Recently the Upper Calder Valley has been under the spotlight. The moody landscape with its windswept moorland and green valleys has served as the backdrop for the BBC TV series Happy Valley, which became cult Sunday night viewing earlier this year.
It’s not the first time this gorgeous West Yorkshire landscape has featured on our TV screens, as scenes for the BBC drama Gentleman Jack, starring Suranne Jones, were also filmed in the area.
Whether or not you’ve seen it on screen, it’s a beautiful part of the world to visit and only a short distance away from Greater Manchester, making it perfect for a day trip.
Luddenden is one of the charming villages nestled in the Upper Calder Valley. Smaller than its neighbours Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd, the village is nevertheless picturesque, with clusters of stone cottages rising up the side of the valley.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk