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Out & About in Calderdale - Hardcastle Crags

Thursday 20th July 2017

Walkers, naturalists and those interested in spotting the rare northern hairy wood ant will enjoy the 400 acres of unspoilt woodland which makes up the National Trust property of Hardcastle Crags in West Yorkshire. Nicknamed "Little Switzerland", this scenic wooded valley is popular for guided walks and rambling. A great place to start any visit is at the Visitor Centre in the heart of the woodland, in the converted Gibson Mill building. The centre gives a detailed overview of the history and nature of the area with interactive displays, colourful exhibits and special events from time to time. The mill is used as a community centre and as an educational attraction. Perhaps the most interesting thing about the mill is what…

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Out & About in Calderdale - Cragg Vale

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Although Cragg Vale - known affectionately as "Cragg" by locals - is secluded and peaceful it is close to all necessary urban facilities. The bustling local market town of Hebden Bridge is just 3 miles away, the much larger town of Halifax is 9 miles from us, with Bradford, Leeds and Manchester 30 miles away and easily accessible via the M62, M61 and M6 motorway system in well under an hour. The local bus runs out of Hebden Bridge as the Route C service, otherwise affectionately known to locals as The Cragg Flyer. Cragg valley is a ribbon village development of old stone farms, chapels, houses, pubs and a church. There are a few modern dwellings, though these are mostly hidden…

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Todmorden

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Welcome to Todmorden, a small market town with a big industrial history, built on the area's success in the cotton trade. Located in the heart of The Pennines, Todmorden is blessed with stunning scenery, magnificent architecture, a diverse range of shops, and a thriving art community ensuring that it has plenty to offer any visitor.  In 2016 Todmorden also became a Walkers are Welcome Town. Situated at the meeting point of three steep valleys, Todmorden is also an ideal base for walking, mountain biking, bird watching, horse riding and much more. Things To Do in Todmorden  There are many fantastic walks, cycle routes and horse rides around the town, depending on length, time available and experience, these could range from a walk to the…

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Elland

Thursday 4th May 2017

More about Elland 2017 is a big year for Elland. It marks 700 years since the town received a Royal Charter to hold a weekly market and be classed officially as a market town. To celebrate this momentous anniversary in Calderdale's history, a series of events will be held in the town throughout the year, led by the Elland Development Board. The Board, which was formed last year, is made up of representatives from Calderdale Council, as well as local businesses and members of the local community. It works to bring forward regeneration working with local communities and is putting together a programme of events for 2017 celebrating Elland, looking to the future of the town as well as remembering the past 700…

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Continental cuisine comes to Calderdale

Thursday 4th May 2017

Traders from around the world are setting up shop in Calderdale this week. Halifax is hosting an International Village Market from Thursday (May 4) to Sunday (May 7) with more than 40 stalls along Southgate, Corn Market, Russell Street and Woolshops. Tasty delicacies will include Greek pies, German bratwurst, French crepes, Catalan tapas and paella, Dutch mini pancakes and even ostrich and kangaroo burgers. Fresh food on sale will include olives, baklava, dried fruit and nuts, macaroons from Belgium and French artisan bread. There will also be craft and gift stalls offering items such as South American jewellery and knitwear, Italian silk scarves and a Dutch market garden selling shrubs, bulbs, plants, trees and garden ornaments. A continental street bar will offer continental beers…

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Why Easter Eggs?

Thursday 13th April 2017

The custom of giving eggs at Easter celebrates new life. Christians remember that Jesus, after dying on the cross, rose from the dead. This miracle showed that life could win over death. For Christians the egg is a symbol of Jesus' resurrection, as when they are cracked open they stand for the empty tomb. No-one actually knows when eggs were first used as symbols at festival times but it was long before Jesus' time. Eggs were always thought to be special because although they do not seem alive, they have life within them especially at springtime when chicks hatch out. Long ago people gave gifts of eggs carved from wood or precious stones. The first sweet eggs that were eaten…

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Sowerby Bridge and the Ryburn Valley

Friday 7th April 2017

Sowerby Bridge and the Ryburn Valley Back with our blog on the best places to visit in Calderdale. Sowerby Bridge has something for everyone, beautiful walks along the canal, great places to eat and some of the best night life around. Its a place you wont want to leave Sowerby Bridge has been a crossing point on the Calder and Ryburn rivers since the Middle Ages and probably long before that. Domestic weaving in the hilltop villages of Sowerby and Norland gave way to the building of large water powered mills by the River Calder. Transportation was provided by the building of roads, canals and later, the railway. Most of the mills are now closed, many have found a new lease of…

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Spring is in the air ! Make the most of your garden with an outdoor Stairlift

Friday 10th March 2017

Need help overcoming outdoors stairs? Want to enjoy your outdoors spaces again without worry about falls? Call today to learn more about the Horizon Outdoor Stair Lift. This model has been especially designed for outdoor spaces and can withstand anything Mother Nature throws at it. All the electronic and mechanical components are protected, making it the ideal choice for any straight, outdoor staircase. This model comes standard with a variety of great features, including: a 140 KG weight capacity, a diagnostic digital display that is located right in the arm, a seat belt and a key switch for extra security. The easy to use joystick controls make this stair lift super easy to operate. Get back to enjoying all areas of your home…

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The only way is pup!

Monday 20th February 2017

As people get older, climbing up stairs can be a bit of a challenge. And it's not just humans who have this issue. If you're a pet owner, you'll know our four legged friends can struggle as well. But now stairs are no longer a problem for three dachshunds in one West Yorkshire home. Animal lovers from West Yorkshire were so concerned about their pet Dachshund's bad back they splashed out £1,500 on a stairlift. Sheila Lee, from Ossett, volunteers for West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, where she rescued her dog, Pippa. Pippa developed a bad back, and Sheila and her husband Harry had to fork out thousands for a spine operation. So to stop their other two dogs, Millie and Heidi, developing the…

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Hebden Bridge

Monday 20th February 2017

Ask people where they know in Calderdale and many will say Hebden Bridge, so it seems fitting that we should start our little information blog about one of the breath taking towns not just here in the Calder Valley but anywhere in the UK This handsome little town is awash with creativity - from the artists and musicians hard at work in their studios to the Arts and Music Festival held every year. The town also has a number of famous literary 'residents', including Sylvia Plath whose grave can be found on a medieval settlement in the hills above the town, and former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes whose birthplace can be found in the nearby village of Mytholmroyd Hebden Bridge's cobbled lanes…

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