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Things to do in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire

Sowerby Bridge is a town that is fast developing to compare with the most attractive places to visit in the area and has many beautiful local walks in its favour.

View from Sowerby © Sophie McAdam
View from Sowerby © Sophie McAdam

Nestled between the River Calder and the canal with the deepest canal lock in the country the lively town is a typical Yorkshire village.

Sowerby Bridge has a local reputation of offering a tremendous choice of high quality and diverse places to eat.

Ranging from the exciting Mongolian and the Hot Chilli Indian restaurant to the more traditional pubs with Yorkshire food like the Camra Award-winning The Works.

Rushbearing, annual festival
Rushbearing, annual festival © Sophie McAdam

With excellent restaurants like the classy Chesters on the main street to some of the best pizzas you will have ever tasted all being offered in the town, it is foody heaven.

In addition, there are handmade chocolates and even exclusive international designer jewellery. Sowerby Bridge has it all within a 5-minute walk.

The cart in Cottonstones © Sophie McAdam
The cart in Cottonstones © Sophie McAdam

The Canal offers access to the river and some fantastic walks that surprise everyone with how quickly you can find yourself in peaceful woods or overlooking the valley on Norland Moor.

With easy access on the Leeds Manchester rail link and just 10 minutes off junction 22 of the M62 it is extremely accessible and of course, if you are on the canal a must stop.

Description by Ron Pusey

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