Visit the Last of the Summer Wine exhibition inside Compo’s House, where there’s a collection of photographs and memorabilia, stay in Nora’s Cottage or opt for a guided 10 mile tour of the area.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer looking for new original landscapes, Made in Holmfirth will take you on a journey across the inspiring rural Pennines. Follow the ‘walk with Ashley Jackson’ trail for inspiration from internationally renowned artist Ashley Jackson, or view the landscape through the unique picture frame at Wessenden Moor. The Penistone Line links gorgeous countryside between Huddersfield and Sheffield; try a music train or guided walk.
Test your stamina against the iconic Holme Moss, part of the Yorkshire Grand Depart, Tour de France route 2014. It’s steep, exposed and brilliant! Take part in the Cote de Holme Moss Sportive each July, or test yourself to the limit in the Original Holme valley Mountain Bike Challenge.
From Folk Festivals, to agricultural shows, and sheepdog trials to arts festivals, there’s a packed events programme from May to November. Experience the sound of the Valleys at the Holme Valley Brass Band Contest, or Brass Factor. Join in the fun at Holmfirth Folk, and Shepley Spring Festivals in May. In summer, Holmfirth Art Week and Holmfirth Arts Festival are great opportunities to view and buy art from local artists, or follow the HOST Artists' Open Studio Trail in September to see artists at work.
Discover your creative side on a workshop or course; explore the Art Market, or visit one of the many galleries dotted around for unique pieces or inspiration. Explore Ashley Jackson Galleries, Harrisons Interiors, Silver Dream Studio, Booth House Gallery, and Lost & Found in Holmfirth. Find regular exhibits at the North Light Gallery in Armitage Bridge.
For upcoming arts, cultural and creative events visit creativekirklees.com
One of the most unique small gigging venues, The Picturedrome in Holmfirth, hosts live concerts in this funky old cinema nearly every weekend from favorites like Billy Bragg, and Bad manners.