Incredible and edible!
Nestling between the valleys on the Yorkshire/Lancashire border, Todmorden is home to Stoodley Pike, stunning Pennine vistas, a thriving market and amazing architecture. Explore the independent shops, cafes, restaurants, the canalside Fielden Wharf and enjoy walks along the towpath. At Centre Vale Park, you can skateboard, stroll and enjoy a series of events throughout the year, including the annual Todmorden Agricultural Show and the Todstock music festival.
The characterful market town of Todmorden is a little bit Yorkshire, a little bit Lancashire and wholly unique. Todmorden used to stand with one half in Lancashire; the old Yorkshire-Lancashire border ran through the magnificent Grade I listed Town Hall. The name means "Valley of the Marsh Fox" and the town is situated at the point where three valleys meet.
Todmorden town centre's high street and traditional cobbled-highways are populated by an array of independent businesses, traders and cafes. Todmorden's indoor and outdoor markets offer a diverse range of quality produce, such as locally reared beef, lamb, goat and seasonal treats such as asparagus spears, bilberries and roast chestnuts. Todmorden’s Incredible Edible campaign sees herb gardens, vegetables and trees planted around the town centre by a community growers group, who are now branching out to Greenfield sites, working on donated land to develop idea on hilltop farming.
Architecturally, Todmorden is unparalleled for such a small town, with fine examples in the Town Hall with its neo-classical colonnades and richly engraved pediment, the nearby Unitarian Church, Old Hall and Todmorden Hippodrome.
Opportunities for leisure activities are plentiful, with easy walks along the canal towpath towards Rochdale or Hebden Bridge and hikes to Bridestones and Stoodley Pike. At Centre Vale Park you can skate-board, stroll or just sit, listening to music on the bandstand, watching horse displays at the summer Agricultural Show or enjoying bowling on the crown green pitches
Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:
DAY of DEPARTURE
Depart from your choice of pick up point in your hometown giving plenty of time to make the leisurely journey to Todmorden. Regular comfort stops and a lunch halt will be made en-route as traffic dictates
On reaching the hotel, the driver will unload the luggage for immediate check in. The rest of the evening is free at leisure
DAYS in RESORT
Free time in Todmorden, take your choice of day excursions, stay 1,2,3,4 or 5 nights or more
DAY of RETURN
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach for the return journey home. Comfort stops will be made at regular intervals when time and traffic allows
We will collect you from your chosen pick up point(s) in a choice of 25, 29, 35, 49, 51, 74 or 83 seater coaches.
Is provided in 2, 3 or 4 bedded rooms with private en-suite facilities
A limited number of single rooms are available at a small supplement, maybe even free if the hotel is willing
Most hotels provide evening entertainment of some form, you will be advised on which nights when booking
All rooms are booked on a bed & breakfast cooked basis.
An evening meal option is available at a supplement on any nights of your stay
Optional Extra Night(s)
Why not stay extra night(s) and spend more time in resort or have a choice of optional day excursions
All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements