Explore the home to Last of the Summer Wine TV series
Bagden Hall Hotel
Stay in a superb Victorian country house hotel.
Emley Moor Mast
Views to the iconic tallest concrete structure in Europe
Discover and experience the beautiful West Yorkshire countryside
Join us this August for a fantastic Solos three day walking break to the “Last of the Summer Wine “ county of West Yorkshire. Our two exclusive fully guided walks include delightful country trails and of course the picture-post card village of Holmfirth the renowned location for the classic TV series
GRADE – EASY TO MEDIUM
Arrive at the Bagden Hall Hotel Denby Dale
Check-in at our hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before dinner in the hotel restaurant.
After breakfast we start todays walk from our hotel and head off around the Denby Dale district where interestingly the village of Denby Dale is renowned for its giant pies! The first one of which was baked to celebrate the recovery of King George III from his mental illness. Our route will take in the lovely scenery and the heritage of the area plus our blue badge guide will ensure we see everything this delightful area has to offer as we walk. We will walk along bridleways, crossing dikes, over stone stiles and through iron kissing gates, enjoying woodland trails plus extensive views to the iconic Emley Moor Mast, which at 1080 feet is the tallest concrete structure in Europe.
Today we take our coach to the picture-post card village of Holmfirth to start our days walk. The village popular with walkers and wildlife lovers is also made famous by ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ the wonderful TV series which ran from 1973 to 2010 following the antics of Compo, Cleggy and Cyril who tried to stay young through their youthful antics! After exploring the village, our walk for the rest of the day will take us through the gorgeous surrounding countryside and rolling hills which showcase this lovely area. At the end of the afternoon we take our bus back to the hotel for dinner.
Walking Distance 10 miles approx
Walking Time 6 hours approx
After a leisurely breakfast we check out , say good bye and make our way home
This luxurious West Yorkshire Victorian country house hotel set in 40 acres of glorious countryside, gardens and grounds making it a perfect accompaniment to this lovely Yorkshire walking break
Facilities include reception, lounge areas, the Glendale a la carte restaurant, & Nortons Bar & Bistro overlooking the hotels beautiful gardens and grounds , free Wi-Fi
The comfortable Lakeside rooms over-look the Lake and Folly and are only 30 seconds walk from the main hotel and have their own dedicated parking. The rooms include en-suite bathroom & toiletries, , tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with digital channels, desk, easy chairs and coffee table, iron/ironing board, hair-dryer and free Wi-Fi
Address: Bagden Hall Hotel Wakefield Road, Scissett, Denby Dale, West Yorks HD8 8SZ
If travelling on the M1 from the South:
Leave the motorway at junction 38
Take the Huddersfield exit (A637)
Continue on this road, go straight over the next very small roundabout and through the village of West Bretton you will eventually come to a large roundabout
At this roundabout turn left to join the A636, this is signposted ‘Denby Dale’
Follow this road for approximately 10 minutes traveling through the villages of Clayton West and then Scissett. As you are leaving Scissett village Bagden Hall is just round the bend on the left hand side. There is a signpost at the bottom of the driveway.
If traveling on the M1 from the North:
Leave the motorway at junction 39
Turn right at the roundabout and take the 3rd exit which is the A636 signposted ‘Denby Dale’
Do not now leave this road until you reach Bagden Hall
You will come to one large roundabout – go straight over continuing on the A636
Continue through the villages of Clayton West and then Scissett (speed camera). As you are leaving Scissett village Bagden Hall is just round the bend on the left hand side. There is a signpost at the bottom of the driveway.
The nearest Train Station is Denby Dale, situated approximately 2 miles from the hotel. Please call the Hotel if you would like a taxi booked to collect you at the station.
Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium and you can expect to walk up to approx 10 miles on both days.
Distance: approx 10 miles per day
Please note : the Itinerary can change as advertised due to local conditions and advice from the walking guide
Walking boots: Essential
It is recommended to purchase a snack and drink to take with you before each walk
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.
You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.
Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:
Walking boots with good ankle support
Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
Walking socks – several pairs
Lightweight fleece or jumper
Hat & gloves
Daysack/rucksack for walking
Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
The dress code for during the evening is casual.
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January - February||6 °C||1 °C|
|March||9 °C||2 °C|
|April||11 °C||3 °C|
|May||15 °C||6 °C|
|June||18 °C||9 °C|
|July - August||20 °C||11 °C|
|September||17 °C||9 °C|
|October||14 °C||7 °C|
|November||9 °C||3 °C|
|December||7 °C||2 °C|
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