area and original high stone walls are met by the timber frame ceiling. There’s a cosy sitting room complete with wooden floors and a log-burner and a spacious galleried bedroom upstairs. Upon arriving at Widdop Gate Barn you’ll be greeted with sweeping views of rolling hills and the wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags. From here 15 miles of footpaths unfold through unspoilt woodland, where waterfalls tumble into rocky steams. The market town of Hebden Bridge is only two miles away and the city of Halifax is 10 miles to the east. You’re also about an hours’ drive from the Yorkshire Dales which is to the north. We have an Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point: 1 x 7kW 32A Type 2 Mennekes, ZeroNet
Hebden BridgeA lovingly converted holiday cottage in the hamlet of Blackshaw Head near Hebden Bridge, close to walking routes The Calderdale Way and The Pennin...A lovingly converted holiday cottage in the hamlet of Blackshaw Head near Hebden Bridge, close to walking routes The Calderdale Way and The Pennine Way and with a private hot-tub. Packhorse Stables boasts outstanding views across the unspoilt Colden Valley, yet is only a 30 minute woodland walk to the historic market town of Hebden Bridge which offers an eclectic selection of amenities. The front stable-door opens into a large open plan living/dining area. The living area comprises one sofa (can be converted to a bed), comfy chair, wood burning stove, underfloor heating, wall-mounted flat screen TV with free-view and DVD player. The Dining area has a wooden table, bookcase with a wide range of books and tourist information, stereo CD and ipod docking station. Local craftsmen have been used to supply the furnishings and fittings where possible and most is available to buy in Hebden Bridge. Fully- fitted kitchen including dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, large fridge/freezer, slow cooker, extensive cookware and crockery. Two large windows, one offering beautiful views of the garden and the second overlooking the front patio. Wet-room to the rear of the property with heated towel rail, luxury walk in shower and underfloor heating. Large centrally heated bedroom with fitted carpet, quality wooden furniture, super-kingsize bed and several windows with far reaching views of the valley and gardens. Moving to the outside of the cottage there is a south-facing patio at the front with table and chairs, ideal for al-fresco dining. To the rear there is another large patio which has the hot-tub – perfect for gazing at the stars at night or taking in the sights of the valley during the day. Wood-store and BBQ where bikes can also be kept under cover. Large garden with pond and additional seating area, which can be illuminated at night. Wild pheasants love to be fed here and we have two resident Little owls and woodpeckers. Parking for 2 cars on a private drive, access to both front and back doors can be reached avoiding steps. Bedlinen, towels, gas, electricity and starter pack for woodburner all included in the price. We can offer champagne/evening platters/chocolates on arrival….perfect for anniversaries/birthdays and we are very popular for honeymoon couples….please ask when booking
TodmordenEwood Cottage is an exquisite stone built cottage, sitting in the grounds of Ewood Hall, on the edge of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. The Cottage...Ewood Cottage is an exquisite stone built cottage, sitting in the grounds of Ewood Hall, on the edge of Centre Vale Park, Todmorden. The Cottage has been newly renovated to the highest standard - retaining period features but providing all modern services and utilities. This quaint country cottage provides the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. The cottage can be booked for a minimum of three nights. Discounts are applied for longer stays. Ewood Cottage is across two floors and sleeps up to four people. It comprises:- Ground Floor - Kitchen, Bathroom First Floor - Lounge, Master Bedroom, Bedroom Externally - Patio, Garden, Courtyard, Parking, Bike Storage. Email: email@example.com
HalifaxA small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes - ideal for getting away from it all. Camping & Caravanning Club members only.A small campsite that accepts just five caravans or motorhomes - ideal for getting away from it all. Camping & Caravanning Club members only.
GreetlandClay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the vil...Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
MytholmroydRobin Hood cottage is a small 18th century farmer’s cottage with mullion windows, beams and a cosy real fire. It provides the perfect place for a r...Robin Hood cottage is a small 18th century farmer’s cottage with mullion windows, beams and a cosy real fire. It provides the perfect place for a relaxing break in the picturesque countryside of West Yorkshire. Close to the Pennine Way footpath and stunning moorland scenery, the cottage is a great place for walkers, cyclists or wildlife enthusiasts. It is a short drive from Hebden Bridge, ‘Bronte Country’ and the area where ‘Last Of The Summer Wine' is filmed. It is also a good centre from which to visit the Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors. Available all year round - for three-day winter warmers or week-long holiday lets. All duvets, bed linen and towels are provided. The cottage is centrally heated by the solid fuel burning stove. Wood and coal are included in the price. Roadside parking is close at hand. Sorry, the cottage is non-smoking and does not allow pets.
HalifaxA beautiful, spacious one bedroom character cottage, with a garden and WiFi, in the well regarded area of Pye Nest, between Halifax and Sowerby Bri...A beautiful, spacious one bedroom character cottage, with a garden and WiFi, in the well regarded area of Pye Nest, between Halifax and Sowerby Bridge; offers short term business, holiday or visiting family lets. No longer wonder where to stay - experience the ultimate in luxury and comfort, with excellent access to transport, shopping, pubs and restaurants. The cottage, originally part of a 17th century farmhouse, is newly renovated and is a delightful mix of traditional features and contemporary living and offers the visitor a cosy, characterful alternative to a hotel yet provides the same standard of comfort. A well behaved dog (or possibly 2 tiny ones) is welcome too but not in the bedroom. We provide bowls, towels, toys, furniture throws and holiday name tags. However please do contact the owner before booking. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
Cragg ValeThree spacious, newly converted cottages in Cragg Vale near Hebden Bridge, perfect for couples, families, walkers and cyclists. If you're looking f...Three spacious, newly converted cottages in Cragg Vale near Hebden Bridge, perfect for couples, families, walkers and cyclists. If you're looking for a relaxing short stay or a base for more energetic activities - we are perfect for you. Set in Cragg Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty near Hebden Bridge, our old stone building which previously housed tractors and forestry equipment, has been transformed into three quality holiday cottages. The elevated position in a steep-sided wooded valley affords the cottages with fabulous moor and woodland views. Although ""Cragg"" as it is known locally, is secluded and peaceful, it is also a central location for visiting Yorkshire and Lancashire with road and direct rail links to Leeds and Manchester nearby. 300yds from the Calderdale Way and with numerous local walks, the cottages are ideal for people looking to explore the local countryside. With direct access onto the longest continuous incline in England, cyclists can relish the challenge of riding this difficult route up onto the heather clad moors. Mountain bikers have their own set of demanding routes and this area is considered ""A Nexus for mountain bikers"" (Everyday Cycling Magazine).The local moorland golf course offers some majestic views. The local bus ""The Cragg Flyer"" stops just outside the cottages for journeys to Mytholmroyd (2miles), Hebden Bridge (4miles) or just down the road to a true local pub 'The Robin Hood'. The Hinchliffe Arms country restaurant and bar is also within walking distance. We are Walker, Cyclist and Pet friendly.
TodmordenFantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. E...Fantastic retreat and base for walking, cycling, golfing, horse riding or just relaxing. Tastefully renovated, retaining many original features. Exposed stone fireplaces – black cast iron features in bedrooms. Original stone flagged floor to large kitchen area and original waxed floorboards to all other living areas. Featuring open oak staircase to first floor. Mezzanine floors to both bedrooms, accessed via Jacob’s Ladders. Fully equipped utility room in cellar with separate cellar room for bicycle storage.