A few suggestions of places to visit within 50 miles of Overland Campers pick up location.
Where will your roadtrip adventure take you?
Local and Surrounding Area
We are located just five miles from both Halifax and Huddersfield. Halifax is home to the recently refurbished Grade I listed Piece Hall, the last remaining cloth hall in Britain. The Piece Hall has a range of shops, bars and cafes, and hosts events throughout the year. Close by is the market town of Hebden Bridge, surrounded by beautiful countryside and renowned for its creative culture and wide range of independent shops, restaurants and bars. Haworth, also home to many independent businesses and the birthplace of the famous Bronte sisters, is just 16 miles away on the edge of the Pennine moors.
The cities of Leeds, Manchester, York and Sheffield are within an hour’s drive. Slightly further afield are the Yorkshire Coast and the North Yorkshire Moors, all of which are within easy driving distance and have stunning scenery and a wealth of attractions.
Calderdale and Kirklees Film Locations
Several towns and villages in Halifax have been heavily featured in recent years in the Sally Wainwright shows Gentleman Jack, Happy Valley and Last Tango in Halifax. Shibden Hall & Park is the main focus of Gentleman Jack which tells the extraordinary story of Anne Lister. Various locations in Sowerby Bridge (including the police station and railway station) are the backdrop to Happy Valley and many of the scenes filmed for Last Tango in Halifax are in the towns and villages of the Calder Valley.
The Channel 4 series Ackley Bridge is also based in Halifax, with the town centre and Halifax Borough Market regularly popping up. Marsden Moor (just a few miles from us) is the home of the “Local Shop” in League of Gentlemen and Holmfirth is famous for Last of the Summer Wine. The filming locations below are just a short drive away:
Halifax Town Centre
Halifax Borough Market
King Cross, Halifax
St Catherine’s Catholic High School, Holmfield
Cromwell Bottom, Elland
Ogden Water, Halifax
Shibden Hall & Park
Fleece Inn, Elland
Green Lane & Paddock Lane, Northowram
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
The Lord Nelson Inn, Luddenden Foot
Ripponden Village (scenes set in Scotland)
Wainhouse Tower, Halifax (opening sequence)
Sowerby Bridge Village.
Hebden Bridge town centre and by the Rochdale Canal
Last of the Summer Wine
Brighouse Canal Basin
Cromwell Bottom, Elland
Last Tango in Halifax
Towns and villages of the Calder Valley
Holdsworth House, Halifax (wedding of Alan & Celia)
The Moorings, Canal Basin, Sowerby Bridge
Blackley Baptist Church
League of Gentlemen
(Photo Credit: Lookout Point)
Cannon Hall Farm
Eureka! Children’s Museum
The Hepworth Gallery
Keighley Worth Valley Railway
Museum of Science & Industry
National Museum of Football
National Railway Museum
National Science & Media Museum
Saltaire (World Heritage Site)
Thackray Medical Museum
The Piece Hall Halifax
The Royal Armouries
Tropical World Leeds
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
There are hundreds of campsites in Yorkshire & the Peak District. Below are ones that we have tried and would recommend.
How Stean Gorge
Stud Fold Farm
If you find a gem of a campsite that is not on here please let us know – we’d love to check it out.
Bearded Theory Festival
Cricket Internationals at Headingley
Great British Food Festival
Great Yorkshire Show
Haworth 1940s weekend
Haworth Steam Punk Weekend
Leeds Christmas Market
Todmorden Literary Festival
Tour de Yorkshire
Under The Stars Festival
Y Not Festival