Nestled deep in the Calder Valley, Todmorden is often thought of as part Yorkshire and part Lancashire – and it offers a wholly unique experience. Whether you’re in town for the traditional cobbled streets dotted with their independent shops and cafes or the regular markets that draw in the crowds, there’s much for you to enjoy here. A couple of miles up the road sits Walsden, famous for the Summit Tunnel and the highest canal lock in the country.
Todmorden and Walsden are home to some magnificent must-see buildings, from functional to flamboyant, which means lots of walking and soaking up the sights. From the Toy and Model Museum and the Centre Vale Park Heritage Trail to the stunning Grade I-listed Todmorden Town Hall, there are a plethora of interesting places to see around the town.
Just down the road from Todmorden town centre and its traditional cobbled highways await a number of scenic long-distance walks including the Calderdale Way, the Incredible Edible green route and the Paulinus Way. Walsden is also famed for the Summit Tunnel and the highest canal lock in the country. From walking to cycling, horse riding and bird watching, Todmorden and Walsden provide an array of outdoor activities for adventurers.
Sweet, spicy or savoury, Todmorden hosts a variety of eateries to keep the whole family happy. Located at the heart of the town, Todmorden Market Hall provides a feast for the senses. For a meal to remember, be sure to visit modern British restaurant The White Rabbit that creates the most imaginative food…some would say slightly bonkers!
Whether you’re looking to stay in a self-serviced apartment, are seeking a charming cottage break for the family, camping or a cosy B&B; there’s a range of accommodation for you in Todmorden and Walsden.