Within walking distance
Marsden HD7 6NQ At three and a half miles, this is the longest, deepest, and highest canal tunnel in the country. The Visitor Centre has a video presentation by Mikron Theatre, which brings to life the people who built the tunnel and worked on the canal. Short trips into the Tunnel.
Cycling in the hills
All along the Calder Valley Release your inner cyclist, and explore the fantastic scenery you can reach from anywhere along the canal. This picture is Calderdale Off Road Climb 22. There are 50 such routes, all being put onto the Cycle Calderdale website.
The Hepworth Wakefield
By Flood Lock WF1 5AW With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London. The gallery brings together work from Wakefield's art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Town Hall HX7 7BY Music, literature, theatre, comedy, exhibitions and gardens. In June each year.
New Dock, Leeds LS10 1LT Galleries show the history of fighting, weapons and armour. The tournament gallery takes you back to the age of chivalry, and if you pick the right day you can see real jousting. There is also a gallery of Peace....
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East Riddlesden Hall
Riddlesden BD20 5EL 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds. The house is small enough to imagine real people living there, and has fascinating associations with Yorkshire's Civil War past. Location for Wuthering Heights (1992).
Butler's Wharf HX7 8AD Decorate your own pottery (choose from 100 items), then have it glazed - pick up a few days later. Great for discovering the creative in yourself or your children. Enjoy a drink and a snack while you paint. Next to the Canal Centre in the heart of Hebden Bridge.
South Pennine Walk and Ride Festival
www.walkandridefestival.co.uk 10 to 25 September 2016. Walks, bike rides, radical history tours, walking football - discover the South Pennines all over again. Within reach of our canals, or by public transport. Organised by stalwart Pennine Heritage.
High Street BD23 1AW Over 900 years old, this is one of the best preserved castles in England, complete with dungeon, keep and sheer drop into the Springs Branch below. It withstood a three-year siege during the Civil War. It was home to the Cliffords, a powerful family at the time of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.
Hardcastle Crags NT
Opposite wharf entrance. HX7 7AA Beautiful wooded valley with waterfalls, wildlife and the biggest anthills you've ever seen. The perfect place for hide-and-seek. The recently restored 19th-century Gibson Mill is powered by sustainable energy (with sustaining tearoom). Location for Nicholas Nickleby and Sharpe.
From anywhere Our canals are surrounded by renowned walking country. The Pennine Way & Calderdale Way cross the canal, and can be picked up from link paths. Hebden Bridge was one of the first Walker Friendly towns. There are fantastic views from the tops, reachable from anywhere along the canal. Marsden Moor NT rises above Standedge.
Saltaire BD18 3LA Ever wanted really to be in control? Then envy Sir Titus Salt, who built a complete Victorian model town beside his mills, to provide excellent housing - but strictly no pub - for his staff. He called it Saltaire. The houses are still much sought-after, and the mills are thriving with new uses including the Hockney Gallery.
Woodlesford LS26 8AF Long-established and much recommended winery producing red, white and sparkling wines, available to buy direct. Just north of Woodlesford Lock.
Gordon Rigg Garden Centres
Walsden OL14 7TJ People drive from all over the North to pick up bargains at these incredible centres: you just moor outside and bring your trophies home on the boat. Canalside at Walsden and Rochdale.
Discover locations for Happy Valley, Gentleman Jack, Last Tango in Halifax, Stay Lucky and True Tilda filmed in Sowerby Bridge. See locations for Last of the Summer Wine and Where the Heart Is in the Colne Valley, plus Emmerdale at Esholt; and lots of other films and TV shows.