Attractions

Within a 10 mile radius there is Keighley with a steam railway, Haworth with the Bronte Museum, Saltaire and Titus Salt’s mill with its David Hockney connections. Beyond Huddersfield is the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and at Wakefield the recently opened Hepworth Gallery. The Calder Valley has interesting canal walks along miles of towpath and Hebden Bridge, which suffered baldy in 2012 has most of its facilities open and sparkling again, with its unusual houses built against the steep hillside and independent shops selling local produce, like soap, cheese and couture wool garments. And I have to mention Sylvia Plath’s grave nearby Heptonstall. Sowerby Bridge has more restaurants every year reflecting the growing number of small businesses locating in the disused mills. Todmorden and Halifax both have proper covered markets where you can buy rope, an oxe tongue and tools for any job.