The very nature of a valley means steep sided gorges with amazing views. We have everything from Stoodley Pike (pictured) to Hardcastle Crags and Gibson Mill. The tops have an abundance of reservoirs built to feed the mills of the industrial revolution, but now make great walking and water sport places. The valley bottom has a main road, river and canal all running side by side throughout its length.
At the other end of the valley is Halifax . Well known as a centre of England’s woollen manufacture from the 15th century onward, which was dealt through the now acclaimed visitor experience the Halifax Piece Hall. It is internationally famous for its Mackintosh Quality Street (is it really Christmas without them?!), the Halifax Building Society, Eureka! The National Children’s Museum and Shibden Hall featured in the TV series Gentleman Jack. Take a walk around the town you’ll be amazed at the stunning architecture and many independent shops including the wide array of eateries in the beautiful Westgate Arcade. Make sure you visit Harvey’s Department Store a true family owned and run store. More information on Halifax at