Exploring Calderdale: The Six Towns of Calderdale!
August 31, 2023

Each town is a vibrant tapestry of history, artistic expression, and captivating landscapes, waiting to be explored. Let's delve into the unique charm and exhilarating experiences that await you in these six remarkable towns…

1. Halifax - The beating heart of Calderdale, Halifax is a town buzzing with energy and creative ingenuity. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural scene that graces the historic streets. Experience the awe-inspiring Halifax Minster, wander through the contemporary art exhibitions at the Square Chapel, or roam the iconic Piece Hall, where history meets modernity.

2. Hebden Bridge - Step into the bohemian enclave of Hebden Bridge, where an artistic revolution awaits. This spirited town, nestled in the picturesque Calder Valley, inspires writers, musicians, and visionaries alike. Explore the eclectic independent shops and galleries, savor the tranquility of canal walks, and revel in the joyful atmosphere at the Hebden Bridge Picture House.

3. Todmorden - Journey to the enchanting town of Todmorden, a melting pot of West Yorkshire and Lancashire's cultural influences. Marvel at the Victorian architecture that tells tales of a bygone era. Traverse the Rochdale Canal's peaceful towpaths, peruse the bustling market, and immerse yourself in the transformative power of the Incredible Edible project, a visionary initiative redefining the relationship between communities and food.

4. Brighouse - Discover the essence of Brighouse, a town pulsating with artistic expression. Delight in the sights, sounds, and scents of the lively open market, where local treasures await. Be captivated by the vibrant sounds of live music that reverberate through the town's festivals and events. Take a leisurely boat trip along the scenic Calder and Hebble Navigation and let the riverside charm envelop you.

5. Elland - Prepare to be transported to another time as you explore Elland's historical embrace. Traverse its Georgian streets, mirroring the footsteps of generations past. Marvel at the beautifully restored 17th-century Manor House and its captivating tales. Head to the majestic Elland Bridge, where you can soak in breathtaking views of the Calder and Hebble Navigation.

6. Sowerby Bridge - Retreat to the scenic beauty of Sowerby Bridge, a town seamlessly blending industrial heritage with natural wonders. Take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil canal towpath, and soak up a symphony of sights and sounds. Marvel at the grandeur of St. Peter's Church, and let the captivating local microbreweries and pubs introduce you to a world of delightful flavors.

Throughout CYOC24 we will be hosting events and workshops in all six towns in Calderdale - showcasing the heritage and creativity around every corner!