PAWS, BOOTS & WHEELS
Who says people who love the outdoors don't like a bit of luxury? Imagine slipping into our roll top bath after a long day in the fresh air. Our high quality bed linen and ultra deep mattress ensure a good nights rest too.
We love our rural location and our cottages are designed to accommodate muddy boots, paws and even wheels. We have tiled ground floor level in both houses to accommodate our guests travelling to enjoy this too..
We know how much a dog is part of the family so we welcome well behaved pets and politely remind holiday makers that dogs should be kept on the ground floor only, off furniture and never left alone.
Some people also would argue their bike is a beloved part of the family! Often a major investment, we allow guests to bring bicycles indoors for safe keeping rather than securing outside the property.
At Hardcastle Crags we also provide an outside tap, some tools and additional secure lock up should you be travelling with further outdoor equipment.
A stroll around the town could include visiting the canal side or watching the ducks on the river. Calder Holmes Park will keep children entertained while adults enjoy the Park Life Café or watch the skaters on the skate park.
If you want to walk further afield then the National Trust Hardcastle Crags is only an easy 30 minute walk away. Here you’ll find beautiful woodland, a bubbling river and rocky crags to enjoy. Gibson Mill houses a café and gallery.
A longer walk could include walking up to the moorland (or catch a bus and walk back down) and a visit to Stoodley Pike overlooking the valley. There are some delightful hilltop
Calderdale Way Link
The Way, a circuit around Calderdale, was pioneered by local civic trusts and groups who came together under the umbrella of the Calderdale Way Association. The main and link routes to the valley bottom are designed so that they can be completed in short stages. The walk encircles Halifax, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, following old packhorse ways across the open gritstone hillsides with sections of traditional stone causeway, passing through hillside villages and old mill towns on the banks of the River Calder. There are numerous link paths which connect the Calderdale Way to the valley floor. There are medieval settlements at and Mankinholes, and Withens Gate, where the Pennine Way crosses. A short diversion along the Pennine Way takes in the popular walk to the 100ft monument, Stoodley Pike.
Pennine Way Link
The Pennine Way National Trail is a 268 mile (429 Km) walking route from Edale in Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. It crosses some of the finest upland landscapes in England, from the Peak District, through the Yorkshire Dales, across the North Pennines and over Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland to the Cheviots.
It was the very first National Trail, opened on 24thApril 1965, and remains one of the most famous.
Bike Hire & Route info
Info on hore and the electric bike scheme linking the pubs above Hebden Bridge (Hare & Hounds-Old Town, New Delight-Blackshawhead, The Cross-Heptonstall)
Sowerby Bridge cycle hire https://happydayscycles.org
Bicycle Maintenance/Shop: www.blazingsaddles.co.uk 01422 844435
Pennine Bridleway Link
In 2015 the Tour de France raced through the town, right past our door! (see route map here) and since then the Tour de Yorkshire has passed through twice. There are cycle paths along the valley and England’s longest continuous road climb is a mile along the valley at Cragg Vale. Can you take on the Cragg Vale challenge? link
Mary Townley Loop Link
The Pennine Bridleway is a new National Trail, purpose built for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. The route was opened in stages; the Mary Towneley Loop
opened in 2002, Derbyshire to the South Pennines in 2004 and the Settle Loop in 2005. The section between the Mary Towneley Loop and Cumbria opened in 2012, making a total distance of 200 miles.