Things to do in Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire
The name is from the Norse: a level place where two rivers meet Mitholm - Roid.
Running through the valley, alongside the River Calder and the A646 is the Trans-Pennine rail route Leeds-Manchester and the recently refurbished, Rochdale Canal.
On a Historical note, the "Cragg Coiners" used to meet in the "Dusty Miller Inn" the leader of which is buried in nearby Heptonstall Churchyard.
The late Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, was born in Mytholmroyd, attending "Burnley Road Infants School".
During the Civil War, Mytholmroyd suffered from skirmishes and attacks from both Royalists and Parliamentarians.
Educationally the whole of the Calder Valley is served by the comprehensive "Calder High School", which is situated on the south-facing hillside.
From there, a pack-horse route (Heights Road) will take you to Hebden Bridge and Old Town with a stunning panorama of the whole valley and the distant "Stoodley Pike".
There are two large housing estates in Mytholmroyd, "Banksfield" on the south-facing hillside and "Nest Estate" on the north-facing hillside slightly west of the town centre.
Just to the west of Nest Estate, one can find one of the oldest buildings in the valley "Stubbings", a group of farm buildings that have been owned by the Murty family, for as long as anyone can remember.
County Bridge (the cost of construction was covered by the then "W.R.C.C.") at the west end of the town, provides access to Caldene avenue and Nest Estate.
Spend some time in Mytholmroyd, I am sure you will enjoy your visit.
Description by David Woodhead
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