Hebden Bridge and Todmorden are great little towns and we are truly fortunate to be living here. No wonder so many people are looking at relocating from the cities! It is easy to take for granted what we have and sometimes you need to be reminded.
On bringing my teenage son home from college, he stepped out of the car, stretched and yawned as they do – took a long look down the valley and sighed – “why would you live . . . “I completed the sentence for him “anywhere else”
Hebden Bridge and Todmorden are great little towns and we are truly fortunate to be living here. No wonder so many people are looking at relocating from the cities! It is easy to take for granted what we have and sometimes you need to be reminded. I have been fortunate to live in the Calder Valley for about 25 years. This is my home and this is where my family have been born and raised. As an “offcomer” I feel I can give an unbiased view of the pros and cons of living here. The pros definitely outweigh the cons!
Top 10 reasons why I love living here (in no particular order) . . . .
- The air . . . fresh, clean wholesome air. It really hits you when you’ve been away.
- The scenery . . . beautiful yet still untamed Pennine countryside & wooded valleys
- The walks . . . so many and such a variety, often right on your doorstep
- The strong community spirit and the many community associations
- Great little shops & markets – independent retailers & family businesses clinging on
- The Golden Lion & The Trades – venues that really punch above their weight
- Restaurants and cafes – so spoilt for choice, again such a variety
- The Art life – so many talented artists working in the valley, and so much inspiration
- Rail links – it’s great to feel connected and be just 35 mins from Manchester
- The wildlife; the fauna, flora, trees and heather - living here you really feel connected to nature