Located in West Yorkshire, just off the M62 and bordered by Bradford, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Kirklees, and less than 15 miles from Leeds. 140 square miles of the Pennines, Calderdale takes its name from the River Calder and dale an old Norse word for valley.
In the southernmost of the Yorkshire Dales, part of the beautiful South Pennines; an area of river valleys, moorland and hill country locations, Calderdale includes the towns and villages of Brighouse, Elland, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Ripponden, Northowram, Shelf, Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Part of the region covered by Screen Yorkshire, Calderdale has a tremendous amount to offer, again and again. Few areas in the country offer this blend of beauty and history in such a small area.
Beautiful or large, awesome valleys are home to unconventional and quirky communities. Rural and urban locations, unique towns, period estates, villages, and hamlets, Victorian parkland, cobbled streets and gritty back-to-back terraces that housed mill workers. Rolling hills, moors, stone walls, woodland, reservoirs, canals (the deepest lock in the UK), and the world’s tallest folly! Historic character from mill owner’s mansions to Shibden Hall (a medieval yeoman clothier house set in 90 acres of parkland) and industrial mill complexes such as Dean Clough and Shaw Lodge.
Calderdale has much more to offer than beauty, great views, and flat hats.