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Hidden gems of Calderdale

While 2020 hasn’t been everything we’d hoped for and has stopped us from travelling as much as usual, it’s given us time to look around at the beautiful area we live in, and to appreciate the hidden gems on our doorstep!

This half term we’re challenging you to get out and about (rain or shine) to uncover some hidden gems for yourself. We’d love for you to share them on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with us using the hashtag #CalderdaleHiddenGems – we’ll retweet/reshare our favourites!

Calderdale’s parks have just been recognised as some of the best in the world, so there’s no better time to  explore everything Calderdale has to offer!

To get you started, we’ve found a few of our own. If you want to visit them, we’ve included a link to the directions within each title:

Hardcastle Crags

Hardcastle Craggs

This National Trust gem has been preserved for a reason! With over 15 miles of wooden walks, and a beautifully preserved mill, this isn’t one to miss. 

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Look at that view! If it’s this beautiful at sunset, imagine the view during the day!

Piece Hall

The Piece Hall

Not so much hidden, but still a beautiful part of Halifax, especially right now when it’s more important than ever to support small businesses. Plus, it’s dog friendly, as the lovely Buddy demonstrates!

Long Wood

Long Wood and Scarr Wood

This beautiful woodland is ideal for a lovely, peaceful walk. Whether you’re with family or part of an experienced group of ramblers, you can take in this stunning scenery as you wander beneath tall, twisted oaks dating back over 100 years.

Shibden Hall

Shibden Hall

This Grade II listed house was the home of Anne Lister, and boasts gorgeous, historic grounds. Recently made famous by Gentleman Jack, it’s still a favourite of ours!


How many of these local gems did you know? We’d love to see some of your favourites, don’t forget to use the hashtag #CalderdaleHiddenGems so we can share!

We may look a little different!

You might have noticed we recently made some changes to the look of our website but don’t worry you can still find all the courses and information you need!

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